Apprentice electrician, Tacoma, Washington, 1900-1903. Electrical engineer and contractor with D. T. Dickson, Tacoma, 1908-1914. Private practice, 1914-1916.
Superintendent of light, Department of Public Utilities, Tacoma, 1916-1933. Chief electrical engineer Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson Dam, Alabama, 1933-1937. Chief consultant electrical engineer Tennessee Valley Authority, from 1937.
1942-1944 consultant for War Production Board, Washington, District of Columbia. 1945 consultant for F.E.A., Chinese War Production Board, Chungking. 1946 consultant for Allied Council of Austria, Vienna.