Christopher Parkes

Mr. Parkes joined the CPUC in 2003 as an engineer auditing and inspecting power plants in the Safety & Enforcement Division's (SED's) Electric Generation unit. In 2013 Mr. Parkes joined SED's utility Risk Assessment Section as a senior engineer supporting safety in CPUC proceedings. Through this experience, Mr. Parkes has developed an inquiring and creative approach to the entire panoply of safety issues, including safety management systems and the use of a safety culture to promote safety. Before coming to the CPUC, Mr. Parkes worked for more than 10 years as a Senior Project Engineer for Fisher Berkeley, a small healthcare communications manufacturing company. Mr. Parkes is an active member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has a BSEE degree from UC Davis.

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