Seeking an entry level position as part of a project management / engineering firm
- Construction Management
- Sustainable Development
- Structural Design / Analysis
- Project Cost Estimation
- Lacrosse (11 year player and teammate)
- Outdoor activity (Mountain biking, longboarding, snowboarding, hiking, camping, etc)
- Sophisticated music enthusiast
I recently graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2012 with a BS in Civil Engineering, specializing in Construction Management. I am currently working as an undergraduate research assistant at Georgia Tech's RAPIDS Laboratory and previously worked as an intern in the project management office onsite of a $500M casino project this past summer.
Summary of Experience
- BIM software experience in Tekla Structures and Scia Engineer
- Qualified for EIT certification, exam passed Oct 2012
- OSHA 30-hour certificate
- Semester overseas studying Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom
- Computer-aided drafting through AutoCAD and Inventor
- Retail customer service at outdoor specialty store REI
- Intermediate Spanish speaker
- 11-year lacrosse player including two years as captain
- Proficient with Microsoft Office
Aug 2012 - Present
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Assistant in GDOT sponsored research relating to the preservation of historic steel truss bridges in the state of Georgia. The research aims to provide a guidance manual pertaining to the preparation for storage and rehabilitation, addressing the following considerations: (a) extent of disassembly, (b) estimated tasks and costs for disassembly, (c) guidance for analysis and assessment of remaining structural capacity for reuse, and (d) guidance to contractors for disassembly and re-assembly.
My contribution has emphasized the use of point cloud laser scanning technology to model existing bridge conditions, to create a deconstruction schedule based on the model, and to analyze the remaining structural capacity of the bridge as truss members are removed.
May 2012 - Aug 2012
I worked under the Senior Project Manager in the construction management office onsite of a $500M casino project.
My responsibilities included maintaining the punch list, updating the drawings, writing RFI's, filing C/O's, field verifying completion of architectural work, organizing closeout documents, and anything else that the project management team or superintendents felt that I was capable of.
The experience was incredibly rewarding and everyday offered me a new opportunity to learn more and grow professionally and personally.
May 2010 - Sep 2010
Retail Sales Specialist
I was selected for part-time employment following a highly selective interviewing process (400-applicants, 60-candidates, 8-offered positions).
Working at REI, the nation's largest consumer cooperative, is a much different and much more rewarding experience than working at a typical retail store. This is because customer service is just as important (if not more important) than selling the products and because of this, I am head-and-shoulders above almost anyone else that has worked retail.
A basic retailer might be asked, "Do you have this shoe in a size 10?" where as my typical customer interactions were much more engaging. I would hear things like, "I need a lightweight hiking boot that is waterproof but will still allow my foot to breathe. What are my options?"
My job responsibilities included gauging the individual needs of a customer and suggesting products that fit those needs as well as handling any objections that the customer might have. REI sells very technical equipment and situation-specific products so it was essential that I knew a wide range of product information in order to serve my customers adequately.
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
This position demonstrates that even as a temporary hire in a professional setting, I am trustworthy and responsible under strenuous circumstances.
TRAK connected me with a Data Collection Engineer for a major cell phone company. My job was to drive him around for two weeks along every road in the metro-Atlanta area as he collected data on cell phone signal strength for his company's network and his competitors networks.
Because I was on the roads alongside Atlanta's notoriously bad drivers for roughly eight hours every day, the job required that I stay attentive for long periods at a time and I certainly demonstrated this.