Civil/Structural Engineer

Name : Rudina Bojaxhi
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Houston,TX
Job Title Civil/Structural Engineer
Relocation Preferences : no
Objective : Experienced Civil / Structural Engineer in diverse industries:
EPC Industry.
Commercial Steel Building Industry.
Transportation Engineering.
Mechanical, Textile and Food Processing Industry
Resume :  
2803 Randons Bell Dr. Sugar Land TX 77479. H (281) 980-3413. C (832) 623-9325
23 years of experience as Civil / Structural Engineer. Demonstrated professionalism, creativity and vision in diverse industries:
7+ years in EPC Industry.
3 years in Commercial Steel Building Industry.
2+years in Transportation Engineering.
11 years in Mechanical, Textile and Food Processing Industry.
Competencies Include:
Engineering Design Calculations
Quality Assurance Checking
Assistance to Sales Group
Construction Coordinator
Supervision and Technical Control
Company Technical Representative
Consultant for Private Investments
9/2006 6/2009. Position: Structural Design Engineer III
Company: FLUOR Corporation, Sugar Land, TX

Professionalism in solving challenging problems in Civil /Structural project design and meeting high quality standards of the company. Commitment in team responsibilities and efficient coordination with other engineering disciplines. Competence in execution of the Job Specification, Geotechnical Rapport and Company Guide Line Programs for Petro-Chemical projects. Expertise in checking of the design drawings and supervising of drafting personnel. Familiar with the latest revisions of Building Codes and Manuals.
Involved in the following billion dollars projects:

BP Products North America, Whiting, Indiana, USA
Operation Canadian Crude Revamp Project
Engaged in the principal layout of a large modularization pipe rack design project. Direct responsibility for designing of modular structures in critical areas such as Flare pipe line, Coker Unit and Power Station, including detailed calculation reports and IFC drawings of:
Modules pipe rack layout.
Design of structural steel modules in please analysis.
Design of stick-built modules support structures.
Design of foundations and piles layouts.
MTO, including the summary of modularization tables.
Design of structural steel connection details.
Checking the modules interference against pipes and access ways.
Modules transportation analysis such as: Lifting analysis, Barge/Ship Transportation analysis and Land Transportation using SPMT.

ConocoPhillips. Wood River Refinery, Roxana, Illinois, USA
CORE Revamp Project
Responsible for completion of all assigned deliverables for the preliminary estimate project and construction phase which included the structural design of:
Foundations of structural steel support for Flare and Compressor Pipe Lines.
Finger Rack fireproofed structural steel support for Heater Pipe Line.
Foundations for heavy equipments such as Vertical Reactor and Heater.
Foundations for Horizontal Exchanger, Cooler and Pumps.
Preparing and checking the demolition - excavation plans, foundations and piles layout, MTO, calculation reports and IFC drawings.

06/2003 09/2006. Position: Sr. Structural Engineer
Company: Whirlwind Building Systems, Inc. Houston, TX

Supervised and technical control of metal building design projects contracted to outside licensed engineers or outsourced to international design resources.
Prepared formal design calculations for customized steel buildings, including ordinary steel moment frames, concentrically braced steel frames, metal cladding, mezzanines, and other steel components. Reduced cost and weight of the structural steel elements and maintained conformance with company standards and building codes. Reviewed drawings for permit, construction and fabrication details to ensure building code and design compliance throughout the manufacturing process. Provided assistance to sales group; accurately and efficiently estimating building system for company quotes proposals. Solved many complex structural problems in 262 projects of my design, provided sales assistance for 36 projects and supervised 288 projects contracted to outside engineers; ranged in size from 5,000 to 20,000 square feet:

Glynn Savoie - Sunset, LA.
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Nueses, TX.
A&A Roofing of N.W. FL, Inc. Lynn Haven, Bay, FL.
Western Cass Water Supply Corp. - Linden, TX.
Industry Design Center Austin, Travis, TX.
Filter Building - MT.IDA, ARK.
All American IV Canton, Cherokee, GA
Donovan Truck Service Centre Wichita, KS.
Hanover Company Houston, Harris, TX.
Madill Baptist Church Marshall, OK.

