Polgar - Structural Designer/Draftsman - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Larz Polgar

Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Summary

Computer Aided Designer/Draftsman specializing in Structural/Civil/Architectural for bridges,ports and harbours for past 13 years

Services

Structural Designer/Draftsman

Summary:

I held contract position as Structural CAD Designer in the Structural Division working on the John Hart Hydroelectric Dam Redevelopment Project and Pascua Lama Mine Conveyor Tunnels. I translated engineering sketches and mark-ups into documented detailed design drawings. This includes Power Tunnels: Alignments, Plan/Profile General Arrangement drawings and transitions from power intakes, penstocks, powerhouse structure/assembly drawings.

Work History

CADD Tech

Sonic Enclosures Ltd.

July 2012 - November 2012

I held the position as CADD Technician in the Structural Division working on the Kitimat Modernization Project. I translated engineering sketches and mark-ups into documented detailed design drawings. This included schematics, wiring, single line diagrams, general arrangement drawings, structure/assembly drawings, plan and profiles, foundation layouts for a proto-type portable split steel electrical housing buildings, which included component plans, elevations, details, and welds utilizing predefined standards.
I prepared reports and briefs to the project manager, outlining problems and deficiencies within the design, while itemizing all components and materials to assist in providing drawings and technical advice for the production team.

Designer III

Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd.

February 2012 - July 2012

I held the position as Designer III for the Ports & Harbours Division. I interpreted mechanical/structural engineering data, sketches and mark-ups into documented detailed design drawings. This included schematics, flow and single line diagrams, general arrangement drawings, substructure/superstructure, assembly drawings, plan and profiles, maps, and foundations.

I used systematic approaches to problem solving in accordance with recognized standards and practices for railways, coal dumper buildings, conveyors, towers, cranes, tunnels, while understanding the roles of a multi-disciplinary team. I collected and organized project-related information according to approved techniques for project record drawings.

Structural Designer

Jacobs Associates

December 2012 - April 2013

I held contract position as Structural Designer in the Structural Division working on the John Hart Hydroelectric Dam Redevelopment Project and Pascua Lama Mine Conveyor Tunnels. I translated engineering sketches and mark-ups into documented detailed design drawings. This includes Power Tunnels: Alignments, Plan/Profile General Arrangement drawings and transitions from power intakes, penstocks, powerhouse structure/assembly drawings.

Senior Structural CADD Tech III

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

April 2006 - December 2011

I held the position as the Senior Structural CADD Tech III in the Infrastructure/Structural Division using my proficiencies in the use of Civil 3D AutoCAD, relational geo-databases and Excel. My knowledge exceeded in accessing and working with spatial data holdings and other sources such as base maps, data from utilities, cadastral, orthographic, and Lidar coverages.

Translated engineering sketches and mark-ups into documented drawings, including preliminary, general arrangement drawings, substructure/superstructure/assembly drawings, plans/profiles/sections, key maps, concrete slab foundations for structures, bridges, road works, signage and pavement. These areas included the design calculations in accordance with the project requirements and specifications in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

Provided engineers with fabrication drawings, as well as performed onsite inspections of bridges, overpasses, and underpasses in the Lower-Mainland and Northern B.C. regions. As well as performed onsite inspections for pre-assessing conditions of surrounding homes at project locations on Vancouver Island, and prepared detailed reports.

Assembled construction and drawing packages for seal and sign-off to support the development and construction of projects, as required. I managed and updated all base CAD files, as-built archiving, and PDF files.

I was contracted to the H5M team designing and drafting for the PortMann Bridge/Highway 1 project.

I also enjoyed training students and drafting teams on procedures and standards for structural projects.

Senior Structural CADD Technician

RKTG and Associates Ltd.

March 2005 - April 2006

I held the position as a CADD Technician for the Structural Division designing stainless steel tanks for water purification systems (Brittania Mines). This entailed marking plans and preparing detailed drawings of connections and bracing of new and existing building structures (BMW, Safeway) including layouts, concrete reinforcing, platform and walkways design, and structural detail designs.

CADD Technologist/Technician

SNC-Lavalin Engineering Consultants

March 2003 - February 2005

I held the position as CADD Technician for the Telecommunications Division for the Bell Mobility Western Expansion project. I prepared preliminary to detailed design drawings with the understanding of the importance of working in compliance with applicable laws, standards, by-laws and codes.

My organizational and time-management strategies worked effectively in preparing preliminary to detailed design drawings for PCS sites on rooftops, monopoles, guyed wire towers, self-supporting towers.

Responsibilities included collecting, reading, interpreting, and checking data using electronic technology, which assisted in various phases of the project. I translated engineering sketches and mark-ups into documented detailed design drawings including legends, key maps, general arrangements, plan and profiles, structure/assembly drawings, foundations and grounding systems. These drawings also included the plan and elevation views utilizing predefined standards.
I prepared engineering sketches and design calculations in accordance with the project requirements for use in fabrication drawings using the applicable codes and standards. I prepared ‘Assembling Issue for Construction’ packages, and updated and archived Record Drawing packages.

Cadd Technologist/Technician

Morrison Hershfield Engineering Consultants

March 2002 - January 2003

I was a CADD Technician assigned to the Telecommunications Division preparing detailed design drawings for cellular sites in Canada and U.S.A. This entailed translating engineering sketches and mark-ups into documented detailed design drawings (including legends, key maps, general arrangements, plan and profiles, structure/assembly drawings, foundations and grounding systems) including the plan and elevation views by utilizing predefined standards.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certification

Imaginit

CADD Structural/Civil/Architectural

Kwantlen University College

Winnipeg

Certification

Kwantlen University College

Certification

Kwantlen University College

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