Mike Downey

Name : Mike Downey
Industry Type : Electrical Contractors
City & State : Beaver Falls, PA
Job Title Experienced Electrical Construction Professional
Relocation Preferences : Open to relocation if required.
Objective : I am presently looking for a position where I can be of assistance to a company utilizing the skills and experience gained over nearly forty years in the electrical construction industry. I have proven to be an excellent problem solver, knowledgeable and experienced in nearly every area of electrical contracting with an engineering degree and experience from Apprenticeship to Project Manager over my career. I have worked on or managed projects in Industrial, Utility, Commercial and Power line industry and I am looking forward to utilizing these skills to help you and your clients to successfully achieve your goals.

Resume :  





Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York Graduated B.S.M.E. 1971

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprenticeship Program - Graduated 1976

Training with Sargent Electric Company included Project Management courses, Access and Expedition software and substation maintenance and relay calibration at High Voltage Maintenance training schools, OSHA and Safety.

Training with Allegheny / Sargent Precision Solutions, Inc. included Problem Resolution and E-Time software.

Training with ABB Inc. included attending PMI Institute Project Management course and use of Lotus software.

With GSWC trained in Timberline software including Timberline Estimating and JD Edwards Accounting and project tracking.





Great Southwestern Construction, Inc.                                         9/24/07 1/11/10

  • Project Developer / Estimator Primary duties estimating overhead high voltage transmission lines, setting up project schedules, budgets, subcontracts, material suppliers, tracking project status and invoicing.

  • Also did some estimating and project development on transmission lines for wind farms ad some limited estimating of distribution lines.


ABB INC.                                                                                      4/4/05 6/4/07

  • Project Manager Turnkey projects.

  • Coordinated Equipment rentals, subcontractors, tools and material.

  • Scheduled and planned work to be performed in coordination with scheduler for Field Service Engineers and customer representative.

  • Tracked completion of work and coordinated with customer representative.

  • Supplied Microsoft project schedule of work to be performed when appropriate for work scope.

  • Contracted vendors to support work to be performed by Field Service Engineers, including vendor approvals, requests for purchase orders, scheduling and invoicing.







  • Supervised production facility employing 120 plus production workers in meter retrofit facility.

  • Tracked production, overall and individually per employee for wage rates.

  • Purchased and expedited material and supplies.

  • Managed facilities maintenance and equipment maintenance.

  • Chaired Safety committee.



SARGENT ELECTRIC COMPANY                                          3/83- 6/27/03


  • Project Manager Electrical Construction Industrial and Commercial Installations and AMR Installations valued at 50K to 25M.

  • Administered Projects with due diligence from bid to completion.

  • Maintained construction schedules, managed many projects that required fast track schedule with multiple discipline coordination.

  • Maintained project budgets, processed invoices, tracked expenses and processed change orders.

  • On larger projects coordinated staff of field engineers, field accountant and General Foreman as well as subcontractors.

  • Computer skills include use of Office 2000 software including Excel, Word, Access, Outlook and Power Point. Also familiar with Microsoft Project and Expedition software with some experience with Auto Cad.

  • Often coordinated multiple tasks and projects, strong ability to work independently, organized with excellent problem solving skills.

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