02/2001 03/2003. Position: Civil / Transportation Engineer I
Company: Ergonomic Transportation Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX

Engaged in traffic impact studies, designed traffic signal plans, capacity and level of service analyses of various types of roadways and intersections per MUTCD, TX DOT, ITE and AASHTO. Extensive use of Traffic Computer Simulation Models - Highway Capacity Software. The following were representative of my projects:
METRO LRT LS #4 - Houston, Texas
Texas Avenue at Bush Dr., College Station, Texas
Loop 20 Extension Feasibility Study, Laredo, Texas
Barker Cypress at Spring Cypress intersection improvements, Houston, Texas
Sienna Plantation Shopping Development, Missouri City, Texas
FM 2759 at Private Drive Intersection Design (PS&E) City of Houston, Texas
IH-10 - Warrants Study City of Houston, Texas
Old Spanish Trail at Wheeler Road Extension Warrant Study City Houston, TX.

1992 1996Position: Licensed PE-Civil / Structural Engineer
Company: ILYRIA Co. Tirana, Albania. (Self employed)

External consultant to Urban Development Board of the Tirana City, Albania.
Reviewed and provided technical evaluation conform city regulations of a numerous construction projects of private companies.
Reviewed the structural design of the new H & H objects for EL Star Co, Fier, Albania, in a couple irrigation and drainage projects funded by the World Bank.
Provided consultancy and prepared the documentation for bidding and permit application of reconstruction projects from different investment companies.

1981 1992. Position: Sr. Civil / Structural Engineer
Company: National Institute for Research and Industrial Constructions, Albania

Supervised the calculation and design of structural elements, construction frames and foundations for industrial projects, such as textile, chemical and mechanical factories. Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis Software for structural design. The following were representative of the major projects.

New Ammonia Chemical Fertilizer Plant, Fier Albania: Representative of National Institute for Research and Industrial Constructions in this joint venture project.
Textile Combine Factory in Tirana
New Coal Preprocessing Plant in the Chemical Factory in Durres
New Mechanical Factory in Tirana
New Industrial Refrigerators in Fier, Berat, Girocaster, Grams and Bulkize
New Farming Complexes Facilities and integrated food Processing Plants in all country.

1980 1981: Position: Structural Engineer
Company: Pre-cast Apartment Factory, Tirana, Albania.

Supervised a team of 85 specialized workers and technicians; responsible for the fabrication of reinforced concrete panel-components for the annual capacity of 2000 pre-cast apartments.
1975 1980. University of Tirana. Civil Engineering Department
B.Sc. Civil / Structural Engineering. U.S. equivalence by Spantran Educational Services, No.0004-30229, Houston, TX.

Licensed Professional Engineer Albania 1994
Member of ASCE-SE since 2005. In process of preparing for PE in Texas.
PE Review Course Structural Engineering - School of PE - Spring 2010.
AISC-Steel Design-Continuing Education Seminar-June 2010, Houston.

Structural Engineering Software: 2000 - 2009
RISA-3D, Descon Brace 6.0, Descon Win 6.0, Mathcad, Smart Plan Review, MBS and VAX, AutoCAD 2000 Houston Community College Certificate, MicroStation, Microsoft Office.

FLUOR Company Training Seminars: 2006 - 2009
Modularization, Structural Design of Modules and Transportation Analysis
Foundations for Vibrating Equipment
Seismic Design of Vertical Vessel
Seismic Design Calculation using ASCE 7-2005
Wind Design for Petrochemical Facilities
OSHA-Certified in Construction Safety & Health
Attended continuing education seminars organized by Structural Engineers Association of Texas in Houston.
U.S. Citizen. References available upon request

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