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Meet Amit Dadhania

Posted by Attrax Administrator
Posting date:5/26/2021 12:18 PM
As part of our #PeopleDriveResults campaign, this week we have caught up with Amit Dadhania, Senior Electrical Engineer for the Mining & Metallurgy group, based in Toronto, Canada.

What is your role at SNC-Lavalin and professional background?

I’ve been with SNC-Lavalin since 2011 and work as a Lead Electrical Engineer on several local and international projects, ranging from early stage to complete EPCM projects. As an Electrical Engineer with over 22 years of experience, it’s exciting to be involved in different project stages.

Before joining SNC Lavalin, I received my Masters in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson University. I’m proud to say that I graduated with honors, won a graduate research award and published a paper in an international journal.

My first job after I earned my bachelor’s degree was at a local power generation and utility company. I’ve been fortunate enough to work in multiple fields throughout my career. Various projects in commercial, industrial, Oil & Gas and utilities have really allowed me to spread my wings and grow as a professional.

What inspired you to become an Electrical Engineer?

During grades 8 through 10 I was given the opportunity to enroll in a special technical program focusing on providing all sorts of hands-on experience in engineering, design and beyond. At the same time, we had the opportunity to take field trips to power plants, industrial facilities, workshops, etc.  Trips like these were the first time I got to see everything I learned in the classroom come to life and I remember it sparking my imagination as child. I made my mind up then that I wanted to become an electrical engineer.

What is the best thing about your job as an Electrical Engineer?

I’m challenged at work every day and this can also be very rewarding. I’m always pushing myself to keep up with the latest developments and innovations It’s exciting to learn about all the ongoing developments in my field and how to integrate them into client solutions. I genuinely feel that the impact I make is significant and it’s amazing to see how my work can change not only the way business operates but real people’s quality of life.

One thing’s for sure, I never get bored at work. There’s always a new pioneering piece of technology around every corner.

What is the coolest thing you’re working on?

The Coeur Rochester POA11 Project in Nevada, US. is very interesting as I’m part of a fun and energetic project team and we’re all really proud that we’re scoring over 90% client satisfaction, according to the latest survey. We’re a high-energy group from all sorts of different disciplines. We’ve spent the last year coming together in a virtual environment and now the project has started construction in several areas of the plant.

To get a little technical, the project is going through a massive expansion at 6600 ft high altitude and significant grade variances at different stages of the plant areas, the Gold mine Crushing and Process plant has 120kV/63kV, 40MW utility main substation and complex power distribution of 63kV and 4.16kV overhead lines around 4 miles in various locations at the plant including two 63kV and six 4.16kV substations and two control rooms.

It’s incredible to see the plant being built in the real world after all of our time providing remote support with 3D technologies. And might I brag that it was done on time and on budget!

Why do you love working at SNC-Lavalin?

SNC-Lavalin has a collaborative and diversified working environment that encourages, guides, and supports me. I felt this the most in 2013 when I worked in Morocco on an international assignment. There were language and cultural barriers, but we successfully achieved a common goal and built the world’s largest phosphate wash plant. Everyone in the company constantly inspires me, cheers me up and encourages me to become better person. The current expansion at Coeur Rochester is the largest and most significant project for Coeur Mining Inc. Further I’m extremely proud to be leading and contributing to this project, which is one of the largest Gold/Silver projects currently taking place in the world.

Who or what motivates you every day?

The most influential people in my life have always been the people closest to me, my family, friends and my colleagues.

They always remind me of what’s important in life – be honest, to aim high, work hard and value your relationships.

Above all, the greatest influence in my life is my wife. She is also an Electrical Engineer and provides me with remarkable support, inspiration and guidance in both everyday professional and personal life.

What is the best advice you were ever given?

“Never give up. Success is the result of a sound strategy, exploration, hard work and learning from experience and how you handle disappointment along the way.” This is my favorite quote from my research supervisor in 2008. His advice keeps me in check so when I hit a bump in the road and when things get hard I remember what he told me.  It always inspires me to think differently, try again and continue with my goals until I succeed. 



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