Name Neil Pansey

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Neil has spent a lifetime in pursuit of ever evolving technologies. Graduating from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Engineering. Laying the foundation for what has become a career of excellence and distinction for over fifteen years. He has served as a professional electrical engineer and technical leader focused on hardware, applications, technology trends, and leadership in the power generation environment.

In 2001 Neil went to work for Progress Energy Florida, in Saint Petersburg, Florida where he received advancement through 2012. As a plant engineer, he was stretched in directions that truly challenged him and expanded his experience in power plant operations, electrical technical maintenance and maintenance planning and teamwork. Neil then accepted an offer as senior engineer at Progress Energy. Quickly recognized as an expert in I&C design and modification for gas turbine, steam turbine, boiler, water treatment, fuel handling, HRSG and other BOP equipment. In that role, he demonstrated proficiency in measurement selection and installation planning for flow, pressure, temperature, speed, vibration, level and analytical instrumentation and final control elements and control valve accessories.

In recognition of his skill and contributions to Progress Energy, Neil advanced to lead engineer. Assuming responsibility as a project-engineering manager overseeing all aspects of supervision for a high performance staff engineering organization. Providing strong leadership, motivation and coaching to multi-disciplinary technical staff required a need for strategic organizational behavior. Neil coordinated project work flows; project and outage schedules and developed contingency plans for projects, provided design reviews and supervision/coordination to multiple parties and organizations, and monitored multiple project performances and initiated corrective action for major construction projects employing new combined cycle and clean air improvements to conventional boiler generation technologies.

Neil expanded capability as a certified project management professional did not go unnoticed. In 2012, Neil accepted an opportunity to become a technical services engineer at Florida Power and Light. He served as the lead engineer for combined cycle plant distributed control system replacements, fleet wide program replacements for steam turbine and excitation controls and turbine vibration monitoring systems. Neil developed long term budget and project execution plans for fleet equipment assets, drafted technical and commercial requirements and specifications for major project requirements and supplier support agreements. He acted as a subject matter expert and advanced technical support leader for design and troubleshooting electrical and control systems. Neil completed the FPL leadership development program and Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

In recognition of these efforts, Neil was promoted to a central maintenance leader position at Florida Power and Light in 2014. He now leads a team of electrical and instrumentation technical maintenance specialists for major power plant outage execution and equipment overhauls. In this role he continues to be recognized by his co-workers and those he manages as a man of integrity and sound character and as a technical leader who is committed to excellence in his field and to treating people with respect. Neil leads his teams by way of example in the areas of safety, compliance, process management and human performance, and works to create and maintain an inclusive and respectful work culture that drives productivity, innovation and engagement. He conveys technical direction and management oversight to numerous internal and external resources in all aspects of maintenance on modern electrical, instrumentation and control systems, including digital logic, generators, transformers, motors, medium and low voltage breakers, control valves, motor operated valves, switchgear, excitation systems and critical application transmitters, switches, unit protection elements and systems, and batteries.

A resident of Palm City, Florida and working in the southeast Florida area at Florida Power and Light. Integrity, pursuit of knowledge and intelligent curiosity have combined to build a solid professional platform for Neil that will serve him well for years yet to come.

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My Work Experience

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Experience :

Florida Power and Light

2014 - present

Central Maintenance Leader

Coordinate project workflows and project/outage schedules, including setting priorities, providing direction, and making assignments for maintenance goals. Manage, control, and report project spend. Develop contingency plans for projects. Conduct design reviews and supervise/coordinate multiple parties and organizations. Monitor performance of multiple projects and initiate corrective action when required. Lead large teams of multi-craft Technical Maintenance Specialists for major outages and overhauls of equipment, including 501F/G turbine. Promote optimal safety practices on a daily basis. Provide advanced technical direction and procedure development. Lead troubleshooting, repair, and startup activities of cross-disciplinary power plant components. Manage planning sessions, detailed schedule development, and work execution. Track scope, schedule, and risk of execution progress to completion. Ensure adherence to procedural policies and standards across all equipment areas. Developed, implemented, and oversee lean execution methods. Provide leadership and manage performance of assigned personnel. Collaborate with Planners, Technical Services Engineers, and Operations personnel as required to actively manage scope and quality of work.

Florida Power and Light

2012 - 2014

Senior Engineer

Developed technical and commercial project requirements for complex instrument projects. Led project development and scope definition for upgrades, modifications, and expansions. Manage relationships with suppliers. Acted as Lead Engineer for two 450 MW combined cycle plant distributed control system replacements as well as fleet-wide program replacements for steam turbine and excitation controls and turbine vibration monitoring systems. Supported design and testing of two 225 MW renewable solar/steam cycle units. Developed long-term budget and project execution plans for fleet equipment assets. Designed and modified gas turbine, steam turbine, HRSG, boiler, water treatment, natural gas fuel systems, and other BOP equipment. Drafted technical/commercial contracts and specifications for major project requirements and supplier support agreements.

Progress Energy

2001 -2012

Lead Engineer

Oversaw multi-disciplinary onsite construction projects, including all aspects of supervision of a high-performance engineering organization and staff. Acted as Lead Engineer for 600 MW combined cycle construction and operations liaison. Acted as Lead Engineer for overhauls on 20 gas turbines, one 500 MW combined cycle plant, two auxiliary boiler installations, and electrostatic precipitator, selective catalytic reduction and scrubber clean air plan improvements on two 750 MW conventional power blocks. Drafted specifications and studies, including cost estimates and budget planning. Performed multiple system integrations for field and network communications. Implemented architecture, control strategies and cybersecurity elements for distributed control systems and programmable logic controls, including various safety instrumented systems. Applied ISA, IEEE, NFPA, NEMA, NERC and IEC design standards to complex projects. Administered contracts as owner representative responsible for manager oversight, compliance, claims/dispute resolution, and management of emerging engineering and/or construction issues, including scope variations, change orders, and requests for information (RFIs).

Education :

University of South Florida

Master Degree Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

Florida Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

 

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