MichaelAW85
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About

- TURNKEY, ONE-STOP-SHOP for new building construction and renovation Electrical Drawings and Specifications design that you can trust to be done accurately and thoughtfully the first time

- DESIGNED OVER 1,500 ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS PACKAGES from start-to-finish for projects located across 17 different states

- OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in electrical system design for new building constructions, renovations and modifications, including 9 years total of remote/satellite work

- WORKED FOR THREE PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FIRMS located in California, Florida, and Georgia under direct supervision by and in collaboration with experienced Professional Engineers

We all know that searching on these freelance sites means you have to sort through so many profiles, and that just a few simple questions are almost always at top of mind:
1) Does this person behind the profile have the actual expertise and experience needed to meet the high standards I have for this project?
2) Does this person communicate clearly and effectively, and is he/she accessible, available, and responsive to me?
3) Will it truly be worth it to farm out projects to a freelancer, or will the investment of my time and money be better served by just hiring someone in-house or maybe doing it myself, instead?

Let me show you that I can deliver on all three of the above questions for your project and prove to you that you've made the right decision by hiring me to work remotely on your new building construction or renovation design documents.
I'll design the Electrical Drawings and Specifications for each project from inception to completion or based on our specific, mutually agreed upon scope of work... Only a Professional Engineer's review, then seal, signature and date is required upon completion of the project.
I'll, of course, communicate closely with you to ensure the design package is produced precisely and delivered in a timely manner, so that the entire design process meets the Engineer's, Architect's, and Client's highest expectations and so that each project's deadlines are met. I'll confirm that the design is in compliance with all applicable state and local codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. I'll join design team conference meetings and coordinate with other trades, manufacturer representatives and project decision makers, so clear communication happens. I'll meet project milestone deliverables and send progress set submittals, for reliable and accurate project execution.
You can free up your time and offload the vast majority of the electrical design project to me, knowing that each project will be custom, individually tailored, and given the expertise, thought, and attention to detail that it deserves.
I take a lot of pride in my work, and my constant goal is for that to be evident in the Plans I produce.

**I can use my own extensive library of industry-recognizable Electrical and Low Voltage System CAD symbols, details, riser and one-line diagrams, schedules, general notes, etc. with corresponding drafting standards and Plan and/or Booklet Specifications... or I can quickly learn to adopt and use your firm's templates.

EXPERTISE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

- POWER SYSTEMS
+ Building Power Distribution Systems
+ Site Power Distribution Systems
+ Grounding Systems
+ Utility Coordination
+ Emergency and Standby Power Distribution Systems
+ Standby/Emergency Generator Systems
+ Power Distribution System Energy Code Compliance Analysis
+ Wire Sizing and Overcurrent Protection Calculations
+ Power Distribution System Load Summary Calculations
+ Photovoltaic Systems
+ Uninterruptable Power Systems
+ Power Monitoring Systems
+ Surge Protection Systems
+ Plug Load Control Systems

- LIGHTING SYSTEMS
+ Interior Lighting
+ Exterior Lighting
+ Site Lighting
+ Street Lighting
+ Sports Field Lighting
+ Security Lighting
+ Emergency Lighting
+ Lighting and Lighting Control Energy Code Compliance Analysis
+ Photometric Analysis
+ Automatic Lighting Control Systems
+ Daylight Lighting Control Systems
+ Digital Lighting Management Systems
+ Dimming Systems

- BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES
+ Fire Alarm Systems
+ Structured Cabling Systems
+ Audio/Visual Systems
+ Clock and Program Systems
+ Television Distribution Systems
+ CCTV Surveillance Monitoring Systems
+ Access Control Systems
+ Intrusion Detection Systems
+ Nurse Call Systems
+ Cable Tray Systems

- ELECTRICAL STUDIES
+ Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Studies
+ Short Circuit Analysis Studies
+ Power Distribution System Coordination Analysis Studies
+ Building Electrical System Evaluations
+ Photometric Analysis

Experience

  • Senior Electrical Designer White Engineering, LLC · Full-time Sep 2015 – Present 6 yrs 10 mos Santa Barbara, CA, United States Michael has worked at White Engineering, LLC with his father, Jim, for a total of seven years, including four years as an Electrical Designer and three years as a Senior Electrical Designer, but his experience extends to over 15 years, having also worked as an Electrical Designer for three other professional electrical engineering firms located in California, Florida, and Georgia. He is proficient in the design of power, lighting, control, data, fire alarm, structured cabling, grounding, security, signaling, CATV, CCTV, intercom, intrusion detection, digital metering, and alarm systems as well as other miscellaneous systems. His daily responsibilities include the development of design documents from the project’s start to its completion. He works closely with clients, coordinates with engineers of other trades, and maintains relationships with manufacturer representatives to meet project-specific needs. He utilizes the latest CAD, BIM, and calculations software to develop project Drawings and Specifications. Additionally, he has extensive experience conducting field investigations for electrical data gathering and has visited 17 states in that capacity.

    When Michael has free time, he enjoys hiking and trail running in the coastal mountains of his town of Santa Barbara, California as well as camping, wilderness backpacking, and going to the beautiful local Santa Barbara beaches. His 2-year-old English Cream Golden Retriever named "Jaxsen" is his trusted sidekick along the way.