Will Ayers has accepted a position as Chief Electrical Engineer with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle. He brings to his role over a decade's worth of experience in marine electrical engineering, which includes extensive use of USCG and class society rules, and all aspects of electrical drawing development with a focus on large, passenger vessels.
Ayers brings to EBDG experience in high voltage engineering and control and monitoring systems. He is highly proficient in onelines, load analyses, Arc Flash studies, fault current studies (including DC short circuit), Over Current Protective Device (OCPD) coordination studies, voltage drop calculations, Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA), Design Verification Test Memos (DVTM) Periodic Safety Test Procedures (PSTPs), ripouts, cable pull lists, installation block diagrams, plan and elevation arrangement drawings, as well as various wiring schematics. Ayers' background also includes hands-on shipyard experience in the areas of shipyard oversight and installation support, extensive onboard troubleshooting, testing and sea trials.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Ayers holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.
"We're extremely excited to have a person of Will Ayers' depth of knowledge and experience come aboard to lead our electrical design group," stated EBDG Vice President of Engineering, Brian King. "With Will, EBDG expands its electrical capabilities beyond a project support role and elevates them to a focal point for our clients seeking electrical problem solving."