ZAPATA is very pleased to announce Mr. Leevon McKinney joined the firm as an Electrical Engineer. Mr. McKinney is a graduate of The Citadel, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. After graduation he worked as a nuclear engineer at the Charleston Naval Shipyard for several years, then directed his career towards electrical engineering.

Now, with over 25 years of electrical and instrumentation engineering experience, Mr. McKinney has joined ZAPATA to provide new and retrofit designs for a variety of electrical and communications projects, primarily for military/commercial/industrial buildings and infrastructure. He will also perform quality control of the designs, prepare technical specifications and cost estimates, review consultant-prepared design drawings, and assess engineering plans for compliance with government regulatory acts.

Mr. McKinney holds registered professional engineer (PE) licenses in North and South Carolina and a LEED AP certification (New Construction and Major Renovations). He has direct electrical engineering project design experience in market sectors such as: industrial (fibers/metals), Federal/NC state government, water/wastewater treatment, telecommunications, infrastructure, and commercial buildings.

Mr. McKinney’s experience also includes: calculations for load studies, service entrance sizing, generator sizing, maximum fault current available, time-current coordination studies, specifications, equipment procurement, submittal review, construction supervision, and lighting design.

Past project clients include: BellSouth, Duke Energy, SCANA, Southern Company, Westinghouse Electric Company, DOE (Savannah River Site), Honda of SC Manufacturing, US Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile and Savannah Districts: Fort Polk/Fort Stewart/Fort Bragg/Camp Lejeune), and the TSA (SASR – Strategic Airport Security Rollout).

Welcome to ZAPATA, Leevon!

ZAPATA is a full-service architecture, engineering, and field services firm that provides facilities, infrastructure, and energy services as well as environmental engineering and military munitions response services to Government and commercial clients worldwide. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.