Niven T. Surenthiran
Solutions-oriented Design Engineer with exemplary communication, analytical, technical writing, critical thinking, and collaborative skills. Have certification as CATIA V5 Design Specialist, Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
Proven problem-solving ability combined with talent for successful planning and implementation of projects within stringent timelines.
Experienced in the design and improvement of functional systems, prototyping, simulating, Avionics, Wire Harness Design, Structures, CAD and 3D Modeling. Adept in CAD software (CATIA V5, SolidWorks) AutoCAD, MATLAB and Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, and with the ability to coordinate groups to ensure that all stakeholders’ needs are both communicated effectively to the team and met to the clients’ highest level of satisfaction.
Engineering: Avionics, Tooling, Wire Harness Design, Mechanical Design, Structures, CAD, 3D Modeling, Drafting, Drawing, GD&T, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Software: SolidWorks, CATIA V5, CATIA V4, Cadra, AutoCAD, MATLAB, Microsoft Office, Mathematica
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, go4sixsigma June 2019 – Present
Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), Dassault Systèmes June 2019 – Present
CATIA V5 Part Design Specialist, Dassault Systèmes October 2014 – Present
UC San Diego Extensions, San Diego, CA April 2019-September 2019
Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Design
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA August 2008-May 2013
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
• SolidWorks • AutoCAD • Structures • Reverse Engineering • Vehicle System Design • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) • Advanced Engineering Mathematics • Public Speaking • Electronic Measuring Systems • Material Science
MARS ULTOR Manned Mission to Mars Proposal
Designed conceptual vehicles and astronaut housings
Created a Mission Timeline from the first day (leaving Earth) to the last day (returning to Earth).
Determined the heat power required to maintain all spacecraft (at room temperature)
Attained an A on the project
Direct Simulation Monte Carlo
Described particle collisions in both zero and two dimensions
Computed thermal relaxation in a gas mixture using Linux
Calculated flow-fields, coefficient of drag, lift, and angle attack for a flat plate
Illustrated temperature change within time and velocity distribution function for zero dimension
SoftClouds LLC, San Diego, CA January 2017 – December 2018
Software Engineer Consultant
Created Customer Portal pages and set up Agent Desktop Configurations from scratch for multiple clients
Collaborated with project managers to discuss and resolve complex technical issues.
Trained clients through support in implementing Oracle Service Cloud for day to day tasks.
Engaged in business requirements analysis, set up project schedules, and determined requirements and tasks.
AMEX GBT, Phoenix, AZ February 2016 – November 2016
Software Engineer – Contract Position
Customer requirement analysis, setting up project schedules, and split up tasks.
Troubleshoot technical and functional issues with the use of Oracle RightNow
Evaluate queue and techmail routings to make sure emails get sent and received successfully
Review Analytic Reports to evaluate agents’ performance
Speridian Technologies LLC, Albuquerque, NM October 2014 – January 2016
Software Engineer Consultant
Set up Oracle Service Cloud Agent Desktop for multiple clients
Interacted with clients to better understand their business requirements
Complied analytic reports to quicken agent’s time searching for assigned tasks
Leonardo Helicopters, Philadelphia, PA January 2014 – September 2014
Mechanical Engineer – Contract Position
Improved assembly process by designing details of customized electrical systems into simpler layouts
Reduced helicopter assembly and repair time by remodeling dimensions and tolerances of tools
Saved material cost by inventing a simpler and more stable instrument panel stand
Compiled technical documents and electrical drawings to vendors for repairs and purchases from OEM
Created the pin-to-pin database for quick reference of each wire and connector installed on AW119 Koala