Integration Application Engineer,
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Colin has been involved in the electricity sector for 35 years. He started as a trainee technician with the New Zealand Electricity Department specialising in HV Protection. He then branched into the telecommunications division spending time in the UK working on SCADA systems for the NZ transmission utility. After returning to NZ he became part of the Transpower field services team, maintaining a variety of field SCADA devices and associated networks. Colin then went on to work for a local engineering firm helping to secure the VAR agreement for GE Harris SCADA products throughout Australasia. He then spent a period of time as a self -employed contractor providing design build solutions to NZ supply authorities before returning to Transpower as an Analyst. Since late 2011 Colin has been working as an application engineer providing technical support and training for automation and communication products within the electricity sector across the Asia – Pacific region.