Electrical Engineer familiar with distribution engineering standards associated with the design and construction of electrical substations. Results-oriented specializing in high-level problem solving, process efficiency and day-to-day project management to produce an accurate and timely deliverable.
Knowledge of power distribution and transmission systems
Complex problem solving skills
Experience in working with multiple entities
System-level electrical design and integration
Design review to adhere to standards
Technical and construction support
10/2006 to Current
Substation Design Engineer IIAlliant Energy – 200 1st ST SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Evaluates construction design information such as detail and assembly drawings, design calculations, physical layouts and specifications for both above grade and below grade requirements.
Prepares technical scopes of work, correspondence and documentation that supports effective design, development and implementation of distribution substation engineering packages.
Conducts site visits to plan the locations of equipment and interconnection to site and existing electrical system and to provide engineering support to field operations before, during and post construction.
Creates electrical single-line diagrams, panel layouts, schematics and wiring documents for greenfield and retro-fit projects. Types of projects include switchgear, recloser, single and/or dual transformer breaker substations with open bus work and wind farm collector substations.
Procures material for timely construction including steel, enclosures, protection and fencing/screening equipment.
10/2007 to 02/2008
Standards EngineerAlliant Energy
Reviewed and analyzed defective material for patterns of manufacturer or installation errors.
Identified multiple vendors and catalog numbers for common material in order to maintain an effective supply chain for use in construction or emergency situations.
Worked within ERP software for accurate documentation of material vendors, catalog numbers and descriptions.
10/2006 to 09/2007
Maintenance Planning EngineerAlliant Energy
Evaluated procedures, gathered operator feedback, provided technical guidance, and made technical recommendations to enhance the breaker maintenance program.
Assisted preventative maintenance technicians during transformer testing including infrared, oil analysis and doble testing and organized the testing of switchgear throughout the area for partial discharge
Modified transformer prints for the retrofit installation of Hydran Transformer Monitors.
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND