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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Education and Certification
Expected in December 2016 Professional Engineer | State of Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers, , GPA:


Expected in May 2011 Bachelor of Sience | Electrical Engineering - 3.91 G.P.A. Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID GPA:
Work History
04/2011 to Current Distribution Planning Engineer Arcadis International | Ca, CA,

    Leadership

          Personal Development

  • Focus on personal awareness of others by reading books and practicing empathy and understanding        
  • Enrolled in Harvard ManageMentor program
  • Attend training on an annual basis to improve technical skills and stay up on utility trends

         Load Forecasting Technical Team

  • Listened with positive intent in order to manage the relationship and sensitivities of several different departments to produce the desired outcome
  • Recognized nonverbal signs that the committee was uncomfortable and took steps to gain alignment

         Load Forecasting Application Development

  • Incorporated feedback from the T&D Planners to scope a new load forecasting application
  • Designing and implementing the load forecasting application with the IT department

         Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) Steering and Advisory Committee

  • Represent Idaho Power by advising on the ESTEC curriculum
  • Strengthen ties between Idaho Power and Idaho State University

         Wood River Electrical Plan Update Process
  • Assembled a team of Idaho Power employees and facilitated meetings to kick-off the community advisory committee selection process

         Large Load Process

  • Conducted large load engineering studies for more than 30 customers, 6 of which have chosen to locate in the East Region for a total of 21.6 MW
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to incorporate Planning requirements into an engineering study in a manner that satisfies the customer, regional leadership, and the Business Development team
  • Trusted member of the Eastern Idaho Large Load Team
  • Regularly attend customer meetings at the request of the regional customer relations team

         Peer Coaching

  • Train Planners to use existing tools more efficiently
  • Help peers come to conclusions and build confidence

         Safety Leadership

  • Initiate and lead MoveSafe sessions in Pocatello
  • Contribute to and lead safety discussions with operational personnel 

         Regional Presence

  • Involve regional personnel in the small area study and project identification processes
  • Nominated for a 20 Under 40 award by my regional customer relations peers
  • Established confidence with the region, resulting in increased involvement in regional activities


    Technical Ability

         Temperature Normalization

  • Worked with the Load Research group to take data intended for energy temperature normalization and determine how the data could be adjusted to accommodate peak demand normalization

  • Identified weaknesses in the process and provided recommendations for improvement as well as facilitated brainstorming sessions to find solutions

         Load Forecasting Process

  • Researched several different options, evaluating the complexity and accuracy of each option
  • Recommended a methodology involving cubic regression and weighting factors
  • Determined optimal parameters for each feeder and transformer

         Salmon and Pingree Sub-transmission Reliability Studies

  • Implemented metrics to compare more than 7 unique options based on capacity and reliability concerns
  • Created future requirement scenarios and then evaluated options using a present value cost benefit analysis

         Technical Lead for West Central Mountains Electrical Plan

  • Utilized a spatial load forecast to determine the expected electrical demand at buildout within the study area
  • Provided support for the Western Treasure Valley, Eastern Treasure Valley and West Central Mountains electrical plans

         Compliance

  • Familiar with tariff and rate schedules and how they apply to new customer requests
  • Conducted generation interconnection feasibility studies, while adhering to facility interconnection requirements from FAC-001

         Area Studies

  • Maintain Synergi, PowerWorld, and SubRel models
  • Completed area studies across the company

         Operational Support

  • Prepare materials to support projects in other departments
  • Provide support for planned and unplanned outages, using models and local knowledge
  • Maintain seasonal readiness reports outlining sub-transmission contingencies and mitigation

04/2010 to 04/2011 Electrical Engineering Intern Elbit Systems Of America | Fort Belvoir, VA,
  • Updated electrical drawings using CAD tools
  • Reviewed and updated Idaho Falls Power's construction standards manual
  • Led a senior project team in designing and implementing a solar tracking array with a battery storage system


08/2005 to 07/2007 Sales and Delivery Representative Meadow Gold | City, STATE,
  • Managed multiple accounts, working to grow revenue and meet customer expectations
  • Drove a milk truck and stayed on a tight schedule while managing a perishable inventory


2005 to 08/2005 Field Service Operator Halliburton Oil Field Services | City, STATE,
  • Demonstrated safe working habits while working around hazardous chemicals and high-pressure equipment
  • Networked/operated high-pressure pumps to enhance natural gas production and trained other employees to do the same

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • State of Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers
  • Idaho State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Distribution Planning Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Intern
  • Sales and Delivery Representative
  • Field Service Operator

Degrees

  • Professional Engineer
  • Bachelor of Sience

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