TJCAA’s head designers, Terence (Terry) Cavanagh and Paul Giorsetto, were principals and design leaders for an international environmental engineering design firm in California’s Bay Area. Mr. Cavanagh and Mr. Giorsetto together provide over 50 years of experience in delivering creative problem solving for public and commercial/industrial clients. The TJCAA Structural Group provides expertise in the design of water and wastewater treatment plants and seismic evaluation of existing structures, as well as in the design of ozone treatment and chemical containment facilities. Our Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical Group has developed designs for low and medium voltage distribution systems and control systems for complex water treatment facilities both domestically and internationally.
In 2012, Mike Erwin joined the TJCAA group, bringing to bear his 30-plus years of experience as a designer and system integrator working on control systems in the water and wastewater industry. Mike has been the point person for expanding TJCAA services to include Control System Programming to our suite of services. Our CSP group, with its growing staff of system programmers, brings a combination of PLC and SCADA programming skills coupled with design and field experience to implement practical and effective CSP solutions.
TJCAA and its personnel are responsive and flexible team members. We have demonstrated our ability to provide quality service, both as a lead firm and by integrating effectively with existing design teams. We work toward the best solutions for our clients. TJCAA operates from our fully equipped design offices and is also comfortable operating remotely or on site as part of an existing design team.
“Setting the Standard”
TJCAA – The Names and Faces
Gianna C. Zappettini, Esq.
Gianna Zappettini, a licensed attorney in California since 1989, oversees the management of TJCAA. Ms. Zappettini directs all marketing, financial, contractual and personnel matters associated with the corporation. Her experience as an attorney, which includes civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense, construction litigation, and personal injury litigation, as well as her experience coordinating staff at a small law office, provides her with a solid foundation for management of TJC and Associates, Inc.
Terence J. Cavanagh, S.E.
Senior Vice President
Terry Cavanagh, a licensed engineer since 1985, is an expert in the design of water and wastewater treatment plant structures. He specializes in the structural design and seismic evaluation of facilities including water and wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs and storage tanks, pump stations, ozone treatment facilities, chemical storage and containment facilities, operations centers/laboratories, and outfall structures. He provides significant design expertise with all conventional building materials used for water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Rick W. Cavanagh
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Cavanagh, as TJCAA’s Quality Control Manager, supervises the implementation of TJCAA quality control policies and procedures. His educational background is in Business Administration/Tax, and he has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1988. Mr. Cavanagh has extensive experience in quality assurance/quality control of manufacturing, testing, and reporting processes. He applies his skills and experience toward assuring that TJCAA products and services meet the standards of excellence required by our clients.
Paul J. Giorsetto, P.E., LEED AP
Paul Giorsetto, TJCAA’s Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical (ICE) services leader, has been a licensed engineer since 1984, and has extensive design experience in the areas of electrical power distribution, electrical industrial applications, control systems, and instrumentation. He also has significant experience in construction services, as a resident engineer and inspector, and during facility startup. He has acted as a project manager and electrical and/or discipline lead on large water and wastewater design projects. Mr. Giorsetto has also served as project manager on dedicated electrical and instrumentation and control design-build projects. As an accredited LEED professional, he has an understanding of the principles that go into designing structures/buildings that have a minimal impact on the environment, and that promote energy efficiency and a healthy environment for their occupants/users. TJCAA clients seeking ICE design solutions will benefit from Mr. Giorsetto’s extensive experience.
Michael J. Erwin, P.E.
Michael Erwin, who heads up TJCAA’s Control Systems Programming group, has been building valuable experience since 1986 in the design, implementation, and management of electrical power, control, automation, and instrumentation systems. He performs electrical design engineering for water and wastewater treatment, collection, and distribution systems, and industrial facilities, focusing on instrumentation and control system design and programming. His specific experience includes development of power calculations, protective device coordination, equipment specification, instrument selection, and control panel fabrication design; design of SCADA systems for in-plant and telemetry-based systems; and PLC programming. He has hands-on familiarity with a wide variety of PLC and SCADA hardware and software platforms. He gained his extensive experience not only as a consultant, but also as chief engineer and project manager for a Northern California systems integrator. With this understanding of the water/wastewater, control system, and construction industries, he provides a viewpoint that emphasizes constructability and an emphasis on systems that feature maximum operator usability and efficiency.
