Mr. Ben Skillings is the Manager of the Mechanical Lab in the T&D Technology and Testing department at Powertech Labs. As a mechanical engineer with a machinist background, Ben has proven himself to be a proficient leader and a knowledgeable team member within the electric utility industry. He has 15 years’ professional engineering and trades experience and has established broad knowledge in design, construction, commissioning, and maintenance.
Prior to coming to Powertech Labs, Ben was a Senior Mechanical Engineer for BC Hydro where he gained microgrid experience with diesel stations, run-of-river hydro, biomass generation and associated distribution systems. His work prior to the electrical utility industry included roles in product design and manufacturing of diesel auxiliary gensets and diesel burning heaters. Ben is a registered Professional Engineer in BC, certified Project Management Professional and Red Seal Machinist.