RAY GROUP CONSULTING ENGINEERS

DESIGN: ELECTRICAL CONSULTING




Electrical Consulting

EDUCATION

BS in Electrical Engineering Technology.
ABET Accredited.(1987)
"4 year" degree

(Click LINK "here" To See Program Certification.)

This has been the biggest limiting factor for me. The attempt of others to distinguish between the EE and EET degrees. I have found many who want to see me as A "2 year technical degree".

BSEET? We are just as qualified/ certified to take the EIT. I would print the Degree curriculum to clarify the similarity. In SC, it is more of a political issue as Clemson used to host this degree as well. The difference mostly is a little less math and more of a focus on technology for solutions.

Most of my classmates are now Engineering and Project Managers. Where as I simply like to produce the results- "not manage people". Project engineering as well, as I can bring together the details for sucess.
I came to Atlanta with no experience and No connections so had to start from ther bottom.
While I have been limited by both some Jobs and Headhunters
wheil when performing I have been known to meeet if not exceed expectations and create anew methods and more efficient practices.
IF not for family issues and meltdown , I would have still been in Engineeering positions but hampered by lack of "consistant" opportunities.

EXPERIENCE

The Directory list shown above is a subset of the various projects I worked on while a designer at Ray Group Consulting.I was told I would be titled "Designer" as the other Engineer had taken the "EIT" and it would only be "fair". Despite we were doing similar tasks and mentored the same. In 3-4 years I did multiple project support under the direction of the principle engineer/president.

I was laid off in 2008, due to "lack of work" in response to the 2008 meltdown. I must undertake various challenges and skillsets making ti difficult to be current in everything.

I do not tned to look for Jobs, but to "complete contracts" to be in good standing with recruiters. So I still require some support until I can re-acclimate to various tasks and calculations. I have the experience , but also honestly prefer some oversight, until my confidence returns. I "never" overstate my abilities.

GUIDANCE

I was provided guidance and mentoring as we traveled to sites and approached projects. 2005-2008. My mentor led most technical meetings. Various types of projects to include Cement manufacturing, pump stations, controls, and electrical installations and retrofits.

Unfortunately due to family issues I did not learn as rapidly or become independent during this period. (Those conditions no longer exist.) Else I would have developed techniques and software to simplify the job and increase productivity.

CALCULATIONS

I've performed the calculations or used tools for : voltage drop, conduit and conductor selection, wire fill, marsalling panel design, lighting selection and specifcation and use of the NEC to verify and insure meeting specifications.

Much of my innovations are software based, so repetitive calculations can be eliminated and create more accurate results. I may do them manually to verify results if something looks suspicious. But technology is the future: "SKM tools" does a good job at Electrical calculations. "ETAP" does short circuit and arc flash analysis. So I intend to turn my attention to "CAE" should it relate to my job.