Joseph J Jaskulski, PE Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Project Performance Group LLC
  • Phone: 847.323.0282

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Mechanical Engineering and Energy

Keywords/Search Terms:

Power, generation, power plant, operation, maintenance, commissioning, testing, performance, insurance, construction, defect, efficiency, turbine, boiler, contractor, design build, EPC, infrastructure, gas, coal, steam, failure, wind, solar, boiler, turbine, wood, waste, root cause, cost, estimate


BSME, Valparaiso University; MSME, Illinois Institute of Technology; MBA, Northwestern University

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Additional Information

Expert witness on multiple technical and commercial issues in arbitration, state and federal court, and in front of regulatory commission environments. Deep expertise in power plant development, construction, operating and maintenance, and asset management. Numerous evaluations and audits of generating portfolios, including review of business processes and identifying/quantifying improvement opportunities/potential threats. Technologies include coal, oil, natural gas, wood, and waste-fueled facilities, simple and combined cycle power stations, and spark and diesel reciprocating engine-based power plants. Green energy experience, including, wind energy construction, smart grid implementation, building energy conservation measures, battery storage, and both concentrated and photo-voltaic solar generation. Experienced in all aspects of infrastructure projects and programs in both the public and private sectors: development, financing, construction, operations, maintenance, asset management, facility acquisition/divestiture, and efficiency improvement. Expert in construction management including scheduling and cost control. Expert financial modeler. Experienced in root cause analysis and recommendations for equipment repair and/or replacement, estimated cost to repair, business interruption losses, and review of actual repair expenditures incurred for numerous facility failures including for conventional power plants, wind turbines (mechanical, electrical, and fire damage), battery facilities, and solar projects. Large scale multi-billion-dollar project experience Expert witness on multiple technical and commercial issues in arbitration, state and federal court, and regulatory commission environments, including: Coal-fueled power plant performance shortfall and delay in completion Steam turbine replacement due to performance shortfall Air-cooled condenser performance shortfall Multi-hundred-million-dollar gas turbine combined cycle power plant completion delay Concentrated solar facility bankruptcy due to construction delay and defects Retail electricity billing dispute State-level authorization to construct multi-billion-dollar transmission line Criminal case regarding violation of the Clean Air Act Oversee municipal investigation of facility explosion investigation and corrective actions, recommendations on allowing resumption of operations Design/construction defects, breach of contract, and fraud in the construction of a multi-hundred-million-dollar wastewater treatment plant Construction defects and breach of contract in commercial building boiler replacement Licensed Professional Engineer, Illinois Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University: “Financial Issues for Engineers” and “Managerial Finance” (Master's level) LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council Chief Engineer, National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire and Explosion Investigators Remote Pilot Small Unmanned Aircraft, Federal Aviation Administration Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member, Project Management Institute Member, National Association of Fire Investigators Member, National Fire Protection Association Member, National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers Former Member, Midwest Cogeneration Association Former Member, Frame 6 Users Group Former Member, ASME Power Test Code Committee for Overall Plant Performance (PTC-46) Former Member, Evanston Energy Commission Former Member, Illinois Infrastructure Council Expert witness experience and references are available upon request. International experience in Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Guyana, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, and the United Kingdom.