James R. (J.R.) Whipple, P.E.
B.S.E., Civil Engineering, Summa
Cum Laude Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Arizona #53073 Colorado #44704
2011 to present Chief Structural Engineer Sticks and Stones Engineering Edwards, CO
I manage all aspects of
structural engineering operations including sales, marketing, design, drafting,
quality control, company standards, client relations, and technical content on
the company website. I specialize in
unique projects such as structural repair, metal roofing, industrial projects, seismic
design, government projects, hospitality projects, new construction, additions,
renovations, and remodels.
2008 to 2011 Structural Engineer RMG Engineers Group Avon, Colorado
managed the Avon/Edwards and Frisco branch offices for the company. For 3 years I kept sales consistent for these
two branch offices despite the waning economy and staff drawdowns. I established my reputation for
responsiveness and practicality among the local builders and architects. I gained the principals trust through remote
communication and consistent sales efforts.
I maintained the companys standards for engineering calculations,
specifications, details, and reports. I
implemented a business development campaign through solo and team efforts with
marketing personnel. Project list
includes multiple custom residences and renovations.
2006 to 2008 Structural
Designer Paul Koehler / PK
Associates Scottsdale, Arizona
gained expertise with diverse construction materials and project types in a fast-paced
consulting structural engineers firm. I
worked with limited supervision and developed a reputation as a mentor and team
leader among my colleagues and supervisors.
I became proficient in AutoCAD, RISA, ENERCALC, RAM
Structural System, and ETABS. Project list
includes multi-family, retail, hotel, public, industrial, and high-rise
2004 to 2005 Design
Engineer Jordan Engineering
Group Phoenix, Arizona
as a truss designer using the Alpine Truss design software. I was promoted to structural design
responsibilities after approximately 1 year.
I performed structural design for gravity and lateral load resistant
wood framed residences. My design work included
pre-engineered truss designs, residential framing, reinforced concrete foundations,
and post-tensioned slabs on grade. My
structural calculations were performed by hand.
Clients included local architects and production home builders such as
KB Homes, Beazer Homes, Trend Homes, and Standard Pacific Homes.
to 2004 Truss Designer /
Estimator Ballard Truss Gilbert, Arizona
I began working in the truss manufacturing yard and
was quickly promoted to truss design responsibilities. After learning the truss construction process
I was able to quickly become an expert at truss system layout and design using
the Tee-Lok and MiTek software suites. I
helped improve the office sales by 150% during my time as a designer and
estimator. Other duties included
customer support, field measurements, and field repair of wood trusses.
General: I am fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook, Skype, and Evernote.
Drafting/BIM: I am an expert level drafter operator of AutoCAD. I am less experienced with REVIT.
Analysis: I am fluent in use of RISA 2D and 3D, RAM Steel, Enercalc,
ETABS, and RAM Advance
Associations: Board of Directors - Eagle Valley Home Builders