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Engineer Electrical

San Antonio, Texas, United States
February 16, 2018

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**** ****** ***** **. * San Antonio, TX 78227*

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A position in the field of Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in electrical distribution systems for commercial, high-rise, and mix use facilities that involves designing, project management, field construction and/or work management.


The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

BS in Electrical Engineer, 05/99


Austin Energy, Austin, TX (contract)

Distribution Engineer, Planner. November 14, 2017 – Present.

Design overhead system improvement projects for major projects as reconductoring existing lines, line extensions, and system ties using AUD software.

VIA Metro Training, San Antonio, TX. August 9, 2017 – October 12, 2017.

Class B CDL with passenger endorsement.

CCA, Dilley, TX (disclosed location)

Residential Supervisor for an ICE facility (T1/Public Trust Clearance). August 10, 2015 – August 12, 2016.

Oversee residence of the South Texas Family Residential Center. Have performed duties in neighborhoods, Dining Hall, Main Medical, Medical Annex, Medical Triage, Front Lobby, utility, and sally port. Have working knowledge of OMSe, and Lobby Management system.

McKinstry, 5200 Rogers Rd., San Antonio, TX 78251

Critical Facility Engineer (Homeland Security Clearance) January 26, 2015 – July 20, 2015.

CFE for an oil and refinery data center. Write and perform SOP, MOP, and EOPs as scheduled. Assure that the facility is running at a safe and redundant efficiency. Install tap boxes in data halls into 575V bus for PDUs. Perform daily rounds of the facility, physically checking all equipment to assure that it is running within it parameters or set points. Verify alarms or warnings through the BMS and EPMS control systems.

Burns & McDonnell, 1700 West Loop South Ste. 1500, Houston, TX 77027

Engineer December 2013 – April 2014 (contract)

Design 13/138 kV distribution “substation in a box” project based upon clients standards and scope of work.

Xcel Energy, 600 S. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX, 77109

Substation Engineer I December 11, 2012-November 2013 (contract)

Upgrade 600 A switches and 800 A wave trap to 3000A and 1200 A, respectively, to meet fault current capability and load from new substation that will tie into interchange. Prepare estimate for similar project along with Facility rating, one-line, and general arrangement drawings for SSP energy network. Upgrade 115/230 kV Transformers from 100 MVA to 250 MVA for existing and future load increase. Commissioning for PTs.

Mott MacDonald, 1595 Sawdust Rd., The Woodlands, TX 77380

Project Manager - Electrical, Grade D April 23, 2012- October 19, 2012.

Substation engineer providing design services for customers internationally and locally. Replace older RTU models with newer ones and remove annunciators at 13.8/138 kV substations. Upgrade line relay.

Black & Veatch Corp., 6601 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211

Electrical Engineer June 6, 2011- April 20, 2012 (contract)

Working on a FOUO projects with the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) reviewing clash tests in Revit’s Navisworks to document for correction, or approve them. Electrical distribution to include power, lighting, and conduit runs. Coordinate modules for all disciplines and assure electrical devices are correct and personally update Revit model to prepare for factory fabrication. Assure proper seismic supporting from outside consultant does not cause additional clearance issues in the Revit model. Create new electrical drawing plans, schedules, and calculations for panels.

HJD Capital Electric, Inc., 5424 HWY 90 W, San Antonio, TX 78227

Electrical Engineer & QA/QC May 26, 2009-May 17, 2010

Utility coordinator between the owner and designers on a distribution and substation system upgrade and three additional circuits. Over saw the overhead to underground Distribution conversions at government facilities. Oversee design and building of new switching station design and bring up to schedule as required by the owner after company fell eight months behind, to include also keeping on schedule with over 30 days of weather delays. Conduct pricing of materials for electrical work on utility work and government facilities. I coordinated all the progress schedules of all electrical jobs being performed at the company. Provide electronic (email, document transfer, etc.) and verbal communications for proposals hand delivered. Quality and document control specialist. Provide information to vendors to build submittals and estimates for fire alarm and suppression system upgrades at multiple FT. Sam Houston military facilities. Train employee how to build proposals for government bid process, approximately ten of which at least four were awarded before the end of my tenure totaling over $15 million.

Clive Samuels & Associates, 6800 Park Ten Blvd Ste 246E, San Antonio, TX 78213

Electrical Designer II, October 13, 2008- February 16, 2009 (office closed).

MEP consultant. Design electrical power distribution systems for restaurants, residential and other retail properties to include site plans and utility coordination for new and used facilities.

Turner Construction, 1077 Central Pkwy S #600, San Antonio, TX 78232

Electrical/Mechanical Project Engineer II, April 23, 2007 - October 10, 2008 (project portion complete – no future projects at time)

The Engineer Coordinator between subcontractors, design groups, and owners to include scope of work and contracts for electrical and mechanical work. Review RFIs and submittals to be sent to designers to validate before submitting. Manage project documents, drawings, schedule, and materials, accept and turn over attic stock to owner, warranties, and closeout. Data entry and tracking through Prolog. I witnessed manufacture testing of major equipment that was to be installed onsite prior to delivery. I witnessed the field verification of site 13.8 kV substation going online and proper phase connections. This was a $550 million mega data center sized at over 470,000 square feet. At the time, it was the largest construction project in the United States.

Wylie Consulting Engineers Greenway Plaza #1100, Houston, TX 77046

Electrical Engineer, February 5, 2007 -April 7, 2007 (contract position)

MEP consultant Design electrical power distribution systems for medical facilities and restaurants.

MKEC, 411 Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206

Electrical Engineer, October 30, 2006- February 2, 2007 (contract position)

MEP consultant. Design electrical power distribution systems for cemeteries, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial properties to include site plans and utility coordination for new and used facilities.

SSOE-ISO 9001 Certified, 1001 Madison Ave., Toledo, OH 43624

Electrical Engineer IV, August 14, 2006 - October 28, 2006 (contract position).

A substation consultant for relay schemes and system protection on 13.8/138 kV and 34.5/345 kV. Electrical designer and coordinator for food processing plant to provide electrical distribution to existing facilities. Use both MicroStation with Project Wise and AutoCAD Electrical. Arch flash certified.

HMG & Associates, 70 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

Electrical Designer, September 26, 2005 - April 17, 2006 (laid off due to The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act).

Projects consist of new schools, existing facility additions, and modifications to existing research facilities. School projects consist of bringing in new utilities from existing facilities to the construction site to include power and communications for phone, CATV, and security/fire systems based upon NEC, NESC, and NFPA guidelines. Additions and remodels consist of reusing existing transformer and panels to adding new ones, or tying into existing equipment or adding new ones to accommodate the extra load associated with new scope of project area. Take lighting calculations to assure designs follow energy saver guidelines (IECC).

City Public Service, 145 Navarro, P.O. Box 1771, San Antonio, TX 78296-1771

Electrical Engineer II, December 6, 1999 - August 18, 2005.

Coordinate Civic and System jobs with planners’ workload, Southern Bell Communications (now AT&T), Time Warner Cable, and other utilities. Manage material availability for large construction projects. Project manager for large construction jobs related to substations and transmission lines from planning, permits, construction completion, and budget. Manage time sheets for planners and their supervisors. Have had training in managerial skills for Human Resource protocol such as FMLA, employee time entry, and evaluations. Assign jobs to planners in my area. Train and design lighting drawings using AGI, Navigator, and/or Visual to coordinate with the planners work while adhering to CPS, Texas HB 600, and IES standards. Set up design standards for both lighting and spanning calculations for planners to design by for 4, 13.8, and 34.5 kV distribution lines. I used PoleCADD for spanning calculations which is transmission line software, so I had to build my own distribution conductors based upon manufacture specifications of CPS’s approved vendors. Trained planners on how to use and trouble shoot problems with SAP and WMIS, work management. Apply for tree trimming permits using CADD designs on aerial photometry. Design power quality monitoring for substations on voltage, current, and outages. Designs with SEL relay equipment to recognize and transfer load to other circuits in substations. Maintenance upgrades from breakers to potential and current transformers. I designed the removal of electromechanical to be replaced by new SEL microprocessors. Work performed general consisted of field verifying against relay department record and in-office design drawings. As a designer I was to maintain distribution scheduling and budget, develop or update specifications of materials, set out for bid and procure equipment, design all work to be done, do all mocrostation drafting, and coordinate with civil engineering, grounding, relay, and construction departments. Drawings consisted of, one-line, three-line, physical, communications, conduit layout, conduit schedule, wiring diagrams, control house, and to incorporate grounding, civil, and relay settings. I oversaw and planned the construction process to include the outages to be planned and permitted. On the Transmission side of the substation, I worked with 138 and 345 kV systems. As the designer and project engineer, I was responsible for following all NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE, ANSI, and ERCOT guidelines.

Goetting & Associates, 12402 Blanco Rd. #200, San Antonio, TX 78216

Graduate Electrical Engineer, June 7, 1999 - December 3, 1999

Design electrical systems for commercial and animal research facilities guided by NEC and NFPA Standards with CAD design tools. Major part was taking part in the Electrical design of the Texas Department of Health in Austin, TX research lab dealing with power, lighting, arresters, panels, and special system layout and diagrams. Also, did 3D-design work for plumbing. Co-designer in latest buildings at USAA designed in 1999.


AutoCAD R13-2010 & MicroStation J, SE, & V8

Widows XP, Vista, & 7

ProjectWise V8i

NERC Reliability Standards Compliant

FERC Standards of Conduct Compliant

CIP Security Management Control TRNG

CIP Substa. Cyber Asset Change Control Process

Autodesk Revit & Navisworks

Engineer & Cost Prolog training

Archflash Safety certified thru IEEE

Quality Manager certified thru USACE

Microsoft Word, Excel, & various Office tools

Legacy & WMIS work management systems

SAP r/3project managing tools and project builders

OSHA 10/ 30 & First Aid/CPR Certified (2015)

MS Project 98 & 2000


Street light design layout criteria with Visual.

Conductor sizing and labeling for special equipment

Approve electrical design building and utility materials that meet specifications for construction.

Assure proper labeling of equipment.

Teach employees how to use software and track documents in SAP & WMIS.


Eagle Scout

Eisenhower HBCU Army Scholarship Award

League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship Awards

Sigma Lambda Beta International Hispanic Frat. Inc.

Asst. Scoutmaster & Webelos II Den Leader (2009-12)

BSA Merit Badge Counselor For the Alamo Area Council

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