Design Engineer II

Name : Dan Schimpf
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Naperville,IL
Job Title Design Engineer II
Relocation Preferences : Eastern Iowa, Northern Illinois, Souther Wisconsin
Objective : I am a Civil Engineer and I am searching for a career in transportation, construction, infrastructure, or alternative energy. My ideal career would be one where my actions benefit the community and not just myself. I am looking forward to a position where I can continue to learn and experience new challenges. My ideal career is one where I can take on new responsibilities, have the opportunity to be creative, and have the chance to continue to develop professionally.
Resume :  

A dedicated, detail oriented, technically knowledgeable Civil Engineer with experience in the design of stormwater management systems, utility systems, site infrastructure, roadways, and permitting.


Focus Area: Structures, Mechanics and Materials
GPA: 3.64 out of 4.00


V3 COMPANIES LTD., Woodridge, IL June 2007 July 2009
Design Engineer II
Analyzed, designed and permitted stormwater management systems including systems involving underground detention in urban areas and compensatory storage
Developed plans in integrate cost effective best management practices into designs such as engineered wetlands and bioswales
Designed water distribution, sanitary sewer, roadway improvements, and earthwork for commercial, residential, and municipal projects ranging in size from 0.5 to 400 acres
Prepared opinions of probable construction cost for roadway, retail, and residential projects
Completed value engineering and quality assurance checks and revised designs accordingly
Coordinated permit submittals, follow-ups, and revisions to obtain permits with agencies such as DuPage County, IEPA, IDOT, and MWRDGC
Collaborated with external and internal clients including coordination with clients in the United Kingdom, Germany and Abu Dhabi
Prepared due diligence and site feasibility reports for major retailers and a large pharmacy chain

Pollution Prevention Intern, Consulted for GKN Armstrong Wheels, Inc.
Developed options for reducing liquid waste by capturing and reusing leaked hydraulic oil
Designed solutions for eliminating pollution at its source by implementing the use of soy based oils
Educated staff on the benefits of reducing waste and the optimal use of natural resources
Coordinated with vendors and suppliers to upgrade and replace aging faulty equipment

Naperville Area Humane Society Volunteer
American Society of Civil Engineers Associate Member
Theta Tau National Professional Engineering Fraternity Member
Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society Member

Microstation, AutoCAD, GEOPAK, Carlson
ArcGIS, TR-20, TR-55, Bentley FlowMaster, Hydraflow, ANSYS, ABAQUS
Microsoft Office Products


ESPLANADE OF ALGONQUIN PHASE II, ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS Design Engineer for a 49 acre mixed use development consisting of approximately 12 apartment buildings, 11 retail/office buildings, a clubhouse and a mass graded industrial site. Design tasks I completed included widening Boyer Road, staging the design for further future widening, grading and earthwork balance of the site, planning for future expansion, and utility design including storm water management.

TECHNY DEVELOPMENT, NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS Design Engineer for multiple sites on a 768 acre mixed-use development at the northwest corner of Willow Road and Waukegan Road. The property is owned by the Society of the Divine Word and is leased to and developed by a variety of developers. Engineering services I helped provide included designing and permitting turn lanes and accesses to Willow and Waukegan Roads, designing several miles of new roads, and designing several storm water storage basins. Highlights of the development include: Crate and Barrels Corporate Headquarters; Willow Festival and Willow Festival Annex, life-style retail and entertainment developments, Five Seasons Sports Club, a professional office development, and; three residential developments, comprising 500 homes.

CENTRAL MARKET REDEVELOPMENT, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Design Engineer for the high profile Central Market Development in downtown Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. When completed, the 13-acre project will include a 53 story luxury hotel, a 58 story office tower and an 88 story residential tower. The towers will be surrounded by modern retail stores and a traditional Arabian souk. My responsibilities were designing grading and drainage for the site, and determining the layout of the surrounding and internal roadways, one of which will include a six-lane roadway through a building. The main challenge of this project was the coordination between many other firms located in the United States, London, Germany, Italy, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT, CENTENNIAL BEACH IMPROVEMENTS, NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS Civil Design Engineer for the Naperville Park Districts project to improve traffic flow, improve handicap access, and renovate and expand existing facilities at the Centennial Beach pool. Integrating modern utilities into the project, such as underground storm water storage, presented many challenges because the facility was originally constructed in the 1930s from a quarry. The projects close proximity to the DuPage River also created challenges as the beach itself is part of the rivers floodplain.

MCDONALDS RESTAURANTS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS Design Engineer for multiple sites ranging from 0.5 acres to 2.5 acres. I assisted in the design and coordination of land planning services, ALTA & topographic surveys, environmental assessments, soil explorations, retaining wall design, traffic studies, storm water management and general civil engineering. I streamlined the process to achieve final permits and approvals. This work included managing other consultants and regularly reporting the status of each project back to the client. Meeting McDonalds National Standards and handicap accessibility requirements presented many challenges, especially on smaller sites.

VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD, DEERBROOK MALL SANITARY SEWER RE-ROUTING, DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS Civil Design Engineer for a project to re-route sanitary sewer flow from a large suburban mall. The sanitary sewer serving the Deerbook Mall flows to an aging lift station that was becoming a maintenance problem for the Village of Deerfield. Re-routing the sewer would save both the Mall and the Village usage fees and maintenance costs. My task was to design a new sewer that would redirect flow to a new lift station while utilizing all of the existing building service connections and make use of as much of the old pipe network as possible. This lift station would connect to a new sewer augured under Illinois Route 43 and connect to an existing MWRD sewer.

CVS PHARMACY, NORTHERN ILLINOIS Design Engineer for the design and permitting of numerous pharmacies throughout the Chicago land area. Key services I helped with included: due diligence, site planning, geometrics, grading, detention, utility layout and permitting. Site locations included Aurora, Northbrook, New Lenox, Lakemoor, Downers Grove, and multiple City of Chicago sites.

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