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Wheaton, IL
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April 28, 2014

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B. PETER DAAY

**** ****** **** ***** ********, Illinois 60056 847-***-**** acdwci@r.postjobfree.com

Senior Electrical Engineer Power Systems Projects, Specifications, Documentation, Studies

Power Plant Design & Operation Transmission and Distribution Systems

Controls & Instrumentation Turbine-Boiler-Generator Balance of Plant

PROFILE

1A diligent, big picture-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience in designing, developing, and directing

all phases of turnkey power systems, managed materials, and retrofit projects for organizations ranging from

medium-sized firms to Fortune 500 companies and for government contracts.

2Expertise in design and operation of utility systems, implementation, and technical support with ability to easily grasp

and utilize new technologies.

3In-depth knowledge of electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls, regulation/deregulation issues and

standards.

4Superior analytical and creative problem solving abilities that have contributed to cost control, safety, and efficiency

gains in a variety of challenging environments.

5Articulate negotiator and communicator, bringing effective team building and leadership, instrumental to improved

client relations and new business development.

6Hold a doctorate degree in electrical engineering and earned security clearances from U.S. DoD and DoE.

7Knowledgeable in applying national, industrial, and client’s standards: IEEE,ANSI, ISA,NEC,OSHA,EPA,UL and

Federal Nuclear Safety Regulations.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Motor Control Centers (MCC) Power Quality, UPS, and Capacitor Banks

Primary and Backup Power Critical Buses: Power Reliability and Availability Analysis

Power System Components: Protection and Relaying Power System Transient and Steady State Stability Analysis

Substations and SCADA: Control and Monitoring Load Flow Analysis

Fault Analysis: Generation/Transmission/Distribution. Protective Device Coordination

Power Energy Management NFPA 70E Arc Flash Analysis

CORE COMPETENCIES

Technical Direction and Support Staff Supervision

Technical Presentations Client and Vendor Relations

Training & Development Strategic Planning

Proposal Development Process Improvement

Contract Negotiation Start-up Operations

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

EXELON NUCLEAR GENERATION

SYSTEM DESIGN AND MODIFICATION ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (2011-2012)

NUCLEAR GENERATION GROUP SUPPORT: SUCH AS REVIEW AND MODIFY FOR SAFETY I & C GENERATOR LOSS

OF COOLANT ACCIDENT. REVIEW TO COMMENT ON I&C DESIGN PACKAGES. CAPITAL PROJECTS

ENGINEER.

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER-INDIANA-MICHIGAN POWER-A UTILITY COMPANY, SAINT JOSEPH, MI

PRINCIPAL NUCLEAR SPECIALIST (1/2008-8/2008)

DESIGN ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND MODIFICATION DEPARTMENT-COOK NUCLEAR PLANT. .345 KV, 138 KV

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ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE (Continued)

TRANSMISSION LINES, 34 KV, 4 KV, 480 V DISTRIBUTION AUTOMATED SWITCHGEARS. THE ONLY PROJECT ENGINEER ON

1.5 MILLION PROJECT FOR REPLACING ELECTRONIC VOLTAGE REGULATOR ON 1200 MW MAIN UNIT. ASSEMBLED A LIST &

CONDUCTED CALCULATION S FOR NRC PROJECT FOR CONTROL ROOM: I & C ELECTRICAL HEAT LOAD EVALUATION UNDER STATION

BLACKOUT.

1. REVIEWED AND COMMENTED ON VENDOR SPECIFICATION OF MAIN UNIT VOLTAGE REGULATOR.

2. EVALUATED BID VERSUS SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION & TRAINING.

3. IDENTIFIED & DOCUMENTED ELECTRICAL HEAT ELEMENTS IN THE CONTROL ROOM.

HOME BUSINESS OWNER: DISTRIBUTED PREMIER HEALTH PRODUCTS NATIONWIDE AND OVERSEAS

HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL, MT. PROSPECT, IL

Senior Distributor (8/2004–8/2007)

I directed 30 consultants nationwide.

DRS POWER AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., MILWAUKEE, WI

DRS is a Leading manufacturer of broad range of mission critical products in the areas of communications, defense

systems, electro-optics, power systems, data storage, digital imaging, flight safety, and aerospace.

Principal Applications Engineer (1/2004-8/2004)

As key company electrical systems design development representative for power distribution switchgear and

automation products, led marketing and development efforts on $100 million projects, coordinating cross-functional

design decisions on projects utilizing new technologies, selecting and assigning responsibilities to project team

members, and ensuring objectives are met.

1Initiated and developed a $1.5 million electrical systems design of power distribution switchgear and automation

project, thereby maximizing customer satisfaction and business performance.

GENERAL ELECTRIC, INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SERVICES, OAK BROOK, IL

Provider of technology-driven solutions and design/engineering support in such areas as batch and continuous

processes, packaging and material handling, motion control systems, process/mechanical and electrical systems,

Utilities .

Applications Engineer (7/2002–8/2003)

Provided electrical engineering and commercial support, which included power system components including

4 kV & 480 V Switchboards & relaying, and studies for the proposal team in the U.S. central region.

1 Contributed inquiry-to-order customer support, which proved instrumental in increasing Business

Opportunities by $250,000 per month.

2 Enhanced new business by 20% within 1 year by preparing appropriate proposals for customers, as

determined by scope of work.

ELECTRICAL CONTACTS LIMITED, HANOVER, ONTARIO, CANADA

The company is Supplier of electrical contact assemblies produced by furnace, induction, resistance, and torch

brazing processes.

USA Regional Applications Manager (1/2001–11/2002)

I added value by solving Manufacturer’s electrical engineering problems in Power Transfer Switches for

Distribution System Switchgear. Represented company in sales and marketing while servicing existing customers in

MV Switchgear Manufacturers, cultivating new customers, and increasing business orders.

