Arctic Directory Sept 2023: Coffman Engineers, Deanna Nielson, earns professional license
Coffman Engineers Inc. said March 31 that it is pleased to announce Deanna Nielson's achievement on earning her Alaska professional engineering license in electrical engineering.
Nielson has been with Coffman's electrical engineering department for over seven years. Her background includes designing medium and low voltage power distribution systems and industrial instrumentation and control systems primarily for the oil and gas industry, as well as commercial and residential projects.
She has experience in logistics and refinery projects, creating designs for the Port of Alaska, installation of truck and rail loading systems using electronic preset control system technologies, medium and low voltage pump power and controls, fire and gas detection systems, valving and metering controls, uninterruptible power supply systems, tank gauging systems, and custody transfer systems. Nielson also has experience with power distribution; area classification development; heat trace design; motor control; electrical power systems analysis including arc-flash, short circuit and protective device coordination studies; industrial lighting; lighting controls; and on-site engineering support.
Deanna was first mentored by Coffman as a high school student through the Anchorage School District's Gifted Mentorship Program. She interned in the civil and structural departments but settled on electrical engineering. She earned her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, while also playing Division I volleyball for Gonzaga University.