Michael C Vialpando IV

Project Planner at Kinder Morgan and Real Estate Investor

Mechanical Engineer from the University of Colorado


Intern - Project Management & Engineering

Kinder Morgan

I was introduced to the oil & gas industry and quickly became well versed in the industry's practices and acronyms. I assisted other Project Managers, internal departments - from environmental and land to business development and legal, and external team members from engineering and surveying to vendors and manufacturers.

My Resume

Work Experience


I'm well versed in computer programs from the fundamental Microsoft and Adobe products to Microsoft Project, Visio, and Solidworks. I also have experience with many Oil and Gas programs similar to Ariel's Performance Program, GERP, Relief Valve Sizing, Measurement Selector, Daniels Orifice Meter Sizing, and more.

Project Manager - Midstream

Kinder Morgan

Upon completing my extended internship, I became a Project Manager for Kinder Morgan's Midstream Assets with my primary area of focus being the Bakken, Wyoming, and Utah. My focus was to deliver projects on-time and on-budget with an emphasis on quality work and safety above all else. I worked on small-scale compression projects, automated pigging projects, and various fast-paced well connects near Williston, ND.

2014 - 2015


2016 - Present

Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Minor in Professional & Technical Writing

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

I had a very unique college experience as I pursued a critical thinking intensive Mechanical Engineering degree while also enhancing my communication and writing skills while chasing a minor in Professional & Technical Writing. The results led to a well-rounded problem solver that can effectively communicate through verbal and written forms with a wide variety of cultures and industries.

2010- 2015

2015 - 2016

Project Planner - Mechanical Project Support

Kinder Morgan

I am currently a Project Planner for Kinder Morgan's Mechanical Maintenance department. I am heavily involved with all of KM's maintenance projects across the western US. I direct 7 internal maintenance crews and over 28 mechanics that work on everything from old school slow speed reciprocating engines to the latest Solar turbines. Constant communication and a proactive approach makes this role ever-changing and exciting.