Primera Engineers, Ltd. (Primera) is pleased to welcome Michelle Bell, an experienced Transmission Line Engineer, to our already robust power delivery team. Based in our Chicago office, Michelle’s primary responsibility will be to support our growing list of utility clients with transmission line projects.
Michelle joins us with more than 11 years of experience in the utility industry, specifically in the anaylsis and design of transmission lines. Her expertise includes: the design of transmission lines from 69kV to 765kV, developing project schedules and project estimates, routing studies, review of bids/quotes, overseeing permitting activities, preparation and review of construction packages, and serving as owner’s engineer during design and construction activities. Michelle received her Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a Structural focus from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Michelle is a Chicago native who grew up on the South Side with her parents and two sisters. She is a sports fan who roots for the Bulls and Bears faithfully. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and working with the Girl Scouts of America.
“We’re delighted to have Michelle join our expanding Utilities team,” said Erin Inman, President & CEO and Utilities Division Manager. “Her transmission line expertise and experience with electric utilities, especially in Indiana, will help us refine our strengths and enhance our Transmission capabilities for our clients.”
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, woman-owned engineering design and consulting firm dedicated to dynamic design, innovative technology, and superior service. Primera’s Utilities division provides full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric, gas and water utilities, in addition to wind farms, renewables, transmissions systems, and university, industrial and generation facilities. Primera also offers a wide range of professional services in the buildings and transportation environments, including: mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), civil, structural and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, project and construction management, and business consulting services.