The Benefits of Aligning Asset Management Practices with Organizational Core Values and Strategic Vision
Jebb Richard—P.Eng.—began his career in 2006 with Nova Scotia Power as an engineer-in-training working in distribution operations. From there, he went on to work in transmission system maintenance and operations. In 2010, Jebb worked as a commissioning engineer, working on both substation upgrade projects as well as new substation installations, including interconnection substations for wind generation sites. This role helped Jebb gain familiarity with various substation apparatus, as well familiarity with the types of testing required to accept the equipment and authorize it for energization. In 2012, Jebb worked as a consulting engineer for Stantec Consulting. Jebb did design work as well as travelled to clients' sites to act as a field engineer. Some of the projects Jebb worked on during this time included Nalcor Energy’s Menihek dam substation refurbishment, and electrical system design and field engineering at CNRL’s Horizon II site. In 2015, Jebb began working for AltaLink as a substation engineer in the lifecycle maintenance and engineering group. During this period of his career, Jebb was exposed to many asset management concepts and their specific application regarding the lifecycle of various substation equipment. In 2018, Jebb took on the role of asset manager at EPCOR, where his asset portfolio includes padmounted distribution transformers, padmounted distribution switching cabinets, and the grounding grids associated with these assets. Jebb is responsible for defining selection criteria and determining capital replacement program scope of work for the assets in this portfolio, as well as managing and issuing work to replace failed equipment and determining scope of operational programs.