POWER: FROM TRANSMISSION TO DISTRIBUTION

HBK offers a wide range of engineering design services utilizing AC voltage system requirements from 120V to 230kV substation installations, DC battery and UPS power systems. Our Electrical design team has extensive knowledge and experience with the ComEd (Commonwealth Edison) system and its associated design parameters, commercial power and distribution system requirements, power generation and substation facilities. HBK’s Electrical Engineering service offering includes design of 120 V– 480 V distribution systems, medium voltage (4160V) switchgear and distribution equipment, emergency power generation, DC and UPS power, grounding, raceway systems, preparation of electrical equipment design and specification documents and associated purchase orders, upgrading downstream Medium Voltage electrical service from substation and distribution centers, Electrical subterranean Vaults and transformers (480V - 4160V) , Overhead/Underground service drops for large commercial/industrial users, design of distribution circuit reinforcement , Cable replacements,  Mid-Circuit reclosers, automatic load transfer switching, utility performance and reliability evaluation,  and electrical equipment condition assessment. HBK’s electrical design staff has a combined experience of over 30 years in the design of overhead distribution facilities ranging from 34kV (and below) primary and secondary services in congested urban areas as well as suburban and rural areas.

  • From 120V to 345kV, HBK’s scalable design approach provides for the same standard of quality and level of detail across all projects, large and small.

Key Personnel

    KEVIN VUCINIC

    Kevin Vucinic came to HBK with over three years at Halliburton Energy Services as a Senior Field Professional. As a civil engineer for the Power sector at HBK, Kevin’s main focuses have been ComEd’s EIMA program and New Business conduit design.  Under the EIMA program Kevin has served as a field inspector tasked with inspection and documentation of ComEd manholes throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.  He is also a key member of the New Business conduit design team responsible for the design and coordination of underground conduit for 12kV systems.  Additionally, he has designed conduit for 4kV Pothead Replacement, DA Reclosure, and relocations of existing facilities.

    SUSIE OTHMAN

    Susie Othman joined HBK in 2011 and has over 15 years of experience in Project Management, Electrical Design, CADD and architectural design. Susie Othman is a motivated professional with excellent management and leadership skills, and has also developed the training for all power sector employees at HBK. She also has experience in design and drafting for custom utility, residential and commercial projects. Susie has delivered projects on-time and under budget in some of the most demanding environments. Susie has taken projects from proposal and scope of work development to construction; ensuring projects exceed the client expectations. Susie works with the Power Sector and currently manages the DA/AMI program, Line Clearance, Distribution Automation Recloser program, Cable replacement, New Business and Analog Circuit Replacements (ACR), as well as the training of all power sector employees. She interfaces with utility clients on a regular basis to coordinate projects, budgets, and to maintain good client relationships. As a professional, she is skilled in improving all aspects of design, maximizing resources, and managing projects.…