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Coffman Engineers Welcomes James Chen

January 23, 2019

Coffman is pleased to welcome Senior Electrical Engineer and Project Manager, James Chen, PE, RCDD, CEM, GBE, LEED AP, MSEE, MBA to the Southeast Region team. James was one of the founding team members of Coffman’s Honolulu office between 2010 and 2013 before relocating to the Southeast region.

James Is an IEEE senior member and has a proven record of developing new business and lasting relationship with the clients, delivering large and complex projects successfully, and building performing team with high morale. 

The addition of James reflects the company’s intent to expand its multidisciplinary services to the Southeast region. James has over 18 years of experience with electrical engineering, project management, and construction administration. Being a professional engineer licensed in more than eight States, a Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD), and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), he has a wide range of expertise in electrical engineering, from on-site power generation, medium voltage distribution system, to low-voltage telecom systems, and energy audit. Clients with complex project needs usually benefit from his service with a holistic approach.   

James additionally brings with him a legacy of experience with Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Agencies, commercial, state, county, municipality, and private owners. He also has extensive experience with the Design-Build delivery method and sound understanding of its implication of relationship of owner, designer, contractor and suppliers. 

“When Coffman expanded its services to the Southeast Region, I was thrilled at the opportunity to re-join Coffman to help expand the growing team. I look forward to serving the local communities and building lasting relationships with our Regions clients,” said James. 

Coffman’s Southeast Region is proud to offer clients local fire protection design and consulting services as well as electrical engineering and corrosion control engineering services. During the last two years, the Southeast Region team has grown to 12 multidiscipline professionals in DC Metro and Atlanta. We look forward to ongoing growth in staff and engineering capabilities as we continue to provide clients with innovative engineering solutions that help them succeed. 


Our vision is to be a preferred engineering consulting firm that supports employee well-being, local office autonomy, diverse and sustainable growth, and positive community impact.


Coffman's mission is to empower our team to deliver innovative engineering solutions focused on our clients’ success.

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