Electrical Services Expand in South Texas with Addition of JP Cantú

JP Cantú

Please welcome Juan-Pablo (JP) Cantú, PE, who has joined our Brownsville office as a Senior Electrical Engineer.

JP comes to Freese and Nichols with more than 27-years of experience in providing technical services for public and private entities, designing electrical and SCADA systems, serving as lead engineer on design projects, and coordinating all facets of design from initial client interaction to project completion.

“JP has extensive knowledge in the water and wastewater industry in both design and construction phase services,” Electrical Group Manager Wade Zemlock said. “His expertise in water and wastewater treatment and quality control will help Freese and Nichols expand our line of services in South Central Texas, along the gulf coast, and regionally. JP’s varied experience is a great benefit to our clients and employees.”

JP’s experience covers a broad range of skills, including:

  • Engineering assessment and evaluation of electrical system failures; electrical system assessment for repairs, power quality studies, transformer testing, contact testing, etc.
  • Electrical and SCADA design for water/wastewater treatment plants and systems from plant improvements to full plant design
  • Managing construction projects as a project manager, both as contractor and engineer
  • Experience in engineering studies, including harmonic analysis, coordination studies, and arc flash studies

Prior to joining the team, JP owned his own engineering firm where he primarily specialized in water and wastewater projects for clients. Over the years he has worked on several projects with Freese and Nichols, including the lift-station design for the Laguna Madre Water District. JP says his positive interaction with employees led to his interest in working for Freese and Nichols.

“It’s the evolution and next piece of the puzzle for my career,” JP said. “It just so happened that Freese and Nichols wanted local representation and needed electrical help with the Laguna Madre project. I met these nice, intelligent, and professional people. I started thinking that I want to be a part of that group. It made a lot of sense.”

JP is a licensed Texas Professional Engineer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M Kingsville).