Josh Shafer


Josh is an electric power engineer with over 14 years of experience working with high voltage substation equipment as well as controls commissioning, testing, and maintenance.  He is an accomplished project manager and is well-versed with a variety of substation design, protection and controls design, and construction support projects within the power delivery industry.  Josh has extensive experience with the design and management of projects for the gas and electric utilities of residential and commercial customers.

Words to live by:

“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.” – Jocko Willink


Games of pool played


Custom desktop computers built


Years in the utility industry



Q&A session with: Josh Schafer

Why did you get into the industry.

My father told me about a coworker’s son who was an engineer and that it was a good paying career.

Why do you like being in the utility industry?

I like working on projects that will help make the grid more reliable.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Gatlinburg, TN

What problem do you enjoy solving?

Building efficiencies into work practices.

Anything obscure that you know “more than the average bear” about?

Smoking meat