KENNESAW, Ga. — Rubicon Professional Services (RPS) announced the addition of Abbot Moffat, Jesse Salveson, and Phillip Atkinson to its staff. The company expands staff to support the rapidly growing interest by mission critical facilities to reduce operational costs by embracing alternative energy resources and battery-based energy storage systems.

“We are witnessing a dramatic shift in how large data centers and telco facilities around the world are moving from traditional diesel generators and 100% grid power to solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, battery energy storage systems (BESS) and islanded systems or microgrids,” said William Pirrone, PE, founding principal, RPS. “Rubicon has always been in lock-step with data center construction trends and offers expert resources to advise and support our customer base in these transitions. We look forward to the skilled contributions Abbot, Jesse, and Phillip will bring.”

Moffat is a veteran in commercial construction with three decades of work in applicable trades and a focus on the renewable energy sector since 2008. He has a proven track record of delivering challenging projects for corporate clients with high expectations, such as the installation of Bloom Energy fuel cells, Tesla BESS, and commercial rooftop and ground-mount solar arrays. Moffat will manage the growth and development of the West Coast operations team as well as building relationships with new alternative energy- and technology-focused customers throughout the U.S.

Salveson is a professional project construction manager with 12 years of experience in the utility-scale PV energy industry. Throughout his career, he has developed a deep knowledge of the U.S. grid interconnection process, allowing him to proactively lead that progress while delivering projects safely and on schedule. Project experience includes extensive solar power plant construction management throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Salveson will be responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle, from the initial setup through final completion and turnover to the client. 

Atkinson is an experienced commercial solar and general construction management field professional with over 500 MW of solar projects completed. Over the course of his career, he has provided on-site construction management of projects ranging from 100-kW rooftop systems to 100-plus-MW utility-scale tracking systems for corporate clients, educational and correctional facilities, and civic organizations worldwide. In addition to supervising, Atkinson will also ensure the safety of the public, subcontractors, and clients by making sure project teams follow established safety and logistics plans and developing methods-of-procedures for critical cutovers and commissioning activities.