Capability Statement
 ABOUT US:  JKA Electric (“JKA”) performs engineering, QA/QC and installation for electrical systems, focusing on public works infrastructure projects.  JKA’s personnel have extensive experience with Sound Transit projects. Janette Keiser, JKA’s founder/CEO, is a professional engineer and construction attorney.  JKA is a licensed electrical contractor and certified MWDBE.​​

  • Transportation:
    • Light Rail
    • Commuter Rail
    • Highways
    • Tunnels
  • Power generation & distribution​
  • Lighting Systems
  • Communications & Safety Systems
  • Building Management Systems

  • QA/QC for design & construction of electrical systems
  • Electrical Design
  • Facilitating design Integration
  • Performing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and other special studies
  • Planning and executing preventive maintenance of electrical systems
  • Electrical installations

E 360.  Ali Haghighi, PE, is helping to design electrical systems for this segment of East Link.

I-90 Systems Renovation, Seattle.  Ali Haghighi, PE, and Janette Keiser, PE, JD, are providing engineering services and Kevin Kennedy, Master Electrician, is providing inspection services on this project, the purpose of which is to upgrade and relocate communications, controls and FLS systems in a segment of the I-90 corridor to make it ready for Sound Transit’s East Link.

North Link Light Rail Final Design, Seattle.  Ali Haghighi, PE, helped design the PLC system networks and graphic interfaces for monitoring and controlling systems in the stations.

Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel Retrofit, Seattle.  Ali Haghighi, PE, helped design the control systems and provided field engineering for the Seattle Downtown Transit Tunnel Retrofit Project.  This included the power, communications and fire-life-safety systems.

Sound Transit Light Rail Program – Kevin Kennedy, Master Electrician, inspected numerous elements of the Airport Link and the Downtown Transit Tunnel. Kevin inspected signals, SCADA and OCS systems as well as Automatic Train Control; power distribution and signal systems; and Halon fire suppression systems.

Sound Transit Regional Transit Authority, Seattle.  Janette Keiser, PE, JD, served as construction counsel, working with the technical teams to develop procurement documents for design and construction as well as address contract issues, risk assessment, and disputes.