M B Shah

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Over five years of experience of Structural Design Engineering and Quality Assurance of industry leading structural engineering analysis applications has equipped me with the skill set and competencies required in the field of structural design engineering. The competencies I have can be summarized as below:

- Excellent professional track record in the field of Structural Engineering and Structural Software Quality Assurance

- Expert user of Structural Engineering applications Bentley STAAD, SAP, SAFE, ETABS, MIDAS/Civil, Bentley Structural and Oasys GSA

- In-depth knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley Systems MicroStation

- Well versed with international design codes like ACI, BS and EuroCodes

- Quick learner, strong analytical and problem solving ability

- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills


Structural Analysis and Design Software Applications

In-depth knowledge and experience of working and performing quality assurance of industry leading structural analysis and design applications is one of my unique strengths. Owing to my professional experience and my personal interest in these software applications, I am adept at using quite a large number of analysis and design applications listed below:

Application Level Years of Experience
SAP2000 Expert 6 Years
STAAD Intermediate 2 Years
ETABS Intermediate 2 Years
Oasys GSA Intermediate 1 Year
SAFE Expert 2 Years
Midas/CIVIL Intermediate 1 Year
Bentley Structural Expert 1 Year
AutoPLANT Structural Expert 2 Years
DRAIN 2D Intermediate 1 Month

Engineering Software Applications

Apart from the mainstream engineering analysis and design applications, I have good command over supplementary engineering software applications. These including drafting, 3D modelling, project planning and project review software applications. Some of these supplementary engineering applications which I used during my professional career are as below:

Application Level Years of Experience
AutoCAD Expert 7 Years
MicroStation Intermediate 2 Years
Steel Pac Beginner 2 Months
Multi Rebar Beginner 2 Months
Prima Vera V3 Beginner 1 Year
MS Project Intermediate 3 Years
Bentley ProjectWise Intermediate 2 Years
ProjectWise Navigator Intermediate 1 Year
3DS Max Beginner 1 Year
AutoPLANT Plant Design Expert 4 Years
AutoPLANT P&ID Beginner 2 Years

Programming Skills

My interest in programming started at university with Computer Sciences module. The programming language that we were taught in that module was PASCAL. I scored 93% marks in that module. I developed a number of small computer applications including a couple of games due to my own interest. I also developed a number of small computer applications for design of beams, columns and slabs. I remained involved with writing VBA codes and AutoIT code for different automation tasks as a member of Automation Team at my office.

During my MSc at University of Sheffield, Computational Structural Analysis became my favourite module due to my interest in programming and passion for structural analysis. Owing to my interest I choose my dissertation topic related to Finite Element Analysis. The project required quite a bit of programming using MatLAB. I really enjoyed working on my dissertation which involved developing a Finite Element Analysis application using MatLAB which was able to perform dynamic analysis and simulating material failure. I scored 77% marks for my dissertation.

The programming languages which I used during these years are listed below:

- MatLAB (Expert)

- Visual Basic (Beginner)

- C / C++ (Beginner)

- Pascal (Beginner)


General Computer Skills

- Proficient at using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, InfoPath, Access, Excel, Expression Web, MS Project)

- Adept in common OS versions (MS windows and Apple Mac), hardware, software and networking concepts/functionality

- Amateur webpage designing and website development



- Pakistan Engineering Council

- American Concrete Institute



- English (Fluent)

- Urdu (Fluent)

- Pashto (Fluent)

- Punjabi (Fluent)