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KENNETH PHILIPSON CAREER SUMMARY Dedicated, Senior Electrical Engineer and Project Manager with 22 years of experience in the design of commercial and retail building systems. Established long-term track record for providing innovative and award winning engineering solutions to Big Box Retail, Office spaces, refrigerated warehouses and the Supermarket Industry. Provided Project Management and leadership for profitable accounts while maintaining team organization, business objectives and client satisfaction. Lead Electrical Engineer in LEED Certified Gold Supermarket. Developed customized menus and office standards in AutoCAD, created custom spreadsheets for electrical panels and engineering calculations. Clive Samuels & Associates - Division of Emerson Climate Technologies, Princeton, NJ Senior Electrical Engineer \ Project Lead, 1987 to 2008 Senior Engineer: Prepared electrical construction documents for projects in commercial, retail and the food industry. Fully involved in all aspects of the project; Initial client contact, design development, Electrical engineering, Project management, Permit plans and final construction documents. Electrical Engineering: Site power and lighting design, interior lighting design, power distribution, partial plans, refrigeration power design, energy management systems, HVAC power and control, single line electrical riser diagrams, Low voltage, Fire Alarm design, Specifications, site survey and final punch list. Design Proficiency: Utility and Fire Marshal coordination, understanding of site and architectural plans, Short Circuit analysis, voltage drop calculations, Electrical service sizing, Generator sizing and selection, experienced with lighting design programs, broad knowledge of National Electrical Code, extensive experience with electrical penthouses and power walls. Expertise in the field of refrigerated warehouses, Supermarket design and big box retail. Project Management: Lead tasks included; management of design team with up to 7 individuals, Project budgeting, Proposal writing, Project initiation, Project Management Plan (PMP), Weekly in-house project meetings, client meetings, attendance at construction meetings, employee and project time tracking, cost analysis, profitability reports, and project close-out. Leadership Role: Responsible for mentoring and career development of direct reports and new employees. Directed entry-level engineers, designers and CAD personnel in the basics of electrical design, drawing composition, letter writing, electrical calculations and interpretation of electrical cuts. Computer and Administration: Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD 2008 including introductory classes in Revit and BIM, AutoCAD programming and menu writing, strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with high skill level in Excel, Outlook, Word and Power Point presentations, Easy Power - short circuit analysis, Visual – lighting design, Kohler & Onan generator sizing programs, Wind2 Financial program. Key Strengths: Professionalism in Leadership, well liked by upper management and subordinates, dedication, commitment and loyalty to employer, consistently maintain a high level of accurate and efficient productivity from self and team, clear verbal and written communication skills, artistic tendency, goal oriented to produce a project on time. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, Ewing, New Jersey PSMJ Project Management Boot Camp Accredited course in Project Management Sponsored by Emerson Corporate PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS Lead Electrical Designer: Whole Foods Supermarket, South Loop, Chicago Lead Electrical Engineer in first Whole Foods US Supermarket to be LEED Gold certified. Project Management & Engineering Tesco Fresh & Easy Markets 2006 – 2008 Led a team of Engineers that facilitated Tesco’s entrance into the US market place. The account maintained a profit margin above 25% and client satisfaction was proven with repeat business forecasted for 2009. Saker ShopRite, Brick NJ 2007 Project Manager for a remodel and expansion of a 75,000 sqft high-end World Class ShopRite Supermarket. This facility was re-designed utilizing the latest innovative techniques in distributed refrigeration design and combination electrical/refrigeration penthouses. These design innovations have now grown to become client standards and have dramatically reduced operating costs. Whole Foods, Tenleytown Washington DC 2007 Project Manager for a major remodel near Washington DC, this facility was situated between two floors of a parking garage and was completely rotated 90 degrees with-in the existing space, allowing for a new mezzanine and prep areas to be added. This remodel required a larger electrical service to back feed the existing service and an extreme amount of phasing and coordination. This project was completed while the store was in operation with no loss of revenue. Account: A&P Food Emporium Bridgemarket NYC, 2006 Member of the project team tasked to revise and improve the engineering documents for the flagship Food Emporium at Bridgemarket. This grocery store was originally built under the historic 59th street bridge in 2000. We revisited the store in 2006; improvements were made in lighting, store layout and functionality. FMI & FMI Energy Presentations 2000- 2008 Prepared power point presentations for trade shows, these presentations were presented by company Presidents and VP. Topics included the following: Innovation’s in Supermarket design, Lighting For Supermarkets, Energy Usage in Supermarkets, Designing for LEED, Sky lighting Use in Retail facilities. White Papers and Technical Writing Prepared White papers for clients illustrating new innovative processes designed into their facilities. These include, 480volt vs 208volt, Transient volt surge suppression (TVSS), Copper wire vs Aluminum wire, Whole store generator design, Power walls and penthouses vs convention electrical design, and Distributed refrigeration vs Conventional refrigeration. Office Standards Created original office standard for AutoCAD, including custom menus, Marco commands and AutoLisp programming. Created custom Excel panel schedules and have continually updated them adding voltage drop calculations and work sheet for NEC 220 Electrical service sizing. Major Clients : ShopRite, Wakefern, Pathmark, A&P, WholeFoods, Apple Computer, Tesco Fresh & Easy, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, BJ’s, ACME, Schnucks, Wild Oats, Harris Teeter, Stop&Shop, Ahold, Safeway, Genuardi, Kings, Foodtown, Clemens Markets, Giant, Jetro Restaurant Depot.
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