Résumé


Daniel A. Sen
   MEng MIET

 Lead Training Specialist
 GE Power
 8800 Wallisville Road,
 Houston, TX 77029-1398, United States

 W  +1 713 672 3763
 E  daniel.sen(at)ge.com
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Summary

I have over 7 years of field engineering experience and more than 5 years of teaching experience. I am able to draw on my technical skills and engineering experience to deliver excellent training programs to fulfill business needs. I present complex, technical material in a manner that can be clearly understood and applied in real world situations by adult learners.

Summary

I have over 7 years of field engineering experience and more than 5 years of teaching experience. I am able to draw on my technical skills and engineering experience to deliver excellent training programs to fulfill business needs. I present complex, technical material in a manner that can be clearly understood and applied in real world situations by adult learners.

My specialized knowledge and skills include the installation, commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and electrical testing of electrical generators and their subsystems:
• Generator stator & field rewinds
• Generator inspection & high voltage testing
• Excitation systems (e.g. EX2100e, EX2100, EX2000, Potential Source Analog Exciter)
• Static starters (e.g. LS2100e, LS2100, Innovation LCI)
• Generator protection (e.g. GPP/GCP, UR protection relays, DGP, LPS-O, etc.)
• Motor Control Center (MCC)

Experience

Lead Training Specialist
GE Power
November 2015 – Present   |   Houston, TX, United States

I develop and deliver technical training curriculum for electrical operations and maintenance for assigned generator control systems, as well as Generator Specialist courses serving Power Services (PS) Field Engineering and Customer clientele. I deliver both entry level and advanced technical training courses on generator controls equipment for both internal and external customer training candidates. I interface with application software engineers and technical writers to develop and conduct custom and standard training courses for excitation systems, static starters, generator protection, motor control centers, and generator inspection & high voltage testing.

I manage, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain lab equipment and software for PS Electrical Excitation and Generator training equipment. I provide student performance evaluation appraisals and conduct training review board meetings with business teams. I provide program leadership through active contacts with operations, engineering, and service shops to stay current on technical, procedural, and business changes. I ensure training materials are up to date and formatted to a consistent design and quality, and implement, document, and follow safety procedures.

I also assist other instructors in teaching their programs and work as a short-term field engineer for customer service during heavy demand periods or on projects that require special expertise.


Generator Controls Lead Training Instructor
GE Power & Water
June 2015 – November 2015   |   Niskayuna, NY, United States

I designed, developed, and delivered technical training modules for excitation systems, static starters, generator protection, motor control centers, and generator inspection & high voltage testing. In addition, I coordinated, scheduled, and executed Electrical & Excitation as well as Generator Specialist training classes, which includes arranging subject matter experts, borrowed instructors, and obtaining required tooling/equipment.

I also assisted other instructors in teaching their programs and worked as a short-term field engineer for customer service during heavy demand periods or on projects that required special expertise.


Electrical Field Engineer & Generator Specialist
GE Power & Water
June 2008 – June 2015 (7 years 1 month)   |   Asia, United States, Australia, and China

As a field engineer (FE), I worked on the installation, commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and electrical testing of electrical generators and their subsystems, which helped me develop specialized technical skills including generator stator & field rewinds, generator inspection & high voltage testing, excitation systems troubleshooting and maintenance, static starters troubleshooting and maintenance, generator protection configuration and testing, and motor Control Center (MCC) commissioning.

Working as a FE has sharpened my analytical and diagnostic skills through the wide variety of projects, equipment, and problems that are part of my daily work. It has also developed my communication and interpersonal skills through broad interaction with the customer, country service managers, other FEs, GE Engineering, and OEMs.

January 2003 – June 2008 (5 years 6 months)   |   Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

In January 2003, I was assigned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) a wholly owned subsidiary of TNB, with the intention that I complete my Masters before starting work as a Lecturer (having a Masters is a requirement by the Malaysian government before one can lecture at the undergraduate level). Whilst waiting for Uniten to enroll me for my M.Eng. which was expected to start in June 2004, I opted to pursue my second Bachelors - a B.Eng. in Electrical Power, as this would be helpful since I would be majoring in Power Systems for my M.Eng.

