Harshal Bhandari

Summary

·Actively managing a flood protection project of size $5 million for state of PA.

·Three plus years of work experience in civil-structural and hydraulic design consulting.

·Strong knowledge of advance civil engineering software and design standards.

Custom

OTHER ACTIVITIES

·Won 1st prize in national level Auto CAD competition at National competition.Mar 04

·Won 1st prize in badminton competition held by L&T for employeesFeb 07

·Worked as an organizer of different cultural events arranged by L&T companySept 06- July 07

·Certification in French language course from recognized college in affiliation with University of Pune

·Certificate course in STAAD-Pro. and AutoCAD from University of Pune 2005-06

·Organizer of National level technical paper presentation competition ‘Nirmitee’.2003-05

Objective

Seeking a full time position in civil engineering division. I am looking for a challenging and fulfilling career. I have MS degree in civil engineering and total three years of relevant work experience.

Work History

Work History

Engineering consultant

BE Structural PC

oWorking part time for a structural design consulting firm at Wormleysburg, PA

oCurrently working on installation of a communication tower on top of existing building.

Project Development engineer

DEP, State of Pennsylvania

·Project development engineer in department of waterways engineering, Pennsylvania

oPreparing bid documents and project manual for levee project at city of Jeannette.

oMajor Job responsibilities include estimating, scheduling and coordinating construction of project.

oPreparing feasibility study report for a flood protection project in borough of Ashley, PA. Study includes evaluating flood protection alternatives, estimating construction costs, assessing environmental impacts, performing an economic analysis, constructability review etc.

oCarrying out the ‘paperwork’ necessary to get relevant permits and communicating with various municipalities, state and federal legislators, county and state government officials.

oProject closure work and writing O&M manual for levee strengthening project in Hyndman, PA.

oPrepared Construction drawings, erosion and sedimentation control plans, PA1 calls.

oCulvert design using HECRAS for hydraulic analysis and Box 2.1 (LRFD) software for RC design.

Feb 2008 - Jan 2009

On site construction representative

University of Maryland, College Park

Facilities Mgmt. Department, University of Maryland

Graduate Assistantship for University of Maryland’s Byrd Football Stadium expansion project of $50 million size.

oDetail inspection of steel moment connections, reinforcement layout and construction procedures.

oAssisted in scheduling, cost estimating, documenting design and construction activities.

oWorked on ‘constructware’ for web based project management.

Aug 2006 - Jul 2007

Engineer 1

L&T-Sargent & Lundy

BA energy’s- Heartland Upgrader Project, Canada- a 4 members structural design team.

Scope of the Project- To design a solid material handling system for refining sand mixed oil of size $1.2 billion using CSA (Canadian Standards Association) codes

oDesigned structures like conveyor galleries, transfer tower, silo, trestles, pipe racks etc.

oReinforced concrete design of open foundation, piles and pile caps inclusive of frost loading.

oDuties included extracting 3-D models from STAAD to Frameworks and guiding the detailers to develop the models.

oUsed Microstation and PDS (Plant Design Software) to check interaction with other disciplines.

oCarried out special structural analysis for transportation of completely integrated structures.

213 Mega Watt captive Power Plant Project Delhi, India- Design team member of group of 6 people.

oDesigned & modeled pipe-bridge with five tiers carrying steam, chemicals and inflammable fluids.

oPerformed duties such as fabrication drawing review of steel connections.

oDesigned combined foundations in the presence of complicated underground piping.

Aug 2005 - May 2006

Intern/project

Paranjpe construction

Assisted in the design and construction of Information Technology center- a commercial project of size $5 million

oProject involved stress- strain calculations for flat slabs, computer aided analysis etc.

oDesigned flat slab using Indian standards, studied ACI codes and VSL pre-stressing standards.

oMonitored on-site post tensioning of 11-storied flat slab, verified site layouts with shop drawings.

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Jan 2009

Master of Science

University of Maryland, College Park

BRIDGE DESIGN

·Masters level bridge design course with Dr. CC Fu. Detail study of AASTHO-LRFD bridge design specifications for steel and concrete-prestress bridges. Used MERLIN DASH for bridge design.

·Design of steel girder, Splice design, Elastomeric bearing design.

·Prestress concrete beam design. Abutment and pier design. Retaining wall design.

SCHOLARLY PAPER

Hollow Structural Sections Steel Connections:

·The paper discusses and analyzes the connection details and arrangements of hollow sections for hinged, rigid and semi-rigid connections.

·Paper also focuses on design of the connections of hollow sections under fatigue loading for highway sign structures and luminaries.

GRADUATE COURSES

·Design: Advance steel design, Advance concrete design, Structural dynamics, Finite elements analysis, Fundamental structural analysis, Bridge design etc.

·Management:Introduction to project management, Advance scheduling, Risk analysis etc.

Jan 2002 - May 2006

BE

University of Pune

Maharashtra Institute of Technology, University of Pune, India

Presented a paper on Sheer Wall at a National level conference, Nirmittee 2005                The paper illustrates structural analysis and design methodology of shear wall

Skills

Skills

MS Project

ANSYS

SAFE

SAP 2000

Mathcad

MS excel

PDS / PDMS

Frameworks Plus

Microstation

Auto CAD

MERLIN DASH

Bridge design software

PCA Col

STAAD Pro