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Design Engineer Assistant

Orland Park, Illinois, United States
November 07, 2019

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Nick Pajak EIT


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering December 2014

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Structural Design Engineer

Berkoz & Associates May 2016 - June 2019 Tarzana, CA

• Prepared gravity & lateral calculations for single family residences, apartments, and commercial buildings.

• Drafted structural plans and details for city submittal using AutoCAD.

• Coordinated with architects, city plan checkers, soil engineers, and construction project managers.

• Worked with a variety of structural engineering computer software: EnerCalc, RISA, RetainPro, Safe PV Designer

SolarCity April 2015 - September 2015 Hawthorne, CA

• Designed solar panel systems for residential structures nationwide in a competitive output work environment.

• Prepared as-builts for many different jurisdictions using AutoCAD.

• Coordinated with site surveyors, sales representatives, and the installation team.

• Was awarded a gift by the company for winning a regional quality-design competition. Assistant Project Manager

Apel Design, Inc. October 2015 - February 2016 Woodland Hills, CA

• Prepared residential & commercial permit application submittals for local jurisdictions.

• Coordinated with a variety of consultants involved in the residential & commercial architecture industry.

• Researched and evaluated jurisdiction code for various projects.

• Scheduled and attended plan check meetings for many different active projects. Technical Assistant

Land F/X February 2014 - March 2015 San Luis Obispo, CA

• Performed general administration work like answering phones, maintaining client database, tech support, etc.

• Maintained and created new AutoCAD blocks & detail drawings.

• Coordinated with irrigation manufactures and input their products into the software’s irrigation database.

• Helped assist and direct technical support calls. Academic Tutor

Grade Potential Tutoring June 2013 - February 2014 San Luis Obispo, CA

• Tutored college students in physics, calculus, and statics.

• Helped instill students with a holistic approach to the material: how the parts affect the big picture.

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