Dennis C. Murphy
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EDUCATION Mississippi State University, 1982-1986. Bachelor of Science Degree, Electrical Engineering Itawamba Junior College, 1979-1982. PROFESSIONAL Mississippi, Alabama LICENSES EXPERIENCE January 2003 – Present MURPHY ENGINEERING, Inc. Principal Mr. Murphy has over 27 years experience in electrical engineering and construction. This varied experience includes the electrical engineering design of many types of facilities and projects, engineering projects involving energy use evaluation, electrical-related investigations of events, such as fires and accidents, and electric power utility engineering. Mr. Murphy's experience and technical expertise includes: The design of all electrical systems required for water and wastewater treatment facilities, airport fueling stations, runway lighting systems, airport terminal buildings, government and institutional facilities, commercial buildings, industrial plants and facilities; the investigation of electrical-related industrial and commercial building fires; utility site planning and costs analysis for industrial and commercial developments; ASHRAE energy audits; all types of indoor and outdoor lighting systems; energy management systems; utility power system electrical engineering. More specifically this experience includes design and development of circuit protection, coordination of protective devices and development of circuit protection, economic feasibility analysis, electrical power supply design/layout, power factor studies, motor supply/protection/control systems, design of power supply grounding, and feeder/branch circuit distribution, design of large and small motor circuits, including circuits using variable speed drives, design of lighting systems and circuits, computer circuits and other load types, fault current analysis, design and coordination of circuit protection schemes, design of surge/lightning protection and backup generation, load diversification studies, voltage drop analysis, building/facility energy analysis and equipment life-cycle cost analysis, developing and providing job electrical diagrams, drawings and specifications, cost estimates, evaluation and review of equipment submittals by contractors, job inspections, coordination with other disciplines and contractors. PAST EXPERIENCE July 1987 – November 2007 Tombigbee Electric Power Association, Tupelo, Mississippi. Engineering Manager, 1997 – 2007 System Engineer, 1987 – 1997 Responsibilities:  Management of the engineering department and direct supervision of department personnel; Responsible for directing and guiding staff involved in customer relations, right-of-way acquisition, staking, work order preparation, planning and design of large residential developments, electrical service design for commercial and industrial customers, and system improvement projects; Responsible for NEC and NESC compliance, and staff training; Responsible for power system protection / device coordination / system power factor control. Management of the metering department and direct supervision of department personnel. Responsible for directing and guiding staff involved in commercial and industrial metering, meter testing, installing and implementing automatic meter reading systems, and maintaining power system equipment. Other duties: Responsible for engineering project management and power system engineering, including system improvements and power supply planning; Implementation of digital mapping system; administration of automatic meter reading systems; improvement of power quality and reliability; reduction of system losses and improving power factor; system protection - maintenance and design, including fault current analysis and protective device coordination; participation in substation design/construction; management of power equipment inventory, bid evaluation, purchasing and records; negotiation of commercial and industrial power contracts with customers; coordination of system projects and outage emergency events with operations manager and general manager; attendance and participation in industry-related meetings, seminars, conferences and schools; design, staking and work order preparation of large commercial and industrial customer service installations and complex system projects; design of metering packages for large industrial projects; developing cost estimates; system load studies; power factor and voltage studies; substitute as General Foreman in his absence; help in development of two- year work plans; working with TVA on commercial/industrial customer power quality issues; installation of engineering department computer equipment and software; development and review of specifications for substation and distribution line power equipment, specialized underground equipment and construction assemblies; and other company-related work. Accomplishments at Tombigbee E.P.A.:  Reduction of total system losses by over two (2) percentage points. Improved system power factor control to year-round zero penalties. Significant annual operating cost savings realized from the result of above accomplishments. Implemented training and certification programs for engineering staff. Implemented the first digital metering and demand interval recording on industrial customers for  the company. Procured the first substation testing equipment and implemented a substation testing program for the company, resulting in savings from contracted testing. Procured and installed the first computers in engineering and metering departments. Designed a spreadsheet program for power equipment inventory management. Implemented a long-range program designed to provide commercial and industrial customers with improved voltage regulation. Reduced system areas of low voltage problems by upgrading, rebuilding, reconductoring, and three-phase conversion of problem feeder lines. Reduced system "nuisance" line operations by improving right-of-way conditions, line upgrades, and re-design of protective device coordination. August – December 1986 Mississippi State University High-Voltage Laboratory  Mississippi State, Mississippi. Laboratory Assistant Part-time employee. Responsible for laboratory setup for research projects. Conducted utility equipment testing. June – August 1986  Tombigbee Electric Power Association, Tupelo, Mississippi Summer Employee Participated in the construction of a 161-13KV distribution substation. August 1982 – June 1985 Southern Company, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama Cooperative Education Employee – Engineer Intern Worked in departments of Physical Plant Design, Wiring Design, and Nuclear Plant Support - Georgia Power Group - Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Baxley, Georgia. Assignments included: Participation in Plant Hatch recirculation system piping replacement project, redesign of radwaste water monitoring units, drywell walk-downs involving above projects and fire protection circuits; Physical Plant and Wiring Design departments, Birmingham - computer design-aided cable routing, drafting of elementary diagrams, wiring diagrams, and assisting project engineers with various tasks.
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