Lance David Operhall

6511 Adobe Trails Drive | Sugar Land, Texas

77479 (832) 863-5348 |


Determined and educated specialist with a solid background of practical and academic skills, effectively blended with a passion for winning and excellent communication acumen seeking entry level civil/structural position within the Oil and Gas industry position to become an asset and contribute to further success of your company


Relationship-Builder | Team-Player | Stress-Resistant | Self-Motivated | Analytically Minded | Problem-Solver | Achiever Detail-Oriented | Result-Oriented | Exemplary Work Ethics | Ambitious & Goal Driven


Advanced Structural Analysis | Structural Dynamics | Advanced Reinforced Concrete & Steel Design | Structural Design in Wood FRPs in Civil Structures | Earthquake Engineering | Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering | Composite and Solid Mechanics | Research | Compliance Enhancement | Model Creation | Client Interaction | Systems Design



Structural Intern

Halcrow Group, Inc.     June – September 2007

  • Held primary accountability for the creation of structural models for further modal analysis (including Berthing Platforms)
  • Handled accurate linear seismic and push-over analysis for the Shell Oil-Martinez Terminal, as well as evaluated new dolphin designs for the British Petroleum in Tampa, FL
  • Played a pivotal role in the creation of a new fender system design with vessel berthing loads, while providing comprehensive assistance with the MOTEMS Pre-Audit Engineering Report preparation; conducted client presentation to communicate project progress and structures’ status; masterfully calculated terminal crude oil/mechanical/piping/refinery structures dead loads


Graduate Student Researcher

UCSD Powell Structural Research Laboratories     September 2006 – March 2007   

  • Served as an integral part of the team during the development of a new intelligent material project, focusing on the creation of an electronically controlled smart liquid; proactively contributed to the machine shop construction design drafting/creation
  • Utilized a wide range of equipment to conduct complex experiments, as well resourcefully aggregated and communicated research results data to the team, which were consequently presented on the International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Harbin, China in July 2007


Undergraduate Research Assistant

UT- Austin Ferguson Str. Eng. Laboratory     September 2005 – May 2006

  • Provided resourceful assistance with the evaluation of the post-tensioned concrete bridge beams durability; performed stressing and grouting of the experimental post-tensioned specimens; handled half-cell measurements on aggressive tested
  • Coordinated the concrete pouring into the solely-created formwork specimens


Associate Engineer

Linbeck Group, LLC.     June – August 2005   

  • Monitored as-build drawings compliance with established requirements through regular reviews/updates throughout the project; furnished effective support with the RFIs and RFPs documents creation for the Architect and a Sub-Contractors’ team
  • Ensured top-notch adherence of the material submittals to the master specifications of St. Luke’s Epis. Hospital
  • Conducted profound analyses of the retrospective projects’ invoices and audit results, as well as contributed to a number of other on-going projects through field measurements verification/comparison
  • Created an award-winning submission the EPR project at St. Luke’s Hospital


Technical Intern

PBS&J Incorporated     June – August 2004   

  • Given the leverage to identify waterways’ sinusitis and calculate the flow areas for a number of crossing points
  • Contributed to the creation and revision of the Best Management Practices (BMP) engineering report through proactive and compelling assistance at all times; digitized drainage areas and outfalls along roadways for GIS applications for TxDOT
  • Retrieved sediment samplings in several Houston Bayous for water quality purposes



Part-time Office Assistant • Harrie Marie Pollok Operhall, Law/CPA Firm • 2009 – 2011


Master of Science in Structural Engineering • the University of California, San Diego • 2009

Master of Science in Comprehensive Report: Several Structural Considerations for Existing Reinforced Concrete Marine Oil Terminals

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering • the University of Texas, Austin • 2006



Certified Engineer-In-Training (EIT), #37766 • Texas Board of Professional Engineers


Windows and Apple computer systems | SAP 2000 | STAAD.Pro | Microstation 8 | AutoCAD | MathCAD

Adobe Acrobat | Adobe Photoshop | Microsoft Office Suite



Engineering Scholar | University of Texas at Austin | Cockrell School of Engineering


Student Member | Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (UC-San Diego Chapter)

AEI Representative | American Society of Civil Engineering (UT-Austin Chapter)

Member | Phi Alpha Epsilon, National Architectural Eng. Honor Society

Member | National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)