Seeking a position as an electrical engineer at the management level. Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer with over fifteen years of extensive and progressive professional experience in the Mass Transit and Electric Power Utility Industries. Currently serve as a lead engineer and technical expert for supporting and coordinating multiple complex electrical engineering projects for all Pepco's transmission and distribution substations.
Served as a Senior Electrical Engineer and a technical expert with extensive latitude in the Engineering Support Services Department at WMATA. Evaluated, designed, and coordinated multiple difficult and complex electrical engineering projects for WMATA's rail, bus, and maintenance facilities. Inspected and analyzed various electrical equipment and facilities throughout the entire WMATA's system, and provided engineering reports with recommendations and detailing inadequacies and variances. Provided expert advice and guidance on code compliance and good engineering practices to the maintenance department to rectify various electrical engineering issues. Performed feasibility and reliability studies on existing and proposed electric systems. Performed in-depth technical and economical evaluations of existing and proposed electric systems. Provided assistance to the Assistant Chief Engineer to train, assign work, and mentor junior engineers.
Project Engineer: Managed multiple complex infrastructure and facility engineering projects and ensured work adhere to approved permit drawings, specifications and design criteria. Planned, organized, initiated and monitored various WMATA's facility projects and Pepco's transmission and distribution substations construction projects. Developed and provided cost estimates and scope of work to senior management.
Written and Oral Communications: Write reports, technical specifications and procedures to effectively install equipment, electrical systems and operate the transmission and distribution systems. Provide presentations and detailed load analysis reports with supporting load calculations, contingency plans, and system analysis to senior management. Provide electrical construction progress reports to management. Represent Company in equipment inspections and meetings with consultants, county inspectors, manufacturers, and contractors.
August 2011 to Current
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, WMATAWashington, DCAssistant Chief Engineer
Transit Infrastructure and Engineering Services Serving as the Assistant Chief Engineer of AC power for all of WMATA's facilities that includes all Passenger Rail Stations, Bus, and other ancillary facilities.
Manages a team of eleven electrical engineers...
August 2010 to August 2011
Potomac Electric Power Company, PepcoWashington, DCLead Electrical Engineer System Operations
Perform the role of Lead Electrical Engineer that perform electrical system studies and evaluate impacts of planned outages using GE's energy management system software, power system simulator software, and other engineering tools.
Model and provides updates for PJM's model in accordance to industry standards.
Review and provide system operations advice and guidance to all co-generation customers including solar and photovoltaic generating plants.
Manages Company's under-frequency and manual load shed programs.
Ensure Company is compliant in regards to NERC requirements for UFLS and critical assets programs.
Monitor the system operations daily activity report and initiate investigations in abnormal system behavior.
Perform the duties of a Restoration Information Coordinator that provides investigative work on outages for critical customers.
Work independently to provide normal and after hours support to the system operators.
Major Accomplishments: Revised and maintain Company's Restoration Manual.
Revised several system operations procedures.
Successfully coordinated the implementation of metering equipment for several co-generation customers.
Worked with construction crews to develop and maintain outage schedules.
Simulated and provided documentation of load data profiles of substation batteries.
Provided documentation that certified the company in regards to NERC requirements.
March 2007 to August 2010
Washington, DCSenior Electrical Engineer
Performed the role of Senior Electrical Engineer that was responsible for establishing technical objectives of major complex projects; mentoring and coaching team members; assigning tasks to junior engineers; providing cost benefit analysis of equipment selection and managing projects deliverables.
Coordinated and reviewed construction drawings, shop drawings, catalog cut sheets, electrical systems including high and low voltage switchgears, switchboards, electrical panels, transformers, motors, fans, power cables, conduits, electrical fittings and lighting systems submitted by contractors.
Reviewed and provided comments and advice with emphasis on constructability, reliability and safety, on final electrical design plans, specifications and concepts.
Ensured electrical equipment and installations conformed to relevant industry standards such as ANSI, IEEE, NEMA, OSHA, NEC, NESC, WMATA's design criteria, specifications and standards, and good engineering practices.
