OSU Graduate Looking for Part-time Summer Internship and Full-time work in Fall

  • 11 Apr 2018 2:55 PM
    Message # 6095554
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    BLAINE M. WRUCK, E.I.T.

    M.S. Civil Engineering Candidate

    Address: 987 SE Bethel Pl.   Corvallis, OR  97333

    Phone: (541) 610-3817       E-mail: blaine.wruck@gmail.com

    Website: www.linkedin.com/in/blaine-wruck

    Objective

    To obtain a challenging full-time civil engineering position, which ideally has a blend of office and field work, that will exercise my expertise in engineering and surveying and employ my strengths in communication and writing.  I am available to start full-time in Fall 2018.

    Professional Experience

    School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University

    Graduate Research Assistant                (6/2017 to Present)

    • Manage eight-student research team related to asphalt materials performance testing
    • Facilitate editing and publishing of departmental technical journal articles
    • Manage physical inventory in laboratory

    Graduate Teaching Assistant                 (12/2016 to 6/2017)

    • Conduct class lectures during instructor’s absence
    • Grade assignments for multiple courses, 50-60 students each
    • Mediate group-help sessions for two undergraduate courses
    • Provide mentoring and academic counseling support for undergraduate students
    • Guest Lecturer for:
    • CCE 321 – Civil and Construction Engineering Materials
    • CE 202 – Geographic Information Systems

    OBEC Consulting Engineers, Eugene, OR

    Civil Engineering Intern                           (6/2016 to 12/2016)

    • Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) General Construction Inspector
    • Controller/Monitor for highway construction activities, including paving, ADA facilities, signs
    • Prepare & Submit Daily Reports and Field Inspection Reports
    • Calculate payment quantities for physical installations and issue monthly payment statements
    • Point-of-contact for contractors and stakeholders
    • Perform routine bridge inspections
    • Orchestrate bridge load ratings

    Port of Morrow, Boardman, OR

    Civil Engineering Intern                           (3/2015 to 9/2015)

    • Primary Assistant to Professional Engineer and Surveyor
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist
    • Geospatially catalog utility infrastructure and publish to web maps
    • Construction staking for slopes and building footprints
    • Topographic mapping for 3D model creation and earthwork volume estimates
    • Foundation design and structural drawings for buildings

    Certifications & Licenses

    • Registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors (OSBEELS)
    • Certified General Construction Inspector, ODOT (Expires 2021)

    Software Experience

    • AutoCAD: 2D drafting, scaling & plotting, 3D topographic modeling, cut and fill estimates
    • ArcGIS: database creation and management, online publishing, Python scripting & custom tool creation
    • AASHTOware: Mechanistic-Empirical asphalt mixture simulation, life cycle cost analysis
    • Leica Cyclone: Import and registration of LiDAR data, 3D object modeling, visualization creation
    • Agisoft Photoscan: Dense point cloud creation from aerial imagery, raster DEM creation, GIS export

    Publications

    1.    Coleri, E., Y. Zhang and B. Wruck.  (2017).  Mechanistic–Empirical Simulations and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis to Determine the Cost and Performance Effectiveness of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Materials.  Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C.

    2.    Haddadi, S., E. Coleri and B. Wruck. (2017). A Network-Level Decision Making Tool for Pavement Maintenance and User Safety. Draft report for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10 (under review).

    3.    Coleri, E., S. Sreedhar, S. Haddadi and B. Wruck. (2017). Adjusting Asphalt Mixes for Increased Durability and Implementation of a Performance Tester to Evaluate Fatigue Cracking of Asphalt Concrete. SPR 785, Draft report for Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Oregon, (under review by TAC).

    4.    Coleri, E., S. Haddadi, S. Sreedhar, S. Lewis, Y. Zhang and B. Wruck. (2017). Binder-Grade Bumping and High Binder Content to Improve Performance of RAP-RAS Mixtures. SPR 797, Draft report for Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Oregon, (under review by TAC).

    Professional Meetings, Symposia, and Conferences

    Presentations to Professional Groups

    ·         Conference Presentation (2018):  Mechanistic–Empirical Simulations and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis to Determine the Cost and Performance Effectiveness of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Materials.  Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C.

    ·         Conference Presentation (2018): Tack Coat Rheological Properties and the Effects on Bond Performance.  Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C.

    ·         Conference Presentation (2017):  PLSO Student Chapter Outreach. Presented at Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES), Corvallis, OR.

    National and International Awards

    ·         Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon (APAO) Scholarship Recipient, 2015 and 2016

    ·         Association of General Contractors (AGC) Scholarship Recipient, 2017 and 2018

    Professional Memberships

    ·         Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    ·         American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    ·         American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

    ·         Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO)

    ·         Chi Epsilon Honor Society

    Service to the Profession

    Volunteer Experience

    • Oregon State University Student-Leadership Summit (SLS) Volunteer, 2018
    • Adopt-A-Road, Institute of Transportation Engineers OSU Student Chapter, 2018

    Workshop & Educational Opportunity Organization

    • ODOT Bridge Deck Membrane Installation Site Visit, 2017
    • ODOT Intelligent Compaction Site Visit, 2017
    • ArcGIS Online Instructional Seminar, Port of Morrow, 2015

    Publication Peer Reviews

    • Coleri, E., D. Covey, A. Mahmoud, J. Batti and N. Anisimova. (2017). HMAC Layer Adhesion through Tack Coat. Research Report for Oregon Department of Transportation, FHWA-OR-RD-17-05.

    Education

    Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR  

    M.S. Civil Engineering (Expected Graduation Fall 2018)

    B.S. Civil Engineering (Graduated Spring 2016)

    Transportation Major, Geomatics Minor

    Dean’s List, 4 years

    Research Interests

    Infrastructure Materials

    ·         Asphalt Emulsion (Tack Coat) Characterization and Testing

    ·        Characterization of Asphalt Pavements with High-Recycled Material Contents

    ·         Sustainable Strategies for Pavement Design and Rehabilitation

    ·         Pavement LCA and Network-Level Pavement Sustainability

    ·         Modeling the effect of Pavement Roughness and Stiffness on Vehicular Fuel Consumption

    Transportation

    ·         Promoting Active Modes of Transportation in Existing Transportation Networks

    ·         Promoting Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (Complete Streets)

    ·         Railway Infrastructure Modernization, Improvements and Maintenance

    ·         Airport rehabilitation and modification

    Geomatics

    ·         3D Laser Scanning for Topographic Mapping, BIM and Geological Hazard Evaluation

    ·         Structure-from-Motion (SfM) for 3D mapping

    ·         Property Surveying, Land Development and Site Planning


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