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Name : J.R. Whipple, PE
Industry Type : Chief Structural Engineer
City & State : Edwards, CO
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Engineers
Objective : willing to relocate, if necessary
Resume :  

James R. (J.R.) Whipple, P.E.



College Education

B.S.E., Civil Engineering, Summa
Cum Laude          Arizona State University        Tempe, AZ


Engineering Licenses:

Arizona  #53073         Colorado  #44704      

Mexico  #19753


Relevant Experience

2011 to present           Chief Structural Engineer       Sticks and Stones Engineering           Edwards, CO

I manage all aspects of
structural engineering operations including sales, marketing, design, drafting,
quality control, company standards, client relations, and technical content on
the company website.  I specialize in
unique projects such as structural repair, metal roofing, industrial projects, seismic
design, government projects, hospitality projects, new construction, additions,
renovations, and remodels.  


2008 to 2011               Structural Engineer      RMG Engineers Group                                    Avon, Colorado

managed the Avon/Edwards and Frisco branch offices for the company.  For 3 years I kept sales consistent for these
two branch offices despite the waning economy and staff drawdowns.  I established my reputation for
responsiveness and practicality among the local builders and architects.  I gained the principals trust through remote
communication and consistent sales efforts. 
I maintained the companys standards for engineering calculations,
specifications, details, and reports.  I
implemented a business development campaign through solo and team efforts with
marketing personnel.  Project list
includes multiple custom residences and renovations.


2006 to 2008                           Structural
      Paul Koehler / PK
Associates               Scottsdale, Arizona

gained expertise with diverse construction materials and project types in a fast-paced
consulting structural engineers firm.  I
worked with limited supervision and developed a reputation as a mentor and team
leader among my colleagues and supervisors. 
I became proficient in AutoCAD, RISA, ENERCALC, RAM
Structural System, and ETABS.  Project list
includes multi-family, retail, hotel, public, industrial, and high-rise


2004 to 2005               Design
           Jordan Engineering
Group                   Phoenix, Arizona

I began
as a truss designer using the Alpine Truss design software.  I was promoted to structural design
responsibilities after approximately 1 year. 
I performed structural design for gravity and lateral load resistant
wood framed residences.  My design work included
pre-engineered truss designs, residential framing, reinforced concrete foundations,
and post-tensioned slabs on grade.  My
structural calculations were performed by hand. 
Clients included local architects and production home builders such as
KB Homes, Beazer Homes, Trend Homes, and Standard Pacific Homes.


to 2004               Truss Designer /
       Ballard Truss                           Gilbert, Arizona

I began working in the truss manufacturing yard and
was quickly promoted to truss design responsibilities.  After learning the truss construction process
I was able to quickly become an expert at truss system layout and design using
the Tee-Lok and MiTek software suites.  I
helped improve the office sales by 150% during my time as a designer and
estimator.  Other duties included
customer support, field measurements, and field repair of wood trusses.


Computer Skills

General: I am fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook, Skype, and Evernote.            

Drafting/BIM: I am an expert level drafter operator of AutoCAD.  I am less experienced with REVIT.

Analysis: I am fluent in use of RISA 2D and 3D, RAM Steel, Enercalc,
ETABS, and RAM Advance


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