Burns & McDonnell Boosts Renewable Power Capabilities in Puerto Rico
Burns & McDonnell Boosts Renewable Power Capabilities in Puerto Rico
12/14/2021 1 minute read

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Burns & McDonnell, a leading engineering and construction firm, is expanding its presence in Puerto Rico with the addition of Rafael Pagan, director of project development, to its local team. His addition will boost the firm’s support for renewable power generation and interconnection on the island.

Rafael Pagan, Burns & McDonnell

A native of Puerto Rico, Pagan brings an entrepreneurial history of developing organizations from the ground up to provide essential consulting services to clients with critical infrastructure needs. He has nearly 15 years of experience leading design projects, studies, inspections and documentation, providing construction support and serving as an owner’s engineer on a wide variety of electrical infrastructure projects.

“Puerto Rico, like so much of the world, is going through an energy transformation,” says Gabriel Hernandez, vice president of business line operations in the Transmission & Distribution Group at Burns & McDonnell. “We look forward to providing foundational help as the island transitions to renewable power over the next decade, and we’re excited to have an individual as talented as Rafael providing local support.”

Pagan’s engineering experience in the high-voltage electrical infrastructure industry gives him insights into grid modernization and interconnection possibilities. His knowledge will provide a strong interface between local needs and the deep experience of multidisciplinary Burns & McDonnell power professionals.

“I’m excited to return home and apply my project management and engineering experience to coordination with key stakeholders and the broader Puerto Rican community,” Pagan says. “I look forward to being part of this transformation, developing our future workforce and collaborating with local professionals as we build resilient, sustainable electrical infrastructure to power homes and businesses alike.”

Burns & McDonnell is supporting a variety of projects in Puerto Rico, including providing engineering and planning services for renewable energy developers.

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 7,600 engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities with more than 60 offices globally. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn how we are designed to build.