As the sole communications engineer on his team in the Marines, Steven learned about the importance of self-sufficiency, discipline and teamwork early on in his career. “I had to know how everything worked – the whole process from start to finish and every detail in between. The buck stopped with me since I was the only one with that knowledge and expertise.” Steven was used to working collaboratively and delivering results.
When he joined our team at Silicon Valley Power, Steven already had the solution-oriented mindset that would propel him to become the go-to problem solver he is today. Whether troubleshooting user issues or developing new technologies that support our growing utility infrastructure, we can depend on Steven to help out and get things done.
Steven has managed many high priority projects in his 5 years with us. Yet he remains most proud of energizing the Parker Substation, the first project for which he designed, built, configured, installed, tested and verified every aspect of substation communications in a record two years’ time. “It was a great feeling to see everything up and running, working properly,” says Steven.
When he’s not identifying and mitigating threat impacts to the utility network or conducting audits on regulatory requirements, Steven enjoys spending time in nature with his wife and four children. There are few places he’d rather be than a meadow in the woods with a gentle breeze, surrounded by the sounds of the forest. Steven dreams of hiking with his family up Machu Picchu.
Steven’s favorite part of his job is helping the Santa Clara community. “I like my job because I know that my work matters on a higher level. People need what we’re doing, especially in today’s environment. We provide an essential service that keeps the city running.”