Burns & McDonnell Appoints Rafael Pagan as Project Manager


Rafael Pagan

With a growing need to improve reliability of the electrical grid serving the Mid-Atlantic region, Burns & McDonnell hires Rafael Pagan as a project manager on its regional transmission and distribution team in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Pagan will oversee a team of power delivery engineers focused on design and execution of substation and transmission projects. Burns & McDonnell is currently ranked No. 1 in electrical power and transmission and distribution by Engineering News-Record magazine.

"The Mid-Atlantic region continues to upgrade aging infrastructure and at the same time, has a growing demand for power," says John Olander, Burns & McDonnell president and Transmission & Distribution general manager. "Adding to the local presence in the Washington, D.C., area increases our ability to better serve our clients. Rafael has the strong technical knowledge and project management experience to grow our local team and help provide solutions from concept to completion."

Pagan has more than 10 years of experience in high-voltage transmission, substations and distribution systems. He's managed, developed and engineered projects across the U.S. ranging from 13-kV to 500-kV, with individual values exceeding $25 million.

"Rafael has worked for and with major utility companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic, giving him a deep understanding of the region's infrastructure needs, challenges and regulations," says Jeff Ganthner, general manager of Burns & McDonnell Mid-Atlantic offices. "His consulting, project management and design abilities make him a strong addition to our expanding team."

Pagan is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Puerto Rico. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in engineering from the University of Maryland.

Burns & McDonnell opened its first Mid-Atlantic office in 2010. Since then, the team has grown from two employee-owners to more than 70, located in Roanoke, Va., Chesapeake, Va., and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 5,700 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be No. 16 on Fortune's 2017 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit burnsmcd.com.

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