Estimator/Engineer/Project Manager

Name : pilotmitch
Industry Type : Electrical Contractors
City & State : St. Augustine,FL
Job Title Estimator/Engineer/Project Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Seeking a project management or Estimator position with leadership responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing and managing budgets. Also seeking a company that values hard work, innovation and self starter qualities in an employee.
Resume :  
Mitchell L. Ellis, PMP

Dependable professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to quality with 35 years experience in many aspects of Estimating, electrical design and construction. Also have managed high profile multi-million dollar projects, working closely with internal and external clients to complete successful projects through the development of an exceptional project team. Have worked with many different clients in all phases of electrical construction and design and through an innovative approach has saved the client time and money.
Core Values
Personal integrity, honesty, and professional ethics
Exceptional client service
A culture of lifelong learning and renewal
Teamwork and execution
A strong work ethic combined with a spirit of fun and achievement
Meaningful challenges for career growth
An environment of trust and collaboration
Embracing advanced technology solutions
An understanding that people are the source of our success

Distribution Design Consultants, Inc St. Augustine, Fl. 3/1998 to Present
Engineer/ Estimator/Project Manager-PMP
Distribution Design Consultants is a company designed for the need for highly qualified electric distribution designers. We have designed and managed projects from small projects of a few thousand dollars to $30 million overhead to underground conversion projects.
Clients Served:
Jacksonville Electric AuthorityArizona Public Service - Arizona
Florida Power Corp. (Progress Energy)Salt River Project - Arizona
Florida Power & LightBHR Arcadia Jacksonville Fl
Parsons Jacksonville FlKing & Robinson Engineering Jacksonville Fl
Connelly & Wicker Jacksonville FlTranSystems Jacksonville Fl
Temporary Technical Services (For Detroit Edison), Southfield, Mi. 11/1995 to 3/1998
Senior Distribution Service Planner
Designing major Reconductoring projects. Designing Database programs for tracking billing. Training other service planners in the use of MicroStation..

Cleveland Public Power with Stanley Consultants, Cleveland, Ohio 12/1994 to 11/1995
Commercial Design Supervisor
Responsible for supervision, training, & work quality of 8 Cleveland Public Power Employees. CPP Expansion Program was the largest expansion program in the U.S. at that time. Our task was to design service conversions that included wiring from main panel through the service disconnect to the power companys pole or pad mount transformer for all commercial & industrial customers wishing to switch from Cleveland Illuminating Co.

Experience Continued

Beck/Polytech Engineers, Cleveland, Ohio 1/1993 to 11/1995
Senior Distribution Design Engineer
Designing new major feeders and service to residential and commercial customers for the City of Cleveland. This is a municipal expansion program.

Licking Rural Electric, Utica, Ohio 9/1991 to 1/1993
Engineering Supervisor
Responsibilities include: The design of transmission & distribution line for service to customers as well as system improvements, management and balancing of the substations and system, and acquisition of easements and Right of Way. Have designed a GIS System for mapping using Intergraph MicroStation.

City of Ocala Electrical Dept., Ocala, Florida 8/1990 to 9/1991
Transmission & Distribution Supervisor
Responsible for the construction & maintenance of 69KV & 12KV lines utilizing 55 regular & 11 contract employees. Also responsible for budgeting ($7,200,000 annual budget) for the T&D division's operation

Contract employee at Salt River Project, - Phoenix, Arizona 6/1988 to 8/1990
Senior Designer
(Line Engineering) Designing major feeder ties, reconductoring and upgrading old circuits. Using MicroStation (CAD) in making drawings. DFIS Committee Member (AM/FM GIS Systems)

Contract employee at Arizona Public Service, - Phoenix, Arizona 4/1988 to 6/1988
Senior Estimator
Compiling estimates for service to residential and commercial customers.

Electrical Sub Contractor for Licking Rural Electric CO-OP in Utica Ohio 6/1986 to 4/1988
Business Owner
Calling on customers to get their participation in load management programs installing radio controlled switches on water heaters, informing customers about heat pumps and company programs for customers as well as giving them tips on saving energy.
NOTE: This was a full time position while I was attending Ohio University full time earning the Bachelor of Business Administration and Associate of General Science degrees.

