About Nicky nguyen 91



International Halls, Lansdowne Terrace, London, WC1N 1AS

Email: [email protected]



University College London (UCL), MSc Civil Engineering

Modules taken: Structural Dynamics and Mitigation, Advanced Structural Analysis; Seismic Design of Structures; Roads and Underground Infrastructure; Advanced Finite Element Modeling


University of Southampton, BEng Civil Engineering, Upper-second class 2.1 (69%)

· Modules: Mechanics, Structures & Materials, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Numerical Methods, Statistics achieving higher than 80%; with Structural Design & Materials and Structures & Dynamics achieving 97% and 94%

· Dissertation: Using Timoshenko beam theory for resonant column testing (67%)


Castle College Nottingham, A-Levels

Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A)

Work Experience

2012 (July -September)

Designer and CAD technician at Vi.N.Vi Co Ltd for Design, Construction and Commerce, Vietnam

Duties included: Complete Architectural visualisation and Structural design for a modern residential housing project of more than 500 m2 plan area including garden.

Skills developed:

· Teamwork and Leadership: coordinate the design team in 3D modeling and offer suggestion to improve the workflow; thus result in the design being approved by the clients a week earlier.

· Communication: Negotiate with the clients about different approaches and changes.

· Attention to details: carry out all structural analysis and calculations; also assist in producing more than 10 x A3 detailed structural drawings; bring back the profit worth equally 2000 GBP in just one and a half months.

2011 (June - September

Trainee Site Supervisor at Hoa Binh Construction and Real Estate Corporation, Vietnam

Duties included: Worked with chartered engineers to supervise construction of a 15-storey commercial center project

Skills developed:

· Leadership: Act as a ‘zone leader’ to guide the labourers in making reinforcements for bearing pad foundations and structural frames.

· Communication: Maintain regular communication with other zone leaders; as well as report daily progress to section manager and project leader by oral presentation and written reports.

· Organizing and Time management: Assigned tasks to everyone at the start of the day; produced a ‘zone’s working plan’ by Microsoft Project to ensure it keeps up with the overall project’s plan.

2011 (throughout 2nd year)

Structural and Sustainability Design Coordinator of the Ferrari car showroom Design Project

· Lead a dynamic team of 5 students to produce one of the best 2nd year design projects.

· Coordinate the team in designing entire structural framings and geotechnical components

· Split the work to complete 4 technical reports and a presentation video within a limited three month timeframe. The video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS1fpW_9FaE.


Summer Student Presenter at the UK Alumni 'organised' by British Council in Vietnam

· Share study skills and life experiences in the Public Talk about Engineering held by Sterling Group

· Motivate Vietnamese students to pursue an Engineering degree in the UK

· Develop excellent public speaking skills and enhance recognition among international students

2009 (June to September)

Translator and Renting Adviser at Vi.N.Vi Co Ltd

Duties included: focus on consumer relations with international clients who are interested in renting complete residential housing projects.

Skills developed:

· Strategic thinking: Contribute ideas in turning a residential house for family use to a Room-for-rent model, to attract national and international renters; it results in obtaining various short term Contracts and a 5-year long Contract from a Japanese Kimono Production Company

· Multitasking: be in charge of answering telephone for customer’s requests while producing monthly rent bills and translating rent contracts.


A-Levels Personal Academic Tutor

· Teach Advanced Maths and English for two high school students every summer, who eventually got offers from LSE and UCL in London.

· Organize weekly presentation and ‘debate showcase’ for them to improve their English and confidence

Activities and Interests

· Since 2009: Piano performer in annual Christmas show of Vietnamese Society at University of Southampton.

· Intermediate level in classical piano

· Sports: Active member of Southampton University’s Badminton society

· Founder and Event-coordinator of Vietnamese Society’s Swimming Group

· Highly enthusiastic in performing magic and be an active member of UCL Magic Society

Membership and Skills

· Fluent in English and Vietnamese (native)

· Membership of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructe)

· Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Project

· Obtained 80% in Autocad Professional Certificate Test in 2009

· Familiar with BIM software including Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Robot Structural Analysis

· Matlab, Maple, Ansys, Oasys, Google Sketchup and all other subject-related IT packages

Designing Buildings Anywhere

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