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Electrical Engineering Manager, Distribution Engineer

November 06, 2009

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Reliably efficient engineering and management professional with a career chronicled by broad expertise and achievements in operations, engineering, construction, and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution systems for a leading public electric and gas company. Demonstrated engineering proficiency in developing standards and specifications of electric distribution tools and equipment combined with excellent communication, analytical, decision making, planning, and organizing skills.

Dependable and multi-tasked leader with hands-on expertise in streamlining operations, resolving complex engineering and personnel-related issues, as well as in maintaining optimum quality service. Focused and driven strategic thinker with the ability to maintain safe and compliant operations, fostering professional advancement of staff and integrity. An industry pioneer and reputed First Vice Chairman of ASTM Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers.


- Electrical Engineering Operations

- Service Enhancement

- Management and Coordination of Multiple Fields

- Resolution of Issues

- Budget Management

- Personnel Development and Supervision

- Internal and External Communication

- Continuous Process Improvement


Public Service Electric and Gas Company, NJ

Supervising Engineer 1997-2009

Appointed Engineering Department head responsible in leading activities in various field locations. Directed and ensured efficiency of an Asset Care Group and Customer Care Group consisting of 4 supervisory management personnel and 20 bargaining unit personnel while maximizing skills of new engineers, supervisors, and summer interns.

- Managed and ensured coordination of incoming small and large projects of approximately 350 monthly, which involved estimating projects for new or improved facilities

- Fostered continuous improvement in service through inspection and maintenance programs to include capacitor inspection program, poorest performing circuit program, and energized structure inspection program

- Managed and maintained an accurate record of inspection and maintenance related information to ensure follow up and organization of update maps

- Addressed and promptly attended to customer queries regarding mechanical inquiries, voltage inquiries, customer shutdowns, and responses to BPU / Executive complaints

- Managed projects and ensured compliant and efficient equipment installations, equipment repairs, burnouts, head changes, no powers, and pole hits

- Completed projects on time and in accordance to customer needs through proficient coordination with internal departments and divisional monthly work plan meetings

- Directed and streamlined the planning, design, budget, and schedule of the construction for substation and outside plant facilities needed to provide reliable service to customers

- Managed and resolved complex repair and maintenance activities during storm restoration efforts, and performed on-call responsibilities

- Supported the continuous development of a premier electric distribution system by actively participating in EPRI projects, EDECT meetings, planning meetings, and ASTM Standards work

Senior Staff Engineer / Lead Engineer 1993-1997

Maintained the integrity of service and the highest level of customer satisfaction by establishing and ensuring compliance with standards in construction, maintenance, and operational designs.

- Examined quality and reliability of materials, rendered approval, as well as participated in two EPRI project task groups

- Facilitated improvement in efficiency and productivity by promoting accountability and supporting departmental quality and business plans

- Streamlined field operations and resolved issues in collaboration with the Overhead Product Evaluation Task Group

- Directed and optimized functions of the support staff including training and development, as well as promoted teamwork within group and associations

- Improved system reliability and lowered operation and maintenance costs by efficiently managing laboratory testing of automatic splices

- Brought savings of $76,000 through proficient direction in laboratory testing of wedge connectors and ballistic tools

- Facilitated growth in distribution ground system using thorough laboratory procedures for ground connectors

- Maintained excellent level of customer service, leading to commendations from field personnel and vendors

- Managed relationships with vendors and collaboratively worked with personnel; developed written specifications and presentations while managing and resolving issues in timely and efficient manner

Engineer Assistant / Associate Engineer / Engineer 1982-1993

Managed and developed plans, design, budget, and schedule for the construction of substation and outside plant facilities that are needed to provide reliable service to customers. Established business relationships and systematized supply plans for new major customers. Relied on to provide advice on resolving issues involving Overhead, Underground, Maintenance, and Operations Departments.

