Derrick FitzGerald - Senior Engineering Technician

Senior Engineering Technician at Free Lance

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Engineering

Education

Certificate

I have extensive experience both on civil and structural projects. The majority of my work experience being on roads, highways, railways and extensively on bridges including 3D. I also have experience on Building Structures, marine/ports, pipelines, services and Geotechnical as well as on the purchase and supply of materials, the customization and maintenance of the CAD system and as a mentor of junior technicians.

Derrick FitzGerald's Education and Qualifications

2012

currently studying - Sustainable & Energy Efficient Roof Design & Construction

Dublin Institute of Technology

2010

Certificate - 3D AutoCAD (Level 3)

City & Guilds

2010

Certificate - Manual Handling

Fas Fetac Level 4

2006

Certificate - Autocad

Autodesk, Paradigm Technology

2002

Certificate - Materials Management

SAP

1997

Certificate - NCert. Civil Engineering

NCEA

1997

Certificate - Eng. Tech. Civil Engineering

Dublin Institute of Technology

1992

Certificate - Autocad

Institute of Engineers Ireland (IEI) Clyde Road

1992

Certificate - Advanced Autocad

Institute of Engineers Ireland (IEI) Clyde Road

1991

Certificate - Draughtsmanship

City & Guilds / F.A.S.

1990

second level/high school education -

Plunket College CDVEC

Derrick FitzGerald's Professional Experience

2008 - Present

Free Lance - Senior Engineering Technician

Hired to work on various projects.

Key Skills
AutoCAD GA's Layouts Planning RC Detailing services Steel Detailing Stuctures surveying
2008 - 2008

Mark O'Reilly & Associates - Senior Engineering Technician

Worked on numerous projects including residential, commercial and industrial covering Layouts, GA's, RC detailing, Steel detailing and Services.

Key Skills
AutoCAD GA's Graphics Layouts RC Detailing services Steel Detailing Structures
2007 - 2007

AECOM - Senior Engineering Technician

Employed in the Transport Section working on various roads, highways and rail projects. Work included road and track schemes, alignments, junction design, markings and signage as well as traffic calming and services. Also produced graphics for documents and presentations.

Key Skills
Alignments AutoCAD Graphics rail Roads/Highways services traffic Transport
2005 - 2007

ARUP - Senior Engineering Technician

Worked in the Civil/Environmental/Transport section working on bridge design and construction as well as on roads, highways, and rail systems. Work included GA's, RC and Steel detailing, Geotechnics, road and track alignments, 3D and graphics. Also worked on some marine/coastal projects and mentored junior technicians.

Key Skills
3D Cad Alignments AutoCAD bridges Civils GA's Geotechnical Graphics Planning rail Roads/Highways services Structures traffic Transport
1997 - 2004

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) - Technical Executive

Started as an Engineering Technician and was promoted to Technical Executive position in 1999. Worked in the structural design section working on bridge design, construction and maintenance as well as station buildings. Covered everything from GA's to RC and Steel detailing, to track and road alignments, 3D, graphics and surveying. Mentored junior technicians and was in charge of the supply and purchase of equipment. Also managed the National Bridge Database and worked on projects for associated companies Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann.

Key Skills
3D Cad Alignments AutoCAD bridges Civils construction GA's Geotechnical Graphics marine Material Management Microstation rail RC Detailing Roads/Highways services Steel Detailing Structures surveying traffic Transport Tunnels
1997 - 1997

Burke Jenkins & Associates - Engineering Technician

Worked on a wide variety of projects including residential, commercial and industrial covering Layouts, GA's, RC detailing, Steel detailing, Services and graphics.

Key Skills
AutoCAD GA's Graphics RC Detailing Roads services Steel Detailing Structures surveying
1990 - 1997

ARUP - Draughtsman

Started as an apprentice and progressed on as a draughtsman in the Civil section mainly worked on bridges, roads, tunnels and drainage with some work on pipelines, marine and coastal projects. Also have experience for the structural section on building projects as well as for the mechanical/electrical sections. Worked included 3D and graphics for presentations and brochures etc.

Key Skills
3D Cad Alignments AutoCAD bridges Civils Draughtsman Electrical GA's Geotechnical Graphics marine Mechanical Pipelines rail RC Detailing Roads/Highways services Steel Detailing Structures surveying Transport Tunnels

Derrick FitzGerald's Additional Information

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Interests

Qualified Football Association of Ireland Coach, 17 years as a club coach with Bohemian FC. Dalymount Park, Dublin.
Dogs, Snooker, Pool, Cycling, watching sports, Computer games,

Awards

Permanent Way Certificate (Rail safe pass)

Continuing Professional Development:
Micro-Station, Paint Shop Pro, DOER. Total Station, 3D Studio, CADS RC.