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Engineering Engineer

Akron, Ohio, United States
November 16, 2016

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Behnam Kiani, EIT

Akron, Ohio & 330-***-****


To secure a full-time entry-level position at a reputable and successful structural engineering consulting firm

Qualifications Summary

• Four years of experience in structural engineering consulting and special inspection

• Strong technical skills, proficient in analysis & design of building & bridge structures

• In-depth knowledge of codes such as IBC, AASHTO LRFD, ASCE7-10, AISC and ACI

• Proficient in design of a wide range of construction such as steel, concrete, masonry and composite material

• Strong in task oriented assignments, as-built documentation, structural inspection, presentation, report/proposal writing

• Team-player, work with the delivery team to support time-sensitive projects and submittals on-time and on-budget

Professional Experience

The University of Akron

Graduate Research Assistant

Akron, Ohio

Sep. 2013 – Present

– Developed a finite element model for laminate composite including four orthotropic piles using ANSYS Workbench with ACP tool

– Developed a technical procedure to aid engineers in modeling and selecting suitable materials for repair and rehabilitation of bridge decks and pavements considering the structural and environmental conditions

– Developed reliability-based optimization models to analyze optimal reliability and cost trade-off in designing the thickness of concrete overlays

Construction Materials Institute

Engineer II

Tehran, Iran

Nov. 2009 – Aug. 2013

– Conducted inspection of existing facilities such as buildings, tunnels, and bridges to determine the integrity and safety of the structure, and making recommendations concerning any needed modifications

– Conducted numerical analysis on evaluation and repair of post-tensioned concrete structures subjected to corrosion

– Wrote industrial proposals for external funding

Arjan Pay Consultants Tehran, Iran

Engineer I Jun. 2008 – Sep. 2009

– Performed structural design of RC cast-in-place retaining walls and shear walls

– Collaborated in developing the feasibility study of soil-nail system for slope stability

– Developed specifications and construction requirements for use of shotcrete in structural repair Yadman Sazeh Construction Co. Tehran, Iran

Intern (Milad Tower) May. 2007 – Sep. 2007

– Construction inspection for Milad Tower, the World’s sixth tallest tower & 17th tallest freestanding structure

– Assisted in routine inspection, multiple forms, shoring wall structural calculations & plan development Education

The University of Akron Akron, Iran

Ph.D in Structural Engineering (GPA: 3.9/4.0); Sep. 2013 – Sep. 2016

– Key Courses: Finite Element Analysis I, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, Application of FRP in civil Engineering Structures, Design of Earth Structures, Foundation Engineering I, Regression. University of Tehran Tehran, Iran

M.S. in Structural Engineering; Sep. 2009 – Jul. 2012

– Key Courses: Advanced Concrete Technology, Computational Mechanics, Concrete Dams, Design of Hydraulic Structures, Construction of Marine Structures. Computer Applications

Structural Analysis / Design: SAP2000, ETABS, ANSYS, LPILE Drafting: AutoCAD, Revit

Programming / General: MATLAB, LATEX, Microsoft Office Honors & Awards

Ranked 3rd in Iranian Concrete Institute (ICI) M.Sc. thesis competition among all universities of Iran, 2012. Professional Membership

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Sep 2011-Present American Concrete Institute (ACI), Jun 2009-Present ACI Subcommittee 209-0D - Numerical Methods and 3D Analyses - Voting member, May 2016-Present

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