Electrical Consultants, Inc., Billings, MT

Associate Engineer I, January 2024 – Present

Design Engineer III, October 2020 – December 2023

  • Performs detailed electrical design for renewable 34.5/345 kV GSU substations
  • Oversees and guides physical designs for substations
  • Responsible for facility rating studies according to FAC-008
  • Responsible for design calculations (such as Load, Ampacity, Battery Size, Voltage Drop, Conduit Fill, & Lightning Protection)
  • Learned Visual Lighting Software and is responsible for creating substation lighting plans per NESC
  • Participates in QA/QC reviews to ensure submittals are functional & safe
  • Created a CSI MasterFormat version of ECI’s standard construction specification
  • Responsible for communications diagrams and IED connections
  • Learning and responsible for SCADA system design and programming
  • Directly involved in detailed substation design for projects bringing over 2 GW of cumulative wind generation online
  • Travels to completed sites to perform construction walkdowns and generate punch lists
  • Responsible for data collection to support NERC CIP studies

Philips, Research and Development, ECR, Bothell, WA

Senior Electrical Development Engineer, March 2019 – September 2020

  • Working to sustain and update the design of Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
  • Following 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485, IEC 60601-1, Design Controls, and cGxP
  • R&D Lead for an AED redesign for RoHS 3 and due to component obsolescence
  • Remotely leading a cross-functional team averaging 9 engineers plus external development partners
  • Defining and coordinating contract design and manufacturing work across multiple global teams
  • R&D Hardware Lead for a CAPA related patient monitor and defibrillator design change
  • Responsible for EMC test definition, tool creation, and test execution per IEC 60601-2-4, CISPR 11, and other related standards

Bently Nevada (Baker Hughes, a GE Company), Minden, NV

NPI/NTI Electrical Engineer, September 2017 – March 2019

  • Part of one full NPI cycle
  • Architected and wrote an advanced GUI for sensor research and data analytics using C# with MATLAB .NET integration
  • Architected the grounding scheme for a next generation monitoring platform
  • Updated existing products for RoHS compliance and component obsolescence
  • Wrote and executed comprehensive test plans that included HALT and temperature testing to ensure vibration sensor performance and quality
  • Gained additional experience with BJT operation

Custom Products Team Lead, November 2016 – September 2017

  • Managed a multidisciplinary team of 16 engineers
  • Increased team revenue for 2017 by over 40%
  • Was responsible for task assignments and creating/maintaining metrics tracking
  • Attended CIR meetings and directed work to resolve major customer issues
  • Created department training program and successfully on-boarded 12 engineers
  • Acted as the technical owner for the Custom Products hierarchy of products
  • Screened new cases for feasibility and reviewed outgoing quotes

Custom Products Electrical Engineer, January 2015 – November 2016

  • Designed hardware modifications to standard product
  • Modified analog filters and power supplies to function with third party transducers
  • Used standard lab equipment (DMMs, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.) to test, troubleshoot, and validate modifications
  • Designed, built, debugged, and tested a prototype, battery powered, external signal conditioner for portable use
  • Designed, built, debugged, and tested a prototype MEMS accelerometer interface module with onboard hardware integration
  • Worked closely with overseas teams to develop software modifications
  • Worked with customers to define requirements and specifications
  • Generated and provided quotes to customers for modifications
  • Worked closely with planning and supply chain to introduce new products into manufacturing’s routing and workflows
  • Provided advanced level technical support for internal and external customers
  • Worked on continuous improvement projects such as asset and specification management initiatives
  • Participated in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt initiatives

Bently Nevada (GE Oil & Gas – Digital Solutions), Minden, NV

Infra Engineering Co-op/Intern, May 2014 – August 2014

  • Designed a manufacturing power supply test fixture for AC & DC power supplies to test voltage levels, current draw, load steps, and overload/overvoltage protection
  • Designed a board test / HASS backplane for distributing power to monitoring system cards


Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2010 – 2014


  • OSHA 30
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED
  • Passed FE Exam
  • Bently Nevada Machinery Diagnostics
  • GE Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma


Power Engineering

  • Wind, Solar, & BESS GSU Substation Design
  • Detailed electrical design 34.5 & 345 kV
  • QA/QC
  • System Integration / SCADA
  • Design calcs (load, ampacity, voltage drop, lightning protection, battery sizing, conduit fill)
  • Visual Lighting 2020
  • FAC-008 Facility Rating Studies
  • SEL AcSELerator RTAC & Diagram Builder
  • NovaTech NCD
  • MODBUS, DNP3.0, SEL Protocol, HMIs
  • Doble F6150e Power System Simulator
  • Fall of Potential Testing

Assembly and Test

  • Soldering (and rework)
  • Temperature testing
  • EE lab equipment (DMM, oscilloscopes, power supplies, spectrum analyzers)
  • EMC testing

Electrical Design Engineering

  • Altium Designer
  • Mentor Xpedition
  • Schematic capture
  • PCB layout
  • Circuit design and simulation (LTspice, Tina-TI)
  • Analog front end signal conditioning
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Tolerance analysis

Microsoft Office

  • MS Excel (Pivot Tables, data queries, database integration, dashboards, macros)
  • MS Word (database integration, macros)
  • MS Visio
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Project
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Software Development

  • Transact-SQL
  • C# – WPF/MVVM
  • MS SQL Server (relational database design)
  • MS Visual Studio
  • Git version control
  • MATLAB (including .NET integration)
  • SciChart (advanced charting API for C#)

Medical Devices

  • 21 CFR Part 820
  • ISO 13485
  • Design controls


  • Design verification
  • Project and schedule management
  • Data analytics and visualization
  • Rack based monitoring
  • Industrial and vibration monitoring
  • Vibration transducer theory and testing (including eddy current)
  • CSI MasterFormat