Engineering

When you come to us with a vision, we can draft that vision into an actionable plan because of our in house engineering department. We established our engineering department so we could avoid the inefficiency of involving a subcontractor in the planning process when possible. Though we often work with outside engineering firms at the request of our clients, we pride ourselves on being a turnkey contractor capable of taking our customers’ vision from concept to completion, and that simply is not possible without an engineering department. Every job that requires an engineer’s input, which is almost every job we do, moves significantly faster because we use our own engineers.

Capabilities

  • Electrical/Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Substation design and distribution systems
      • Grounding Systems
      • Relay Protection and Controls
        (New Installation / Retrofit / Panel Design)
      • Coordination Studies
      • Physical equipment and layout
      • Drawing Packages
        (One Line / Three Line / Schematics / Wiring Diagrams)
      • Equipment specification and review
      • Foundation design
      • SCADA and Automation
    • Transmission and Distribution Power Line
      • Plan profile
      • Sag tension calculations
      • Structure specification and design
      • Site staking and layout
        (Trimble GPS / Total Station Experience)
    • Industrial Electrical Design
      • One line diagrams
      • Coordination Studies
      • Arc hazard energy analysis
      • Equipment specification and review
      • Physical equipment and layout
    • Root Cause Analysis
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction projects (EPC, “turnkey”)
    • Project design
    • Project management
    • Material procurement
    • Construction coordination
  • Technical support resource for internal operations
  • Four Professional Engineers on staff

Division Contact: Zach Martin, PE

Zach Martin
(270) 836-7443

Zach has been with Groves for 8 years and is the Technical Services Director over Testing and Engineering Services. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Western Kentucky University. When he’s not at work he is working on remodeling his house and fixing up old trucks. His favorite part of the job is how there is room to grow and plenty of opportunity within the company.

Our Core Values

Integrity • Safety • Communication • Professionalism • Customer Satisfaction • Team Work