P.E. in New York, Colorado, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota

Piotr Lukasz Sawinski, PhD, PE, PEng

(701) 934-1177


  • familiar with Concrete, Steel, Composite, Masonry & Timber Design (USA & Canada; residential and industrial structures) ,
  • extensive experience in static, dynamic analysis (linear and non-linear) and strength of materials,
  • responsible, reliable and capable of making own decisions,
  • strong background in mechanics of structures and geotechnical engineering,
  • high proficiency in civil/structural detailing,
  • outstanding math and computer skills,
  • proven ability to write own software based on various numerical methods,
  • excellent knowledge of FEM,
  • broad understanding of designing, construction problems and means and methods,
  • ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously through all phases,
  • performing site observations and inspection of projects in construction phase,
  • recognized to be creative and time-effective worker.


  • PhD in Civil Engineering: Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), January 2010. Dissertation: Hellinger-Reissner functional in the static and dynamic analysis of flexible structures,
  • MSc in Civil Engineering: Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), July 2006 (Static analysis of cable-suspended roofs).


Structural Department Head
Prairie Engineering PC, Bismarck, ND
07/2019 - Present
  • design and coordinate with other trades all structural aspects of projects,
  • act as an EOR for all company structural jobs,
  • oversee and lead structural department.
Senior Project Engineer for Canada
Stueve Construction LLC, Algona, IA
07/2017 - 06/2019
  • designing agricultural facilities (dry fertilizer warehouses, grain bins, chemical warehouses) in Canada & USA,
  • work collaboratively with multi-discipline team and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously focusing on schedule, budget and quality expectations,
  • mentoring and training younger engineers.
Senior Structural Engineer
Sharon Engineering PC, Long Island City, NY
04/2012 - 06/2017
  • designer and lead structural engineer on over 120 projects (residential, retail, mixed-use and commercial; max. 16 sty high)
  • fully responsible for wide range of structural design: new structures, demolitions, excavations, renovations & deep foundations (including close proximity of existing subway structures; new foundation as close as 5ft from the tunnel),
  • managing projects through all phases: conceptual, coordination, design, drafting, shop drawings checking and site visits,
  • maintaining direct contact with owners, architects & MEP engineers in order to satisfy their requests,
  • leading and mentoring a team of younger structural engineers.
Project Manager
Brend Group LLC, Brooklyn, NY
07/2011 - 04/2012
  • coordinating different designing specialists and providing engineering service as GC & Owner representative for 60,000sf residential project.
Software developer (contract based position - remotely)
StructurePoint, Skokie, IL
07/2011 - 04/2012
  • comparison and possibility of implementation of new FEM algorithm into the existing software,
  • providing new calculation module for foundation design software (C++).
Assistant Land Surveyor
Perfect Point Corp., Brooklyn, NY
03/2010 - 06/2011
  • assisting surveyors in their office work & operating CAD computer programs in the protocol used to produce and finish survey maps.
Civil/Structural Project Manager
PPiRB StalKon, Wroclaw, Poland
10/2004 - 03/2010
  • designer and drafter of many steel & concrete structures: horizontally corrugated steel grain silos, masts, retaining walls, residential buildings, industrial facilities, stadium roof, etc.

LICENSES, are not legal trade names. All engineering service is provided under the name of Piotr Sawinski.