Summary of Qualifications
Electrical designer with twenty plus years of experience in all aspects of electrical engineering design and construction. Dedicated professional with proven abilities in electrical power distribution, PLC/relay controls, physical layouts and lighting plans, project estimating, manpower scheduling and managing or supervising small teams. A CAD operator/coordinator in electrical as well as civil, mechanical and structural working drawings for construction project packages.
Sargent & Lundy LLC, Chicago, Illinois 2008 - 2009
Fossil Power Electrical Generation Technology Group, Electrical & Controls Wiring Design
Electrical Designer 3
Revised and created over 300 drawings in four months for U.S. client with project engineer. Increased compiled drawing packages with Intelasys database for drawing assembly. Qualified designer, under supervision, per Sargent & Lundy standard operating procedures to do the following, using NEC & NFPA guidelines:
Single Line Diagram Design: Layout highest to lowest level voltage.
Key Diagram Design: Layout MV Switchgear/MCC details.
Wiring/Master Scheme Diagram Design: Combine Schematic, Wiring & Cable Block Diagrams
in one multi-page drawing with Intelasys diagnostics (wiring design contains electrical information database for cable data & electrical reporting system & raceways with plant information database with load, equipment, instrument and vendor equipment lists).
Elementary Schematic Diagram Design: Developing circuit schemes & details/engineering sk.
Implementing an Electronic Document Management System.
Also experienced in Loop Diagrams & Demolition Dwgs. Using Intelasys/Visio & Microstation.
Ambitech Engineering Corporation, Downers Grove, Illinois 2006 - 2008
Electrical Department Electrical Physical & Controls Wiring Design
Designed/drafted project documentation for oil refineries with gas pipelines and gypsum wallboard Greenfield (new) plants. Designed with AS-1 modules, Ethernet, fiber optics and hardwired cables linking control panels/HMI network systems working with client controls group P&IDS, schematics and general information as well as lighting panel distribution and MCC front view and single line diagrams using AutoCAD 2004, Bentley Microstation J & V8 w/IRASB and also Word & Excel programs.
Singh & Associates Inc. Consulting Engineers, Chicago, Illinois 2001 - 2005
Produced project docs. for civil engineering projects for government: Lake Shore Drive & Wacker Drive Reconstruction for IDOT, CDOT & BOE and Illinois Highway open road tollway (ISTHA). Plus private agencies involving networked computers with internet project sites. Programs involved included use of Microstation J and V8, AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Access and AGI.
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United States Gypsum Co. /USG Corporation, Chicago, Illinois 1983 - 2001
Served in various capacities as required, working independently, or with a small assigned engineering CAD group(s) following ISO guidelines including the following:
Produced project documentation for wallboard plants from greenfield to speedups at existing plants. Also produced documentation for building materials plants for Durock (Cement Board) Lines, Paper Mills, Ready Mix, Joint Treatment Compound, Ceiling Tile, Electro Melt, Metal Line Plants, Quarry and Mines primarily using Microstation 95, Word and Excel programs.
Power - Switchgear and Motor Control Center Single Line Diagrams, Motor Starter and Variable Speed Schematics.
3D - Design working drawings for cable tray runs clearance with structural and mechanical.
Physical - Wiring Block Diagrams and Conduit and Cable Tray Layout.
Control - Panel front View and Subpanel Layout, Input/Output (Digital and Analog) Schematics and P & ID.
Lighting - Indoor and Outdoor Layout and Distribution Panels.
Design and Drafting Leader
Coordinator for the electrical department of numerous construction projects:
Team coordination for the project estimating/scheduling/progress reports.
Writing/checking Bills of Materials/Requisitions.
Checking bid/construction sets for quantities, USG standards and codes (NEC & NFPA).
Designed production drawings from sketches and instructed operators on workstations (InterAct mainframe to Microstation PC Network Workstations) and drafting boards. Reduced the manpower effort required and later became the only direct operator necessary, leading all contract consultant operators.
Senior Drafting Technician
Developed and implemented cell library based on JIC and USG standards and integrated cells into
a matrix menu. Created general forms (seed files) for schematics in use. Served as CAD
Coordinator, managing workstation time with operators. Also researched and approved, with all disciplines, the initial CAD system purchase.
AutoCAD class at Wright College, Chicago, Illinois
Two years of Architectural Technology at Triton College, River Grove, Illinois
Two years of Electrical Technology at Morton College, Cicero, Illinois
Member of PKU organization of Illinois, 1992 - Present
Volunteer with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, 1987 - Present