Professional Experience

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“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Director

Digital Oriented

Eastbourne, United Kingdom | www.digitaloriented.co.uk

Jan 2017 – Present
Specialisation: Web design and software development company.
Key Experience: Developing bespoke websites and software applications to meet unique requirements of specific businesses and address the web presence and data processing requirements of specific industries, with a particular focus on science, engineering and manufacturing.

General Manager / Owner / Founder

OLVIK LLC

UK / USA | www.olvik4home.com

Apr 2009 – Present
Specialisation: eCommerce company
Key Experience: Development and operation of OLVIK4Home.com online store specializing in products for home and garden.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Setting up a new company; carrying all business operations;
  • Development, design and management of eCommerce website; web development and design; content, graphics, implementation of payment systems, SEO, web research and analytics; software used: Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash; HTML / CSS layout, XML, PHP and JavaScript scripting;
  • Liaison with suppliers, government agencies and customers;
  • Marketing and advertising; Google AdWords, Social Networking;
  • Finance and accounting;

Civil / Structural Engineer

EAR Sheppard Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers

Eastbourne, United Kingdom | www.earsheppard.co.uk

Jan 2015 – Dec 2016
Specialisation: A consulting firm providing professional engineering services to private and commercial clients.
Key Experience: Providing a wide range of services including civil and structural design, preparation of calculations and drawings, engineering inspections and reporting.

Business Development Manager – Civil Engineering

Intelligent Engineering

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom | www.ie-sps.com

Jan 2015 – Present
Specialisation: Design and manufacturing company offering innovative structural materials to a number of industries including construction and maritime
Key Experience: Market development for an innovative product and disruptive technology in the construction industry
Responsible for driving forward business development in the UK and international markets. Establishing strategic objectives and developing tactical plans. Managing the sales and marketing functions of the business. Conducting research, monitoring industry trends and analysing markets for new opportunities. Building customer and partner relationships. Technical coordination of projects with consulting engineers, architects and contractors. Preparing and making presentations about the company and products to clients. Creating and negotiating commercial contracts.

Business Development and Sales Manager

Big Foot Systems

Hailsham, United Kingdom | www.bigfootsystems.co.uk

Oct 2011 – Jan 2015
Specialisation: Design and manufacturing company developing roof support systems for building services and equipment
Key Experience: Sales of the Big Foot Systems in Eastern European countries; building and implementation of marketing strategies; development of strategic channel relationships

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Development of company’s business interests in East European countries;
  • Market research and analysis;
  • Setting up a network of distributors for company’s products; specification sales;
  • Developing relationships with potential clients, establishing their business needs and developing solutions;
  • Increasing brand awareness;
  • Development and implementation of marketing strategies;
  • Account management; maintaining relationships with existing customers;
  • Providing advice to customers on technical aspects of company’s products;
  • Arranging and performing product demonstrations for customers;
  • Preparing and taking part in exhibitions;
  • Gained business-to-business sales experience; improved communication and presentation skills;

Lead Structural Design Engineer / Civil Engineer

DJ Fitzgibbon & Company Ltd

Cork, Ireland | www.djf.ie

Aug 2007 – Oct 2008
Specialisation: A consulting firm providing professional engineering and project management services to clients involved in building and construction
Key Experience: Engineering design and project management on a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential projects; steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and timber structures

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Conceptualized, analysed and designed a range of structural systems for multi million valued projects

    Structural analysis and design using computer methods and conventional hand calculations; 3D integrated structures modelling of steel and concrete framings of plants and office buildings with finite element analysis, static and dynamic analysis, stability analysis, failure / fatigue analysis; conceptual and alternatives design; preparation of calculation reports; examination of structures on site; liaison with contractors and suppliers; supervising technicians;

  • Leading a design team; planning and managing the design process; supervising the tasks and methods used by engineers and CAD technicians assigned to the project; checking completed projects with regards to compliance with the structural requirements and Building Regulations;
  • Project management; working with architects, contractors, clients and government regulatory agencies; scheduling and attending external meetings and ensuring that all structural aspects were coordinated with the other professional teams involved in a project; preparation of tender proposals and planning; reviewing structural works on site to monitor compliance with contract documents;
  • Learned a range of new design and analysis software such as Fastrak, TEDDS, S-Frame and WinDes; achieved expert-level of competency with Fastrak; advanced knowledge of Finite Element Analysis;
  • Advanced knowledge of hydrodynamics; learned concept of sustainable drainage systems; analysed and designed drainage systems for a number of projects using WinDes; Advanced knowledge of British Standards for steel and RC design, and Factory Mutual design standards;
  • Proposed a number of new structural and drainage design technologies and procedures, which added effectiveness and accuracy to design and achieved significant time savings; designed and developed Drainage Design Guide using MS Publisher 2007; developed a number of comprehensive MS Excel structural analysis spreadsheets and templates;
  • Assisted in development of project management systems of the company; developed a range of ideas for improvement of company’s intranet;
  • Received a numerous appreciations from directors for efforts and high quality performance;

Some of projects include:

  • Two-storey industrial plant in Ireland; involvement: 3D Finite element analysis and design of primary steel frame structure, heavy equipment platforms, other elements of frame and in-situ RC floors using CSC Fastrak Building Designer, TEDDS and S-Frame – finite element analysis; simulated and analysed various combinations of static and dynamic loads;
  • Three-storey commercial unit with adjoined two-storey residential unit in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland; combined steel frame and masonry; involvement: concept design; steel and reinforced concrete frame alternatives; traditional RC slabs and slim floor structure alternatives; 3D Finite element analysis and design of primary steel frame structure, other elements of frame, masonry part of the building, pre-cast RC floors and roof using CSC Fastrak Building Designer, TEDDS and S-Frame – finite element analysis; foundations design; simulated and analysed various combinations of static and dynamic loads;
  • 2 housing estates (65 and 180no. houses) in Ireland; involvement – drainage system design;
  • Opel car showroom in Cork, Ireland – two storey building with associated site development works; involvement – drainage system design, remedial structural design;

Various minor design works including RC earth retailing structures, modification of pharmaceutical plant’s structural frame, modification of warehouse into recycling process plant, floating dock, preliminary analysis of 54m span industrial plant and 75m span warehouse, mezzanine floor addition;

Senior Engineer

Kingspan Century

Monaghan, Ireland | www.century.ie

May 2005 – July 2007
Specialisation: The largest timber frame building manufacturer in Ireland and Britain, and one of the largest in Europe
Key Experience: Timber frame engineering and team leadership; residential, commercial and public developments

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Design of roof structural elements and complete roof structural systems using Alpine Roof Truss Design Software. Projects cover the full spectrum of roof types, from detached houses to multiple levels blocks. Standard, not-standard, attic trusses and purlined roofs (BS and IE standards);
  • Preparation of detailed drawings of timber and steel elements for production and site instructions using AutoCAD & hsbCAD;
  • Leading a team of 6-8 CAD technicians; supervising the tasks and methods used; checking completed projects with regards to compliance with the structural requirements and Building Regulations;
  • Liaison with contractors and providing technical support to site engineers; dealing with Non-conformance reports, change and modification requests and circulating action required details to other departments;
  • Updating all relevant databases; preparation of purchase requisitions orders and loading / delivery checklists;
  • Learned and achieved expert-level of competency with a range of new design and analysis software such as VIEW and HSB; perfected AutoCAD skills;
  • Achieved expert-level of competency in timber roof structures and good general knowledge in timber frame construction and manufacturing process including eco-design;
  • Trusted to work on the most complicated one-off projects;
  • Contributed to standard details manual, design and checking procedure development; developed a number of standard details; modified numerous truss designs to reduce materials usage and therefore reduce cost;
  • Participated in implementation of the “Right First Time” quality conscious attitude – zero error engineering;
  • Received a numerous appreciations from Management for efforts and high quality performance; for spotting potential problems prior to construction phase which could lead to significant delays on site and extra expenses; for contribution to training and developing of junior engineers;

Structural Design Engineer / Project Engineer

Modern Timber Homes

Donegal, Ireland

Mar 2002 – Apr 2005
Specialisation: A timber frame building manufacturing company
Key Experience: Timber frame engineering and project management for residential sector

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Design and preparation of construction and manufacturing drawings, specifications, and structural calculations; liaison with clients and clients’ architects; liaison with contractors and providing technical support to site engineers;
  • Project management; working with architects, contractors, clients and government regulatory agencies; in this position, designing and engineering timber frame buildings I have been able to work on projects from initial brief right through the design process to final manufacture and construction. This experience has greatly advanced my knowledge of the entire deign procedure and off-site building solutions. Working with AutoCad, hsbCAD, Tekla and Alpine, I have been able to use my abilities and technical aptitude to quickly and efficiently solve the design challenges presented to me. I have also had an opportunity to use my organisational skills to greatly improve the management and efficiency of the design department;

