Jason Brunson could have been an electrician like his grandfather, his father, and his two uncles. But, as he says, he doesn’t like being shocked. While his work still involves electricity, it’s on a completely different level. Instead of working on the electrical systems, he designs them to reduce the risk of getting shocked for the workers who maintain them.
As a Senior Electrical Engineer and an Associate Principal, Jason designs power and lighting for industrial, commercial, retail, and other clients. He specializes in short-circuit designs, coordination, and arc flash studies; he enjoys studying power systems and increasing the reliability and coordination between those systems. His position allows him to work on a wide range of project types, which Jason says is one of his favorite parts of working at CSHQA. He likes being challenged and prefers the more difficult puzzles that he can apply his expertise to and problem-solve. His more than two decades of experience also made him a perfect candidate for leading the electrical team, which he’s done for many years. For Jason, mentoring is just another enjoyable aspect of his job. “I like teaching the next wave of engineers.”
Jason worked on a $1 million electrical power and data and communications infrastructure upgrade at a laboratory that required an amazing amount of detailed work. He and his team worked tirelessly to deliver a design that was spot on with less than 0.3% change orders and minimized downtime for technicians and scientists who used the lab for research projects.
When he’s not designing, Jason spends time with the most important people in his life: His friends and family. Jason has three teenage sons he says are his world.
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer: AR, AZ, CA, CO, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, TX, UT, VA, WA
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Model Law Engineer (NCEES MLE)