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Design Engineer

San Diego, CA
June 26, 2019

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Niven T. Surenthiran

San Diego, CA *****856-***-**** (cell) ●

Design Engineer


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

Relevant Courses:

• SolidWorks • AutoCAD • Structures • Reverse Engineering • Vehicle System Design • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) • Advanced Engineering Mathematics • Public Speaking • Electronic Measuring Systems • Material Science

Technical Projects:

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

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