Andrew Kelly

Chief Engineer

UNB/OMG Shallow-Water Multibeam Course

NOAA Tidal Datums Workshop

Numerous hydrographic survey workshops, conferences, and training seminars


About Andy

Before coming to Substructure, Andy designed custom aluminum boats and worked as both a project engineer and project manager. Andy was involved in the design, fabrication, and/or outfitting of seventeen custom boats, two of which were US Coast Guard-certified vessels for unprotected waters beyond 20 miles. Andy is well-versed in AutoCAD and designs vessels, equipment, and custom products for specific client applications. Once he finishes the design process, he works with our crews in the field to oversee the transition from design to application.

In the winter, you can find Andy skiing almost every weekend at Jay Peak in Vermont. On summer weekends, he can be found enjoying the ocean on Cape Cod.

ADDITIONAL TEXT, from TomW’s NOAA capabilities statement (unedited):

Andrew Kelly serves as Chief Engineer in direct support of a Substructure’s marine design, evaluation, and underwater construction projects where he is responsible for designing and implementing structural repairs to existing and new marine terminal facilities, power plants, and municipal water facilities. Mr. Kelly also serves as field engineer for Substructure’s hydrographic survey and marine geophysical projects and he has had the primary responsibility for acquiring, post-processing, and analyzing many of these datasets. He also served as the design engineer for Substructure’s custom-built hydrographic survey and dive vessel Orion that was outfitted and tested over a three year period at Substructure’s shop facilities in Portsmouth, NH. Prior to joining Substructure in 2004, Mr. Kelly served as a design engineer and project manager at Winninghoff Boats where he designed and oversaw the construction of numerous custom aluminum boats. He has directly participated in each of Substructure’s hydrographic survey projects over the last seven years.

Certifications & Training

  • UNB/OMG Shallow-Water Multibeam Course
  • NOAA Tidal Datums Workshop
  • Numerous other hydrographic survey workshops, conferences, and training seminars


Andrew graduated from Villanova University with a BEng in mechanical engineering.