I completed my B.Eng. in Electrical Power in 2004 and continued with my M.Eng, which I completed in 2007. Both these degrees were pursued part time while I tutored part time for various labs and tutorial sessions. In December 2007, I became a full time lecturer with Uniten and, for the December 2007 semester, lectured on Digital Logic Design & Semiconductor Devices at the undergraduate level.


Pupil Engineer
Tenaga Nasional Berhad
July 2002 – January 2003 (7 months)   |   Malaysia

I completed my B.Eng in Electrical & Electronics in 2002. Being a board scholar, I entered the employ of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as a pupil engineer under the New Executive Training Scheme (NETS). Under NETS, I was rotated through the various business units and worked under senior engineers and managers on a variety of technical and non-technical engineering projects for approximately 6 months.

Certifications

PM University PM Studies Certificate Program
GE Energy Learning Center, Schenectady, NY, USA
Starting January 2013

GE Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma
General Electric Company
Starting January 2013

Member of IET (MIET)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Starting September 2007

Graduate Engineer (Electrical)
Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Starting 2005

Level 2 accredited Adjudicator
Australasian Intervarsity Debating Association (AIDA)
2002

Education

ELIN Generator Control Panel Training 12-1 (ELIN 12-1)
GE Energy Learning Center, Belfort, France
June 2012 – June 2012


GSP MAGIC Refresher 12-1 (GSP MAGIC 12-1)
GMP Corporate Office & Training Facility, Houston, TX, USA
Jan
uary 2012 – February 2012


Generator Specialist Program 11-2 (GSP 11-2)
GE Energy Learning Center, Schenectady, NY, USA
June 2011 – April 2012

This program included:
• Generator Design & Construction
• Second Person Generator Test & Inspection
• Generator Cooling
• Generator Operation & Synchronization
• Stator & Field Rewinds
• Stator & Field Repairs
• 8-month Field Assignment


Field Engineering Program 08-1 (FEP 08-1)
GE Energy Learning Center, Schenectady, NY, USA
July 2008 – March 2009

This program included:
• EHS
• Basic Engineering Technology (BET)
• Generation Excitation: EX2100, EX2100R, EX2000, EX2000BR
• Load Commutated Inverter: LS2100, Innovation LCI
• Motor Control Center (MCC)
• Generator protection (e.g. GPP/GCP, UR protection relays, DGP, LPS-O, etc)
• Generator Design & Construction
• Second Person Generator Inspection & Test
• Quality Program
• 6-week Field Assignment


Master of Electrical Engineering
Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia
July 2004 – September 2007

Major Subjects taken:
• Power System Operation & Planning
• Power System Dynamics
• Power System Protection
Dissertation entitled "Stratification & Sampling of Electricity Consumer Data for Outage Cost Determination"   | PDF | PPT |

Research Projects:
- Project Leader, "A Study to Determine the Value of Lost Load for Commercial and Industrial Customers for TNB Distribution" (2007 – 2008)
- Project Member, "Determining the Value of Lost Load for the Malaysian Electricity Supply Industry" (2006 – 2007)

Published Papers:
- Stratification & Sampling of Electricity Supply Customers for Outage Costs Survey
- Value of Lost Load - A critical parameter for utility asset expansion


Bachelor of Electrical Power Engineering (Hons.)
Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia
July 2003 – September 2004  

Major Subjects taken:
• Electrical Power Systems
• High Voltage Technology
• Power System Protection
• Control & Drives


Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Hons.)
Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia
May 1998 – August 2002

Major Subjects taken:
• Data Network Architecture & Electronics
• Artificial Intelligence & Fuzzy Logic
• Optoelectronics & Fiber Optics
• Semiconductors & VLSI Design

Skills & Strengths

Analytical & Diagnostic
I am good at analytically troubleshooting and resolving problems based on experience and input from multiple sources, e.g. customer, peers, engineering

