Nick Abanto, PE, MSC, PMI

E-mail: nabanto@greensyseng.com

Tel: 310-947-9863

 

Summary of Qualifications

Registered Electrical Engineer (P.E.) in Texas and California.

• Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree specialized in power systems.

• Projects included: Mission Critical military facilities and courthouse. Fort Hood, TX

• Power plants and transmission lines design experience.

− Power distribution systems 600V and below. Medium Voltage: 4.16kV up to 110 kV.

− Transmission lines design up to 220kV. Complete electrical design package including calculations of power poles structural footing.

− Power apparatus selection: Oil-filled and dry type transformers, autotransformers, capacitors, regulators, surge arresters (MOVs), current and power transformers selection for protective devices for circuit breakers and relaying.

− Transients and stability studies for generation and/or power networks using Etap, Matlab & ATP software.

− Protective relays and breakers’ settings.

• Lead electrical designer of projects from conception to completion throughout project phases: frontend (FE)/SD-schematic design, detail design (DD), and construction documents (CD). In addition, establish design data for work assigned to t eam members . Supervise the a ccur a cy and conformance to project requirements per design criteria as well as specifications.

− Work in coordination with multi-discipline engineers and/or department managers to develop a comprehensive design package maintaining scope of work and strategic goals within the budget allocated for each project.

− Project manager responsible to assign staff schedules and man-hour estimates.

− Evaluate and compare projects equipment selection to advise changes and/or standard criteria that overall meet the project objectives/goals.

− Direct, supervise and assist design team members working under my directions. Engineers, assistance engineer, senior designers, drafters, and designers.

• NCEES records holder . Capable of obtaining an electrical/professional engineer license in any jurisdiction within the US

− Active Professional Engineer licenses in States of California and Texas.

− Fluent in English, French and Spanish.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Overhead transmission lines:

• Parameters calculation:

• Conductor selection.

• Resistance, inductance of single & double-circuit, bundled (GMR)

• Line capacitance of single and three phase (double-circuit)

• Potential difference in a multi-conductors configuration

• Effect of bundling and earth on the capacitance.

• Magnetic and electrostatic induction.

• Corona.

• Line modelling and performance:

• Short, medium and long model.

• Power transmission capability. Multiple power factor, regulation

• Line compensation reactors, series and shunt capacitors compensation.

• Complex power flow, voltage regulation.

• Economic engineering selection.

Power systems studies:

• High, Medium to Low Voltage Power Systems Design.

• Protective relaying.

• One-line Diagram development.

• Steady state and transients studies in power systems networks.

• Short Circuit, Voltage Drop, Load Flow, Cable Pulling, Motor Starting and Grounding studies.

• Substation Layout and components selection & specifications.

• Fault Studies Analysis (SLG, LL, 3phase bolted for balanced and unbalanced networks

• Power Distribution Engineering: Typical distribution systems, radial, loop and network systems.

• Stability Studies in Power Networks.

• Protective Relaying.

• Sequence Impedance of Transmission Lines.

• Sequence impedances of machines.

• Sequence Impedances of Transformers.

Engineering Software Proficiency:

• ETAP, SKM, EMTP, ATP, MATLAB, PSCAD.

• Arc Flash

 

Work experience

The Aerospace Corporation Headquarters

2017-Present

Facilities Project Leader

• Engineer-Plan-checker and quality control for multiple facilities business own by Aerospace Corporation throughout the country. Technical Advisor. Data Centers, industrial, technology projects.

• Medium voltage 16.0kV, 4.16kV, 4.8kV design and spec engineer for campus underground network. Design includes complete SKM network modelling and power system studies for 15MW complete power distribution.

• Planning, SOW (Statement of word design), construction startup, sequence of operation, method of procedure (MTS) script writer.

• Etap and SKM plus ATP user.

• Central Plant planner load studies.

• Engineer on records for all projects performed.

• Technical advisor for industrial, labs, new/remodeling, central plant, data centers, industrial, and life science projects being developed by consultants (vendors).

• Engineer of Records responsible for all technical decisions as well projects’ approval performed by consultants (vendors)

 

University of California Los Angeles-UCLA

2013-2017

Sr. Electrical Power System Engineer

• Service Planning Engineer-Plan-checker for multiple types of healthcare, industrial, commercial, medical and/or office buildings business own by the University. (i.e., Oxy-Petroleum Co building just purchased by UCLA in Westwood, California)

• Medium voltage 12.47 kV design and spec engineer for campus underground network. Design includes complete SKM network modelling and power system studies for 200MW complete power distribution.

• Engineer on records for all projects performed.

• Campus Building Official and University facilities advisor for new/remodeling university projects being developed by consultants (vendors).

• University Engineer of Records (UCLA-EOR) responsible for all technical decisions as well projects’ approval within and outside .

