Lawrence Ossi, P.E.

From my freshman year in high school, I knew I’d be an engineer. As a matter of fact, I set the path to Electrical Engineering right away. Before I could drive, I was making money installing car stereos, just to play with the wires, and show off a bit. I was always fascinated by everything electrical, from motors to radios. In fact, I built each of those items for separate science fair projects along the way.

Growing up, I was always the problem solver. That hasn’t changed. I enjoy finding solutions to problems, especially when others can’t. When Hollywoods finally makes a movie about my life, I’d like them to cast George Clooney to play me – I think that would be wonderful.

Professional Experience

Ossi & Myler, Inc. Jacksonville, FL
Principal – 3/98 – present

Co-owner/engineer for mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm. Responsibilities include fee proposal writing, marketing, administration management, and complete electrical systems design. Electrical systems design focuses on power distribution, building electrical load calculations, power riser diagram generation, circuit panel allocation, and lighting design. Additionally responsible for inter-discipline coordination, construction administration, and shop drawing review.

Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc. Jacksonville, FL
Power Capacity Specialist 1/01

Ensure the capacity of the backup power systems is adequate to support needs within a communications Central Office. Responsibilities include managing DC power plant growth on an as-needed basis. Responsibilities also include managing the condition and ability of the standby generator to support the building in case of a commercial AC power outage. Manage all projects that are related to these items from conception to completion, to ensure safety, maintainability, and to maximize space capacity within the building.

Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville, FL
Electronics Engineer 5/88

Project Manager for several Avionics systems. Responsibilities included serving as technical expert, trainer, technical publications author, and single point of contact. Served as reliability and maintainability expert during design phase of systems. Served as member of Alpha contracting team during negotiations with major military contractor over contract pricing.

Lawrence Ossi, Consulting Engineer Jacksonville, FL
Intern Engineer 1/95

Gained experience through coursework, assisting other Electrical consultants with designs and reviewing designs with city building officials. Coursework includes a thorough review of the 1996 National Electric Code through the local community college. Learned from other consultants to perform electrical distribution design, including building layout, and power riser diagrams, building load calculations and preparation of various schedules that detail aspects of the design. Worked with building officials to ensure that design included all pertinent information, and was understandable to all who used them.

Education

University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, May 1988

Registration

Registered Professional Engineer
Florida – Registration # 51463
Georgia – Registration #029909

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IES – Illumination Engineering Society