Strategic Management: As a project sponsor, worked with electric utility system planners and stake holders to identify from a high level; the needs of the electric system (T&D) and perform project initiation, planning, high level estimating of budget while evaluating the risks and considering mitigation and contingencies, evaluating the effects of the changes and plan for same, executing of request for proposals (RFP) and evaluating, and ultimately presenting a case for project funding approval before the utility review board (URB) for new capital projects, once a project is determined feasible with respect to safety, reliability and return on investment rate.
These apply to all capital projects involving the purchasing of tangible assets including but not limited to T&D transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers, control houses, capacitor banks, reactors, phase angle regulators, voltage regulators, on load tap changers (OLTC), protective relays, SCADA equipment, instrument transformer and metering devices; required in T&D station builds, upgrades or conversions.
Operations Management: Experienced in the general practices of policies of electric and telecom utilities operations management as they aspire to have the least interruptions while operating in a safe, reliable and profitable manner; while constantly evaluating processes to improve.
Project Management: Experienced in the initiating, planning, scoping, budgeting & cost estimating, executing, controlling and closing out of electric utility capital projects involving upgrades and emergency replacement.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project Management Tool (P6) for preparing schedules and milestones and tracking the progress of projects.
Leading teams of project engineers, project control engineers, construction crews and contractors to put substation equipment into service by in-service date milestone (which generally drives the project schedule), and is a heavily weighed performance metric.
Electrical Project Engineering-Technical: Provide the technical support as the subject matter expert on electrical aspects of substation builds, upgrades or replacements and take on project technical responsibilities for electrical and civil work, (the civil expertise normally provided by a civil engineer assigned to the project who reports to the electrical project engineer).
This involves developing a detailed scope that spells out all technical data and specification, responsibilities- concerning procurement and type of contract for A/E and sub-contractors.
This also involves direction to, oversight and review of the engineering design group design for conformity to directions and design standards for Controls, Electrical Layout and Civil Issue For Review and Issue For Construction packages prepared by A/E companies or in-house.
This role includes reviewing and performing of grounding calculations, substation battery sizing and illumination calculations.
Skills: Strong leadership and peoples skills with a presence through effective planning and organizing through use of excellent communication; clear and concise- verbal & written.
Effective problem-solving & decision- making skills by anticipating problems, having flexibility and adaptability by preparation of multiple contingencies and tapping into lessons learnt and the inclusion of the entire team.
Very strongly results-oriented.
Design Engineering: Engineering, Design & Construction Experience- electrical switching and substations equipment; transmission and distribution power transformer assets, SL&P transformer, circuit breakers, medium voltage switchgear, voltage regulators & PARs, reactors, capacitor banks, line/ground & disconnect switches and, outside plant electric distribution and transmission systems.
Experienced with designs for power station electrical layout, controls (one line)- schematics & wiring diagrams, protective relays, & SCADA; distribution & transmission.
Experienced in engineering, design and build of Outside Plant for Telecom Utility.
Familiar with utility best practices, IEEE, ASME, NESC, NEC( NFPA 70), NEMA Standards & OSHA Practices as it applies to both utilities.
Utilities Construction: Knowledgeable of and familiar with work involved in the construction and installation, testing, energizing, de-energizing and demolition of all types of electrical substation equipment and telecom plants.
Very safety cultured and experienced with, tagging, lock-out and electric power outage requesting (pick-up and release).
Experienced in planning and scheduling utility construction work done in electrical utility substations and in telecom utility outside plant.
Familiar with protective relay, setting and testing for system protection of all type of substation equipment, transmission and distribution line protection, current transformers (CT), phasing of CTs, potential transformers (PT), coupled capacitor voltage transformers (CCVT), setting CT ratios, testing of station bells, annunciators, SCADA equipment and working on any control equipment or branch circuits.
