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I am a Civil Designer with extensive experience in the land development and civil engineering fields since 1979.I have been involved in many varied projects from surveying to conceptual and planning stages through final design.I have also been responsible in the authoring (either in part, or sole) of CADD Users’ Manual and the implemention drafting standards. I also have been a mentor to junior members of staff.I have experience at all levels of planning, design & construction processes from single family property mapping & improvements to large residential & commercial development projects to local & state roadways. I am looking for a position that can allow me to continue building on my design and cad skills, plus offering me the opportunity to learn new skills to enable me to contribute in a more encompassing way to the firm, while also mentoring and developing the company's employees and systems. Over 30 years experience in civil engineering drafting & design. 5+ years IT experience in local network management, supporting an office of 40 engineers, surveyors and administration support. 18 years of MicroStation experience and 12 years AutoCAD experience (including LDD & Civil 3D), in varying capacities.Offering quality experience in civil site design and project controls supporting senior staff and management. Responsible for layout, design and production of site plans and preliminary drawings for commercial office, retail and residential projects, including roads, drainage, sewer and water and private utilities. Knowledge of project scheduling and computer aided drafting and design software packages and material quantity takeoff calculations.Proficient in MS Office 2007 applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), MS Project 2007, AutoCAD Civil3d 2011 and MicroStation v8.

I feel my most valuable skills are in the areas of: CADD "goto guy" with experience in AutoCAD, Land Desktop, Civil 3D 2008; CADD coordination, creating, documenting, and working to new procedures; Geometric designing/modeling of roads (all sizes from driveway to roadway); Combining all of the above to produce construction, presentational drafting and details.

Work experience

May 2011Present

Senior Engineering Technician

Graham Associates, Inc.
  • Design/development of roadway plans (incl. drainage, utilities and traffic control)
  • Prepared quantity take-offs and cost estimates
  • Utilized AutoCAD Civil 3d 2011
Mar 2007Mar 2011

Supervisory Engineering Technician

Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
  • Design/development of roadway plans (incl. drainage, utilities and traffic control)
  • Prepared exhibits for project proposals
  • Prepared construction specification drafts and cost estimates
  • Provided technical assistance to CAD drafters and project managers
  • Scheduled work and assigned duties to technicians
  • Checked plans for technical accuracy and completeness
  • Responsible for office CAD standards and implementation
  • Responsible for office IT support (hardware/software installations, backups, etc.)
  • Utilized AutoCAD LDD 2007 & AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008
  • Received training (Avatech) for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008
Jul 2003Mar 2007

Senior Civil Designer

  • Design/development of commercial/retail sites (incl. grading, utility, paving and site plans)
  • Developed site plans for buildings ranging from 5,000 to 250,000 sq. ft.
  • Design/development of roadway plans (incl. drainage, utilities and traffic control)
  • Prepared exhibits for project proposals
  • Checked plans for accuracy and completeness
  • Scheduled work, assigned duties to technicians
  • Provided guidance to CAD drafters and project managers
  • Utilized AutoCAD 2004 (w/LDD) and MicroStation v8 (w/GeoPak)
  • Received training (TotalCAD) for AutoCAD Land Desktop Design 2004

Senior Civil Designer

Goodwin & Marshall, Inc.
  • Design/development of commercial/industrial sites (incl. grading, utility, paving and site plans)
  • Land planning and infrastructure design for business parks over 300 Ac.
  • Checked plans for accuracy and completeness
  • Developed sites for buildings ranging from 50,000 to 1,000,000 sq. ft.
  • Design/development of roadway plans (incl. drainage, utilities and traffic control)
  • Utilized Haestad’s CulvertMaster and FlowMaster
  • Utilized Trimble TerraModel, AutoCAD LT and IntelliCAD

CADD Operator

Garcia & Associates, Inc.
  • Developed plans utilizing Intergraph MicroStation and AutoCAD
  • Installed and maintained hardware and software
  • Provided CAD training and assistance to new technicians
  • Developed CAD User Guide

Civil Designer

Carter & Burgess, Inc.
  • Prepared roadway, COE/DoD and industrial site plans using Intergraph (VAX-based) and Microstation
  • Prepared floodmaps and HEC-2 runs for Hydraulics/Hydrology Team
  • Co-authored CAD User Guide for civil department

Technician II

Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
  • Prepared detailed plans for subdivisions
  • Worked with Wang-based CEADS software and trained on HASP
  • Developed company drafting standards

Associate Engineering Technician

H L Chastain & Assoc.
  • Surveyor — rodman/chainman and instrument-man
  • Manual drafting based on engineer’s sketches
  • Design calculations





Civil Site Design
I have over thirty years experience in the civil engineering field, where my duties have included surveying, drafting, planning, detailing and design. Mr. Ryan has extensive experience with Intergraph MicroStation, Autodesk AutoCAD and Trimble TerraModel design/CAD software. I have had some project lead responsibilities of the supervision and coordination of the project team. I am an organized, detail-oriented individual who is able to communicate well with superiors and subordinates. I have the ability to interpret and apply state and local policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations; compile rough technical data and prepare statistical and narrative reports from field studies; perform civil engineering design; understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications; deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers and clients; prepare accurate engineering records; use algebraic formulas, trigonometry and statistical mathematics to accomplish the level of work required; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written; establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with those contacted during the course of work. I have performed numerous roadway projects throughout Illinois as well as numerous roadway/subdivision/commercial/industrial projects in North Central Texas. My projects have ranged from small tracts up to 300± acres. I have been an integral part of the plan development for many commercial/industrial sites. The majority of the projects have been industrial/warehouse sites, but have varied from office complexes to military bases to ice hockey arenas.
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