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Meet Nassima Hadj Messaoud

Posted by Attrax Administrator
Posting date:1/27/2021 6:07 PM

As part of our #PeopleDriveResults campaign, this week we have caught up with Nassima from our Power, Grid and Industrial Solutions team. 

Can you tell us a bit about your career path?

After graduating as a Civil Structural Engineer, I immigrated to Quebec, where I began my career as a design engineer in the field of institutional building structures.

I then shifted my focus to the hydraulic structure division at SNC-Lavalin. I discovered that hydro is a vast field with complex structures, where innovation is an important part of the design phase.

Over the years, I’ve been involved in several major projects where I was able to stand out by leveraging my skills. I’ve subsequently overseen numerous exciting projects. I’ve also recently been appointed to team leader in the Power, Grid and Industrial Solutions business unit. 

What drove you to become a civil structural engineer?

Engineering is my passion. I’ve always been drawn to construction, architectural achievements, the interdisciplinary collaboration around designs, and the end result of projects.

I’ve come a long way in civil structural engineering. I’m still driven by the same passion I’ve always had when I work on various projects and when we can meet engineering challenges as a team. I’d also like to add that I want to keep working as an engineer because my colleagues are great. They help fuel my passion.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve worked on?

I’m currently working on a concrete structure with alkali-aggregate reaction issues, which causes the concrete to expand and crack. I’ve conducted analyses to assess and anticipate any shifting of the concrete foundation over the next 10 to 30 years. I’ve also analyzed the impact of this shifting on the connecting steel structure and proposed corrective measures. I find it exciting to be able to predict, quantify, and address structural behaviours.

 What’s had the greatest impact on your career development so far?

The opportunity to work on interesting projects as a team, coaching from senior colleagues, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and the recognition I’ve received.  This has impacted my professional growth at SNC-Lavalin and drives me to do more, taking on new challenges in various aspects of my work.

What is the best advice you were ever given? Who gave it to you?

“Persevere and don’t give up”, that’s advice my father gave my siblings and me, which allowed us to move forward in life, draw from deep within ourselves, get back up and see our projects through. His advice is still a guiding light for my ideas and ambitions.

What is your favourite quote and why?

Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” This quote inspires me greatly because it adds a more human dimension based on the need to be a reliable, fair, and honest person who helps others.

Tell us about a neat experience you’ve had.

My colleagues and I were recently inspecting a bridge in the rehabilitation phase. As it turned out, we were an all-female team of engineers. We were surprised to see that despite the cold, drivers rolled down their windows and shouted: “Girl power!” The support made us smile. We felt proud and found it gratifying.

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