Interpersonal
My technical skills and soft skills complement each other and allow me to bring a wider knowledge base with more in-depth experience to my job while still being inclusive and customer centric

Language Proficiency
I have a good command of the English and Malay languages and communicate effectively with all stake holders

Computers
I am proficient in MatLab, PSAT toolbox for MatLab, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, and C Programming.  I am well versed in computer hardware and software

Interests & Activities

Published Papers

  1. Simulation of Overcurrent Relay Using the S-Function in Simulink
    • Published at SCOReD 2007, 14 – 15 May 2007 at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
  2. Stratification & Sampling of Electricity Supply Customers for Outage Costs Survey
    • Published at PECon 2006, 28 - 29 November 2006 at Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia
  3. Evaluation of Wireless Technologies for Usage in TNB Substations for Protection Systems Communications
    • Published at BETNET 2006, 31 October - 2 November 2006 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  4. An overview of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and its sensors for the Mitsubishi 4G93 Engine
    • Published at ICEE2006, 28 - 29 August 2006 at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
  5. Value of Lost Load - A critical parameter for utility asset expansion
    • Published at SCOReD 2005, 6 - 7 December 2005 at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
  6. MatLab Simulation – Modeling of the Siemens 7UT6 Differential Protection Relay
    • Published at SCOReD 2005, 6 - 7 December 2005 at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia

Research Projects

  1. A Study to Determine the Value of Lost Load for Commercial and Industrial Customers for TNB Distribution (2007 – 2008)
    • Project Leader
  2. Determining the Value of Lost Load for the Malaysian Electricity Supply Industry (2006 – 2007)
    • Project Member

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops Organized

  1. Metalab Server Workshop – Level I
    • Organizing Committee
    • Trainer for “Introduction to FrontPage 2003” segment
  2. International Conference on Energy and Environment (ICEE2006)
  3. Conference Execution Committee
    • Venue Head & Emcee

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops Attended

  1. First International Power & Energy Conference (PECon 2006) - “Exploring New Developments in Power & Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development”
  2. Second Building Electrical Technology Professional Network (BETNet2006) - “Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development”
  3. International Conference on Energy and Environment (ICEE2006)
  4. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Lecture Series – “Leadership In Crisis Management”
  5. Student Conference on Research and Development 2005 (SCOReD 2005)
  6. Third International Conference on Information Technology & Multimedia 2005 (ICIMU 2005)
  7. Seminar on Electromagnetic Field Risk Communication 2005
  8. International Seminar on Policy and Financial Frameworks Promoting Sustainable Photovoltaic (PV) Markets 2005

Academic

2001 – 2002
Dean’s List for June and November semesters
2000 – 2001 Recumbent Design Competition (Pedal Prix 2000), Universiti Tenaga Nasional
• Silver Trophy for Best Design
• Silver Trophy for Endurance Race
1998 – 1999
Dean’s List for November semester

Social

2006 – 2007 Trainer for Uniten English Debate Society
2005 – 2006 Independent Adjudicator at the 25th World Universities Debating Championship, Multimedia University, Malaysia
2002 – 2003 Outward Bound Malaysia Standard Course (SC452) – Membership Award
Member of UNITEN Christian Fellowship (Techflow)
 2001 – 2002 Member of UNITEN Techflow
Debater for Uniten English Debate Society
 2000 – 2001 Member of UNITEN Techflow
• Mass Communications Director
• Organizing Committee for Massive Camp I
Debater for Uniten English Debate Society
Debater at the 20th World Universities Debating Championship, University of Sydney, Australia
Debater at the 7th All Asian Intervarsity Debating Championship
Breaking Adjudicator at the IIU Invitational Debate
 1999 – 2000 Member of UNITEN Techflow
• Publicity Director for Christmas Night Musical 1999
Debater for Uniten English Debate Society
 1998 – 1999 Member of UNITEN Techflow
1996
National Champion of the KTMB Model Train System Design Competition

Interests

Hiking, mountain biking, rollerblading, swimming, computers, technology, music (piano & guitar), reading, travel