October 19, 2022
SynchroGrid Hires New Lead Engineer for Denver Office
SynchroGrid is pleased to introduce Allen Goekler, who recently joined our Denver office as a Lead Engineer. Allen joins SynchroGrid with nine years of experience, specializing in relay settings. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tulsa. At SynchroGrid, Allen will be focusing on relay setting calculations, relay setting development, and protection & control design.
Allen always had a knack for math and logic. In high school, a math teacher introduced him to higher level courses outside his small school to prepare him for a STEM career. Allen knew he wanted to be an engineer, and he chose electrical engineering because “it had the lowest enrollment, and I saw that as a challenge.” Allen loves problem solving and tackling new challenges, as well as teaching new engineers.
His career started in substation design, but Allen wanted to learn more and dive deeper into relay settings after being exposed to it. Shortly after getting his PE license, he focused on excelling as a relay engineer and broadening his experience. Each career move has brought new opportunities and learnings that have enhanced his skills and experience.
One of the reasons Allen was drawn to SynchroGrid is the ability to work on a diverse set of projects at a steady pace. Allen explains, “I’m at my best when I’m engaged and solving different problems. SynchroGrid meets both of those needs for me and provides opportunity for me to continue to develop as a true engineer.”
Allen has always called Oklahoma home. Outside of work, Allen finds joy in spending quality time with his wife, 5-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter. Allen loves to introduce his kids to things he loved as a child, and their current interests are Star Wars and Mario Kart. Outside of family time, Allen devotes his spare time to outdoor activities, playing the guitar, video games, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals.