Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Liquid and Dry-Type Transformers and Reactor Design

ID: 740030 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is a seasoned Electrical Engineering professional and Project Manager with a career spanning nearly two decades. Most recently, Expert served as a Senior Project Manager at Mott MacDonald, a management, engineering and development consultancy. Expert has expertise in managing high-capacity renewable energy projects, including solar generation plants up to 400 MW and battery energy storage systems (BESS) up to 300 MW. His proficiency extends to overseeing the complete project lifecycle—from proposal and bidding to design, construction, monitoring, and field support.

Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Expert was a Transformer Subject Matter Expert and Project Engineer at Black & Veatch, a global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development. Here, he played a pivotal role in developing technical proposals, managing cross-functional teams, and ensuring compliance with industry standards. Expert applied his technical acumen in areas such as transformer design, factory acceptance tests, transient analysis, and condition assessments for critical components like transformers, bushings, and arresters.

Earlier in their career, Expert gained invaluable experience at SPX Corporation and Neeltran Inc., where they designed and developed power transformers for various industrial applications. In this role, he was instrumental in conducting research on electromagnetics, thermal, and mechanical properties of transformers, driving innovation and cost savings for future projects. Expert also managed and led engineering activities, ensuring seamless execution from proposal to production.

Expert holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Gujarat University. Some of his skills include proficiency in software tools like OPS, AutoCAD, MATLAB, and MS Project.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: Master of Engineering Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Bridgeport
Year: 2004 Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Gujarat University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Engineering
Transformer SME, Project Management, Electrical engineering
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2023 to 2024 Employer: Mott MacDonald Title: Senior Project Manager / Transformer SME Department: Project Management
• Projects: Solar Generation Plants up to 400 MW, Wind Projects, BESS Projects to 300 MW, Substation, Transmission/Collection Line: up to 345 kV system projects
• Project management experience from the proposal, bid, design and construction, monitoring, and field
• EPC projects of Thermal Power, Substation, Transmission, Renewable, Hydropower.
• Additional Responsibilities: Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Change Management, Proposal/Bid Management, Risk Management, Contract Management, Contractor Review, Negotiation, Resource Management, Client Management, Business Development
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2023 Employer: Black & Veatch Title: Transformer SME/Electrical Engineer Department: Engineering
• Developing technical proposals that best fit the customer needs and ensuring competitively priced solutions for low to high voltage projects.
• BV Project management training certification for the EPC projects.
• Working closely in a multi-task-oriented environment with sales and customers of the industrial, construction, and utility markets on technical, contractual, and commercial issues by offering quality and profitable solutions for the organization to meet the customer requirements beyond their expectations.
• Interface with cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Finance, Project Management, and Legal to ensure compliance with internal processes while delivering customized solutions by resolving complex issues, cost analysis, and tracking the orders.
• Developed Transformer specifications for different industries, vendor/supplier approval, bid reviews, factory approvals/ inspections, design reviews, factory acceptance tests, shipping, installation support, transformer commissioning, filed an issue, and filed mitigation, DGA analysis.
• Transformer Design and FAT performed based on the Specification and IEEE/IEC requirements for the application transformer area or use.
• Transformer protection and control scheme review.
• Transient analysis of the substation and the generation stations.
• The condition assessments of transformers, protection, and control, bushings, arresters, CTs, and VTs.

• Transformer Rating experience: Up to 1000 MVA /60 or 50 Hz/ up to 765 kV/ Power and distribution class/ various designs like three-phase –single-phase -- auto transformer--rectifier transformer, HazLoc units/Reactors.
• Industries: Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Battery Storage, Renewable - Solar & Wind, Hydropower
• Proposal preparation, budget preparation, new project achievement.
• Responsible engineer for substation and generation station small projects and load flow studies.
• Managed team and projects for multiple international locations, scope negotiation, and client education with clients.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: SPX Construction Title: Project Electrical Engineer - Power Transformer Department: Engineering
• Designed three-phase liquid-immersed power transformers with or without series and preventive autotransformers for power generation stations and substations. These could also be with load tap changers (LTCs) and offload tap changers.
• Typical products were rated 13.8kV to 220kV, 750KVA to 60 MVA, up to 900BIL on customer specifications.
• Performed Protection and Control study of substation and GSU transformers.
• Followed ANSI / IEEE / NEMA / CSA /ATEX standards for design and testing practices.
• Provided cost recommendations to the proposal team based on the bid review analysis.
• Conducted research study on electromagnetics, thermal and mechanical properties of transformers, and reactors to develop new products for cost savings on future projects.
• Oversaw design and construction stages of substation projects with strict adherence to the project contract.
• Performed technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of design packages from internal engineering projects.
• Exhibited project management skills by following initialization, planning, execution, controlling, and closing processes. Used methodology like waterfall, spiral, and if required, Agile.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2012 Employer: Neeltran, Inc. Title: Transformer Design Engineer Department: Engineering
• Managed and led engineering activities, both in-house and outsourced, during the proposal, ensuring a common understanding of goals, schedule, and contract deliverables.
• Designed single-phase and three-phase (Rectifier X’mer, dry type, water-cooled, oil-cooled type, Ferro-resonant) transformers including 6 pulse and 12 pulse designs with involvement from the quotation stage through the production cycle. Typical products were rated between 5 kVA to 10 MVA on customer specifications.
• Followed ANSI / IEEE / NEMA / CSA /ATEX standards for design and testing practices.
• Designed transformers by use of OPS software.
• Created work order Bill-of-Material based on quotation and customer requirements. Created designs for purpose of quotation, complete mechanical and electrical details for production, inspection and test plans, instrumentation, and transformer controls designs.
• Resolved any specification issue and discrepancy with customers and interfaced with manufacturing during production.
• Worked on the protection of distribution systems which involved power system shifting of distribution transformer center.
• Designed Inter Phase transformers.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2015 to Present Country / Region: India, Taiwan, Asia Summary: Worked on many projects in the field of IEC. Design review, FAT, Field investigation, DGa analysis, etc.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Senior Member, IEEE
Licenses / Certifications
University of Pennsylvania (Penn): Management Certificate Course Study
Project Management: The Basics for Success: University of California, Irvine Extension License
Google foundation of Project Management
Professional Appointments
Transformer SME
Awards / Recognition
IEEE contribution on Transformer Standards

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Hindi Native
Gujarati Native

Fields of Expertise

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