Stanford MS-CEE Civil Engineering Sustainable Design and Construction University of Wyoming Architectural Engineering with Honors Professional Engineer - CA License C86962 LEED Green Associate
Gretchen Heberling Schimelpfenig
Resides in E Palo Alto CA
For Mail Only: PO Box 306
Greensboro, MD21639
Fax: 443-926-9310

Schimelpfenig engineering • energy •
PE • construction

Career Objectives

I am known to my colleagues and clients as a reliable and detail-oriented worker who brings value to projects with my quality workmanship, thorough analysis, and effective use of time management. I collaborate well, both as a leader and a team member, whether co-located or remotely with partners from various disciplines. I further corporate objectives by focusing on project budgets and schedules to ensure assets return to service on time and at no extra cost. I am adept at written and oral communication; I enjoy research and my work has been published by sponsoring organizations. I welcome opportunities to work in the predesign and design-phase of building projects, assisting with defining sustainability and energy efficiency goals, building system design and specification, and energy modeling.

  • Seeking opportunities in the following industries: energy efficiency, green building design and construction, renewable energy, architectural engineering
  • Available to work in the Burlington VT area. Able to travel to diverse work sites and project locations
  • Eager to build upon my expertise in green building design, integrated building systems, construction management, project controls, building information modeling (BIM), project scheduling, and energy analysis

My Employers

Exponent Engineering Oakland CA MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow, US Green Building Council Victor Schinnerer Insurance Underwriting - Construction Specialties Johns Hopkins CTY - Instructor University of Wyoming Honors Department Office Assistant Ace Hardware - Customer Service

Recommendations ( At LinkedIn )

Isis Murillo, Construction Consulting - Project Manager, Exponent Engineering

"Go-getter is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of Gretchen. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her while at Exponent, in which she has assisted me on various projects. Above all, I was impressed with her willingness to always go above and beyond to get things done quickly and accurately. Gretchen would be a true asset on any team requiring project controls, QA/QC, and project/program management support."

Craig Steigerwalt, Construction Consultant, Exponent Engineering

"Gretchen is fantastic to work with - very detail oriented and never turns down an opportunity to help. Her optimistic attitude and eagerness to learn rubs off on everyone in the group, making her an outstanding asset to the Company. There's no task I wouldn't trust her to accomplish to the highest degree of quality."

Winnie (Davis) Hung, Senior Manager, Exponent Engineering

"Gretchen is a very conscientious and organized worker. She excels in training and performing knowledge transfer (especially in P6 scheduling) with people of various skillsets and background. She is on top of her tasks and a responsible team member."

Dan Winters, Senior Fellow - Business Strategy and Finance, USGBC

"Gretchen's tenure as Stanford MAP Fellow was spent onsite at the US Green Building Council in Washington DC where she tackled several high-profile projects, delivered exceptional work, and emerged as a strong leader. I highly recommend Gretchen on the basis of her technical expertise, strong work ethic, and advanced communication skills. You can check out some of Gretchen's topical work at Please reach out to me for additional details"

Frank Musica, Senior Risk Management Attorney at Victor O. Schinnerer & Co:

"As a Research Fellow, Gretchen's task was to determine through online research, personal interviews and analysis of proprietary claims information, the aspects of sustainable design and construction that would have the greatest impact to design professionals. Based on her examination of the information, she worked with professional staff to document recommendations for professional practice. Her research paper, made available to the entire community of designers and constructors, provides the background information and analysis to assist firms in approach sustainable design and construction in a prudent manner. Her project as a Research Fellow will have a lasting impact ." Service Category: Writer/Editor Year first hired: 2013 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative"

Ryan Kobbe, Academic Professional at UW:

"As a student services coordinator and lecturer for the College of Engineering and Applied Science, I work closely with many of our students. Within this capacity, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ms. Gretchen Heberling. ,,, As an instructor, I credit Gretchen for not only facilitating her own success, but also for acting as a valued resource in the classroom. Always inquisitive, Gretchen was willing to ask critical questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. She works well with her peers, and is an effective team leader with many friends in engineering and the humanities."

Duncan Harris, Director at UW:

"I have known Gretchen Heberling primarily as a staff person in the University Honors Program office, but I have also seen her present papers at conferences, and I have heard her play the violin as first chair in the university orchestra. She is a remarkably intelligent and competent young woman with a wide range of talents. "