Intern

Name : somshekhar
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Miami,FL
Job Title Intern
Relocation Preferences : USA
Objective : MS in Environmental engineering seeking a full time position as Civil and/ or Environmental engineer aiming to contribute my skills to the organization and grow professionally realizing companys objectives.
Resume :  
PROFILE
3 years experience in quality assurance and site execution
2 years experience in consulting and client management
1.5 years experience in water and wastewater industry
Adept at conducting field tests and site inspection
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

EDUCATION
MS in Environmental Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Aug. 2008 - Aug. 2010
BS in Civil Engineering, KLEs College of Engineering and Technology, India Jun. 2001 - May 2005

GRADUATE COURSES
Water and Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste Management, Chemistry for Environmental Engineers, Air Quality Management, Environmental Risk Assessment, Statistical Hydrology, Bioremediation, Open Channel Hydraulics

EXPERIENCE
Intern, Miami - Dade Water & Sewer Dept. (MDWASD), Miami, FLJan. 2009 - Present
Proficient with operation of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP); Conducted feasibility studies and pilot tests to optimize South District WWTP
Collected samples and performed laboratory procedures as per NELAC standards
Compiled, analyzed current and historical plant data and determined superior solids removal efficiencies achieved in the past
Demonstrated excellent research skills during literature review and contributed inputs to Master Plan at MDWASD; also updated the standard operation manual for South District WWTP (SDWWTP)
Initiated and developed video on Standard Operating Procedure for gravity thickener at SDWWTP for future interns
Actively participated in meetings and discussions on improving performance of SDWWTP
Major Pilot tests conducted:
-CO2 Stripping: Studied sludge settling characteristics by stripping CO2 from MLSS in WWTP
-Centrifuge Efficiency: Focused on improving the efficiency of Centrifuge by varying polymer and digested sludge to the centrifuge
-Struvite Control - Different dosage of ferric chloride was fed to the centrifuge feed to reduce polymer dosage and struvite formation
Pilot tests to be conducted:
-Feeding FOG ( Fats, Oil and grease) from restaurant grease interceptors into anaerobic digesters to produce more biogas
-Cultivating algae in wastewater rich in nutrients utilizing CO2 from co-engines to produce biodiesel
Accomplishments: improved thickner underflow concentration from 2.7% to 3.1%; CO2 stripping concept being implemented on full scale; 2 technical papers

Quality Control / Liaison Engineer, Sobha Developers Ltd., Bangalore, India
Aug. 2006 Jul. 2008
Supervised construction activities of 198 apartments; analyzed drawings and coordinated with appropriate departments; performed quality control of construction materials
Ensured safety and quality as per company standards; trained laborers onsite; evaluated and graded site on weekly basis
Inventory management; conducted site meetings; involved in apartment registration; provided technical inputs to CRM manual; trained 20 fresh engineers in construction related activities
Demonstrated excellent documentation; audited documents of other projects; generated weekly, monthly reports; diligently updated clients with monthly progress reports
Successfully retained existing customers who booked more apartments in different projects
Accomplishments: Completed project one month before time; achieved highest customer satisfaction; received appreciation and honors from management

Site Engineer, Kristal Group Private Ltd., Bangalore, India Jul. 2005 Jul. 2006
Responsible for construction activities of 40 apartments; managed contractors, analyzed drawings, performed billing and costing; ensured safety and quality as per company standards
Carried out inventory planning & management; coordinated site meetings; liaised with different departments; participated in customer interaction
Accomplishments: Completed 32/40 apartments two months before scheduled time; Nominated for star of the month award

GRADUATE PROJECTS
Preliminary design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
-Designed Grit chamber, Aeration tank, Equalization chamber, Rapid mix tank, Flocculation tank, Sedimentation Tank, Rapid sand filter and Disinfection plant
Odor Control Study at South District Waste Water Treatment Plant (SDWWTP), Miami Dade County
-Studied the dispersion of odor causing compounds (H2S and methyl mercaptan) from SDWWTP to given boundary conditions using software SCREEN3

CODES
CERCLA, RCRA, 10 state standards, FOG (fats, oil, grease) ordinance across US, Chapter 24 - Code of Miami-Dade County

PUBLICATIONS'Effects of Secondary Settling Solids due to Carbon Dioxide Stripping' - presented at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, May 16-20, 2010
Control of struvite by limiting phosphorous availability prior to sludge dewatering - A pilot study (In preparation)

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Presented paper at EWRI conference, Providence, Rhode Island, May 19, 2010
Engineer in Training exam (EIT), Oct 2009
Participated in WEFTEC, Orlando, FL, Oct 14 20, 2009
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

HONORS/EXTRA-CURRICULAR
Recipient of Exceptional Employee Award and appreciation Letters - Sobha Developers Ltd., 2007 - 08
Awarded scholarship for 4 semesters, 2008 - 10

COMPUTER SKILLS
MS Word, Excel, Power point, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, SCREEN3, SCADA, Primavera, Pinnacle

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