Obtain the Chief Executive Officer role of Guyana Power and Lights ; GPL Inc., Guyana, South America. EXECUTIVE LEVEL EXPERIENCED MANAGER WITH STRONG TECHNICAL BACKGROUND Strategic Planning - Scope Definition - Change Management - Operations - Budget Estimating - Risk Management An accomplished career of 20+ years of large electric utility experience and telecom utility experience, coupled with a graduate (MSc) degree in electrical power engineering, relevant certificates and other professional credentials; has molded from the ground up, a strong technical and management individual who's involved in executive level management; strategic planning, decision making and execution of same, for the business- currently employed by electric utility- Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), Asset Management & Centralized Services-Electric & Gas Asset Strategy, Newark, NJ, USA; winner of the prestigious award for the Most Reliable large electric utility in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA for the last 14 consecutive years. In the revolving roles of, Project Engineer, Project Manager and Project Sponsor for Electric Asset Strategy, I initiate , sponsor, plan and execute capital projects that are upgrades to the utility as it overhauls its aging infrastructure with investments over $12.3B USD for the next four (4) years. My efforts require reaching beyond organizational departmental boundaries and working with teams of electric system planners, design and construction group, other stake holders and the divisional operation teams during the entire process of initiating the capital project and receiving the funding approval by the Utility Review Board (URB). I am continuously making improvements to processes and identifying metrics that truly and effectively measure performance. I have led the implementation of new processes in the utility's operational procedures; which will extend the life cycle of assets. The successful change managements resulted in immediate savings in operations and maintenance costs (O&M), and return on investment (ROI) as regulated by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC) and our Regional Transmission Organization (RTO); originally Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland (PJM).
Electrical Project Engineer, 09/2013
to Current Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G), Electric & Gas Asset Strategy – Newark,
2 year 6 months) Provide engineering support for electrical capital projects for switching and substations of voltage class from 4 kV to 500 kV from conception to successful completion in terms of safety, reliability, timely completion and within scope and budget.
Responsibilities include: develop scoping documents and provide input for preparation of estimates based on the project schedule.
Assist in the development of economical/reliable station layout and one line control drawings during initial phase of the project; assist in the development of project schedule.
Provide comments on IFR to confirm to all PSE&G engineering standards, and approve electrical layout and control IFC packages for capital infrastructure replacement program.
Calculate equipment and cable ratings; provide input in developing specifications for equipment to purchase and perform electrical calculations for substation; battery sizing, voltage drop, short circuit analysis and Station Light & Power transformer sizing.
Take ownership of an assigned project and design the build, maintain and upgrade for FTTP supporting FiOS and, Hi CAP circuits, CORE copper lines plant for Outside Plant construction of aerial/underground place/remove of fiber & copper cables, utility poles, fiber hubs & copper cross boxes, and other telecom equipment.
Provide field support to construction department and other administrative support as required for the project.
Outside Plant Construction Specialist, 01/2006
to 01/2011 Verizon NJ Inc – Livingston,
Lead a team of Outside Plant workers to perform engineered work according to IFC packages for the build of Verizon NJ Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Outside Fiber Lines Plant Infrastructure to roll out its FiOS (fiber optics service) for television entertainment, internet and voice service.
Worked with engineering department to resolve field issues during construction.
Substation Relay Technician, 06/2001
to 12/2005 Rhyne Electrical Testing – Pine Brook,
Electric Utility Substation Construction and Installation; testing, energizing, de- energizing and support of the engineers and construction persons in commissioning and decommissioning of all type of electrical substation equipment that are controlled by microprocessor protective relays.
The voltage levels of electrical equipment ranged from 500kV through 208V in the electric utility clients substations and included utility clients such Con Edison, Long Island Power Authority; New York State, Public Service Electric & Gas, Jersey Central Power and Lights and Atlantic City Power; New Jersey, Pepco Holdings Inc.; Delaware and Pennsylvania Power & Lights, Pennsylvania.
With the nature of work in a fast paced environment, I have developed a strong safety culture and an eye for details and documentation skills; as the environment is non-forgiving for mistakes.
I am experienced with, tagging, lock-out of and electric power outage requesting (pick-up and release).
My planning skills developed from day to day to several weeks of line of sight.
I developed hands on skills in understanding protective relay settings, applying and troubleshooting same.
I applied relay setting to protect transmission and distribution lines and transformers, circuit breakers, switchgear, bus and bus sections, reactors, capacitor banks and other equipment in varying protection schemes.
I have worked with current transformers (CT), phasing of CTs, potential transformers (PT), coupled capacitor voltage transformers (CCVT), setting CT ratios, testing of station bells, annunciators, SCADA equipment and working on any control equipment or branch circuits.
Network Technician, 03/1994
to 09/2000 GT&T – Georgetown,
Worked as a PBX technician installation and maintaining Nortel Norstar, Lucent Partner, SL-100 and Meridian 1 Key and PBX systems through Guyana in businesses and Government Institution.
This involved cabling, programming, testing and training the end users after installs Project Name
Service Dates, PSE&G – Newark,
In Service July 2017 Project Completion
Jan. 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - Finance
M.S: Electrical Power & Energy Systems Engineering,
Dec 2017 NJIT - Electrical Power & Energy Systems Engineering