Steve LaDelfa
Steve LaDelfa
Senior Associate
Construction Consulting
Oakland

Mr. LaDelfa has more than 5 years of experience in construction and engineering. He provides technical and strategic consultation in the construction management of electric and gas utility projects, power distribution and transmission, new building development, transportation infrastructure, renewable energy, and energy storage. He has experience in all phases of project management, including initiation, design, engineering review, cost estimation, budgeting, contractor management, inspection procedures, and project closeout.

Mr. LaDelfa has a proven track record of delivering dynamic and complex solutions to stakeholders. He has been successful in managing construction teams and fostering industry relationships. He is effective at assisting clients in growing their geographical footprint and is proficient with conflict resolution and de-escalation. His areas of expertise also include solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, battery storage systems, utility interconnection processes, portfolio management, and quality assurance.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. LaDelfa directed project management teams and gained valuable experience coordinating with international vendors. He built design standards and developed interdepartmental process improvements to prevent project delays. He has also worked significantly in contractor negotiation, partner selection, property acquisition, permitting, scheduling, field operations and maintenance, failure analysis, effective commissioning techniques, and contract review.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate in Solar Photovoltaics, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Prior Experience

Sungevity, Field Service Project Manager, 2014-2017

YellowLite, Design Engineer, 2012-2014

Intern, Omnova Solutions 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Solar Energy International Association (SEIA)

Project Experience

Designed and engineered electrical systems for new building construction and renewable energy systems throughout the Midwest and California. Coordinated with national contractors on developing new design standard to assure quality. Created engineering solutions with site supervisors to prevent and anticipate project delays. Executed commercial and utility-scale solar projects from the design phase to complete operation.

Managed a team that built and maintained a multi-megawatt (MW) portfolio of more than 25,000 renewable energy systems throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Completed investigations on electrical systems and equipment failures while maintaining proper documentation for product recalls. Personally developed a site visit form and accompanying app to streamline subcontractor documentation from 3rd party technicians.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate in Solar Photovoltaics, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)