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Redwood City, California, United States
December 21, 2018

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Akshay Shah

*** ******* ****** 650-***-****

Belmont, CA 94002 U.S Permanent Resident


Thirty six years of experience in power transmission utility industry, includes,

25 years of experience in transmission substation and line construction, testing and commissioning, 8 years of experience in substation and transmission line design, material procurement, project management and 3 years of experience in management cadre.

Lifetime member – Society of Power Engineers, India

Freelance consultant in field of substation and transmission line engineering, research adviser to ERDA R &D institute in India.

Registered with ASR New york as an inspector for industrial equipment for various clients.


Free lance consulting in field of sub station and transmission lines. 3/15 to. Date.

Consultancy services in field of EHV substation and transmission line Project management, Budgeting, Design and engineering. To engineering firms.

Research advisor to ERDA R & D organization for research projects in field of Sub station and transmission line design,equipment and material.

Registered with ASR intl. New york for inspection of electeical equipment and material for industries and utilities.

Regional Chief Engineer – Transmission zone -Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (A Subsidiary of the Govt. of Gujarat, India) 7/14-3/15

Review and Oversight for operation and maintenance of 750 nos. of EHV substation equipments and 8000 miles of transmission lines.

Supervising Project planing and Budget preparation for planned sub station, transmission lines, Disaster management projects. and support project engineer to comply any ROW issues related to projects.

Guide RDC for outage planning for critical transmission lines to achieve optimum reliability.

Perform analysis of substation or transmission line event in the region and resolve preventing outage.

Coordination with distribution utility company for network upgadation to meet with Demand Growth.

Mentoring and training to new engineers for Knowledge and skill updation.

Sr. Power System Substation engineer (Design, Quality Assurance and Inspection)- Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited. 8/12- 7/14

Review of one line diagram, Layout plan for various bus configuration.

Lead, Review and Oversight substation and line designs prepared by in house engineers for 11kV to 400kV conventional AIS, GIS and Hybrid substation.

Engineering up gradation of existing voltage level of substation to higher level by use of GIS and Hybrid substation technology

Review of specifications and factory acceptance tests for procurement of new Power Transformers (up to 500 MVA 400kV), CT, PT, CCVT, SA, Disconnectors and transmission line material.

Review of Quality Assurance plan for procurement of substation equipments and line materials.

Sr. Power System Engineer (Transmission O & M and Projects)-GETCO, India. 8/10-8/12

Review and Oversight for operation and maintenance of 112 nos. EHV substation equipments and 1300 miles of transmission lines.

Guide RDC for outage planning for critical transmission lines to achieve optimum reliability.

Perform analysis of substation or transmission line event in the region and resolve preventing outage.

Supervising, planing and Budgeting planned and R &M, projects. support project engineer to comply any ROW issues related to projects.

Emergency ideling plans for system survival. Load management and step by step energisation of sub station bays and sub stations after restoration. Including Natural calamities

Overall monitoring of power system during emergency crisis.

Coordination with distribution utility company for upgrading network to comply with growing demand

Provided leadership, guidance and instruction and in-house training to new engineers and technicians.

Sr. Substation Construction Engineer -GETCO, India. 1/06-8/10

Planning, Coordinate and execute new substation and activities (66kV to 400kV)

Support project engineer to resolve ROW issues, LAQ and coordinating other agencies till completion.

Budgeting planned and emergency schems, for network upgradation, maintenance, R & M.

Review of store inventory, material management and monthly management report

Review project for its timely execution with MS Project program and other modern techniques.

Project Engineer- Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited-GETCO 7/87-1/06

Perform tendering process and procurement activities of new substation equipments and transmission line materials.

Budgeting of annual planned projects of EHV substations and transmission lines up to Rs. 1000 cr.

Budget preparation for special projects for network development for sponsered schemes.

Preparing specifications for substation equipments (up to 400kV class) including engineering calculations and witness factory acceptance tests at manufacturer premises and review test reports

Planning for new substation construction activities and support field engineer for any technical issue and troubleshooting including coordination with state government

Oversight for daily project activities in the field and prepare Management Information System.

Construction Engineer 400 KV EHV sub station: 7/83-7/87.

Onsite project management of 400 KV sub station construction project.

Laying out protection systems based on protection philosophy and approved schematic drawing.

Testing, Commissioning, and putting in service of control and protection schemes.

Plant Engineer- Ashapura Electricals, India 8/81 7/83

Oversight planning, production, Quality and Testing activities for manufacturing of control cables and low voltage power cables

Plant Engineer- Jyoti Limited 8/79 8/81

Support to sales department for tender enquiries, Quality, Execution, Dispatch and client support.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Software: Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD 2013, SAP R3, MS Project EDUCATION : Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.S. E.E), BVM Engineering College, Sardar Patel University, India, August 1979.

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