Pablo Cruz, EIT


Civil Engineer and Consultant with 15+ years of experience in design, construction and supervision of Buildings and Telecom Towers. Experience in budget preparation, MS Project Programming, technical translation and interpretation. Member of ASCE and AISC. Professional Structural Engineer Licensed in Nicaragua # 6138. Engaged in the process of becoming P.E. in U.S.

Key Skills

·        Proficient in MS Office, CSI Software: ETABS, SAFE; SAP2000, RAM Structural System, Risa3d, Enercalc,  Revit (Structural), TnxTower (Risa Tower), Autocad, MathCad, Cypecad 2017, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, MS Project.
·        Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams in Structural Design, Construction and Supervision of Buildings and Telecom.
·         Experience using US Codes, including ACI 318, AISC 341/360, ASCE 7-10, TIA 222 G
·        Fluent in English/Spanish; Intermediate French, knowledge of basic German


Structural Designer
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL   (Temporal contract)                April 2019 – July 2019
SOM is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, SOM have completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries.

·        Performed analysis of PT Slabs & Beams using ADAPT-PT/RC 2018 software for a parking building to connect with a new 28 story office building in Salt Lake City, UT.
·        Performed analysis and Design of an ETABS Model of a 65-story building in Shenzhen, China using geometry from Rhino / Revit.
·        Performed Shop Drawings Review using Newforma Project Center, Tekla BIMsight and Bluebeam Revu 2018 for a 63-story building located in Manhattan, New York.
·        Elaborated spreadsheets to calculate gravity loads for 2 towers (31 stories each) to be used as a hotel and offices in Mexico City, Mexico.

Structural Designer
SMJ International, Detroit Area (hired as Independent Contractor)                             July 2018 – Jan. 2019
SMJ is an international consulting firm with offices in the US and Canada that specializes in land services to the industries of telecommunication, renewable energy, electric transmission, and natural resource transmission.

·        Performed Structural Analysis reports for self-supported and guyed towers.
·        Performed Structural Analysis reports of Mounts and Mounts Modifications Reports for more than 25 sites.
·        Performed Special Inspection reports for 24 Sites.
·        Trained in the use of Risa3d for Mount Analysis.

Senior Structural Engineer
Network Management Services                                                                                   Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2015
American/Latin American sister companies; B2S (Built to Suit) provider for telecom companies such as Telefonica and Claro (America Movil) in Nicaragua, México, Colombia, Argentina and Peru with 100+ employees.

·        Subcontracted by Waterford Consultants to conduct structural analyses and modifications for Crown Castle
·        Only NMS employee selected to attend 6-week training with Glenmartin in Missouri to develop skills in telecom tower design
·        Designed 200+ telecom tower structures (SST, GT, Monopoles and foundations) throughout Latin America, including Nicaragua, México, Colombia, Peru and Haiti
  • Trained and supervised a team of 6 architects & engineers in reading/interpretation of calculations reports from structural engineers & Developed spreadsheets in Excel for design/checking of foundations elements for towers

Independent Consultant, Managua, Nicaragua                          Jan. 2008 – Dec 2012 / March 2015- June 2017
Self Employed Structural engineer developing over 40 projects for 20+ Clients in Nicaragua
·        Designed over 192,000 ft2 (over 17,900 m2) of 40+ different types of projects, including schools, hospitals, warehouses, residential buildings, sports facilities, commercial buildings and churches
·        Budgeted 30+ different types of projects 
·        Projects for structural designs included: Hospital Bautista, a prestigious private hospital in the capital city of Managua; Mayor’s office of Santo Domingo & municipal buildings; Brickell Shopping Plaza in a bustling commercial area of Managua with Peruvian investors; Bus terminal and local market with the Mayor’s office of Rama, Nicaragua.

Field Supervisor                                                                                                          Jan. 2007 – Jan. 2008
Inversiones Turísticas Santo Domingo, Managua, Nicaragua
Second largest casino owning company in Nicaragua; has 100+ employees with an annual budget of $5M USD
·        Served as the main contact between subcontractors & owner of project & re-designed steel structure of main building to reduce costs
·        Budgeted in Excel and scheduled project using MS Project & Drew AutoCAD modifications

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                       Feb. 2011 – Dec. 2012
Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua
First private university in Central America, ranked 2nd best university in Nicaragua
·        Taught more than 260 students in the courses: Mechanics of Materials II, Structural Analysis I, II, III, IV for Architecture students, Structural Analysis I & II for Civil Engineering students, Dynamics, Introduction to Structural Design, Design of Steel Structures, Design of Concrete Structures
·        Implemented a blog with aids for classes with over 10,000 visitors to date using WordPress technology

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                       Mar. 2009 – Dec. 2010 
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Estelí, Nicaragua
Most prestigious engineering university in Nicaragua; well-known university in Central America
·        Taught 350+ students in Structural Analysis I & II, Design of Steel Structures, Earthquake Resistant Engineering
·        Implemented a blog using Blogger platform to be used by students with engineering resources to complement the courses.  Blog has attracted 30,000 visitors to date from all Latin American countries and the US.
·        Mentored students with his bachelor’s thesis: Bridge Design Under LRFD 2007 Code

Master’s Degree in Steel and Composite Structures for Buildings                                                     2018
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Ranked one of the Top 50 Universities of Civil & Structural Engineering in the world & Top 10 in Europe

Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Engineering (Credentials Evaluated by NCEES)                                           2000
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Managua, Nicaragua
Largest and most recognized engineering university in Nicaragua, well-known university in Central America

  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering test from NCEES (EIT)
  • Professional Structural Engineer Licensed in Nicaragua #6138 since 2008
  • Member of ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers since 2011
  • Member of AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction since 2011
  • Founding Member of SIEN - (Nicaraguan Society of Structural Engineers) since 2014

References available upon request.