James A. Bickford

Senior Consultant / P.E. / Cleveland


Mr. Bickford is a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, with more than 30 years of project management, design, equipment specification, engineering, bid review, and estimating experience. This experience includes Industrial Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Automotive Manufacturing, Chemical, commercial and residential facilities.  His experience and industry knowledge covers design, engineering, procurement, engineering management, project and construction management, evaluation, scheduling, cost estimating and budget control, implementing quality and control procedures, and contract management.

Mr. Bickford’s areas of expertise include the managing of new grass-roots capital projects as well as the re-vamping and renovating of existing manufacturing facilities, chemical plants, oil, gas, and petrochemical projects. He has been responsible for executing many complex EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) and design build projects.

Representative Engagements

• Fire investigations involving electrical systems and components include
o Industrial complexes
o Residential and commercial buildings
o Land and marine vehicles
o Consumer appliances
• Electric shock and electrocution investigations
• Electrical arc-flash and explosion investigations
• Lightning damage claims
• Utility power surge damage claims
• Electrical failures in industrial machines
• Investigation of electrical manufacturing and design defects
• Electrical bonding and grounding issues
• Electrical safety of consumer products
• Determining compliance with codes and standards

Education and Registrations

B.S Electrical Engineering – University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Professional Engineer (PE) - Licensed in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee
Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC)