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Engineering Design

San Jose, CA
February 19, 2020

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Ahmad Fawad

SJ, CA, *****


OBJECTIVE: Engineering


Electro/Mechanical Designer with diversified combine experience of technical consulting services for more than 12 years and more than 16years’ experience with Quality Program System Development in power transformer manufacturing, Inspected transformers from design stage thru production and testing.

A seasoned designer with AutoCAD 2D/3D releases 10 thru 2017, Bentley Micro Station V8i, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor 2013, PLS-Cadd and CREO 6.0.

Strong technical capabilities using AutoCAD (2010- 2017) and Micro-Station V8i

Good understanding of the use of paper space and model space (use of Xrefs, attaching PDF’s, working with different units. decimal & architectural)

Experience in use of drafting cad standards, templates, block library and layer management

Experience with drawing tiff files and file manipulation/scaling

Experience with drawing file management software

Experience with TeamCenter

Experience with BlueBeam Revue

Prepared electrical, mechanical and structural drawings using AutoCAD 2017 and Raster Image 2016, Control of new part number and description, generation and revision control of Bill of Materials (BOMs) Experience in managing digital inventories of engineering infrastructures, CADD management, CADD design and CADD support Experience in developing, verifying, and implementing engineering specifications.

Dynamic team player and team builder, detail-oriented, creative, Customer service oriented attitude,

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Deadline driven, self-motivated, and technically savvy

Organized professional and consistently motivating others toward success. Served as a power-user for JDE Liaison between Engineering and Production




Years of experiences

Microsoft APPs

Years of experiences

AutoCAD 2000-2017


MS Word


AutoCAD 2017 3D


MS Excel


Microstation V8i/2D/3D


MS PowerPoint


Autodesk Inventor 2013

In-Home Training

MS Projects



In-Home Training

MS Visio




MS SharePoint


CREO 6.0


MS Access


Adobe Acrobat Pro






BlueBeam Revue



Kabul University, Kabul Afghanistan BS- Hydro Technical Engineering

San Jose City College, San Jose CA

Certificate of achievement in Electro-Mechanical Drafting

1085 hours E/M Drafting Courses-

Lettering, tolerance, Multi-View Projections, Sectioning views, Auxiliary views, Revolution,

Dimension, Threads, Fasteners, Graphic Fabrication, PCB Drawings and Detailed PCB Layout

Technical Certificate

JDE Manufacturing Engineer and CNC-KOMO


Oct 2016 to Present - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Providing Electro-Mechanical Design/Drafting support for the Gallery and Tunnel. Upgrading Cable Tray and Racks layouts for the LCLSII project using AutoCAD 2017 and Microstation v8i.

Process drawings and other technical information using database management software.

Maintain systems documentation and experimental records.

Provide graphics and related technical material in support of design reviews, procedures, and other documentation.

Contribute to preliminary design concepts for hardware, component, and systems including making independent judgment and decisions under moderate technical authority.

Estimate scheduling and costs to determine effective methods in design, materials, and time to meet project deliverable and prepare and present technical material for design reviews, procedures, and other related documentation.

Maintain systems documentation and experimental records and creating EDR’s

Provide graphics and related technical material in support of design reviews, procedures, and other documentation.

Review completed drawings and other documentation for adherence to SLAC drafting standards and specifications.

Aug 2016 – Oct 2016 - Glenmount Global Solutions, Inc. (Work History)

Dublin San Ramon Services District Water Treatment Plant - SCADA Upgrade Project, Pleasanton, CA

Electrical Designer

The scope is upgrading Pump stations SCADA Monitoring Systems; including:

Replacing existing or installing new Control Panel, Current Monitoring Devices, Antenna and Mounting Brackets. Creating Site layout and Antenna Layout drawings by using AutoCAD 2017 with use of paper space and model space (use of Xrefs, attaching PDF’s, tiff files, file manipulation/scaling, layers and working with different units.)

Jan 2006-July 2016- Auriga Corporation, Milpitas, CA

List of projects completed: (Work History)

San Diego Gas and Electric Substation Design

Structural / Electrical Designer

Worked for SDGE as Structural designer for the Substation projects

The scope was modification of Ultimate Arrangement, General Arrangement, Power and Control Duct layout, Grounding Layout, Foundation Layout and Concrete Layout for the 69kv Substation using AutoCAD Raster Image 2016, also working with As-Built modification with many more substations.

San Diego Gas and Electric Substation Design QA/QC

Supported the QA/QC project team for Mesa Rim, Garfield and Sycamore Substations for San Diego Gas & Electric Company

PG&E-Gold Hill 8 miles Road 230kV Transmission Line Project

As a team member of this project we provided the followings:

Final Walk down Checklist/Notes, Final PLS-CADD Model, Final Tower List/Punch List, Final Material List, Revised Structure Data Sheets (SDS), Final SDS, Final Plan & Profile Drawings (printed from PLS-CADD), Final Tower Modification Drawings, Tower Reference Drawings, Tower Raise Data Sheets, Stringing Chart.

