Name : Ernest Garcia, Jr.
Industry Type : Electrical Contractors
City & State : Brandon,FL
Job Title unemployed
Relocation Preferences : anywhere in US
Objective : stay in the electric utility and related fields
Resume :  


March 1, 2010


Bachelor of Science Degree - Electrical Engineering University of Central Florida,
Orlando, Florida
Received E.I.T Certificate
U.S. Navy Class A Electrical School, Great Lakes, Illinois
High School Diploma- General Curriculum, Leto High School, Tampa, Florida


Dillard Smith Construction Company - Transmission and Distribution Line Construction Contractor
4001 Industry Drive , Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Position: Florida Regional Manager - duties included overseeing personnel and fleet operations for all
Florida region activities. Also included project management and
budget management for all projects. Attended all Customer pre-
bid meetings and prepared all bid quotations for all T&D requests
for quotations (RFP). Customer base primarily included investor
owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities.

Tampa Electric Company - investor owned electric utility serving Tampa and surrounding areas. 702 N. Franklin Street , Tampa , Fl.

Distribution Operation Center Manager - served in leadership role overseeing Engineering, Line
(three assignments) Operations, Fleet, and Warehousing functions for Operation
Center. Supervised between seventy (70) and one hundred
(100) employees, depending on assignment. Prepared and
managed budgets for entire location. Responsible for all T&D
projects in area.

Manager, Transmission Operations - served in leadership role with accountability for system wide
Transmission Line Operations- Construction and Maintenance
Also responsible for all Right of Way maintenance activities.
Prepared and managed budgets. Supervised forty (40 ) employees.

Manager, System Service - managed system wide Distribution Dispatch and trouble call response function
Prepared and managed department budget. Supervised seventy (70)
employees. Led team for implementing first Distribution SCADA system
and transitioning employees to effective utilization of SCADA features.

Corporate Distribution Engineering/ Planning- Supervisor- Developed Engineering principles and
practices for Field Technical Manual, as well as system
protection/ coordination guidelines for service area

Operations Engineer - applied engineering principles and practices in support of field engineering
(two assignments) personnel, dispatchers and others. Determined protection/coordination schemes,
substation and circuit voltage and power factor control settings for service area.
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Contractor Superintendent Project management responsibility for all contracted construction and
maintenance. Coordinated T&D contractor procurement and utilization on a
company wide basis. Assisted Purchasing function in contract bidding and
contractor qualifying. Represented employer in union contract negotiations.

Synergetic Design , Inc.
21754 SR 54 Suite 102
Lutz, Fl 33548

Senior Engineer provided project management for road projects affecting Customer - completed distribution construction work orders, permits, estimates, road project mark ups and attended project meetings for client Utility Companies such as Progress Energy Florida and Lee County Cooperative. Worked as damage assessment engineer for several utilities after hurricane damage occurred to their system .

United Parcel Service - Load local delivery vehicles. Route packages for driver(s).
Tampa, Florida Supervised AM load activities( 1975-1976)

Military Service
United States Naval Reserve - served two(2) years active duty ( Sept., 1970 - Sept. 1972) electricians
mate third class- USS Forrestal CVA-59.

GOAL - to continue my career in the electric utility and related industry.

References available upon request.


Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Home Address: 1604 Harvard Woods Drive #2402
Brandon, Florida 34219

Cell Phone 813-240-2164

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