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As part of our #PeopleDriveResults campaign, this week we have caught up with Tamer Ghali, Project Manager in Mississauga (Canada). 1. Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you doI’m Tamer Ghali and since May 2020 I’ve been the Deputy Project Director for tooling on the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) Project. Prior to this role, I was the RFR Deputy Project Director, Unit 3, 1 & 4 Engineering and Procurement. 2. What inspired you to take an active interest in energy?I started my career in energy with Stone and Webster Canada in 1998 and worked mainly on oil and gas projects for Imperial Oil. Then I moved to Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) in 2000 where my career shifted to nuclear energy. I was inspired by the history and development of the CANDU technology in Canada, and the delivery of CANDU reactors in Canada, Argentina, Romania, Korea and China.3. What kind of energy projects have you been involved in professionally?Since 2000 I’ve worked on various nuclear energy projects including: Pickering A Return to Service (PARS), Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR) 700 & 1000, Point Lepreau Refurbishment, CERNAVODA 3&4 Pre Project planning (Romania), Embalse Refurbishment Project (Argentina), Bruce A Major Component Replacement preliminary design phase, OPG Candu Services Projects, and Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) Project. 4. What do you think the biggest change to the energy sector will be in our lifetime?The development and delivery of the small modular reactors (SMR). The SMRs are the future of nuclear energy, as they can be delivered in a variety of sizes, from tens of megawatts to hundreds of megawatts. The advantage of the SMR is the small space it requires, reduced capital investment, enhanced safety and security. 5. Just for fun… You get to design your own spaceship. What fuel source do you use?Nuclear Energy, a clean and powerful source of energy. Keep our earth and space clean. 6. What has been your favorite travel trip?I love travelling and my favorite trip was with my family to Italy. We saw Venice, Florence and Rome. I enjoyed the history, art, architecture and food.
Meet Tamer Ghali, Project Manager in Mississauga (Canada)
Civil engineering is an exciting and rewarding industry full of a range of career opportunities. The engineering market is set to grow in 2022 and beyond, and now is an ideal time to start forging a career in the industry. Competition for civil engineering roles can be fierce, however, by showing a passion for the civil engineering discipline, and by demonstrating you can be innovative, sustainable and inclusive, you can make an impact and land your first role.SNC-Lavalin, and our brands Atkins, Faithful+Gould, and Acuity, are a global engineering firm, and we are known for our continued professional development opportunities, at every stage of a person’s career. We truly value our colleagues, so we want to equip them with the best tools possible to do their jobs and progress to their next step. Here, we’ve outlined the top five ways that you can kick start your civil engineering career in 2022.Gain your qualificationsOnce you’ve decided that you want to become a civil engineer, your next step should be to plan your route into the industry and gain the relevant qualifications. There’s a range of rewarding routes that you can take, and for the majority of these, you will need a degree. Studying for a civil or structural engineering degree at university isn’t essential, however, it is by far the most popular route into the profession.Once you’ve attained a degree, depending on the career path you intend to follow, you can choose from different levels of certification. These levels include Engineering Technician, Chartered Engineer and more. Adding these qualifications to your CV opens up a range of opportunities, allowing you to take the next step in your civil engineering career.Find an internship or work experienceCivil engineering work experience and internships help you stand out from the rest of the competition. Working alongside industry professionals who have years of experience is invaluable and can propel your civil engineering career to new heights. Some degree courses provide a year in industry, however, if your programme doesn't offer this opportunity, you'll have to seek experience of your own.Apply to a range of internship or work experience schemes to increase your chances of being accepted. Additionally, you can also send out speculative applications to top engineering firms to see if they’re prepared to offer you a placement.Apprenticeship schemeIf further education isn’t the route you want to take, then an engineering apprenticeship is also an excellent way to start your career. As an apprentice, you'll be able to earn money whilst learning valuable skills that will benefit you later in your career.By undertaking an apprenticeship, it takes longer to become a qualified civil engineer, however, you'll gain an abundance of hands-on experience. Civil engineering apprenticeships are available with a range of employers, at a variety of levels.Join professional engineer societiesWhile your degree and qualifications will go a long way toward helping you prepare for a civil engineering career, there are more resources available for you to tap into. Networking is an integral part of the engineering industry, and engineering societies are a great way to meet new engineers. These people can provide you with valuable career advice and possibly offer an internship or job opportunity.Prepare for soft skill interview questionsInterviews are one of the most important aspects of the recruitment process, and to land your first role in civil engineering, you’ll need to be prepared. While you can expect a range of technical and knowledge-based questions to appear in your interview, it’s important that you don’t overlook the soft skills questions.Spend some time figuring out how you’ll answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses, and how you can apply your skills to benefit the interviewer’s company. Your answers should display your character and show the interviewer that you’re prepared to work on your weaknesses and show off your strengths.Start your civil engineering career with SNC-LavalinAt SNC-Lavalin, we take pride in having some of the most innovative and talented civil engineers in the industry. If you’ve got a creative mindset, are intent on building a successful career in civil engineering, and you’re keen to help us on our journey to Net Zero, we’d like to hear from you.We are adamant that the success of our teams depends, amongst other things, on diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from a range of backgrounds and experience levels within civil engineering.Start building for your future and browse our civil engineering jobs today. If you can’t find the perfect job for you, join our talent community and sign up for job alerts.
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home hasbecome commonplace, marking a dramatic change in ourworking lives. Working remotely could become a permanent arrangement for alarge number of employees across the globe, and firms must adapt to ensure thattheir operations align with the changing world. Diversity and inclusion are a hugepart of a successful business and ensuring inclusion within a remote workforceis a new challenge for businesses.At SNC-Lavalin, and our Aktins and Faithful+Gould businesses,diversityand inclusion are at the forefront of everything we do, and we arepassionate about ensuring that the workplace is an inclusive environment forall. Challenges from COVID-19, isolation and remote working are the drivingforce behind a range of new obstacles facing both employees and employers. Here,we discuss how we can ensure that inclusive practices are being implementedwithin a remote workforce.Increase team building activitiesDiversity and inclusion often createa high-performance culture; therefore it is imperative that all businessesmake it a priority within their remote workforce. Although many workers arewell-suited for remote work, it doesn’t mean they feel as connected andincluded in a virtual environment. Creating and incorporating structured teambuilding sessions can be a powerful tool in ensuring that all employees feelincluded and noticed.Stimulate social interaction and strengthen professionalconnections by hosting virtual events, social gatherings, and ongoingconversations about diversity and inclusion. You can also ask team members tovolunteer to organise these team-building events and share the responsibilityto encourage engagement. Promote participationWithout a concerted effort to address the issue,exclusionary dynamics within workforces have the potential to be increased in aremote context. One key area to keep a watchful eye on is each team member’sparticipation in conversations and projects. With virtualmeetings, it can be substantially more difficult to get involved in adiscussion and employees can often feel left out of meetings.To counter this, team leaders can establish directcommunication with workers and make a point to draw them into team discussions.This can ensure that team members have an equal opportunity to contribute tovirtual meetings. Be aware of everyone’s communication methods and practicesand try to incorporate them into each meeting that you have.Cater to people’s ne