 

Page Southerland Page, LLP – Austin, TX

2008 – Oct 2013

Associate Power System Engineer

• Lead the design and development of Mission Critical Facilities power distribution networks including medium voltage service entrances for industrial, universities and Data Center projects. Full coordination with utility engineers to provide overhead and underground primary service

feeders and transformers.

• Engineer on records for all projects performed.

• Develop one-line diagrams with respective electrical components selection and specifications within the entire distribution system including switchgear, circuit breakers, metering, transformers, unit substations, panelboards, feeders, etc. Perform distribution system studies including fault current, load flow, selective coordination, arc fault, and transient system studies.

• Responsible for managing the production of all construction documents for assigned projects.

• Experience with various project delivery systems including design-bid-build, design build, and early contractor involvement. Capable of working directly with owner, developers and general contractors.

• Reliability studies for existing facilities including the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), the study and recommendations included multiple one-line drawings for facility’s engineers review and approval based on government approved budget. The study purpose of the study was to upgrade the existing IT building supporting the airport entire security systems and converted into a 10MW data center. This project is now under construction.

• Medium voltage power distribution and studies for university campus interconnection with utility service. Projects included the University of Texas Pan-American and University of Texas at Austin.

• Double-ended substation design and layout in 4.16/2.4 KV for life science projects including Hospira Corporation.

• Water treatment and industrial RO systems power distributions and control.

• 22MW central plant power design and specifications to supply power to multiple Mission Critical Military Facilities in the City of Fort Hood, Texas. Worked in coordination with multi-discipline engineering teams; Mechanical, Plumbing, Structural, Civil, Control as well as the Obama Administration Engineers and Turner Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Company.

 

ME-Engineers, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA 1998 – 2008

Sr. Project Electrical Engineer

• Lead the design and develop Mission Critical Facilities power distribution networks including medium voltage service entrances for healthcare campus, industrial and universities projects. Full coordination with utility engineers to provide overhead and underground primary service feeders

and transformers.

• Develop one-line diagrams with respective electrical components selection and specifications within the entire distribution system including switchgear, circuit breakers, metering, transformers, unit substations, panelboards, feeders, etc. Perform distribution system studies including fault current, load flow, selective coordination, arc fault, and transient system studies.

• Experience with various project delivery systems including design-bid-build, design build, and early contractor involvement. Capable of working directly with owner, developers and general contractors.

• Medium voltage power distribution and studies and design for UCLA campus interconnection

• 50MW central plant power design and specifications to supply power to multiple Mission Critical Military Facilities in the City of San Diego, California. Worked in coordination with multidiscipline engineering teams; Mechanical, Plumbing, Structural, Civil and Control.

 

Morris Industries & Lorber Industries Manufacturing – CA 1991 - 1997

Plant Engineer

• Electrical design and installation for industrial machinery. Electrical engineer in charge of 24/7 plant operation. Perform machinery testing, setting and troubleshooting. Specification and parts selection for power and control equipment.

• Engineer in charge of the plant operation, selection and changes required maintaining plant performance and production.

• Engineer capable to improve and select equal equipment replacement to maintain machinery production.

 

Electrolima S.A Utility Company - Lima, Peru 1989 - 1991

Associate Power System Engineer

• Engineer Resident at power plants and 230 to 110KV transformation centers. Experience including turbines speed controllers by servomechanism. Power plant equipment layout-Synchronous generators, turbines, and power transformers 13.8 to 230KV.

• Protection systems in transformation centers. Transmission lines and electromechanical studies; cable selection, regulation, layout, power pole grounding, distance between poles, lightning protection and mechanical calculations based on environmental conditions.

• Utility Power Distribution Networks Design and analysis through engineering software.

• Power distribution from 4.16-12.47-13.2-60 up to 110KV.

• Power apparatus selection. Oil and dry type transformers plus autotransformers.

• Power networks modeling and full complete package studies. ETAP &SKM

• Transients and stability studies for generation and/or power networks. Matlab & ATP

• Primary duties: power substations design and field service, protective relaying.

• Transmission line designer up to 230KV complete electrical package design; cable selection studies based on geographic zone and temperature conditions the line is located , sag distance, power isolators, power pole, grounding conductor as well as the complete electrical studies and losses based on the load size and power factor.

• Performed power and voltage quality by capacitors bank or asynchronous compensation.

• Dispatcher assistance.

 

Education

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), Specialization: Power Systems, California State University Los Angeles, California, 2009

• Certificate, Electrical Design and Emergency Power Systems for multiple types of facilities, state, federal and private.

• University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 1996

• BS Electrical Engineering, National University of Engineering, Lima Peru

 

Licenses, Certifications & Affiliations

• Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

• NCEES records holder. Capable to operate in any jurisdiction in the US.

• Member of the IES

• Member of International Honor Society (IHS) at CSULA

• Practice of Engineering (PE) license primary, State of California

• Texas PE registration.

• South America Engineer Registration, CIP. Countries like Peru, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay.

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