Major Accomplishments: Analyzed the Jackson Graham Building's electrical power system of WMATA's main office building and provided an in-depth assessment report that recommended a redesign of the facility electrical power distribution system.
Analyzed the Carmen Turner Facility's electrical power system and provided an in-depth assessment report that recommended a redesign of its electrical power distribution system.
The redesigned system provides redundancy and improves the overall reliability by upgrading the secondary 480V service to a 13.8kV primary service.
WMATA is currently acting upon those recommendations.
Redesigned WMATA's main facility electrical power distribution system and provided a complete set of AUTOCAD drawings.
Led a multi-disciplined team of engineers (Civil, Structural and Mechanical) and an Architect that provided a comprehensive design with specifications of a new electrical substation building, duct banks and transformers.
Selected as a voting member to serve on the WMATA Contractor Evaluation Board (CEB).
Designed the electrical power supply and distribution system of a new data center.
Designed the electrical system to support the neutral host cellular equipment that allows passengers to use cellular phones in underground stations.
Analyzed WMATA's office building electrical power system and provided a written power outage assessment report with recommendations.
Designed a control system for the Alexandria rail yard vehicle exhaust system.
Provided during construction a quick and permanent fix for a car wash hot water heater electrical system.
Provided guidance to maintenance department to alleviate power quality issues at several fan shafts.
Provided detail calculations and an alternative design to rebut consultant's uneconomical proposal to fix drainage pumping station power quality issues and circuit breaker nuisance tripping.
Designed the electrical system of a maintenance building.
March 2000 to March 2007
Potomac Electric Power Company, PepcoWashington, DCSenior Electrical Engineer
Served as Senior Electrical Engineer independently and effectively performing complex work, such as, designing electrical systems which incorporated engineering theories, standards and concepts.
Analyzed co-generation and high voltage electrical designs for commercial customer such as WMATA to ensure connection to the transmission and distribution electric system would not negatively impact the system's integrity and reliability.
Provided technical guidance and creative solutions to management to solve complex electrical engineering issues.
Ensured electrical equipment and installations conformed to relevant industry standards such as ANSI, IEEE, NEMA, OSHA, NEC, NESC, company's specifications and standards, and good utility practices.
Coordinated, reviewed and provided feedback on submitted shop drawings of switchgears, gas-insulated circuit breakers, gas and vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, current and potential transformers, shunt reactors, disconnect switches, current limiting protectors, and various multifunction and power management relays from various manufacturers.
Provided engineering support to contractors, maintenance, and construction crews to ensure installations of electrical equipment were correct, of high quality, and adhered to specifications and standards.
Major Accomplishments: Successfully modified a 230kV transmission station to accommodate two new underground 230kV feeders that alleviated the reliability concerns caused by the closure of a nearby generating plant.
This project was sanctioned and monitored by the Department of Energy.
Provided electrical engineering design and guidance to successfully installed four hybrid-gas-insulated circuit breakers, two gas circuit breakers and two 100MVA shunt reactors.
Inspected and witnessed testing of hybrid-gas-insulated circuit breakers in Osaka, Japan.
Effectively rebuilt a three-bus-section, 80 MVA distribution substation.
Installed several new 15kV, 34kV and 69kV transmission and distribution feeders.
Modified several existing 15kV switchgears to accommodate new feeder cubicles.
Double legged several existing feeders to feed new customer's substation.
Successfully designed and installed ventilation systems in several substations and control houses.
Revised company's guide specifications and equipment specifications for transformers, switchgears, circuit breakers and shunt reactors.
Led a team that manages the installation efforts of high voltage customer's switchgear to the electric system.
Led quarterly high voltage status meetings attended by the strategic accounts manager and supervisors of substation, system planning, system protection and distribution departments.
Coordinated efforts between various engineering groups and field personnel that ensured customer's equipment adhered to specifications and in-service deadlines were met.
Maintained computer database of files and drawings of all high voltage and co-generation commercial customer installations.
Inspected numerous customers' switchgears and provided written reports to the strategic accounts manager detailing equipment and installation deficiencies.
Resolved hazardous conditions with existing customers' switchgears and electrical vault room.
Revised company's guide specifications for metal-clad and metal-enclosed switchgears.
