KAI Engineering announced the addition of Ramona Nicula, PE, LEED AP, as director of electrical engineering of its St. Louis office.
In her new position, Nicula will lead electrical engineering project design, work planning, electrical discipline recruitment and staff development. She will provide project oversight of St. Louis-led projects and lead the overall quality control of the electrical department.
“Ramona is a home-run hire and a truly welcome addition to our KAI Engineering team,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “She brings a passion and commitment to engineering design excellence and meshes well with our KAI mission, culture and values. Ramona is an industry veteran that brings a wide range of project experience. As a seasoned group leader, she is well known in our industry, understands our seller-model and is a proven performer with alternative delivery.”
Nicula has had a successful 25-year career in the industry, having previously served as vice president of EDM Inc. and engineering manager at PayneCrest Electric, both of St. Louis.
She earned her engineering degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Transylvania University in Romania and an MBA from the University of Missouri — St. Louis. She is a member of the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois and is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Maryland and California. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council.
When not working, Nicula enjoys skiing and biking. She resides in St. Louis with her husband and daughter.