I am Dennis Leerkes. Born and raised in Deventer. Since 2019 I work as a freelance electrical engineer.
After my instructional time at the Royal Dutch Navy as an electrical mechanic and diver I started in 2008 as a Eplan drawer in the shipbuilding sector. In the meantime I moved to the beautiful area Drenthe, where I have successfully performed projects with several clients in the north of the Netherlands.
In a short time I was specialized in Eplan Electric P8, where I mastered all the secrets and functionalities of Eplan. I have also been able to get acquainted with other engineering tools such as Autocad and Typical Manager.
After a amount of years of engineering experience I decided to follow the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in the evening hours and on weekends. With good consequence I graduated in February 2017 as Bachelor of Science. I have specialized myself in energy supply, with emphasis on energy generation, energy transport and energy storage.
As a graduation project I have implemented the NEN-EN-IEC 614369-1 standard in a company. I researched the extent to which this standard was already implemented and applied. Then the results written and presented orally and recommendations made to implement the standard further.
I have been living in Deventer since 2018 and I started as a freelancer since 2019.
I will start a new study program at the University of Twente from September 2021. This is the 2-year Master “Sustainable Energy Technology” (SET) with a pre-master of six months. With this program I hope to respond to the shortage of academic engineers with expertise in sustainable energy. In this way, I hope to contribute to a beautiful energy transition in which the earth becomes a bit greener again.
My strengths are that I am multi-skilled and have versatile relevant work experience in various sectors. I manage different Engineering tools and Microsoft Office package at professional level. I also manage different programming languages such as Delphi, Visual Basic for Applications and C.