Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer delivers unparalleled expertise to North Houston Pole Line as Vice President of Energized Transmission Operations. Approaching thirty years in the Electrical Power Delivery Industry, his experience spans the continental United States and the globe.

Palmer began his Electrical Power Delivery Industry career in 1994 as a ground man with Irby Construction. He achieved his Journeyman Lineman Certification in 1999 and Barehand Certification in 2005. From 2000 until 2010, Palmer continued to hone his skills and knowledge as he provided field leadership for numerous projects working with voltages from 69kV to 500kV. Realizing the growing need for and opportunities associated with alternative utility construction solutions, he focused his attention on energized (barehand) methodologies. 

In 2010 Palmer joined Quanta Energized Services (QES), where he served various roles, including Technical Advisor, General Superintendent, Barehand, and Robotic Arm Instructor. In 2017 he was named the QES Director of Operations and in 2018 he was elevated to QES Vice President. From 2020 until 2022, he filled dual roles –President of QES and Vice President of Energized Services at North Houston Pole Line. In 2022, Palmer focused on developing Energized Transmission Services at North Houston Pole Line. 

Palmer is a pioneer in the energized utility construction space who continues to be in high demand providing technical advice and solutions to our utility customers nationwide. Under his leadership, North Houston Pole Line’s Energized Group has realized and continues to experience tremendous growth and an expanding customer footprint. 

Palmer and his wife, Melody, live in Springbrook, Wisconsin. Palmer is an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys working outdoors on his ranch.