Webinar Young Professionals Becoming a PE

IEEE Power & Energy Society Young Professionals Webinar Series

The Road to Becoming a Professional Engineer (PE)

01 July 2015  1:00 pm eastern

Presented by Kevin Maynard P.E.
Technical Leader, Eaton Corporation


A great deal of people are aware of the process and path towards degrees in higher education though not as many people know the process and path towards obtaining your professional engineer certification. This talk will provide a road map of how to obtain a professional engineers license using several case studies across the United States. An attendee will see the benefit of obtaining the certification from both a career growth and educational stand point. An attendee will also be able to identify if their career choices would be enhanced by achieving professional certification. Topics of discussion will also include preparation techniques for the FE and the PE, ways to document design experience, and engineering ethics law after you have your license. Recent graduates and engineers in the first 5 years of their careers should attend this webinar. All engineers interested in professional growth will benefit by attendance at this webinar.


The Presenter:


Kevin Maynard is a technical leader with Eaton Corporation having grown into the position from an entry level engineer. His experience is in power system studies, design, training, and power quality analysis. He is an IEEE author with an industry applications aarticle on substation grounding upgrades. Kevin is a professional engineer licensed in 6 states in the northeast corridor. He has been a member of IEEE since college and has participated within the local chapter as industry relations rep and secretary of the Philadelphia section. Recently Kevin has been on the PES Young Professionals advisory board with a focus on industry participation and benefits.

Eric Sortomme received a B.Sc. degree (magna cum laude) in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2011. His employment experience includes internships with Wavetronix LLC and Puget Sound Energy. He is currently a Senior Power Systems Engineer at Alstom Grid, Redmond, WA. He has authored or coauthored many technical publications. His research interests are smart grid technologies, including microgrids and vehicle-to-grid, and wind power integration. Dr. Sortomme is a co-recipient of the 2010 UW Department of Electrical Engineering Chair’s Award. He has been a member of IEEE since 2007 and has served as the Electric Vehicle Working group chair and the Seattle Chapter vice-chair.