All works performed by using PLS-CADD, Micro station v8i and AutoCAD

San Diego Gas & Electric-TL660 Encinitas-Del Mar 69-kV Line, Solano Beach Stub Pole Relocation

Worked on T-line Solano Beach Stub Pole Relocation

WARM SPRINGS EXTENSION Design-Build Line, Track, Station, and Systems

Worked on the first phase of the project: Typical Design drawings for radio

The scope included to prepare new AutoCAD drawings for the 800 MHz trunked radio

System for the WSX Extension

SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District)

Worked on Upgrading Relay Protection for Carmichael (CAR) and Orangevale (OVL) 230/69 kV Transformer project: The scope included to prepare new AutoCAD drawings for "Insert Panel A", for Transformer Bank #1 and Breaker 5930 Controls & Relay Protection (One Line Control & Relaying Drawing), AC Schematic Drawing, Protection Drawings (Differential & Over current), DC Control Elementary Diagrams for Transformer High side 230kV & Lo side 69kV, "Insert Panel A" Layout and Wiring Diagrams, including wiring to new RTU and Device Nameplate schedules

City of Lodi

60kV Transmission Line, Substation site selection and as-built Single Line Diagrams. As a member of the project team Mr. Fawad identified optimum alternatives for new substation site and transmission line relocation. Developed substation single line diagrams using AutoCAD, version 2006, and Google Earth to develop a comprehensive GIS database to be integrated with the Utility management system.

TID (Turlock Irrigation District)

Verification of the power, signal and communication systems as- built and as-is construction and drawing update. As a member of the project team Ahmad performed site, system and facility walk-downs and red-lined drawings or develop sketches as necessary to document the as-built configuration. The scope included development and/or update drawings for fiber conduit and cable tray layouts, panels layouts, wiring diagrams, single line diagrams, schematic diagrams, sonnet equipment Diagrams, Jungle Mux Node assignment diagrams, wiring schedules, and conduit schedules.

San Mateo County Transit District Caltrans

Digital Microwave Communication System. Ahmad prepared equipment and electrical room layout and schematic drawing for the new system. Developed equipment mechanical installation and telecommunication related designs and drawing.

SCE (Southern California Edison)

Mr. Fawad provided AutoCAD design to update for Fiber Optics such as shelf layouts, equipment rack layouts, T1 wiring diagrams, alarm points wiring diagrams, single line diagrams, schematic diagrams, Alcatel MDR-8000 wiring diagrams, conduit schedules, floor plan and site plan.

BART Test Engineer

Ahmad performed numerous automatic fare collection system tests in support of the BART Only Smart Card and TransLink (Clipper Card):

7000 BART Only Smart Card (BOSC)

TransLink system integration field testing (800,000 transactions)

TransLink Phase 2-Fare Gate Integration-System Integration Test-Integration Test 5 (IT5)- Test Plan, Procedure and conduct.

TransLink Fare Payment System FACI (First Article Configuration Inspection)

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Ahmad conducted field operability testing of the TransLink On-Board Equipment including FACI (First Article Configuration Inspection)



Waukesha Electric System, Milpitas CA (Work History)

Engineering Quality

Served as a liaison between engineering and production line.

Inspected Transformers from design stage to production line based on design and customer requirements as follows:

Transformer Core Cutting Inspection

Transformer Coil Winding Inspection

Transformer Winding Assembly Inspection

Tanking Inspection

Transformer Testing Inspection

Daily production meeting presence and issue follow-up, coordinate point of engineering NCR’s,

Manage NCR’s within engineering, NCR’s ownership assignment, NCR’s completion and response tracking and ECO communication back to manufacturing.

CARB (corrective action review board) activity participation

Recommend CAR’s to improve engineering quality, assign CAR’s within engineering, and implement process improvements to the engineering quality system based on NCR, FDR and customer survey feedback, CAR tracking and completion.

Quality system development

Developed detailed checklists for engineering, toll gate keeper and management of checklists, coordinate design for manufacturability activities within engineering and coordinate weekly meetings with design, quality and production departments to review engineering drawings before shop release

Created Tollgate, checklists and NCR’s log sheets.

Attended daily production and weekly CARB and NCR’s meetings and appointing the NCR’s ownership.

Managed engineering archive.

Served as a power-user for JDE.

Created JDE instructions for all JDE users

Reported directly to the Engineering Manager.

North American Transformer, Milpitas CA Senior Engineering Technician

Responsible for ordering materials for transformers, create and design of Oil Flow Washers, Connection diagrams, Major insulations, interpretation of customer needs for test department, detailing of engineering design and creating of BOM(Bill Of Material) for production line

Reliance Electric System, Milpitas CA Electro-Mechanical Drafter

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