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Engineering Sector Hub
March 22, 10:30am

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"

The Engineer Sector hub is designed to have Thought Leaders in a panel format, share their expertise and knowledge on trends and hiring practices in the sector.

The delegates will have the opportunity to:
•Learn what engineering employers are looking for in a potential candidate
•To ask your individual questions and gain practical advice of internationally educated professionals who have lived experience of gaining employment and progressing their career in Canada
•Gain clarity on the P.Eng licensing requirements for new Canadians
•Identify what does not work when seeking employment
•Form connections with potential employers

Engineering Sector Hub Facilitator

Darya Duma, BESc, PEng, PMP, PRINCE2® Practitioner, PSP
Owner/Senior Consultant

Darya is the owner of 4DPM, providing training, facilitation and consulting services in project management. Darya has over 20 years experience managing projects in construction, standards development and business consulting, and in project management consulting and training. Practice areas include PM governance, PM software implementation, and course design and delivery.

Darya has volunteered for the Project Management Institute, lectures at Queens University and is a member of the Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC 258 for Project, programme and portfolio management. Her corporate customers include Procept Associates, Canada’s two largest nuclear electricity generators, a defense contractor and two mining corporations.

Chris Metaxas, P.Eng.
Principal, Executive Director of Engineering
Mooney Metaxas Engineering Inc.

Chris is the Executive Director of Engineering for Mooney Metaxas Engineering Inc. (MME) and is a designated Consulting Professional Engineer under the PEO. Chris is responsible for overall management of engineering services including providing input into the talent acquisition and career development of technical staff at MME. He has worked for engineering consulting and design-build firms in roles including engineering design, project management and contract administration for private and public-sector clients.

Chris also volunteered as a technical advisor for Bridging the Gap Africa and on the Board of Directors for the Sir Sanford Fleming Foundation supporting funding engineering education programmes.

Mehemed Delibasic, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Manager, Transportation Planning
WSP Canada Inc.

Mehemed Delibasic is the Manager of Transportation Planning at WSP Canada Inc. and has over 18 years of experience in the transportation sector. Mehemed holds a Masters of Science degree in Traffic/ Transportation Engineering. Mehemed’s projects include Transportation Master Plans, GO Transit / Metrolinx / TTC LRT-BRT-Subway transit projects, Municipal and Provincial Class Environmental Assessments, transportation demand and traffic management, transportation / urban planning, preliminary and detailed highway / road design, transportation impact and traffic safety studies, and traffic operations and parking studies.

Mehemed volunteers with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Pauline Gavilanez, CHRL
Director, Human Resources
DMC Mining Services

Pauline Gavilaniz is a member of DMC Mining Services’ Executive Leadership Team and provides strategic direction in Human Resources. As a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Pauline’s career spans 20+ years within the large Construction, Waste Management and Engineering Consulting sectors.

Pauline is the President of the EHRA (Engineering Human Resources Association) Executive Board of Directors. As an advocate and leader with respect to "Multi-culturalism" and "New Canadians" initiatives, she has participated in numerous community and professional events as a panelist and subject matter expert.

Rene McKeown CHRP, RPR, ICMP
Director, Human Resources
The Municipal Infrastructure Group (TMIG)

Rene is the Director of Human Resources for The Municipal Infrastructure Group as well as TMIG's Social Procurement Liaison. Having worked in HR for the last 20 years, Rene is very familiar with acquiring and developing talent in the field of civil engineering.

Rene considers herself a life learner and has recently enrolled in Centennial College's Leadership and Inclusion Certificate Program so she can learn to better understand policies and practices as they relate to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

Dr. Ali Hoss, PhD, PEng, CEM, CMVP
Business Manager - Energy Performance Program
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

Ali Hoss is IESO’s business manager responsible for developing, managing, and implementing the Energy Performance Program and strategic account plans for multi-site customers. Ali is an award-winning professional engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.

Ali has been awarded for contributions to the energy profession and for the development of innovative sustainable energy technologies. Ali has authored more than 12 journal and conference papers, co-authored 2 book chapters, and has delivered many lectures and presentations at national and international conferences, symposia, and technical meetings.

David J. Fortin, BASc, MBA, PEng
DataRealm Inc.

Dave started his career in Finance at Ford Motor Company, Powertrain division. At Ford he also worked in Manufacturing Controls engineering and Manufacturing Data Systems. From Ford, he went to Flow, where he was Product Manager and General Manager of Flow Software Technologies.

After 4 years at Flow, Dave started DataRealm Inc. DataRealm grew and facilitated corporate-wide data collection into Ford, which became a corporate standard. DataRealm now employs 35 and is incorporated in Canada, US and Mexico. Its customers include Ford, GM, Chrysler/FCA, Honda, ABB Robotics, Thyssen Krupp Systems Engineering, Jamieson Vitamins and more.

Réjeanne Aimée, BESc, MBA, PEng
Senior Consultant

Réjeanne is currently a Senior Consultant with KPMG, having previously worked at SR&ED Consulting and General Motors. She was elected to the OSPE Board of Directors in 2017 and appointed as Secretary of the Board in 2018. Réjeanne has volunteered with Women in Engineering Science (WIES) by leading the Marketing and Media for the Design Competition Leadership Committee and as a coding volunteer. She has dedicated time to supporting children ages 11-14 to design, build and market apps to support sports rehabilitation.

She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BESc. from the University of Western Ontario.