December 22, 2014

Power Grid Engineering: Profile of a midsized company

Best Midsized Company No. 11 - Engineering

Amy Keller | 7/24/2012
Power Grid Engineering
John Elmore (left), Andre Uribe and Karla Castro. Uribe, vice president of business development, teams up formerly retired engineeers with new hires. [Photo: Brook Pifer]

Twenty years ago, there was little demand at most utilities for new electrical engineering grads. Two decades later, a generation of electrical engineers has begun retiring en masse and electrical engineers have become a hot commodity for companies like Power Grid Engineering, which specializes in engineering design and consultation for the power systems industry. To bridge the gap, Andre Uribe, Power Grid’s vice president of business development, says the company has a two-pronged hiring effort, bringing some engineers out of retirement to help train new engineers fresh out of school. “There’s a lack of qualified professionals,” says Uribe, who has hired 14 employees since last year.


Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Terms of Use Privacy Policy  Indian Rocks Beach Post Office Celebrates 100 Years
Terms of Use Privacy Policy  Indian Rocks Beach Post Office Celebrates 100 Years

It cost a penny to mail a postcard when the Indian Rocks Post Office opened 100 years ago in December 1914 on a mainland dirt road leading to a ferry in the “Narrows.” 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

How do you feel about the historic decision to remodel US-Cuba relations?

  • Well, it's about time!
  • I'm cautiously optimistic...
  • I'm skeptical about this at best...
  • Not in favor at all: Keep the embargo strong!

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe