francisa1
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AutoCAD CAD Design DIgSILENT PowerFactory

About

I am a trained career electrical renewable expert alongside a traditional competence in electrical power system transmission lines and associated substation design, construction supervision, and commissioning.

Highly skilled in technical and commercial due diligence for large-scale solar PV plant design and construction.
Also, well experienced in solar PV hybrid mini-grid design and construction.

I have accomplished quite a number of projects such as;

design of 20 MWp plus 8MWh BESS solar PV plant in Jambur The Gambia, which at present an evaluation process of bidding documents is ongoing for the construction phase.

Design of 1GW solar PV plant for the Jigawa Energy city in Nigeria in the execution of feasibility study for the construction phase.

Design of a solar PV plant as an alternative source of power supply for the hydropower station at Entebbe Uganda.
Similarly, I have initiated and commissioned a number of transmissions and associated substation projects in Nigeria and across West African region.
vast skill in project management and project specification reviews and appraisals.

Veritable skill in AutoCAD, a Rated power software, for PV plant design and simulation, Proficient in PowerFactory DIGSilient software for system study and analysis.

I am a Graduate of electrical, engineering, and MSc in Engineering Management from Brunel University London.

Experience

  • Deputy Project Manager GOPA International Energy Consultants Ltd · Part-time Oct 2015 – Present 6 yrs 1 mos undefined, Nigeria • Design of 20 MWp large scale grid-connected PV Plant in Jambur
    • Performed extensive analysis of PV site, layout, terrain, energy yield, and electrical configurations of PV plant using PV system and Design software.
    • Carried detailed cost analysis and real-time, bill of quantities for a large-scale PV plant.
    • Performed review and inputs in the project feasibility studies.
  • Team Leader/ Environmental Engineer GOPA- International Energy Consultants GmbH · Part-time Oct 2017 – Dec 2017 2 mos undefined, Germany • Project management and team coordination
    • Overview market report on EE, small RE, and solar PV market conditions
    • Survey of companies/SMEs to assess their EE practices and intentions concern-ing investments in the above
    • Supply chain survey assessing technical and financial capacities of equipment manufacturers in the country
    • Consultations with local financial institutions to understand their position and needs for support from international financial institutions
    • Organisation and delivery of a dissemination workshop
  • Deputy Project Manager GOPA- International Energy Consultants GmbH · Part-time Jun 2016 – Dec 2017 1 yrs 6 mos undefined, Nigeria • Team support for Feasibility and pre-feasibility studies for Utility-Scale Grid-Connected Solar Power Plants, for Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) under Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Project Manage-ment Unit (FPMU)
  • Deputy Project Manager Fichtner Engineering Nigeria Ltd · Part-time Oct 2013 – Oct 2015 2 yrs undefined, Nigeria • Supervision and coordination of the activities of the EPC Contractor regarding the ongoing 330kV OHTL and 330kV/132kV/33kV Substation project of NDPHC at Ikot Abasi – Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.
    • Implement and approve all Technical De-sign of the OHTL and S/S project of the EPC Contractor under my supervision.
    • Organize Monthly Progress meetings for all the ongoing OHTL and S/S projects at our supervision to check work progress and resolve any Technical and Financial issues on the project. Management Plan. Recommendation for Mitigation based on evaluation from field data.
    • Project management and presentation.
    • Render technical assistance to Client and ensure that the EPC contractor comply with all technical specification guiding the project.
    • Supervision and coordination of the ongoing Engineering, Procurement, and Construction project of 330kV double circuit Transmission Line and 330kV/132kV/33kV Substation of TCN at Akure to Oshogbo.
    • Check and approve EPC contractors In-voices for lots 5 and 18 NDPHC projects in line with the progress of work achieved at the site.

Education

  • Brunel University London MSc , Industrial Engineering with a Focus on Engineering Management, Merit 2020 – 2022 (expected)
  • National Open University of Nigeria Post Graduatate Diploma, Information Technology, Merit 2016 – 2017
  • The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State Nigeria BACHELER OF ENGINEERING, Electrical Engineering (Power System), Second Class Upper division 2005 – 2010

Other experience

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Minigrid Design Expert NAPTIN/GIZ Dec 2018 – Present See credential
  • R'COREN Council for the regulation of engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Aug 2016 – Present See credential