Andrae D. Rauch, P.E.
Senior Control Systems Engineer
Daisy M. Yu, S.E., LEED AP
Senior Structural Engineer
Anne M. Broughton, P.E.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Anne has been a licensed engineer since 1992 and has extensive expertise in high, medium, and low-voltage electrical systems, switching station/power plant engineering and construction, and other major capital project engineering.
Eileen A. Nakamura, P.E.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Jacqueline N. Arama, P.E., P.M.P.
Jacqueline Arama is an electrical engineer with a wide variety of experience in instrumentation and controls (I&C) and electrical analysis and design. Her experience includes feasibility studies and electrical design for water and wastewater treatment plants and associated communication facilities. She has developed designs including electrical load and voltage drop calculations, equipment layouts, panel elevations, electrical plans, lighting, detailed control loop descriptions, and electrical power distribution, as well as remote monitoring and controls. Mrs. Arama is experienced at performing field verification of plant conditions and documentation, and with developing electrical models and performing power system analyses using SKM PowerTools©. She is familiar with fiber-optic cable allocation, electrical load studies, and piping and instrumentation diagram layouts and development, including coordination with process engineers.
Senior Controls Technician
Helen Tran is an automation engineer with nearly 15 years’ experience in instrumentation and controls (I&C) and system integration. She has performed a variety of electrical and I&C designs for process equipment and utility systems. With a background in the electric power, biotechnology, and water treatment industries, Ms. Tran applies practical knowledge in design, documentation, programming, and configuration of control system hardware and software components. She is adept at interpreting client processes and operations, automation planning/design/implementation, and providing support for system integration projects under a variety of automation hardware and software platforms. Her skillset includes operating principles of turbomachinery control systems and plant process controls. In addition, her experience includes pharmaceutical and biotech operations, and she has a thorough working knowledge of pharma design, construction, commissioning and qualification, and operations and experience within the current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) regulations.
Hernando J. Montoya, P.E.
McKenzie S. Campagna, P.E.
Caitlin Williams, E.I.T.
Caitlin Williams is a Structural Designer with experience in concrete, steel, and timber construction materials. She has provided design and analysis for projects including industrial, wastewater treatment plants, healthcare, hotel, commercial, and residential structures. As a member of the International Concrete Restoration Institute, she has specialized experience in concrete assessment, repair, and restoration.
Qiying (Isabel) Huang, E.I.T.
Andrew F. Calma, E.I.T.
Andrew Calma is an Electrical Designer working with our Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical group. Mr. Calma has 10 years of electrical engineering design experience in refineries, oil and gas facilities, chemical facilities, residential buildings, office buildings, commercial establishments, and airport buildings.
In support of our senior and staff engineers, he focuses on designing electrical and control systems; preparing electrical load calculations; developing single-line diagrams; developing design layouts for conduit, circuiting, and lighting plans; preparing conduit schedules; preparing engineering calculations used for equipment sizing and specifications; and developing engineer’s opinion of probable costs.
Daniel Moreno is an electrical designer who has been building experience since 2009 in controls, automation, and protection systems design and implementation. As part of TJCAA’s Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical Group, he provides design services and evaluation for facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, pump and lift stations, and compressed natural gas filling stations. Mr. Moreno also performs field investigations and modeling using the SKM suite of software. His certification in Project Management recognizes his extensive experience leading and directing cross-functional teams to deliver projects on schedule and within budget, delivering quality work products, and being responsible for all aspects of projects.
His broad skillset includes design and hands-on commissioning of building management systems. His background includes product engineering in a manufacturing environment for customer-oriented control and protection solutions of high-voltage power transformer and mobile substations. Mr. Moreno’s construction experience in the telecommunications industry comprises enhancement, deployment, and expansion of fiber-optic and copper networks.