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Wes Hansen, PE

Forensic Electrical Engineer

Location:

Los Angeles Service Center
5261 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles
California
90045

Telephone

310-854-6300

Mobile

562.305.0804


 

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Hansen is a licensed professional electrical and mechanical engineer. He has over 7 years of combined experience in Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) consulting, electrical design build

    construction, and forensic engineering. As a design engineer, he successfully coordinated and designed commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects. He oversaw a wide variety of

    high-profile projects from the initial planning phase to installation, testing, and troubleshooting of the completed product. His background in construction has given him a clear understanding of

    subjects related to electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and building codes.

    As a forensic engineer Mr. Hansen possesses a unique background as a licensed professional engineer in both, electrical and mechanical disciplines. His dual licensure provides value to customers

    in need of an expert with broad engineering knowledge and understanding of complex losses and investigations.

    His design expertise includes, but is not limited to:

    • Design for office, retail, sports arena, food service, healthcare facilities, and industrial buildings
    • Photometric lighting analysis
    • Power distribution
    • Electrical protection, coordination and power studies
    • Electrical code compliance
    • Lighting selection, layout, and controls
    • Electrical cost estimating
    • Photovoltaic solar design
    • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems
    • Title 24 compliance

    As a forensic engineer his experience includes, but is not limited to:

    • Investigating vehicle losses
    • Traffic control signal testing
    • Event Data Recorder (EDR) recovery
    • Large and complex losses
    • Assessing commercial and residential building damage due to fire, flood, and vandalism
    • Root cause analysis of consumer product and appliance failures
    • Failure analysis of lithium-ion batteries
    • Electrical repair cost estimating and code compliance
    • Diesel generator failure assessment and repair cost estimate
    • Medium voltage switch gear failure analysis
    • Transformer testing and failure analysis
    • Electrical bus duct failure analysis
    • Electrical shock and injury investigations
    • Electric vehicle charger testing and root cause failure analysis
    • Photovoltaic solar system and BESS failure analysis
    • Utility system failure investigations
    • Boat lift failure analysis
    • Mining equipment failure analysis
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, California State University,  Sacramento, California, 2016

  • Certifications

    Professional Electrical Engineer, California, License E22878

    Professional Electrical Engineer, Nevada, License 028502

    Professional Electrical Engineer, Arizona, License 73103

    Professional Electrical Engineer, Hawaii, License 19399

    Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, License 41152

    Professional Mechanical Engineer, Nevada, License 028502

    Professional Mechanical Engineer, Arizona, License 76385

    Professional Mechanical Engineer, Utah, License 12937233-2202

    OSHA 10 Certified

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Electrical
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