Leadership Moment: Ahmed Garad, PE, Technical Manager – Substation
September 23, 2022
Ahmed Garad, PE, Technical Manager – Substation
Ahmed graduated with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has a Master’s degree from the University of Saint Thomas.
He is responsible for the physical and protection & control design of high-voltage substations ranging from 34.5kV to 345kV. His background includes developing substation layouts, elevations, conduit and grounding plans, lightning protection, equipment specifications, one-lines, panel elevations, AC/DC schematics and wiring diagrams.
He also manages a team of engineers and technicians who work on all aspects of substation design out of the St. Paul office.
Why are you passionate about what you do/why do you love what you do?
“I am passionate about power and renewable energy and helping younger engineers develop in their career. Also, I enjoy traveling and doing activities with my kids, staying healthy and being active and doing home improvement projects.
My job is never boring, there’s always excitement and challenges. I enjoy working in a collaborative environment where everyone is working towards the same goal. It feels great knowing that my work has a direct impact on improving our power grid and infrastructure while delivering innovative solutions to our clients.”
Why do you love working for Ulteig?
“Ulteig is a great place to work; it is an employee-owned company. I am proud to work for Ulteig because of the exciting challenges, flexibility, innovative solutions and opportunities for growth. I am proud to be part of a solution-oriented team with a creative mindset and a focus on a sustainable future.”
Check out the video below or head to our YouTube channel to hear Ahmed talk about the importance of technology, resiliency and using Microsoft HoloLens on the field.
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