Our People
Bryan Knowles, PE

Bryan Knowles is Primera’s resident substation and distribution expert with a passion for challenging projects. “I enjoy tackling large and complex projects,” he explains. “Managing a team of senior engineers that take on some of Primera’s largest and most challenging projects offers me countless opportunities to collaborate with our talented staff to offer clients unique solutions.” Bryan’s expertise is the result of more than 10 years of experience working on substation and distribution projects. With a focus in power distribution systems design for construction of overhead, underground and vault systems, his experience includes inspection, analysis and design of underground, vault and overhead electrical distribution facilities.

Bryan studied electrical engineering at Kettering University in Michigan where he had the opportunity to co-op with a local utility for several years, rotating between their substation and distribution engineering planning and performance groups. He learned quickly that he had a future in the power industry. “The ability to step out of the office and see first-hand the areas I would be improving and the infrastructure we impact brought a new level of investment to my projects and went a long way in shaping my career,” he explains. Since joining Primera nearly 10 years ago, he quickly worked his way up to the position he’s in today. As Distribution Engineering Director, he’s responsible for the technical quality and training of Primera’s power delivery division, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of quality on every distribution project we deliver.

Outside the office, Bryan enjoys a challenge as well. An active father of two, he’s an avid DIYer who is constantly remodeling and rebuilding different parts of his home. He also enjoys reading when he can find the time.