Tim Coyle, PE, MSEE

EDUCATION:

M.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology

INDUSTRY:

Central Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, Education, Fuels, Lipids, Oils & Animal Feed, Corporate & Community Facilities, Government

AFFILIATIONS:

IEEE
NFPA
Adjunct Positions
Contract Trainer, Dunwoody Industrial Institute, Electrical Code Review and Electrical Safety Programs (2005-2015)

Lecturer, University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Extension Department, Professional Engineering Examination Review Courses (1998-2007)

As a kid, Tim would tag along when his dad, an electronics instructor, would go in to work on weekends. He’d play around in the lab while his dad set up assignments for the next week. Prior to joining KFI, he worked for a few other companies. At one point he had his own firm and was working with KFI as a sub-consultant on multiple complex projects. When he decided he was ready for something new, he felt he was already part of the KFI team, so it made the choice easy.

Today, Tim serves as a senior electrical engineer with 38 years of experience in the planning, design and commissioning of critical power systems for healthcare, defense and utility infrastructure facilities with owners and major architecture and engineering firms. He has extensive experience with long range planning, infrastructure evaluation and power system studies for institutional power generation and distribution systems. His power system analysis experience includes load flow and voltage drop, reactive compensation, short circuit and coordination, reliability analysis and arc flash hazard analysis. Tim has held plant engineering positions and had supervisory and budget responsibility for electrical maintenance and operations staff in industrial and university campus settings and provides training on code compliance and electrical safety to electricians and engineers in industrial and institutional settings. He is also a licensed Master Electrician in Minnesota.

He has an analytical, collaborative style, so he’s always looking for opportunities to evaluate different approaches and engage other engineers to come up with a better solution. He finds it infinitely satisfying to help university and medical clients develop practical solutions to complicated problems, supporting their mission to benefit the community.

A self-proclaimed fitness nut, Tim spends as much time as he can working out, hiking, biking and fishing with family and friends.

“If the only defense you can offer to a legitimate criticism of your design is that it meets the code, you are admitting that if you did it any worse, it would be illegal.”
– Tim Coyle, PE, MSEE