Jonathan H. Warren, P.Eng.
Electrical Engineer, Creative Technologist
Manager, Program Lead, Technical Architect
 
 
Summary of Qualifications
  • Program leadership, client partnership and coordinating project execution
  • Technical leadership, defining business requirements, solutions, and long-term support
  • Electronics prototyping, schematic design, circuit layout, assembly and validation
  • Industrial controls and automation design using Rockwell and Siemens controllers, FactoryTalk View, InTouch, Wonderware System Platform
  • Software tool development in languages such as Python, C, VBA
  • Web-based tool and report design using PHP, JavaScript, Microsoft Reporting Services, etc.
Education & Designations
Professional Engineers Ontario
June 2016 to Present
Professional Engineer designation
University of Waterloo
September 2005 to June 2011
Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours Electrical Engineering, Co-operative Program
Graduated with Distinction
Employment Experience
Manager, Creative Technology
wonderMakr Ltd.
May 2017 to Present
  • Providing oversight, technical assistance, scoping, estimating, and resource management to the Creative Technology team to exceed client expectations across a wide range of industries and applications with challenging program constraints
  • Partnering with clients and fabricators to define user experience and technical requirements to ensure successful integrations
  • Primary technical architect, developer, integrator, and support resource for over 100 programs, including:
    • 306 custom designed outdoor, wireless, freestanding lights installed in 36” balloons. All modular, installed at several festivals over two months, allowing the public to choose animations to watch from above and then walk through the field of lights themselves
    • Designing the low-power, lightweight wireless camera system used in a cross-country drone flight
    • Electronics design for sensor-driven (step, motion, sound, proximity, etc.) integrations with custom digital content (displays, projection mapping, LEDs, etc.)
    • PLC control system design and implementation for two different physical amusement experiences as well as multiple interactive robotic drawing experiences
    • Electronics design for customizable wireless RFID scanners for real-time event interaction and online tracking
Consultant, Business Analytics
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
June 2016 to April 2017
  • Coordinated the implementation of multiple components of an advanced analytics platform for a major transit partner in the GTHA
    • Partnered with the client to gather requirements, organize review sessions, and incorporate feedback
    • Guided the technical design of analytic models based on identified business requirements
    • Supported data preparation, analysis activities, reported findings, and developed visualization tools
  • Identified and defined analytics solutions for a major Ontario utilities company
    • Met with client stakeholders to define current processes and information sources
    • Defined the analytical approach and implementation roadmap
    • Identified opportunities to expedite and enhance current business activities using existing resources
  • Supported the exploration of analytics opportunities in the EUMI sector
Project Lead, Controls
Callisto Integration
May 2012 to May 2016
  • Partnered directly with clients to define new opportunities to improve existing industrial systems
  • Technical lead and project manager for new and upcoming projects on a 20 person team
  • Performed pre-engineering site surveys and defined controls strategies and hardware requirements
  • Mentored team members to become stronger technical resources, as well as helping them grow into new leadership responsibilities
  • Developed training materials and provided training sessions to client maintenance teams
  • Designed and installed distributed control systems and SCADA applications
    • Involved with more than 15 multi-week projects, each over $1M
    • Control systems designed on Allen-Bradley/Rockwell ControlLogix PLC and PowerFlex drive platforms
    • SCADA system designed on WonderWare system platform and InTouch
    • Lead commissioning activities at client sites, acting as a direct point-of-contact for the client
    • Managed all material procurement and electrical services through vendors and subcontractors
    • Built development tools for more consistent, repeatable development
    • Identified and presented performance metrics reporting systems
Controls Designer
Powerhouse Controls
December 2011 to April 2012
  • Lead developer for a 7-stage, 30+ drive manufacturing process
    • Control system developed using Siemens PCS 7 platform based on customer requirements
    • Built corresponding HMI controls based on customer specifications and feedback
    • Designed custom drive controls, line sequencing, recipe management, data trending, operation simulation, and process overviews
  • Mentored a dedicated co-op student assisting with this project
    • Supported goal setting, defined their work flow, and encouraged new learning opportunities
Hardware Designer
Research In Motion
September 2010 to April 2011
  • Coordinated planning, procurement, and installation of new $80,000 lab space
  • Integrated a new automated hardware test platform for Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMIC)
    • Investigated and resolved circuit design problems on existing test platform
    • Programmed test sequences for various hardware components using NI TestStand 4
  • Measured component efficiencies, transients, and thermal management
    • Tested inductors, switchers, and LDOs and prepared reports
Hardware Engineering Associate
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
January 2010 to April 2010
  • Lead environmental performance testing + analysis activities and investigated production quality challenges, providing future design recommendations
Software/Hardware Developer
eldoLED Inc.
May 2009 to August 2009
  • Designed schematics, PCBs, mechanical drawings, and sales collateral for product prototypes and production testing
Performance Engineering
Ontario Power Generation
September 2008 to December 2008
  • Assisted with collection and analysis of reactor system performance metrics
Electronic/Electrical Assistant
Centerline Ltd. - SST Division
January 2008 to April 2008
  • Improved initial electronic controller prototype, gaining experience interfacing microcontrollers with industrial devices
Support Solutions Developer
Research In Motion
September 2006 to April 2007
  • Developed web-based software tools using PHP and MySQL to assist the premiere support team in their daily tasks
Wireless Protocol Tester
Research In Motion
January 2006 to April 2006
  • Researched wireless specifications, developed test cases and executed against new models of the BlackBerry platform
Interests & Hobbies
Travel & exploration, technology, science fiction, archery
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