TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
Sara Tahermaram is an accomplished mechanical engineer, decisive and influential leader with over 14 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and testing. She has a proven track record of successfully running multi-discipline projects. Sara is exceptionally talented in overseeing complex electrical and mechanical projects as well as ensuring their completion within budget and on time.
Sara has a strong background in mechanical engineering principles and practices, which has allowed her to provide expert guidance and support to her team. She is skilled in identifying potential issues and developing innovative solutions to overcome them. Her strong analytical skills, attention to detail, along with her ability to lead and manage multi disciplinary projects have been instrumental in her success in the field.
As a Project Engineer in Powertech’s T&D Technology and Testing department’s Mechanical Lab, Ms. Meaghan Ormrod is responsible for Environmental testing including thermal and vibration testing, as well as tensile and fatigue testing. Ms. Ormrod also works in conjunction with Powertech’s Asset Management group for conductor condition assessments and failure analysis of insulators and conductor splices. Prior to working in the Mechanical Lab, Ms. Ormrod worked as a Project Engineer at Lumiant Corp. assisting with equipment design and process improvements for ballistic tile forging, and as a Research Assistant at UBC instructing users in the operation of mechanical test equipment.
As a Project Engineer in Powertech’s Transmission and Distribution’s Mechanical Lab, Mr. Evan Waugh is responsible for pole-top and padmount transformer oil sampling (PCB) solutions and mechanical testing including vibration and shock testing, environmental testing, tensile, compression, fatigue, impact and structural testing.
Prior to working in the Mechanical Lab, Mr. Waugh worked as a Project Engineer in Powertech’s Advanced Transportation – Testing department, where he was responsible for high pressure hydrogen system testing to international standards for compressed hydrogen components and storage tanks used in vehicles, transportation and fueling station applications. He has also worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Riderless Technologies, as a High Pressure Component Designer at IMPCO Technologies, and performed software and systems integration testing at General Dynamics Canada.
Mr. Waugh holds a B.A.Sc., from the University of Waterloo and is an Engineer in Training registered with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.