Eastmoor Electric Inc. - Columbus, Ohio 12/1985 to 6/1986
Electrical Estimator
Designed and compiled estimates for lighting, electrical, fire, telephone, and television systems for commercial construction.

Gulf Power Company - Pensacola, Florida 4/1985 to 10/1985
Engineering Representative
Engineered and compiled estimates for service to residential and commercial customers. Also writing engineering programs using Lotus 1-2-3.

Experience Continued
Beatty Reality Co., - Zanesville, Ohio 1/1984 to 4/1985
Real Estate Salesman (Part-time)
While working with Ohio Power

Ohio Power Company - Zanesville, Ohio 6/1979 to 4/1985
Planner A, Engineering Department
Engineered and compiled estimates for service to residential and commercial customers, designing street lighting circuits, working with & directing operations of line crews in the completion of jobs, training new engineers & planners, and also developed several Engineering estimate programs using the computer spreadsheet, Lotus 1-2-3, for the local Division.
(On leave September 1978 to June 1979 to acquire an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering.)

Ohio Power Company - Zanesville, Ohio 7/1977 to 9/1978
Lineman D
Operated line truck, installed residential and commercial services, constructed overhead and underground distribution lines.

Self-employed. - Zanesville, Ohio 1/1977 to 6/1977
Journeyman Electrician, residential
Installed electrical wiring as well as television and telephone systems in homes.
(While attending Muskingum Area Technical College for Engineering Degree)
Roehrenbech Electric - Columbus, Ohio 6/1976 to 12/1976
Electrician, Commercial and Residential
Installed electrical wiring in commercial and residential buildings
Other Experience and Skills
Website Design
FTP site setup
Microsoft Access Database programming
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Office including Power Point, Word, Excel
Proficient with CAD programs AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008, MicroStation 8
AM / FM GIS Systems
Have worked with AM/FM GIS systems such as Intergraph Microstation. Was on the Distribution Facilities Information System (DFIS) Committee at Salt River Project In Phoenix Az. This entailed giving suggestions on how to interface design with mapping. Also designing a menu system to accomplish the interface.
I was the first designer to design jobs on the MicroStation platform.
Also have worked with Autocad and completed training in AutoCAD at Central Ohio
Technical College in December, 1992.
Designed several engineering and database programs using Microsoft Excel and Access to increase quality and greatly reduce labor time and cost.
Surveying with Topcon Total Station as well as Topcon GPS handheld GMS2

Other Experience and Skills continued
Streetlight Design
Street design includes roadway and area lighting, as well as decorative lighting designs for city streets, state roads, highways, parking lots. All design is accomplished using AutoCAD or MicroStation and AGI32 photometrics software

Advisory board member 4/1984 to 4/1985
Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School (Power line program)
Helped advise on new techniques used in the industry and also on new equipment that could be utilized.


Dean's List, Summer quarter 1987
Honor's List, Fall and Winter quarters 1986 - 87
Who's Who of Vocational School Students of America, 1976
VICA State Wiring Competition, 1976, 2nd Place
Scholastic Award, State of Ohio Outstanding Academic
Performance in Vocational Education, 1976
Science Fair, 1973, State Finalist

Masters Certificate in Applied Project Management
Villanova University 10/2009
Bachelor of Business Administration
Graduated Cum Laude
Ohio University, Athens Ohio
March, 1988 Major GPA 3.6 / 4.0 - Overall GPA 3.13 / 4.0
Associate of Science
Ohio University, Athens Ohio, 45701
March, 1987 GPA 3.12 / 4.0
Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering
Muskingum Area Technical College, Zanesville Ohio, 43701
November, 1979 GPA 2.62 / 4.0
Real Estate Certification
Ohio University, Athens Ohio, 45701
November, 1983. GPA 4.0 / 4.0
Power Lineman Training - 2 Yrs
Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School,
May, 1976 GPA 4.0 / 4.0
Project Management Courses
Essentials of Project Management - November 2007
Mastering Project Management - January 2008
Project Management Professional (PMP Prep) - October 2009
Villanova University

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