- Led and coordinated major facility relocation plans, and secured agreements with I.E. Bell Atlantic, NJ Department of Transportation, Railroad, and FAA

- Effectively managed bargaining unit employees in the Overhead Engineering Group and Line Construction Group, consisting of 20 people especially during vacation time and storm emergencies

- Directed the grid system project into successful completion

- Formulated plans to streamline daily work, new construction, pole sets, storm restoration work, and load transfers

- Increased productivity of employees by promoting teamwork

- Mentored and directed the activities of relay technicians, and assisted in resolving substation trouble jobs

- Designed layouts of transmission static wire and transmission clearance poles

- Determined root causes of right-of-way complaints, conducted property use investigations, and developed mowing specifications

- Played an important role in planning and managing major projects, and worked closely with the drafting group, underground group, and compliant group


- Streamlined operations and cut cost through reducing small new business cycle time from 21 to 9 days for three consecutive years

- Maintained the integrity of service, reducing the number of BPU complaints by 50% in 2008

- Provided strategic direction to IBEW personnel from another location, and ensured the successful construction of 26 KV circuits to a new customer from the Engineering Department

- Authored 50% of the PSE&G outside Plant Construction Handbook; wrote specifications, such as Testing Procedures of Dielectric Gloves, Testing Procedures of Dielectric Sleeves, and Testing Procedures of Dielectric Blankets

- Developed and implemented New Rainwear Standard, which resulted in an annual savings of $500,000

- Recommended changes and process improvements that resulted in annual savings of $125,000

- Facilitated improvement through the development of a new distribution system line spacer to eliminate rubber ties

- Received the 1995 T&D Departmental Excellence Award

- Reduced annual operating costs by $76,000 by managing laboratory testing of wedge connectors and ballistic tools



Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ


New Jersey drivers license with CDL certification, endorsements for Hazardous Waste, and Tanker

- Crosby Training Program in risk management, inspection of fittings, foundation for performance, industry concepts, fitting and block terminology, and key concerns of fittings in overhead lifting (1995)

- United States Coast Guard Captain License (1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009)


- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers, 1994-Present

- Member of ASTM Subcommittees:

- F18.15 Standards for Worker Personal Equipment

- F18.25 Standards for Insulating Cover-up Equipment

- F18.35 Standards for Tools and Equipment

- F18.45 Standards for Mechanical Apparatus

- F18.55 Standards for Acoustic Emission

- F18.60 Standards for Terminology

- F18.65 Standards for Wearing Apparel

- F18.90 Executive Committee

- F18.93 International Activities / International Standards Review

- F18.94 Long Range Planning

- F18.95 Awards

- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), serving a 3-year term (2008, 2009, 2010) on the ASTM International Committee on Committee Technical Operations (COTCO)

- Chairman COTCO Regulations Subcommittee (2010)

- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), ASTM Board of Directors Nominating Committee (2006)

- EPRI Utility Recognition Award (2002)

- Life Member of National Eagle Scout Association


- Analysis of Electric Distribution Standards

- Development of Electric Distribution Standards and Specifications

- Accident investigation and analysis; Job Safety and Task Hazard Analysis

- Technical writing; development of equipment standards, policies, procedures, rules, and practices

- Program and Project Management and leadership

- Data analysis

- Electric System Operations

- Electric Facilities Relocation

- Electric Facilities Planning, Design, and Layout

- Electric Facilities Maintenance and Reliability Programs

- Working knowledge of Electric Distribution Work Practices and Procedures

- Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint), Corporate Internal Main Frame applications, SAP, OMS, Business Objects, Internet applications (Google and MapQuest), and other software applications

- Experienced writing specifications in Testing Procedures of Dielectric Gloves, Testing Procedures of Dielectric Sleeves, Testing Procedures of Dielectric Blankets, Testing Procedures of Dielectric Footwear, Manufacturing Specification for Rainwear, Manufacturing Specification for Full Body Harnesses used in Aerial Lifts, Manufacturing Specification for Full Body Harnesses used by Maintenance and Construction Personnel, and Manufacturing Specification for Fiber Optic Cable

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