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I am a Canadian-based mechanical engineer
currently working in the energy industry.


Skills Summary

Technical Skills

  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Instrumentation including control valves, isolation valves, pressure safety valves, pressure regulators, and P/T transmitters
  • SolidWorks, CATIA, and AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office – including Word and Excel VBA

Soft Skills

  • Structured problem solving
  • Design and delivery of persuasive presentations
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Leadership and mentorship


Edwin Liou - University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours Mechanical Engineering

  • Graduated with Distinction, 81% cumulative average
  • Term Dean’s Honours List (top 5%)
  • President’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Edwin Liou - Stanford University

Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate

  • Solar Cells
  • Past, Present, and Future of Fossil Fuels
  • Economics of Competing Energy Technologies

Work Experience

Edwin Liou - Spartan Controls

Application Engineer

Spartan Controls is the leading provider of industrial automation, valves, measurement and process control technology and solutions in Western Canada. For over 55 years, Spartan has provided customers with high performance automation solutions, industry expertise, lifecycle support, and technical training – delivering value our customers want.

Edwin Liou - Chorley and Bisset

Mechanical Engineer (HVAC)

  • Won new business for the company by demonstrating domain knowledge and communicating solutions to potential clients effectively.
  • Leveraged engineering principles and design code to produce high quality steam, medical gas, HVAC and plumbing systems using AutoCAD and HAP.
  • Improved airflow calculation accuracy by 40% through the use of computational fluid dynamics.
Edwin Liou - NCR

Hardware Engineer

  • Utilized SolidWorks to design anti-theft mechanisms which were eventually incorporated into all of the 10,000 cheque processing units produced and sold that year.
  • Led two other employees in lifecycle testing, failure analysis, and redesign on prototype units that resulted in a 10% improvement in longevity.
  • Reduced jams in the cheque processing module by 20% through the creation of molded plastic components that utilize smooth geometries in areas where cheques were getting delayed.


Edwin Liou - GMAT

Graduate Management Admission Test

  • Scored in the 92nd percentile (total score of 710)

Clarinet Player in the World's Largest Orchestra

  • 6400 musicians performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at B.C. place stadium
  • Certified by Guinness World Records in 2000

United Way Corporate Campaign Lead - Spartan Controls

  • Set the record for most dollars raised in a Spartan Controls campaign
Edwin Liou - Make a Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation Campaign Lead - Bisset’s Best Run

  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team and exceeded the fundraising goal by 40%
Edwin Liou - Credit Carrots

Founder at Credit Carrots

  • Credit Carrots is aimed at helping people maximize their money through financial literacy and utilizing rewards programs
Edwin Liou - Solar Consultant

Contributing Writer at Solar Consultant

  • Solar Consultant is dedicated to providing a neutral and balanced view of the world’s energy landscape