Structural Design Engineer / Project Manager

Elite Plus Ltd

Poltava, Ukraine

Aug 1999 – Nov 2001
Specialisation: A consulting firm providing professional engineering services for design of buildings and structures
Key Experience: Design and project management of a wide range of residential, commercial and public projects: high-rise apartment buildings, medium-rise office, leisure and shopping developments

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Structural analysis and design using computer methods and conventional hand calculations; finite element analysis (2D and 3D models) of high rise masonry buildings, steel and RC structures and mechanical details using SCAD office; production of concept and final designs; technical specifications and engineering reports;
  • Managing a project team of 14-16 engineers with strong involvement with the QA/QC management aspects on a range of multi-discipline projects including 7, 9,11 and 15-storey apartment buildings in Poltava City – masonry and RC, Leisure Centre “Eney” in Kerenchug town – braced steel frame, new Poltava Regional Tax Office building – 4-storey masonry-infilled RC frame;
  • Financial management; preparation of tender proposals and planning; ensuring optimal solution is developed;
  • Reviewing structural works on site to monitor compliance with contract documents;
  • Attending external meetings and ensuring that all structural aspects were coordinated with the other professional teams involved in a project;
  • Providing structural guidance to clients and design teams; value engineering; implementation of new ideas; site utilization planning, project scheduling and phasing, constructability review and analysis;
  • Development of MS Excel spreadsheets for various design purposes;
  • Learned and achieved expert-level of competency with SCAD office – finite element analysis software;
  • Developed practical AutoCAD skills including 3D modelling;
  • Development of software for automatisation of AutoCAD performance using VBA AutoLISP;
  • Review drawings and documents for compliance with the Building Regulations and company standards;
  • Liaison with clients, architects, contractors and other professionals involved in projects;
  • Developed and implemented new systematic methodology for structural design focusing on computerization, and a range of new companies’ design standards, manuals and templates; 
  • Participated in determining business goals with Senior Management;
  • Received numerous appreciations from contractors for providing high quality technical support to construction team and comprehensive construction documentation;
  • Received appreciation from senior management for innovative approach to projects management implementing participative decision making and encouraging creativity;

Civil/Structural Site Engineer / Construction Manager

Yamal Gaz Prom Construction

Nadym, Russia

Sep 1995 – Jun 1999
Specialisation: Engineering and construction company specializing in Arctic construction
Key Experience: Construction management; Bovanenkovo Gas Field development – the multi-million project on Yamal Peninsula in arctic area of northern Russia. Construction management of gas field residential-industrial complex in tundra for Gazprom – the world’s largest producer of natural gas. Permafrost conditions; steel and wooden structures: residential complexes, offices, shops, bakery, bridges, service and industrial buildings including gas plant, boiler houses, storage buildings, above ground pipelines, pipe supporting structures, platforms, power substation, storage tanks, ice-breakers, offshore structures, prefabricated buildings assembly, driving piles in permafrost

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Construction crew management (up to 60 people); developing the project execution overall approach; ensure all key design and construction information is current and reliable; developing full and clear understanding of the construction site requirements;
  • Organize, monitor and supervise site operations and activities; review method statements and H&S documents; organizing resources; establishing working relationships; lead position in such hard conditions required considerable strength of character as well as substantial people management skills in order to succeed;
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control; ensuring conformance with engineering plans, specifications and construction standards;
  • Working in close cooperation with design team; assisting in developing construction drawings, technical specifications and schedules; reviewing designs for constructability and cost effectiveness;
  • Assessing construction progress; forecasting, tracking and reporting on project set milestones;
  • Coordinating and driving performance of subcontractors (3-5, including international);
  • Liaison with client; preparation and submission of progress and compliance reports;
  • Material management and coordination with the logistic department;
  • Promoting team and individual performance; increasing labour productivity and morale; implement health and safety awareness in the workplace;
  • Obtained extensive experience with methods and techniques of arctic construction;
  • Developed new construction methodologies directed to improvement of project schedules and optimization of resources which resulted in significant reductions on construction costs;
  • Developed technology of assembling of one of the most difficult components – 50m high steel chimney;
  • Developed strong project co-ordination and people management skills;
  • Received a numerous appreciations from director for delivering projects to schedule with high quality;
  • Promoted two times within four years;