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Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 60949
Desired Job Location: Seattle, Washington Date Posted: 5/27/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediate
Desired Wage: $70,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes

As an Electrical Engineer with 13 years expertise in Naval Surface Combatant Ship's Electrical Power Distribution Systems and more recently 2 years consulting experience with power utilities as a Protection & Control and Communications Engineer, forty years of writing both technically and creatively, and 15 years as a carpenter ranging from yacht building to large industrial projects, I'm looking to merge my broad background to support yet another solid and engaging Electrical Engineering challenge.

My continual professional growth will be founded upon a solid history built upon qualifications such as follows:

• Innovative, high-powered, and proactive professional, offering progressive years of experience in overseeing operations and practices associated with naval ship power system design, simulation, R&D, and technical reports
• Proven expertise in creating standardized drawings for substation design to minimize errors; simplify construction and commission; and extremely reduce design, drafting, and review time
• Exemplify ability to quickly grasp new concepts with mastery and deliver leading edge solutions to advanced power system requirements
• Excellent and personable communicator, adept at conveying relevant information to diverse groups while continually driving cross-functional teams toward high-yield accomplishments delivered on schedule
• Possess innate writing skills; recognized for impeccable integrity and exceptional work ethic in all endeavors; distinguished capability to work under high-pressure and fast-paced environments without compromising results
• Skilled in using SimSmart, a dynamic power system simulator showing process and measurements in real time; MicroCap, an electronic simulator; along with AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
• Sole Inventor of US Patent No. 6,650,969 B1: Electrical Fault Protection System

These qualifications are hardened by experience with Utility Substation Design, Engineering Change Management, Production & Build Support, Simulation Programming, Technical Contracts, Power System Architecture Design, Protective Coordination Design and Control, Continuous Process Improvements, and Technology Integration and Optimization.

Power Engineers Inc. Freeport, ME

Directly engineered complete electrical drawing packages for major utility substation upgrades, providing technical and schedule oversight to drafting, while managing the drawings from conception, through review cycles, to construction completion. Conducted various studies and calculations, including Lightning Studies and Load Analysis. Utilized exceptional skills in writing and organization while producing numerous reports and studies for utility company customers.

Notable Accomplishments:

 Interfaced with a local utility and its corporate parent company to successfully engineer and implement a new, leading edge substation communication system
 Successfully developed an innovative and comprehensive method to more effectively determine placement of lightning protection equipment
 Produced new cabling methods that reduced material costs and installation time
 Created a quick yet effective methodology that virtually eliminated errors while producing material lists

Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Thomaston, ME

Effectively performed all responsibilities being assigned as finish carpenter. Fostered strong bond of relationships with other team members, including electricians, mechanics, and painters while staying focused on producing world-class yachts.

Notable Accomplishments:
 Displayed leadership skills in spearheading finish carpenters for owners’ quarters on 52-foot sailboat
 Innovated new bonding method for improved veneer application to substrates
 Functioned as finish carpenter for crew’s quarters on 94-foot motor yacht
 Created detail design for custom changes

General Dynamics Bath, ME

Orchestrated wide-ranging operations associated with power system design, simulation, R&D, technical reports, and formal presentations. Provided appropriate technical, business, and strategic inputs to program leaders. Drove all significant efforts in leading in-house, governmental, and outside contractors in line with the development of definitive system requirements. Applied expertise in utilizing SimSmart physics-based simulation program, which proved effectiveness of Integrated Power System.

Notable Accomplishments:

 Invented radically new architecture for an Integrated Power System (IPS), which brought 30% superior technical performance and reliability at 30% lower risk, cost, size and weight to rival IPS systems
 Conceptualized new survivability techniques on the power system that were emulated by other systems and implemented ship-wide
 Wrote and presented technical reports; feasibility studies; test procedures; technical, purchase, system, and requirements specifications; cost analysis; and analytical business models for a new class of Navy Ship

General Dynamics Bath, ME

Took full accountability in overseeing numerous functions connected to engineering change proposal administration, purchase specification management, protective coordination system design, production support, power system calculations/analysis, and shipboard testing. Assumed full responsibility in administering formal contracts for ship’s 60HZ and 400HZ switchboards, load centers, and the main interior communication switchboard. Rendered excellent service in providing production support to ships’ electricians and carpenters. Conducted fault analysis calculations and studies as well as electrical load, heat, and structural calculations.

