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Professional Forensic Engineering

Dr. Wajdi Aghnatios


  • Registered Professional Engineer (California)
  • Doctorate in Business Administration in Information systems and Enterprise Resource Management, CALIFORNIA
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Long Beach
  • International Business Certificate, COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer Course, NEW HORIZON LEARNING CENTER
  • Unix/Linux system Administration Certificate, Learning Tree University
  • Project Management Certificate, Learning Tree University
  • Certified Energy Manager, AEE
  • Certified Green Building Engineer, AEE
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Notary Public State of California
  • Fire Investigation Certificate—Peter Vallas & Associates, Inc

Professional Experience

Principal, I-ENG-A or Orange County By Quants Engineering, Inc.
2012 - Present
  • Management of Investigative Engineering Services
  • Forensic Engineering Investigations
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Origin and Cause
Part Time Instructor, Electrical Department
2012 - Present
  • Teach Graduate course in Operations Research
  • Research and compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments
  • Participate in special events involving university and community officials
  • Instructs and facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment, as demonstrated by university prescribed assessments
  • Provides education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace
IT and Engineering Director
1995 – Present
  • Successfully manage IT and Engineering projects from large to scale and oversee project planning, resource allocation, budgeting, customer relations, and management reporting
  • Manage ERP, CRM, system, selection, and implementation. Implemented PERT/CPM, and Gantt chart and Optimization
  • Manage staff selections, lead teams and direct in analyzing project /user requirements; monitor project costs against budget
  • Analyze & review technical products and services; manage implementation and ongoing maintenance of new and upgraded products and services
  • Develop Request for proposal, Recommendation and information; Analyze and make recommendation on proposals
  • Meet with the managerial and executive staff to discuss projects and specific needs; negotiate and manage contracts for Goods and Services
  • Monitor efficiency and effectiveness, make recommendations for problem solution, determine project feasibility. Recommend and write standard concerning Hardware, Software, and the Infrastructure
  • Generate sales leads, assure customer satisfaction, execute orders within deadline, and answer r ate call inquiries. Responsible for procurement of computer hardware & software
  • Resolved employee, client and customer complaints and inquiries in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Applied Several Energy Software for energy calculation, analysis, and recommendation for Residential and Commercial Projects
  • Assisted General Contractors in Electrical and Energy design, bids, and calculation
Associate Engineer
1990 -1994
  • Responsible for scheduling, solicitation of Bids, and procurement of major equipment for various projects; design and specification of Electrical, Control, and instrumentation equipment for projects
  • Worked on AutoCAD and implemented NEC and ISO guidelines
  • Supervised and provided work direction for designers
  • Interacted directly with various departmental Managers, contractors, and vendors
  • Assisted with development and specification of Lighting, Power, and Communication plans for the expansion project of various Projects Field checking of facilities


1 - Highly acknowledged Senior Management Executive with over 20 years of experience in managing Electrical Engineering and IT operations, gaining skills in team leadership, strategic planning, offering technological infrastructural changes, project management, quality/budget control, and delivering strong and sustainable gains by building, developing, and managing technology for organizations to strengthen bottom-line performance. Experience in negotiating contracts and working with both private and public/government projects.

2 - Experience as a part time instructor teaching Operational Research course in the Electrical department at California State University, Long Beach. Recognized for teaching excellence based on technical, research, and design fundamentals.

3 - Highly capable of performing as an Educational Leader/Administrator providing departmental direction and competent in creating learning environments those are relaxed, enjoyable, and targeted to the specific needs of learners. Experience in developing methodologies, procedures and training materials and ensuring that program operations are in compliance with established guidelines. Capable of monitoring departmental expenditures to ensure compliance with state and Institute policies and budget. Excellent program development and strategic planning skills, including design of after-school enrichments and remediation programs. Ability to collaborate effectively with administrators, staff, faculty and students.

4 - Have excellent Management and People skills; works effectively and makes sound decisions under pressure in fast paced and unpredictable environments. Proven capabilities in organizing, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Creative thinker, problem solver and decision maker; has strong communication skills, relationship building, mentoring, negotiation and mediation skills.. Enhances team performance and creates an environment of achievement for management and staff.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Team Leadership & Supervision
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Technology Needs Analysis
  • Written/Verbal Communications
  • Redesigning /Reengineering
  • Building and leading teams
  • Competitive Negotiations
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Work Relationships
  • Resource Management
  • Quality/Cost Control
  • Notary Public (CA)
  • IT Business Operations
  • Instruction/Curriculum Development
  • Efficiency/Performance Improvement
  • Public Relations
  • Developing and forecasting budgets
  • Knowledge of Political Sciences
  • Critical Problem Solving