Primera Engineers, Ltd. is pleased to announce the promotion of Melissa Helphingstine to Consulting Department Manager. Melissa is Primera’s leading consulting program manager responsible for helping our clients through energy efficiency program design and administration.
In her role, Melissa has embraced Primera’s commitment to providing exceptional expertise with superb service. Since joining Primera in 2014, she has become an instrumental part of our team. She is a natural leader in program management, energy program design and benchmarking; portfolio balancing and optimization; environmental policy, sustainable solutions, contract procurement and negotiations; regulatory compliance, and quality assurance and control.
Melissa studied both landscape architecture and environmental policy at The University of Illinois before joining CB&I (formerly Shaw E&I, Inc.) where she refined her program management skills and managed statewide energy programs. In addition to serving as Sustainability Specialist and Energy Program Manager she also negotiated, executed and managed an $86 million long-term contract for energy program implementers with Future Energy Enterprises. Her position at Primera allows her to leverage her sustainability background combined with her program management expertise to the benefit of our clients.
“We are pleased to recognize Melissa’s commitment to Primera and to our extraordinary client base,” said Mary O’Toole, Senior Vice President and Consulting Division Manager. “She has done an exceptional job in growing the PMO business, while mining the innovation in her team to develop new data management tools. Melissa’s promotion to Consulting Department Manager is well-deserved.”
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, certified woman-owned (WBE) engineering design and consulting firm offering a wide range of professional services with a focus in four major areas of expertise: Buildings, Transportation, Utilities and Consulting. Primera’s Consulting division provides integrated capital planning and portfolio management services tailored specifically to client needs, including: business analysis, change management, stakeholder facilitation, gap analysis/benchmarking, project controls assessment and implementation, quality management systems, data analysis and reporting, and training development and delivery. Primera’s core service offerings include a wide range of professional services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), structural, civil, and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, transportation, natural gas, power delivery, and project and construction management services.