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James Chen, PE

Operations Manager, Raleigh Office, Electrical Engineering



Meet James

James is the operations manager for our Raleigh office and the senior discipline manager of the electrical engineering group. James holds master’s degrees in both electrical engineering and business administration, and has many years of experience with design, project management, construction administration, and commissioning. He is  a veteran of starting new practices with a track record of success. He recently led the effort of launching the Coffman Raleigh office, and has been developing new business to build lasting client relationships, and he is growing local teams to serve the local community.

James is also a seasoned consulting engineer and his professional experience includes electrical service and distribution, emergency and standby power, interior and exterior lighting, fire alarm, telecommunication, low voltage systems, industrial controls and automation, airfield power and lighting, instrument landing systems, energy management, cybersecurity, etc. The industries of his focus include military facilities, water/wastewater, power and telecommunication utilities, aviation, healthcare, higher education, municipality, transportation, etc. He has extensive experience in design-build delivery method and a profound understanding of the dynamics within the design-build eco system.

Professional Organizations

  • North Carolina Section of American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation (NC AWWA-WEA).
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
  • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI).