Mustafa Abbas Almukhtar
EMPLOYER AND POSITION
Head of Geotechnical Department
Bachelors of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Civil Engineering
Urban Reform Consultant Inc., Oakville, ON
Canadian Canoe, Mississauga, ON
Engineering Testing Laboratory, Sharjah, UAE
World Food Program United Nations LSA, Iraq
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Ontario (Associate)
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Ontario
Society of Engineers, UAE
Iraqi Union of Engineers, Iraq (Consultant member)
CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS
Published papers and articles to the professional community with the following topics:
- Awareness For the Necessity of The Pre-Soil Investigation
- The Effects of Corona Virus on Transportation Sectors and a Look into The Future of The Industry
- Soil Investigation Practices in Structural Projects
OSPE is a great organization for engineers to meet, interact, socialize, and share ideas. However, the interest of engineers seems to be declining in the last few years, I believe that new approaches are needed to increase the involvement of existing members with OSPE and getting the attention of potential new members.
My experience of establishing several successful companies/organizations from the start has provided me with many skills such as financial management, strategic planning and decision making, which would be very beneficial to the board and society.
As a board member, I would work towards reconnecting the members with OSPE, resume the events that were affected by the lockdown, strengthen the OSPE affiliations with public and private organizations, improve the membership reward programs and support new strategies that can increase the interest of engineers of all ages and experiences in the society.
My vision of the OSPE is to become a hub where engineers with different levels of experience can meet, socialize, exchange ideas, and share experiences. To achieve this, members with significant experience in the profession should have the opportunity to share their knowledge and provide guidance through organized events, and by establishing mentorship/internship programs for the new generation of engineers and immigrant engineers with international experience to equip them with skills they need to excel among other professions and prepare them to become the future leaders of their community.
If elected, I will bring all my skills and energy into tackling challenges, developing the society, and getting it on par with the expectations of professional engineers.