Carlos Alcala

Project Manager/Structural Engineer (MEng and BEng)

Sector: Civil Engineering

Member Since, May 8, 2024

Open To Work

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  • I am open to working remotely Yes
  • I am open to being contacted by employers and recruiters Yes

About Me

Experienced Civil Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Revit, Structural Engineering, Advance Steel, and Autodesk Software. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Engineering – MEng focused in Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Systems) from Monash University.


  • Master of Engineering - MEng, Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Systems) (2019 - 2020) Monash University

  • Bachelor of Engineering - BE, Civil Engineering () Universidad Anáhuac

Work & Experience

  • TRL (2023 - Present ) Project Coordinator/Structural Engineer

    •Be involved in multiple projects concurrently, requests for information, change management, quality control, quantity take-offs, attending design meetings and trade meetings. •Communicate with contractors, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders as needed to ensure project success. • Help prepare project status reports to architect, general contractor and other stakeholders. • Maintain project documentation database (Procore) including contracts, change orders, RFI’s and other project-related materials. • Sending out inspection reports and noting deficiencies to appropriate trades. • Review projects in the field to ensure compliance with the approved design. • Ensure field reviews are undertaken in keeping with applicable codes and current practices. • Conduct reinforcing steel field reviews. • Review structural member dimensions. • Conduct structural steel and decking field reviews. • Conduct masonry and reinforcing steel field reviews. • Conduct wood framing & light gauge steel studs field reviews. • Assist with construction administration, including shop drawing reviews. • Assist with structural wood design using forteWEB and WoodWorks

  • All about steel (2019 - 2023 ) Structural Engineer

    • Interpreting detailed structural drawings in preparation for approval drawings of assorted detailed engiennering metalwork. • Producing high level detailed shop drawings for complete fabrication for the production floor staff and for site installation • Coordinating and carrying out site specific site measures and surveys in order to complete required shop drawings. • Liaising and coordinating works related to the fabrication schedule with head production staff. • Delivery and tracking of structural analysis (including preparation of relevant documentation) liaising with all relevant clients as required. • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to complete project deliverables for clients • Producing calculations required for the role that support design documentation. • Material quantification

  • ACM GROUP (2018 - 2022 ) BIM/Structural Engineer

    Responsibilities: • The design of a 3-story house, in an exclusive area in Mexico, including high-end finishes and house facilities including gardens, terrace with jacuzzi and dining areas. • Use software like AutoCAD, Enscape, and Revit to draft construction engineering plans for a construction issue, transferring drafts, and completing the structural and architectural design. • Perform assessments of potential cost-saving improvement and implement changes as appropriate, using software like Unity Reflect and Unity 3D. • Complete and maintain proper documentation to reflect changes and updates regarding the project. • Lead, supervise, and mentor a team of 3 operators, optimising teamwork and productivity. • Monitor performance of shift production targets and take appropriate action to maintain production requirements to achieve goals. • Liaise with the Project Manager to develop and implement plans to deliver production targets. • Facilitate daily pre-start meetings to ensure adequate supervision for work crews. • Work to the client’s schedule and complete the scope under time without injuries or incidents. • Identify and report outstanding payments to subcontractors by checking the daily work reports. • Check daily work documentation such as timesheets for completion for up to 15 contractor jobs. Achievements: • The implementation of Building Information Modelling. • Delivered a residential design project 30% ahead of schedule. • Designed a 3-storey house from AutoCAD with an Architectural distribution to Revit, where all finishes and structural facets were designed and made it available in VR/AR allowing it to be view in a 1:1 scale.

  • Sistemas de Alta Tension (2015 - 2017 ) Construction Project Manager

    Responsibilities: • Participated in the construction of The CERESO expansion and Moctezuma electrical substation in Mexico. • Planned and prepared construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress • Used Autodesk software such as AutoCAD and Civil 3D to ensure the correct construction according to engineering IFC, transfer drafts, and interpret structural and architectural complex blueprints. • Ensured a safe work environment for all employees. • Prepared and submitted construction project budget estimates • Selected trade subcontractors and coordinate their activities • Purchased building materials and land acquisitions

  • Edificarte SA. de CV. (2014 - 2015 ) Construction Project Manager

    Responsibilities: • Used Bluebeam for general documentation, of two buildings, located in the north of Mexico City • Used software such as AutoCAD and Navisworks to detect clashes, identify construction issues, generate drawings, transfer drafts, and interpret structural and architectural designs. • Used Excel to document the quantification of different materials and tasks supervision. • Quantification of construction material and measurements to determine the requirements and quantities for residential buildings at two active construction sites. • Monitored and maintained the project construction schedule every week. • Maintained and enforced safety, good construction standards and quality control.