About PowerTec: Who We Are
Power Technology Engineered Solutions Pty Ltd (PowerTec) is an independent, Australian, family-owned energy technology company and system integrator. We are a highly motivated and experienced team with technical core competencies in distributed energy resources (DER) functional & control design, power systems engineering, control engineering, embedded software design, communications engineering, electrical design, system integration engineering, commissioning and field services.
PowerTec has established a network of tier-1 supply and service partners for its inverter and battery components and mechanical manufacturing. We maintain several R&D partnerships with industry and academia.
We use an Integrated Management System according to ISO9001:2015 (Quality), ISO14001:2015 (Environment), and AS/NZS4801:2001 / ISO 45001:20187 (OH&S). We strive to provide systems & services that are highly flexible, fast, smart, interconnected and adapted to individual customer needs. PowerTec’s products and systems are both reliable and disruptive, PowerTec’s solutions are comprehensive, and we keep learning and growing together with our customers. These are just a few of the core values reflected in our Quality Policy.
Our Core Team
Power Technology Engineered Solutions operates with a network of highly qualified partners in solar PV design, power systems design, control engineering, process automation and energy efficiency engineering.
Dr. Michael R Jansen – MD and Principal Engineer
Michael is Power Technology Engineered Solutions’ founder, managing director and principal engineer. He looks back at twenty years of experience as a business unit manager at various global energy and industrial solution providers. Michael gathered his business knowledge during assignments in Germany, India, China and Australia and has been excited about innovative control and power systems engineering since he started working in this field thirty years ago.
Michael has been pivotal in developing and implementing ground-breaking Australia Microgrid and Grid Battery Energy Storage projects in a former industry role and, since, 2014, with PowerTec. He holds a doctoral degree in Control Engineering / Machine Learning from the University of Duisburg, Germany.
Dermott Sullivan – Project Manager
Dermott manages PowerTec’s project delivery and works as a network and communications project engineer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer & Network) from RMIT University. His technical responsibilities include:
- IP Network design
- Fieldbus Interface Engineering
- On-site Testing and Commissioning of Control and Communication Systems
Chris Bird – Lead Software Engineer
Chris has over 10 years experience in web development, software and electrical engineering. His experience covers roles in lead technical positions and in the capacity as a project manager in multidisciplinary teams at startups, consultancies and international companies.
As a software engineer/web developer, he has previously worked for a machine learning and data science consultancy where he built cloud applications for data analysis and machine learning pipelines. As an electrical engineer, Chris brings experience from working with with various demand response providers across Australia. He was also the engineering manager for an energy services company where he deployed IoT technology to manage demand and supply in embedded networks, microgrids and utilities.
Alexandru Tuchlei – Service Engineer
In Alex’s current role as a service engineer and electrical technician, he is responsible for installation, system test, protection testing, site commissioning and after-sales site services.
Alex’s past professional experience includes renewable energy systems design and product test engineering. He has a degree of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology as well as an Advanced Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Chisholm Institute of Tafe.
Setareh Mahmoudian – Finance Manager
As Finance and Business Admin Manager, Setareh maintains the company’s accounts, manages the financial processes, and controls the business quality processes.
She holds a Diploma of Accounting from the Central Institute of Technology, Perth, a Certificate IV of Accounting and Bookkeeping, as well as OHSE qualifications. Her engineering background gives her a deep understanding of the business processes.