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Engineer Data Analyst

Houston, TX
May 18, 2020

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Danny A. Akel

Houston, Texas 281-***-****


Dynamic and self-motivated Applications Engineer proven to achieve on-time delivery in response to industry needs. Dedicated to improving the estimating stage of the sales process. Excellent communication and negotiation skills. EDUCATION:

Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston – Houston, TX Graduation: December 2018 Industrial Engineering, B.S. GPA: 3.41


Applications Engineer January 2019 – May 2020

Powell Industries, Inc. – Houston, TX

• Prepared accurate and cost competitive proposals to achieve both commercial and technical agreement with the client

• Reviewed customer specifications and interpreted electrical single line diagrams, schematics, and site plans

• Proposed optimal applications for Power Control Rooms (E-house), switchgears, and motor control centers

• Knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives, transformers, UPS systems, HVAC, and relay panels

• Collaborated with Sales to provide comprehensive pre and post-sales technical support to the client

• Worked closely with Project Management to maximize profit margin and assist in the order entry process

• Complied with ANSI/IEEE and ISO 9000 standards to facilitate clients’ needs and meet industry standards

• Ensured all equipment met all federal, state, and electrical codes (such as NFPA, NEC, etc.) and safety standards

• Built professional relationships with vendors to promote cost efficiency, quality, and market development

• Maintained a can-do attitude to guarantee customer satisfaction throughout the sales process and beyond

• Promoted innovative thinking to ensure in-house estimating tools captured and reflected industry trends

• Led team efforts on establishing new and improving existing training manuals Contracts Engineer Intern

Total E&P United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, U.A.E June 2017 – August 2017

• Analyzed contract data to develop an efficient and simplified standardized agreement framework

• Prepared and presented a final report on contract data analysis to the Corporate Affairs Director ENGINEERING PROJECTS:

Data Analyst for the Streamlining of Hospital Corporation of America’s Transfer Center January 2018 – April 2018

• Spearheaded the efforts of minimizing number of transfer center denials and determined optimal staffing level

• Designed staffing model using Simio to identify bottlenecks and reduce the average speed to answer by 85%

• Improved facility productivity by creating a standardized lexicon list to improve processing time and performance Design Specialist for the Re-layout of Houston Food Bank Kitchen Storage Area January 2017 – May 2017

• Decreased the average travel time by 90% from which goods are transported to the kitchen

• Analyzed current process flow by creating a practical travel chart

• Nominated by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers to present at the Texas A&M conference Process Engineer for the Butterfly Valve DFMA Analysis and Redesign January 2016 – May 2016

• Led the effort of parts reduction from 12 to 5 by utilizing the Siemens NX-10 design software

• Improved company profitability by minimizing assembly labor time associated with manufacturing the parts

• Optimized manufacturing process by identifying bottlenecks which led to manufacturing cost reduction by 50% SKILLS:

• Relevant Coursework: Operations Control, Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomics, SCM, SPC and Facilities Design

• Proficient in MS Office, MATLAB, VBA, Siemens NX-10, CATIA, AutoCAD, Rlab, and Simio

• Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (IISE)

• Fluent in both English and Arabic


Activities Coordinator – Officer May 2018 – December 2018 Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

• Managed both scholastic and extracurricular activities to approximately accommodate 100 members

• Established Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics for managing and monitoring the chapter’s success and growth

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