Allan Patrick Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Simmons Electrical Company Limited
Allan P Simmons has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons Electrical group of companies since September 1994. In addition to guiding the company operations successfully over the past twenty-five years; Mr. Simmons also played major roles in the design, procurement, technical management of projects, budgeting, financial planning, procurement, and other administrative functions and provided his project management experience to successfully complete several projects across the Caribbean.
Prior to these roles, Mr. Simmons was employed by Hayden Workman Electrical Company as an electrical construction manager, foreman, and electrical supervisor, he has also successfully managed a number of major capital projects in Bermuda between 1985 -1989 i.e. King Edward Hospital, Casemate Prison and the Hamilton Fire Department while working for Saba Electrical, Bermuda Limited.
Mr. Simmons holds a Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and have completed specialize training in several associated disciplines including renewable energy, project management, facility management, technology, electrical contracting, and financial planning from the University of the West Indies.
Over twenty-five (25) years of industry experience directing full scope electrical construction and renewable energy projects that include installation of new buildings and renovation works.
Proven track record of successfully meeting and achieving time schedules, budgets and quality assurance goals on a broad range of multimillion dollar projects.
A dynamic team leader: able to bring energy, enthusiasm, and humor to motivate team members to achieve potential and meet objectives
And a highly organized manager and coach; able to quickly assess needs and provide tools to resolve difficulties, enhance learning, and improve performance.
Knowledge and skills
Commercial and industrial design and installation of electrical and renewable energy systems
Cost and risk analysis and evaluation
State and regulatory issues
Contractor and subcontractor supervision
On site property inspection /evaluation
Construction team supervision
Change orders and contract negotiations.
Cost estimate and proposed development
Construction trades and practices
Team building/training and leadership
Dispute and conflict mediation/ regulation
Strong background in supervision of large complex projects, possess in depth knowledge of building practices and regulatory compliance issues, qualified to review and evaluate bid documents, estimate cost, chart projection, write and negotiate contracts and lead cross functional teams, coordinate activities effectively with responsible parties regarding guidelines and scope.
Excellent leadership, communication and relationship building skills, work effectively with engineers, architects, clients’ representatives, building officials, contractors, building managers, inspectors and other industry professionals. Work jointly with clients to review job progress and address outstanding issues, provide the highest level of service to clients earning frequent commendations as a result.
1980 – 1985 Technical Draughtsman, phoenix building systems limited.
1985 – 1989 Electrical Construct Foreman, Saba Electrical, Bermuda Limited
1985 – 1990 Supervisor of technical team, Hayden Workman Electrical Company
1990 – present – Business Owner /Managing Director, Simmons Electrical
2008 – present- Business Owner / Managing Director Solar Energy Innovation Inc
Education and Training Credentials
Diploma: – Electrical Engineering: – Barbados Community College
Certificate –Electrical Installation Part A – City & Guilds
Certificate – Electrical Installation Part B – City & Guilds
BIMAP – General Management
Dale Carnegie Training – Effective Communications and Human Relations
TVET Council Barbados – Electrical Installation Level 2
University of the West Indies – Facility Management
Certificate: – Solar Installation: – Solar Institute of America
Certificate: – Wind Turbine Installation
Certificate: – Application of Energy Efficiency lighting (LED)
Certificate: – PV200: PV Design & Installation Intensive
Diploma Computer Studies Orange Computer
Power Monitors Inc – 7-Session Power Quality Essentials
Certificate -Estimation Inc Logistics -Electrical Estimating
Barbados Renewable Energy Association for education purposes
Solar Energy Industries Association of America (SEIA),
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CSIA),
National Association of Certified Energy Practitioners (NACEP)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
3-Phase License Electrician (1983 – 2019)