Resume of Christopher Keast

Experienced process, renewable energy, and environmental professional

Engineering and Analysis:  Process analysis, design, modeling, and simulation; environmental impact analysis; PV technology expert; product evaluation and integration; process and standard operating procedure development; process control and optimization; economic modeling; metrics tracking and reporting.

Project Management: Waterfall and agile methods; resource planning and allocation; cross-functional collaboration; training, presenting, and mentoring; report and technical documentation development; client consulting and liaison; vendor and contractor management.

Computer Applications and Laboratory Instrumentation:  Process control software; chemical analysis instrumentation; air, noise, and chemical sampling equipment; energy design and simulation tools; aerial imaging and mapping tools; AutoCAD; air dispersion modeling software; SQL database navigation and querying; python programming.

Last Resume Update November 14, 2017
Address Anywhere, Canada
E-mail cdk1258@gmail.com
Phone Number 8584056344

Experience

Chris Keast
Engineering Consultant
Mar 2017 - Current
• Providing professional consulting services domestically and internationally to emerging companies in the areas of: solar and renewables engineering; process engineering analysis, design, and management; data simulation and modeling; business and technical requirements analysis; product and project management; technical writing and reporting; QA/UAT testing; process and technology development; database management
OneRoof Energy
Senior Systems Integration Engineer
Jun 2011 - Mar 2017
• Led cross-functional efforts to deliver solar PV technical expertise to all areas of the business including developing standard operating procedures, technical reports, guides and manuals, PowerPoint presentations, business and technical requirements

• Managed small team of solar engineers to effectively oversee system performance and economic modeling, root cause analysis, engineering review and troubleshooting, metrics tracking, technical documentation and presentation to stakeholders

• Evaluated, tested, and developed technical reports and memoranda on various hardware and software technologies

• Researched, implemented, and managed projects and programs pertaining to software applications, PV equipment, battery storage and energy management including writing and submitting several grant applications to the U.S. Department of Energy and software patent applications

• Led cross-functional efforts to deliver solar PV technical expertise to all areas of the business including developing standard operating procedures, technical reports, guides and manuals, PowerPoint presentations, business and technical requirements

• Managed small team of solar engineers to effectively oversee system performance and economic modeling, root cause analysis, engineering review and troubleshooting, metrics tracking, technical documentation and presentation to stakeholders

• Evaluated, tested, and developed technical reports and memoranda on various hardware and software technologies

• Researched, implemented, and managed projects and programs pertaining to software applications, PV equipment, battery storage and energy management including writing and submitting several grant applications to the U.S. Department of Energy and software patent applications
Golder Associates
Air Quality Specialist
Mar 2008 - Apr 2011
• Performed air and noise emissions, meteorological, and energy studies including: emissions inventorying; data simulation, modeling, and analysis; setup, calibration, and effective use of on-site sampling instrumentation and associated data collection
• Wrote and presented technical reports, analyses, and comprehensive application packages pertaining to environmental permit applications and impact studies and submitted to clients and regulatory bodies
• Managed projects including developing RFPs, budgeting, execution, delegation, and finalization
• Provided professional client consultation and liaison with regulatory bodies
Magnus Chemicals
Technical Representative
Sep 2007 - Mar 2008
• Provided technical sales and consulting for industrial water treatment chemicals, dispensing equipment,
instrumentation, and energy efficiency solutions
• Performed on-site consultations, equipment and instrumentation systems testing, troubleshooting, optimization, RFP preparation, and project management
Xerox
Operations Engineer-in-training
Nov 2006 - Sep 2007
• Monitored and controlled chemical process parameters to maintain product quality and batch production, using ABB System Six software and programmable logic controllers
• Managed and optimized water effluent treatment plant for toner particle discharge and performed trial studies
• Certified in Xerox Green Belt Six Sigma program, with knowledge of DMAIC and customer-focused quality techniques

Education

Solar Energy International
Certificate - Solar Design Fundamentals
Feb 2010 - Mar 2010
Certificate obtained specifically focusing on prospecting, designing, installing, and operating solar PV systems
University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Engineering Science (B.Esc) - Chemical Engineering
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Bachelor's degree obtained with focus on chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering subjects and applications
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Chemical Sciences Technology
Sep 1999 - Jun 2001
Diploma of Technology received with specialization in chemical processing applications, chemistry laboratory applications, materials science, environmental applications, and engineering technology.

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