Jeremy Vandal
Global rank:
2,606 / 25,128
Skill pts: 10
ArcMap AutoCAD CAD Design HEC-HMS Hydrologic Modeling System HEC-RAS Hydrologic Engineering Software MATLAB Microsoft Office Roofing Design auto mechanic carpentry electrical foundations heavy equipment operator landscaping plumbing warehouse operations welding and fabrication
I am an early career Engineer with experience in CAD, looking to gain professional experience.

Portfolio

Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant University of Vermont Jul 2016 – Jun 2017 11 mos Burlington, VT, USA I was awarded a Graduate Assistantship position, as well as the Richard Fisher Scholarship to work with a team within the Vermont Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The primary objective was to build and analyze water quality models using Linux and open-source models such as Regional Hydro-Ecologic Simulation System (RHEESys)and Hydrologic Simulation Program – Fortran (HSPF). Other work included the analysis of exhaustive outputs of Global Climate Models for predicted discrepancies in the Lake Champlain watershed. With EPSCoR, I built a model of the Winooski Watershed using HSPF, and I modified a model of the Winooski Watershed using RHEESys. I also created and evaluated the Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) models of the Winooski River to find the area of influence of floodwater. As a side project, I evaluated Global Climate Model (GCM) outputs to determine if the process of bias correction affected the persistence of rainfall in GCM predictions, by determining trends in auto-correlation of all GCM outputs for the entire recorded history as well as the next 100 years. I compiled GCM and observed data, analyzed aspects of interest, and presented my interpretation of my results to my team and advisers.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant University of Vermont May 2015 – Sep 2015 4 mos Burlington, VT I was awarded an undergraduate research position working with Professor Raju Badireddy to explore the feasibility of using Bismuth Oxide nanoparticles in disinfection of water. I was responsible for designing a procedure to synthesizing beta phase Bismuth Oxide nano-particles, obtain the chemicals and tools necessary, execute the procedure, and analyze the results. In analyzing the synthesized particles, I became proficient operating X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscope, Dynamic Light Scattering. I also designed an experiment to expose the synthesized Bismuth Oxide nanoparticles to sunlight to quantify the deactivation capacity toward the e-coli virus. To create consistent sunlight conditions, I independently designed, proposed, and built a lab-grade solar simulator specific to laboratory needs by applying my expertise in carpentry, electrical, and welding.
  • Lead Carpenter, Part Time Thomas D. Morin Carpentry May 2010 – Sep 2015 5 yrs 4 mos Wilmington, VT, USA I was the primary employee to Tom Morin for multiple years with a variety of job types but specializing in finish carpentry like flooring, interior woodwork, windows, and siding, but also taking on some larger jobs like additions where we did everything from the framing to the finish work. With Tom, I performed troubleshooting and obstacle negotiation frequently with respect to all trades and often utilized my expertise in electrical. I was responsible for training new hires, working independently, and communicating with customers.

Other experience

  • Tiny House on Wheels My wife and I designed and built a tiny house on wheels after finishing our bachelor’s degrees. I built this house in my parent’s backyard in Vermont, and I built every aspect of it from the framing to the finish work. It was a learning experience in many fields.
  • Undergraduate Capstone Project I worked with a team of civil and environmental engineering students from the University of Vermont to partner with Lamoille County Planning Commission to conduct a formal site study. Residents of Bartlett Hill are inaccessible to emergency vehicles during flooding of Pumpkin Harbor Road and a bridge known as the Wrong Way Bridge.
  • Performance Evaluation of Cold Air Intake I designed and built an experiment to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the effect of cooling an engines air intake. Key areas I explored were the engines power and combustion performance using measures of power delivery, fuel consumption, and exhaust analysis. Key elements of this experiment included a thermal exchanger that I designed and built for the air intake, a belt-driven alternator linked to the engine to provide a load, a voltage reading on the alternator go gauge engine performance, and lab analysis to determine the combustion by-product concentration to back-calculate the ratio of fuel used to fuel burned.

Education

  • University of Vermont (UVM) Graduate Degree Coursework, Hydrology/ Water Quality 2016 – 2017 Coursework: Biological Processes of Water and Wastewater Treatment, Ground Water Hydrology, Spatial Analysis, Climate Change Impacts, Statistical Methods
  • University of Vermont (UVM) Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering 2014 – 2016 Activities and Societies: Achievements: 3.38 GPA, Paid summer research, Treasurer of Bicycle Users Group, Deans List Coursework: Advanced Hydrology, Hydraulics, Water & Wastewater Engineering, Physical and Chemical Processes of Water and Wastewater, Environmental Systems, Climatology, Geomatics, Programming for Engineers, Geotechnical Principles, Environmental Quantitative Analysis
  • Greenfield Community College (GCC) Associates of Science, Engineering 2011 – 2014 Activities and Societies: Achievements: 3.7 GPA, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Deans List Coursework: Engineering Graphics, Geology, Programming Principals, Meteorology, Statistics
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Location

Georgetown, TX, United States