Promoted from Associate Engineer to Engineer and then to Senior Engineer.
University of Maryland University College Adelphi, MDManagement Master of ScienceManagement
Graduate Certificate (Project Management
University of Maryland University College Adelphi, MDElectrical Engineering (Power) Bachelor of ScienceElectrical Engineering (Power)
Howard University N. W. Washington, DC Professional Development And Training Financial Accounting (May - June, 2015) NFPA 70 National Electric Code Essentials Seminar (March 17 - 19, 2014) Transmission Security Management I & II (September 27 - October 1, 2010)
Power Systems Analysis I; Power Systems Analysis II; Senior Thesis and Design (The Economical Tradeoff of a Distributed Generation System); Power Electronics; Energy Conversion. Major topics covered in courses are: Anatomy of Power Systems (Problems and Remedies); Nature of Faults (Safety and Economics); Reliability (Quality and Security); Advance Techniques for Fault Studies; Power System Protection; Generator; Transformer; Stability (Stability Limits, Formulation and Energy Function Method); Reliability (SAIFI, SAIDI, CAIDI, ASUI and ASAI). Courses at the advance level in Management: Organization Theory Design and Project Management.
Knowledge of WMATA's laws, statues, policies, procedures, and regulations. Abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the power engineering field. Ability and willingness to work around electrical equipment. Ability and willingness to travel to various locations, worksites and harsh conditions. Ability and willingness to work extended hours. Volunteer Soccer Coach Awards
AUTOCAD 2008 (January 26 - May 3, 2008) Professional Engineer (PE) License (April 2007) Harmonics Analysis and Power Factor (May 9-10, 2006) 2005 National Electric Code (October 12-14, 2005) Basic Relaying Theory and Application (April 20-23, 2004) Grounding and Power Quality (June 9-11, 2003) Power Distribution System Grounding & Transients (September 25-27, 2002) Power Transformer Seminar I & II (September 17-19, 2001) Principles of Substation and Construction (May 15-17, 2000)
Additional Information Knowledge of WMATA's laws, statues, policies, procedures, and regulations. Abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the power engineering field. Ability and willingness to work around electrical equipment. Ability and willingness to travel to various locations, worksites and harsh conditions. Ability and willingness to work extended hours. Volunteer Soccer Coach Awards Certificate of Recognition' for work on 230kV Transmission Feeders (gift award from Manager) Certificate of Recognition' in revising Company's specification (gift award from Manager) Certificate of Recognition' (United Way) Letter of Appreciation' for mentoring newly hired Engineers (gift award from Manager) Certificate of Appreciation' on shunt reactor bid package (gift award from Manager)
Microsoft PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email software. Skilled in AutoCAD and MicroStation design software. Experienced in SAP, WMIS and PeopleSoft software. Familiarity with Visio and MAXIMO software. Experienced in GE's XA/21 software. Experienced in Siemens PSSE software. Experienced in PI Historian database software.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, WMATA
Potomac Electric Power Company, Pepco
University of Maryland University College
Job Titles Held:
Assistant Chief Engineer
Lead Electrical Engineer System Operations
Senior Electrical Engineer
Management Master of Science Graduate Certificate (Project Management Electrical Engineering (Power) Bachelor of Science N. W. Washington, DC Professional Development And Training Financial Accounting (May - June, 2015) NFPA 70 National Electric Code Essentials Seminar (March 17 - 19, 2014) Transmission Security Management I & II (September 27 - October 1, 2010) Power Systems Analysis I; Power Systems Analysis II; Senior Thesis and Design (The Economical Tradeoff of a Distributed Generation System); Power Electronics; Energy Conversion. Major topics covered in courses are: Anatomy of Power Systems (Problems and Remedies); Nature of Faults (Safety and Economics); Reliability (Quality and Security); Advance Techniques for Fault Studies; Power System Protection; Generator; Transformer; Stability (Stability Limits, Formulation and Energy Function Method); Reliability (SAIFI, SAIDI, CAIDI, ASUI and ASAI). Courses at the advance level in Management: Organization Theory Design and Project Management.
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