Highway Engineer

Name : Colin Findlay
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : San Francisco,CA
Job Title Highway Engineer
Relocation Preferences : San Francisco Bay Area Only
Objective : I am passionate about using my ability, creativity and training in conjunction with todays technology to develop the transportation and infrastructure necessary to build a better future through urban design.
Resume :  
WORK EXPERIENCE
Engineer, Technician, and CAD Manager Duties
Designed, developed, constructed and quantified models for highway and earthwork projects using InRoads, Land Desktop, and Civil 3D.
Drafted preliminary and final construction drawings for highway, civil, municipal, architectural, structural, and landscaping projects.
Developed and wrote CAD standards, user guidelines, and procedure manuals.
Built models and produced still images and animated sequences for presentation.
CAD Training Services
Developed and implemented instructional courses and seminars both in-house and online.
Trained junior and senior staff in Bentley and Autodesk CADD software.
Trained college professors as well as other trainers in Autodesk CADD Software.
Software Development and Publication
Tested and reviewed CAD, graphics and animation software for Autodesk and other developers.
Wrote articles, features and software reviews for magazine publications.
Related Employment History
2007-2009: Engineer, Dewberry, Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA
2003-2007: Engineer and CAD Manager, El Taller Colaborativo. Newark, New Jersey, USA
2002-2003: Highway Technician, Pennoni Associates Inc, Clifton, New Jersey, USA
1998-2001: Highway Technician, City of Edinburgh Council, Roads & Transport Department, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
1986-1998: Civil Engineering Technician, Ironside Farrar, CadKing Design, Peter Fraenkel & Partners; Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
COMPUTER SKILLS
Bentley: Microstation at expert level to XM; Inroads at expert level to 8.5; InRail/RailTrack at intermediate level to 8.5
Autodesk: AutoCAD at expert level to 2011 (San Francisco 2010 Augi Top Daug); Civil 3D at expert level to 2011 (Autodesk Certified Professional); Land Desktop at intermediate level to 2007; 3ds MAX at intermediate level to 8.0, Revit at intermediate level to 2010; Navisworks at intermediate level to 2010, MAP at intermediate level to 2010
Primavera Suretrak at intermediate level to 3.0, ESRI ArcGIS at intermediate level to 9.0
Microsoft: Office Suite (Access, Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) at expert level to 2010; Project at intermediate level to 7.0
RELATED EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL AND STANDARDIZED TESTING CERTIFICATIONS
Engineer-in-Training, California State Board of Engineers and Surveyors (April 2009)
Engineer-in-Training, New Jersey State Board of Engineers and Surveyors (March 2007)
Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (January 2007)
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Verbal 610, Quantative 710, Analytical Writing 5.5 (July 2004)
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering (Equivalent to Bachelors Degree)
Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (April 1994)
Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Building (Equivalent to Associates Degree)
Telford College, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (May 1986)

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