Alexander Podlozhenov

Alexander Podlozhenov, P.E.
Alexandria, VA 22302
Telephone: (703) 944-2449
Professional Profile
An extremely dedicated, dynamic and self-motivated professional engineer, with extensive experience in
developing, implementing and managing cutting edge systems for major military and defense contractors.
Demonstrates exceptional technical expertise, both in new design and conversion projects, enjoys keeping
up to date and utilizing emerging technology to best meet the needs of the business. An effective project
manager, illustrating a talent for planning and scheduling effectively, with a keen attention to detail and the
ability to manage operations and projects to deadline and within budget. Through international experience
has developed excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build and maintain positive
working relationships with clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Process driven, with the ability
to manage numerous projects and initiatives simultaneously, would prove an asset to any organization.
Areas of Expertise
• Project Development and Management
• Electrical & Automation System Design
• Shipboard & Airborne Applications
• Scheduling and Budgeting
• International Management
• Risk Management
Career Summary
2013 – Present
2011 – 2013
2013 – 2013
2008 – 2010
• Accountable for designing, reviewing and managing a number of projects relating to the development of
new and retrofitting activities for existing automation control systems on more than 110 command ships
Senior Electrical Engineer, BLOHM & VOSS REPAIR, Germany
Senior Electrical Engineer, MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND, US
• Responsible for providing electrical, propulsion and mechanical engineering services to a shipbuilder in
Germany, evaluating and troubleshooting power distribution and automation systems design issues
• Developing excellent knowledge of European standards including Lloyds Rules and Det Norske Veritas
for Marine applications
• Developed and produced the world’s first dynamically positioned (DP) accommodation and support
vessel the “Dan Swift” for offshore and DP operations converting the cable laying ship the “Kraka”
Created power distribution and automation control system diagrams, performing electrical design
calculations for load schedule, cable sizing, electrical equipment sizing, UPS/battery sizing, lighting,
earthing and lightning protection system calculations for FPSO “EnQuest Producer” vessel
Senior Electrical Engineer, ENERGYSOLUTIONS, US
• Prepared power distribution and control wiring diagrams for industrial automation control systems for use
in nuclear waste disposal installations, in challenging northern regions
2004 – 2005
Senior Electrical Engineer, GIBBS & COX INC, US
• Supported NAVSEA PMS 400 on both new construction requirements and modifications to existing
electrical systems for the DDG-51 Guided Missile Destroyer class
• Oversaw the development of Machinery Control Systems for the Aegis Ashore program, leading design
for Main Propulsion Control and Monitoring System, main distribution systems
• Managed the design of additional key electrical systems for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), using new,
re-written ABS rules, produced impact assessment reports for main electrical switchboard configuration
• Supervised the engineering and construction of new oil tankers and T-AKE class ships, reviewed to
identify design issues, recommended solutions on power distribution designs of new oil tankers designed
by a Korean engineering design firm
Senior Electrical Engineer, GENERAL DYNAMICS/NASSCO, US
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• System Conversion & Installations
• Technical Specification & Documentation
• Commissioning
• Workplace Safety
• Regulatory Compliance
2005 – 2007
• Led a team of engineers across all power distribution network design for the Battlefield Airborne
Communications Node (BACN), a state of the art telecommunications suite
Senior Electrical Engineer, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, US
• Responsible for providing technical support for the design and installation of the Interbus System
onboard a Learjet, defined solutions for power converter failure during test phase
• Led the power distribution design from the ground up to fit into existing aircraft systems, and designed a
unique remote controlled Power Distribution Unit during the second phase
• Awarded Team Customer Appreciation Award following successful project test flights
2003 – 2004
• Managed the initial design and trade study analyses of the Engineering Control System for a DDG-1000
Class Multi-Mission Destroyer, developed installation diagrams, automation control drawings and
multiple equipment interface databases
Systems Engineer, L-3 MARINE SYSTEMS, US
• Oversaw the smooth integration of new Engineering Control System into current design ship systems to
ensure accuracy through ongoing review
• Significant contributor to the delivery of a gas turbine-powered marine pre-positioning force ship “Roy M
Wheat” for Military Sealift Command, prepared technical specifications
Electrical Consultant, KEYSTONE SHIPPING CO, US
• Managed procurement and coordination of new equipment installation, prepared interpretations of
control and one-line diagrams, and modifications to the ships existing diagrams
• Supported the testing and commissioning of automation systems through the development of periodic
test procedures
1996 – 2003
• Led the conversion of a gas turbine-powered RO/RO cargo ship into a Military Sealift Command prepositioning
force ship, translating complex wiring, control and automation diagrams
Marine Electrical Engineer, AMSEC LLC, US
• Oversaw equipment procurement, installation coordination, automation and electrical equipment testing,
prepared drawings for search radar systems
• Successfully integrated a new Machinery Centralized Control System with the existing systems and
SULZER diesel generators to meet ABS, USCG, SOLAS, IEEE, and NEC requirements
• Awarded customer commendation for outstanding power survey, and MSC’s Outstanding Achievement
Award for success as part of the integrated project team
Education and Qualifications
Professional Training
• ControlLogix, PLC-5, IDEC PLC/HMI Design, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Courses
• Industrial Data Communication Systems
• SKM Power Tools (Load, Short Circuit, Arc Flash Hazard Analyses, Coordination Studies etc.)
• Advanced AutoCAD Course Certificate
• PROFIBUS Technical Seminar Certificate
• MS Project, Access, Excel, Word Training Certificates
Licenses & Affiliations
• Member of National Society of Professional Engineers
• Professional Engineer License
• Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
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Electrical Engineering, Latvian Maritime Academy
• Streamlined communications between manufacturer of turbines and client, honored with the “Plank
Owner” plaque following seal trials
• Utilized COTS products instead of militarized equipment to reduce weight and cost of the BACN
installation but still maintaining integrity and robustness of the system

Experience BACK TO TOP

Job Title Company Experience
Senior Electrical Engineer Military Sealift Command – Present

Additional Info BACK TO TOP

Current Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Years of relevant work experience: More than 15 Years

Date of Availability: Within 2 weeks

Work Status: US – I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.

Active Security Clearance: Active Secret

US Military Service:

Citizenship: US citizen


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