Principal, Electrical Engineering
San Diego, California
Joe Dews is the electrical department manager for the San Diego office. He is an accomplished electrical engineer having supported hundreds of projects as the designer of record and routinely sought after as a trusted advisor and consultant for his clients. Joe has experience in federal/Department of Defense/military, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, recreation, civic, and advanced technology.
Joe joined Coffman in 2016 to start the San Diego electrical department. Through his enthusiasm for Coffman's multidiscipline model and business development efforts, Joe successfully gained traction in the San Diego market and has grown the electrical department to a staff of eight in order to support the demand. Joe is committed to the success of his team and Coffman as a whole with a passion to pursue new markets like Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) which has resulted in seven projects in the past few years.
Joe has completed more than $250M in military/DOD projects. He also served as the lead electrical engineer for the $150M 41 Area at MCB Camp Pendleton which included more than 16 buildings, bridges, road, and utility improvements.
Joe actively pursues business development opportunities through industry organizational involvement and has a passion for mentoring others. He grew up in Southern California and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received his electrical engineering degree. He is a licensed electrical engineer and received DBIA certification in 2015.
Rex's Roar at the San Diego Zoo - ENR California Best Projects in 2018 (Swinerton Builders, FPBA Architects); Orchid & Onions 2018 People's Choice
Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
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