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Electrical Engineer Project Manager

San Diego, California, United States
October 24, 2016

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Leon Sokhis, PE

619-***-**** **** Camino Corto, San Diego CA 92120

Over 20 years of extensive experience in design and development of electrical power and controls systems, gas turbines, electrical and gas compression processes, facility electrical engineering, customer support and project management.. Professional Experience

Solar Turbines Inc., Customer Service Department: Project Manager, Principal Application Engineer 2004–July, 2016 I evaluated and finalized decisions, technical and commercial proposals and conducted projects execution related to the following products and systems:

Electrical – Facilities power demand evaluation, electrical requirements for new buildings and additions.

Gas Turbines and Generators. Power range between 1MW and 15MW – evaluation of capable power production, synchronization to multiple bases, load sharing and load shaving, excitation evaluation, grounding and instrumentation selection, motors and VFDs selection.

Mechanical - Evaluated and selected: gear boxes, interconnects and low speed couplings, air inlet and exhaust systems, oil coolers, air inlet chillers and evaporative coolers, fuel and purge systems.

Performance - Selected engine size and conducted performance analyses during engine uprate process. Evaluated power, efficiency and heat rate for proposed engines. Provided recommendations and serve as an advisor for customers and other Project Managers.

Emissions - Performed fuel composition analyses to evaluate low NOx (SOLONOX/DLE) and suitability to fulfill emission requirements.

Provided custom technical and commercial pricing proposals for evaluated equipment and run projects.

Worked cross-functionally with Solar’s field employees and customers, issued expert’s (SME) recommendations on a daily basis.

Run proprietary and commercial software as it pretended to gas turbines, generators and compressors. Solar Turbines Inc., Oil & Gas Department: Application Engineer 2001 – 2004

Provided technical consultation to the sales force on issues concerning electrical, controls, and power generation, as well as technical support to new and current customers during the proposal and buying process.

Identified critical issues, delivered precise customer requirements to Manufacturing, and managed these issues to successful resolutions.

Developed solutions for complex technical projects and implemented proactive strategies for risk management.

Worked cross-functionally with Sales and Legal departments during complex customer negotiations.

Specialized in international projects, Power Generation projects, and Electric Motor Drives. Solar Turbines Inc., Controls System Group: Senior Design Engineer 1996 - 2001

Designed all phases of hardware and software (PLC), created custom HMI, configured and tested deliverable systems.

Worked closely with customers to determine interface integration with their existing systems.

Reviewed problems and specified implementation phases and initial operation of new systems.

Worked cross-functionally with Project Management, and provided a high level of support to manufacturing and test organizations to resolve design issues.

Tower Engineering, Project Manager– Napa, California 1996-1996

Designed and evaluated power distribution (MCC, VFD) and controls systems for industrial and commercial facilities, including healthcare, educational and institutional facilities.

Worked with customers, supervised multiple projects for various facilities during design and construction stages.

Insured that all processes are on track for safety, performance, and sustainability. Reynolds Metals Co., Electrical Engineer – Torrance, California 1990-1996

Designed, installed and tested power distribution systems, developed automated control systems for aluminum manufacturing.

Worked with transformers, motors, VFDs, conveyors, ovens.

Led electrical construction team during plant facility modifications and additions. Automation & Control Systems Inc., Facility Electrical Engineer – Odessa, Ukraine 1981-1989

Implemented design of Power Generation and Control Systems for automated chemical processing and variety of food processing plants (sugar, can).

Developed new equipment for existing and new operations.

Evaluated bids, selected contractors, managed projects, supervised personnel and contractors’ teams.

Worked as an advisor for an electrical construction team, verified correct selection of supplied wirings, conduits, protection devices, electrical safety.

Conducted coaching and lecturing to electrical and other trade engineers as well as to company clients. Education Odessa Institute of Technology – Odessa, Ukraine

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSEE). Major in Electrical Power and Control Systems. University of California, San Diego - School of Extended Studies and Public Programs- San Diego, California Power Systems Engineering Certificate:

Professional Electrical Engineer

California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineer and Land Surveyors. Lic. #E014950 (Current). California Contractors State License Board

Contractor License C-10.Lic. #698466. (Current, inactive). Special general skills:

-Technical and commercial proposal generation

-Pre- and after sales support and customer coaching

-Project Management

- Microsoft Office

Special technical skills:

-Power flow calculations

-Time demand power calculations

-Short circuit calculations

-Arc flash calculation



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