Notable Accomplishments:

 Developed an integrated protective coordination system algorithm and an advanced fault protection device that ensured proper coordination on a looped network without requiring communications between devices
 Assumed full responsibility for the completion of all vendor drawings and technical manuals associated with the ship’s switchboards and load centers following a defaulted contract
 Ensured engineering change proposal technical accuracy and administration of process, which resulted in earning a High Performance Award


PUBLISHER AND WRITER | Self Employed | Mason City, IA | 2009–2012

SALESMAN | Morong Motors | Falmouth, ME | 2005–2006

WRITER | Self-employed | Bath, ME | 2004–2005

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Maine
Orono, ME

Bachelor of Arts in English
University of Maine
Orono, ME

Coursework in Liberal Arts
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Additional Information:

Over the years, Michael Sieleman has concretely established a reputation as a goal-driven professional with the strong determination to do the best job possible in any given instance through his deep-down flair for innovation. Moreover, with his genuine and creative concepts, Michael has consistently exemplified results-oriented approach in finding solutions to various challenges that his chosen fields of expertise have entailed.

Michael’s educational background featured a unique combination of engineering and artistic curriculums. He studied at the University of Iowa and took up courses in History, Philosophy, and Literature.
Conversely, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s degree in English concurrently at the University of Maine. Additionally, Michael attended several trainings, including the Carpenter Apprentice Program (CAP) wherein he finished a four-year apprenticeship and successfully received a certification as a Journeyman Carpenter and Millwright; and a seminar conducted by SPD Corporation on Protective Coordination: Theory and Application.

Michael’s career started at General Dynamics as an electrical engineer, wherein he was responsible for organizing numerous engineering-related functions intended for administering lead-ship design and production support for building Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers for the U. S. Navy. As a high-potential worker for his invention of an Integrated Protective Coordination System algorithm and Advanced Fault Protection Device, along with earning a High Performance Award for being the company’s only engineer to deliver 100% of Engineering Change Proposals on schedule, Michael was subsequently promoted to Senior Electrical and Program Engineer. As such, working with a team of engineers from General Dynamics on an advanced project for the navy, he created a new architecture for an AC Integrated Power System (IPS) that in terms of technical delivery, reliability, cost, and each additional key measure of performance as defined by the Navy, bested the system designed by his company’s rival by more than 30%. Likewise, he was the man behind the US Patent No. US Patent No. 6,650,969 B1: Electrical Fault Protection System.

In 2004, Michael temporarily shifted from his usual work to another field—writing. During the time he was self-employed as a writer, he was able to write a novel entitled ‘Winter Harbor’. Although fascinated to write works of art, Michael still found the need to have another job, this time as a salesman in a car dealing establishment in Falmouth, Maine. In 2006, he took another leap professional-wise, this time as a yacht carpenter and joiner at Lyman Morse Boatbuilding where he served as finish carpenter for a fifty-two foot sailboat and a ninety-foot motor yacht. Missing the analysis, problem solving, and challenge of engineering, Michael served as an electrical engineer at Power Engineers Inc., where he dealt with specific duties on utility substation design, protection and control, and SCADA communication. Recently, Michael ventured once again as a self-employed publisher and writer, establishing his own publishing company, the Guardian Stone Publishing. He productively wrote two works, entitled ‘Hippie from Iowa’ and ‘A History of the World in a Single Sentence’, both of which have received acclamations from readers.

Throughout the diverse career, Michael has continually demonstrated his exceptional ability to look at things differently through stimulating circumstances. What further separates him from other engineers is his innate ability to look at challenges from a unique perspective through which he is able to translate processes in much better and more efficient methods toward improvement. During the course of these jobs, Michael has proved himself worthy of the several accomplishments he has attained. From high-profile designing advanced power systems for the United States Navy to simple projects, like developing a faster and more accurate parts lists for utility substations, to producing inspirational pieces of writing and even assembling portions of vessels, Michael has undoubtedly taken a long and enduring way in the fast-paced and competitive environment of experts. But with his innovative mind power and ethical philosophies in life, geared with a strong leadership ability and communication skills, nothing seems impossible for this man.

Today, Michael is actively on the lookout for his next professional challenge and is hoping now to constructively break new grounds in the engineering realm.

Available upon request.

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