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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

San Diego, California, United States
April 16, 2019

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Benit Pokharel

San Diego, CA 937-***-****


Renewable Energy Specialist/Building Energy Engineer HIGHLIGHTS

• Extensive knowledge and experience of building energy simulation and modelling

• Extensive knowledge of data analysis/ HVAC load calculation/estimation /air handling units(AHU) and energy auditing

• Experienced in solar energy/certified in solar PV technology knowledge of wind and renewable energy

• Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.


Solar Designer, PetersenDean Roofing and Solar, San Diego, CA September 2018-Present

• Designed grid tied and standalone PV array system

• Drafting of PV system components, single and three-line diagrams, cabling, conduits, and solar thermal systems layout

• Designed and drafted solar permit plans and construction plans in AutoCAD

• Designed solar thermal heating system and HVAC System

• Worked with building department, utilities, and other authority having Jurisdiction to insure compliance with local and National codes

Mechanical Engineer, Asian Distillery Pvt. Ltd Nepal Jan 2014-Dec 2015

• Performed energy audit of the bottling plant/blending plant and boiler sections of four industry

• Conducted preventive maintenance of the machinery to prevent it from sudden and unexpected breakdown and minimize production loss

• Made records of daily-consumed machinery parts and maintain the inventory of the industry as per requirement.

• Designed and installed new machinery

• Worked as management representative of ISO 140001, Environment Management System (EMS) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Building Energy Simulation and Modelling using EnergyPlus and eQUEST

• Developed DOE-EnergyPlus building model with Open studio plugin and simulated residential heating and cooling load on hourly basis for one year.

• Integrated the developed model to compare different construction materials using construction materials from ASHRAE hand book and compared the outcome with three different weather/climate zone

• Calculated the net energy consumption/estimated the possible Energy savings changing the schedule and set points.

• Developed eQuest model and compared the output with that of EnergyPlus. Energy Audit and Blower Door Test

• Conducted ASHRAE level I and II energy audit of campus buildings for retro-commissioning primarily based on natural gas and electricity uses

• Performed blower door test in hotel room to detect air leakage and air flow between different zones and calculate required ventilation to maintain standard indoor air quality Solar Energy

• Modelled flat plate collector/concentrating collector in Microsoft Excel

• Simulated stand alone and grid-tied system using PVsyst for the different locations.

• Calculated optimum tilt angle at different latitude from mathematical modelling of solar panels in excel INDUSTRIAL INVOLVEMENT

Energy Auditor (Internship), China Cottage, Dayton Ohio

• On Site visit and pre-assessment analysis of energy uses at four different locations including warehouse

• Calculation of total energy uses, identification of energy savings opportunities and potential utilities rebates

• Analyzed utility bills to prepare energy baseline and benchmark against other three different locations to measure scope of improvements

• Recommendation of energy efficiencies measures in lighting, compressed air, steam system improvements, natural gas and HVAC controls strategies

• Drafted a report including data of annual energy savings Energy Advisor Sai Pvt Ltd.

• Preliminary survey and energy assessment on prospects of solar air heater in Kathmandu

• Preliminary survey and energy assessment on prospects of solar dryer at various places of Nepal

• Renewable energy assessment of different rural parts of Nepal and drafted a detail report Trainee Leon Motors, Kathmandu Nepal Aug 2013-Nov 2013

• Vehicular maintenance management

• Spare parts management

• On board diagnostics

• Preventive maintenance


Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy /Mechanical Engineering April 2018 Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering November 2013 Institute of Engineering Pulchowk Campus, Pulchwok, Nepal CERTIFICATIONS

• LEED Green Associate

• Solar PV Associate, NABCEP certified


Energy Efficient Building Solar Thermal Engineering Wind Power Energy conversions Advanced Photovoltaics Design of Experiments Six Sigma Advanced Thermodynamics


AutoCAD EnergyPlus MATLAB Energy Audit

EQuest SolidWorks JMP Data Analytics

PVsyst LabView Microsoft Office C


Participant, ASHRAE level I and II audit training by ASHRAE Dayton Chapter Anchor and Coordinator, Welcome Program, Namaste Nepal Jan 2016 -April 2018 Anchor and Coordinator, Seminars on Renewable Energy Nepal Feb 2012-Oct-2018 President, Kathmandu UNESCO 2012-2015

Vice President, Nepalese Raiders, Wright State University Jan 2017-Jan 2018 ORGANIZATIONS

• American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioners Engineers (ASHRAE) March 2018

• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) March 2018

• Society of Mechanical Engineering Students (SOMES) August 2018

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