1Improved customer satisfaction by solving electrical switching problems and increased business orders by $6 million

by implementing marketing strategies and providing excellent customer support for medium voltage switchgear

manufacturers.

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ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE (Continued)

SEBESTA BLOMBERG & ASSOCIATES, INC., ROSEVILLE, MN

Design-Build Consulting company with 200 employees, providing business and technical solutions and total project

delivery for industrial, public, institutional, and commercial facilities.

Project Manager (2/1999–7/2000)

Recruited to devise the an electrical engineering methodology to calculate reliability and availability analysis for the

Pentagon’s Electric Distribution System to implement Six Nine Criterion on critical load buses inclusive of the

following:

161 kV, 13.5 kV, 480 V Substation Switchgears, UG & Overhead Cables & Relaying.

1 Drafted a business proposal that won a $1 million contract for the company.

2 Designed and formatted pre-acceptance procedures and checklists for a physical plant to be

incorporated in the specifications for the design build contract.

3 Specified Physical Plant I&C

AMERICAN INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., CICERO, IL

Metal anodizing company

Project Manager/Engineer (2/1992–1/1999)

1Designed new plant electrical power, energy, and safety systems following company move from Elk Grove to Cicero,

IL.

2Provided technical support for marketing contracts for power distribution and automation products.

SHARED SAVING CONTRACTS (SSC), INC., ST. LOUIS, MO (2/1992–1/1999)

Investor in high tech, engineering and energy saving projects for steel companies

Consultant (Concurrent, 2/1992-1/1999)

1As company representative, identified and implemented operational and capital energy saving opportunities for

National Castings, Gulf States Steel, USS/KOBE Steel Company, and Bethlehem Steel, resulting in energy

savings of $30 million.

SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WASHINGTON, DC

A federal government contractor, providing standardized professional services and products such as

computer/network solutions/services, integrated logistic support, and scanning/imaging.

Senior Engineer (6/1991–1/1992)

1 Participated with EBASCO, Bechtel, CEGA, and Westinghouse in configuration identification, control of

configuration documents, items, and verification of source loading for all phases of power/nuclear

facilities.

2 Developed and negotiated government electric power/nuclear manufacturing proposal for multiple

corporations, securing $50 million contract.

3 Directed support of a dual-purpose system design that provided electric power for the general public

and nuclear material for defense purposes.

3Developed and authored innovative engineering and management procedures, reducing direct labor cost by

30%.

4Pioneered new reporting procedures, cutting government approval time 33% on an $800 million project.

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA–COLUMBUS COLLEGE, COLUMBUS, GA (8/1987–6/1991)

ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY, DECATUR, IL

A regulated utility company generating, transmitting and distributing gas and electrical power to residential,

commercial, and industrial customers throughout the state of Illinois.

Electrical Engineer (9/1980–8/1987)

Performed system analysis, designed systems on daily basis in Generation, Transmission & Distribution

switchgears, corrected design problems in generation, transmission, and distribution. Reviewed SCADA

specification for 34 kV & 69 kV Substations.

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ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE (Continued)

1Saved $1.5 million annually by evaluating equipment life cycle relay studies &selecting least-cost design.

2Upgraded company’s natural gas data transmission to dispatch center through new high frequency technology,

eliminating potential annual penalty of $100,000.

3Implemented power supply reliability project, reducing outages, and retaining customer valued at $100 million.

4Evaluated MIS equipment and vendors and created strategy that eradicated annual downtime costs of $160,000.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 1977-1980

SARGENT & LUNDY ENGINEERS, CHICAGO, IL

Provider of comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power

delivery projects worldwide.

Control and Instrumentation Project Engineer (1976–1977)

Charged with electrical control and instrumentation design of a boiler-turbine-generator and all associated substation

switchgears and auxiliary systems for a coal-fired power plant.

1Developed and coordinated power plant designs including switch-gears, meeting schedule and reducing engineering

expense 25%.

2Created, developed, and directed power plant (including switch-gears) electronic/electric control and instrumentation

systems design and integration from concept to construction, eliminating 5-month delay on a $1 million project.

BLACK & VEATCH ENGINEERS, KANSAS CITY, MO

Global engineering, consulting, and construction company with specialization in infrastructure development,

including energy, water, and environmental projects.

Control and Instrumentation Project Design Group Supervisor (1973–1976)

1Supervised a group of 10 professional engineers, designing controls and instrumentation for switch-gears and 6

SHEDGUM combined cycle power plants (600 MW each) with heat recovery systems for client, ARAMCO.

Reviewed control and alarms of SCADA R.T. U. units for 39 Substations.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHICAGO, IL (1995)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHICAGO, IL (1992–1994)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering Technology

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA–COLUMBUS COLLEGE, COLUMBUS, GA (1987–1991)

Director of Engineering/Assistant Professor of Engineering

1 Independently established a 5-year plan for new engineering program, obtained a $500,000 IBM grant,

and taught electrical engineering courses.

2 Built enrollment to 200, while generating industry funding of $200,000.

3Designed, funded and produced CAD laboratory facilities.

4Conceived and organized competitive scientific events that achieved favorable exposure, while

increasing enrollment 80%.

5Upgraded and implemented technical training programs, reducing attrition 60%.

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems (1985)

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, MO

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics (1972)

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, LAWRENCE, KS

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Electronics (1970)

Project Management Professional training course through PMI (2004–2006)

COMPUTER SKILLS

C programming, CAD Micro CADAM, PLC Ladder Logic, SCADA, MS Windows, MS Office applications,

Documentum, and Indus.

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