Hi, I'mThomas Charky

Civil Engineering Student

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I am in my fourth year of undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

I aim to make a difference through my focus, passion, and dedication.

Thanks to my determination and strong work ethic, I have a proven track record of working well in a variety of demanding conditions. I build positive relationships with the public, my colleagues, and workers from other companies and disciplines. I have refined my interpersonal skills through years of experience in public speaking and teamwork.

My broad range of engineering skills include 3D design, topographic surveys, and report writing. My extensive exposure on construction sites, as well as my experience using engineering drawings, allowed me to draw an important connection between practical execution and theoretical planning and design.

Overall, I believe my broad range of skills makes me the best candidate to work at your company.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Software: SAP2000, Revit, AutoCAD, STRAP, Excel VBA, Python, Java, MATLAB, QGIS, ArcGIS Online Suite
  • On Site: CCIL, Working at Heights, Surveying (Total Station, Theodolite and Automatic/Laser Levels), Transport Canada TSC
  • Laboratory: Proctors, Hydrometer, Atterberg Limits, Grain size, Concrete & Mortar Compressive Tests
  • Construction Management: Estimating, Subcontract Tendering, Scheduling, Project Coordination

Relevant Projects

Project Manager | Invigorate Inc. (Capstone Project)

May 2022 - Present
  • Led the development of a novel FRP-reinforced CLT-Glulam T-beam solution informed by cutting-edge academic work and case studies for a complex bridge replacement case.
  • Secured over $1000 in prize funding by presenting a solution as part of the MTE Capstone Pitch Competition.


April 2020-April 2020
  • Processed pH field data using Python and Microsoft Excel then mapped and interpolated the readings in QGIS 3.4. (Please see Portfolio).


Aug 2019 - Sep 2019
  • Used Autodesk Revit 2020 to design a sample rebar schedule, a mezzanine, and a 3D render of a foyer. (Please see Portfolio).


Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
  • Used a Sokkia Total Station and Excel to create AutoCAD maps and an FSR for a Low Impact Development parking lot.


December 2017
  • Collaborated to lead team in hosting a regional Model UN conference with 70+ attendees.
  • Organized and ran marketing campaigns on multiple social media networks to maximize attendance.

Work Experience

Structural Engineering Assistant @ Milman & Associates Limited

Jan - Apr 2022 | Aug 2022 - Present
  • Performed dynamic analyses and detailed designs for vortex shedding of a slender steel stack and unbalanced rotating machinery on suspended platforms.
  • Leveraged Excel VBA macros to organize thousands of load combinations for a combined footing to determine governing cases.
  • Produced detailed timber, concrete, and steel structural solutions for unique problems in industrial, airport and office construction.
  • Implemented GIS solutions to improve project workflows in large scale restoration and asset management applications.
  • Performed structural inspections and produced reports for bridge applications.

CAD/3D Manager, Estimator, Coordinator @ Blackpool Nieman Consulting

Jan 2021 - Aug 2021
  • Independently developed and managed production of 3D Renders to facilitate client visualization using Revit, used client feedback to complete OBC designs and building permit applications with AutoCAD.
  • Played critical role in managing millions of dollars of building restoration projects from initial tendering to final closeout.

Estimator and Project Coordinator @ AM-TECH Electrical

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
  • Won access to approximately $2,000,000 of work over 3 years through prequalification with the University of Ottawa.
  • Saved thousands of dollars and increased lead generation in developing a brand-new website using WordPress.

Estimating Student @ PCL Constructors, Inc.

January 2020 - April 2020
  • Interpreted engineering and architectural plans to perform site-wide takeoffs for hundred-million-dollar projects in solar and residential departments for civil, electrical, and architectural scopes.
  • Negotiated contracts and managed subcontract tenders for multiple photovoltaic solar projects worldwide.
  • Reduced takeoff time by 30% using Microsoft Excel to insert and optimize conversion formulas.
  • Ranked as a top company co-op (Jim Brown Award Finalist) and BEAM Award Recipient.

Field Technician @ Chung and Vander Doelen Engineering Ltd.

Apr 2019 - Aug 2019
  • Liaised with site supervisors and used engineering drawings to convey inspection results in the construction of multi-million dollar projects, including additions to the Bruce Power plant and 60 Frederick Street, Kitchener.
  • Advised site supervisors on further action to ensure safety and proper coverage based on results of various tests.
  • Utilized theodolite, laser level and heavy machinery to perform structural plumb & torque inspections.

General Worker @ Home Hardware Inc.

May 2018 - Aug 2018
  • Applied trade skills to plumbing, carpentry and electrical problems, maximizing client satisfaction.
  • Ensured every customer was accommodated by communicating effectively and patiently with clients who had English language barriers or hearing impairments.
  • Single-handedly assembled and repaired motorized lawn equipment and barbecues under tight deadlines.

Farm Labourer @ Carl Laidlaw Orchards

Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
  • Operated a remote coffee shop and dealt with public under limited supervision.
  • Maximized profit and minimized waste by inventing the popular apple cider slushy using otherwise idle stock.

Weekly French Tutor @ Two elementary school students (French Immersion)

2014 - 2018
  • Tutored a boy and girl French lessons including reading, writing and pronunciation.

Other Relevant Experience

Project Manager | Invigorate Inc. (Capstone Project)

May 2022 - Present
  • Led the development of a novel FRP-reinforced CLT-Glulam T-beam solution informed by cutting-edge academic work and case studies for a complex bridge replacement case.
  • Secured over $1000 in prize funding by presenting a solution as part of the MTE Capstone Pitch Competition.

Exterior Restoration Business | Sole Proprietorship (DBA in Process)

May 2021 - Aug 2022
  • Applied project management skills to efficiently quote, schedule, stage and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Used creativity and problem-solving skills to provide solutions to unique window screen and frame issues.

Billion Dollar Project | University of Waterloo

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
  • Used problem analysis skills to identify and work to solve the key issues of the renewable energy industry.
  • Reached semi-finals in the Quantum Valley Investments Problem Pitch competition.


May 2016
  • Won first prize and was declared Social Change Youth Leadership Conference champion, with small group.
  • Devised a plan to solve international issues; presented the plan effectively using Microsoft PowerPoint and strong public speaking skills.


Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
  • Presented two Ted Talks in front of a school wide audience, and was Master of Ceremonies for one year.
  • Mentored younger students on presentation and communication skills to produce best show for audience.


B. Sc. Civil Engineering | UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO | CLASS OF 2023

Sep 2018 - Aug 2023
  • Candidate for Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, Term 4A.
  • 4A course topics include steel and concrete structural design.
  • Consistent Excellent academic standing.

International Business & Technology Program | Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017

International Business & Technology Program (Honour Roll) | Alan A. Martin Senior Public School

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

French Immersion | Peel District School Board

Sep 2006-June 2012