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Civil Structural Bridge Engineer

San Francisco, California, United States
September 15, 2018

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Hai Dinh

Currently: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam § Previously: California, US § *: § ): +84-909-***-*** INTERNATIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER § PHD & MSE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (UMich) California Licensed Professional Engineer § Combined Transportation and Water, Power & Building Expertise

- Structural civil engineer with 15 years of experience delivering major projects in the US and Asia including 9 years centering around bridges and railway projects and 5 years of water, power & building industries experience.

- Lead by example engineering approach with the demonstrated ability to link and weave interdisciplinary issues into integrated solutions. Skilled in communicating technical issues to various non-technical stakeholders.

- Contributor to the $6.5B San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Project for Moffatt and Nichol and awardee of the American Concrete Institute.


Engineering: Structural Analysis (Nonlinear, Seismic, Construction Stage) & Design Construction Method & Drawings Testing & Data Acquisition Investigations & Inspections Sketches, Calculation, & Report Project Mgmt. Computer Skills: Adina, Abaqus, ANSYS RM Bridge, SAP2000, Perform 3D, Risa, Plaxis AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Tekla, Civil 3D

MatLAB, MathCAD, Visual Basic, Python MS Project. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GS Engineering and Construction, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 10/2012 to Present Global enterprise ranked 22nd among the top 250 global construction companies selected by the US-based Engineering News-Record in 2016. The design-build Contractor for civil, architectural, MEP works of 9 miles of viaducts & bridges, 11 stations, 9 pedestrian bridges, and a 69-acre depot of HCM Mass Rapid Transit Line 1 Project ($2.4B). Design Manager

Promoted from initial hire as Functional Manager to manage a civil/structural design discipline. Recruit staff engineers, lead a design team with up to 10 members, and manage 3 design consultants with a total contract amount of $1.5M. Develop specifications & plans and perform structural analysis, design calculation & independent check. Liaise and coordinate with internal departments, clients, and local authorities.

§ Developed fast-track design submission program, solved structural encroachment issues with a 55-year-old vulnerable water main, proposed continuous U-girders to replace more costly span-by-span erection PC beams.

§ Orchestrated and empowered design consultants and team to efficiently deliver large amount of working drawings to meet tight milestones using structural modularity, geometry control, holistic interfacing and schedule tracking.

§ Completed the design of 9 miles of storm drainage and ancillary structures along the metro line. Developed the layout for 9 pedestrian bridges out of right-of-way which required tremendous cross team collaboration efforts.

§ Issued hundreds of official letters documenting design changes that were used for variation order claims. Havacons, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 04/2012 to 09/2012

A medium-sized company specialized in civil & industrial projects incl. electrical engineering and technical infrastructure. Project Engineer

Evaluated tender invitations, prepared estimates and bidding documents. Supported and empowered the Managing Director in managing the company’s contracts, resources, and construction sites.

§ Projects included Depot (HCMC MRT Line 2), SAMCO Building, Nui Ba Telpher, and Saigon Golf Course. Moffatt and Nichol, Walnut Creek, CA 03/2009 to 03/2012 Global infrastructure advisory firm working from 36 offices and 7 countries. Civil Engineer III

Hired due to past experience as a structural engineer who dealt with all aspects of design and analysis combined with advanced skills gained from a prestigious postgraduate program. Hai Dinh, Page 2 of 2

Moffatt and Nichol Experience Continued...

Evaluated submittals for method statements. Conducted structural simulations to solve various construction problems. Provided senior management and clients with recommendations through technical reports and presentations.

§ Proposed alternative splicing procedure for orthotropic steel box girder segments of the self-anchored suspension bridge of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Project ($6.5B) to address the locked-in stress issue.

§ Created an optimization scheme with MathCAD to quickly cope with survey data fed by contractors and provide jacking/alignment solution for the box girder segments.

§ Developed complex Adina model for SAS to assess load transfer sequence, forces on main cables & suspender, cable band cambers, and hand rope stanchion verticality.

§ Delivered 50+ technical client reports and presentations and proposed a dozen retrofit schemes to cope with the issue of construction tolerance arising during construction phases. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 05/2006 to 02/2009 Graduate Research Assistant & Graduate Teaching Assistant Designed, constructed, and tested beam specimens, analyzed test data, derived models to predict shear strength of fiber reinforced concrete beams, and proposed design recommendations. Taught Statics and Dynamics.

§ Completed PhD thesis within just 3 years.

Structures Ile-de-France, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 07/2000 to 04/2004 Technical Manager

Promoted from starting position of Structural Engineer. Managed a team with up to 5 engineers and collaborated with engineers in overseas offices including France and Tunisia.

§ Created and instituted an in-house training program to enable quick onboarding of entry-level engineers (e.g., CAD drawing standards, quality control of shop drawings, and instruction to usage of design software).

§ Contributed to Thu Duc Water Treatment Plant, Peugeot Head Quarter, and Atmel Rousset Plant projects.

§ Delivered an AutoLISP subroutine to automatically design and output AutoCAD drawings of axially loaded columns. Investco, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 10/1999 to 06/2000

Structural Designer - Site Engineer

§ Developed shop drawings from technical design and performed quantity takeoff for the $500M Phu My I Thermal Power Plant.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009

PhD in Civil Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006

Master of Science in Civil Engineering


§ Professional Engineer, Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, Sacramento, CA, 2010

§ Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper Award, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, 2012 AFFILIATIONS & VOLUNTEER WORK

§ Member, Project Management Institute, since 2018

§ Past President, University of Michigan Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Student Chapter, Ann Arbor

- Organized the first University of Michigan Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Symposium

§ Past Vice President, Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Scholars Association, Washington, DC

- Integral part of organizing a 3-day conference in Washington, D.C. for more than 200+ fellows and guests.

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