Power Plant Expert 135072 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience in power plant electrical engineering. My expertise includes nuclear power plants, oil field systems, steam generation boilers, heat recovery steam generators, gas turbines, steam turbines, micro-turbines, reciprocating engines, transformers, switchgear, power plant auxiliary equipment, controls, distribution, and air quality permits and reporting. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience include testifying for defendant on control issues associated with a major fuel oil spill.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Engineer for field maintenance and troubleshooting, plant modifications & upgrades, and project/contract management for a wide range of short-term high intensity projects; Project Engineer at General Equipment Services Company providing technical services to the industrial power generation industry; Engineering and Maintenance Manager, provided interim management of all engineering and maintenance activities; Designer Engineer/Project Manager for time critical upgrade of existing controls on two 1,250 kW EMD emergency diesel generators. My experience also includes having analyzed system failure, developed recommended solution; Test Engineer for hybrid power plant used by the Carnegie Institute Observatories in Chile.

Relevant Experiences

I am an Electrical Engineer who has worked in the power industry since leaving the US Navy Nuclear Power Program in 1996. I design, upgrade, test, maintain, and commission power generation equipment.  I also provide consulting services for all types of power generation equipment.
I personally wrote maintenance specifications for several clients including Bank of America and Occidental Petroleum/THUMS Long Beach Company.  I also own power measurement equipment that can be used to document the electrical parameters of a running generator.  I am well versed in electrical safety. 

I have practical experience in steam power plant systems and instrumentation.  


MSEENaval Post Graduate School of Monterey
BSUnited State Naval Academy

Licenses Certifications

Engineer Officer Qualified
Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training
Registered Professional Engineer

Awards & Affiliation

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases