OSPE’s 2020 Board of Directors Candidate: Yousef Kimiagar, P.Eng.

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Yousef Kimiagar, MMSc., P.Eng., PMP, FIRSE, SMIEEE

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

Hatch Inc., Vice President Advanced Technologies and US Rail Systems

EDUCATION

  • MMSc. – Master of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo – 2011
  • Academic Certificate Comparative Education Evaluation B.Sc., University of Toronto – 1998
  • B.Sc. – Electrical Engineering IUST – 1984
  • Ontario Building Code Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility, 2013
  • Executive Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Implications for Business Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 2018

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Hatch, Mississauga, ON

  • Vice President of Advanced Technologies and US Rail Systems. Responsible for managing and developing talents to provide consulting services for advanced technologies and rail systems

Gannett Fleming, Toronto, ON

  • Vice President, Transit Rail Systems responsible for managing the existing assignments and developing business across North America.

Parsons Corporation, Markham, ON

  • Senior Principal and Director Project Management responsible for rail and transit systems in Canada and Global Systems Management Practice Lead

Delcan, Markham, ON

  • Principal and Director project management responsible for rail systems operation, business planning, and financial performance in Canada and high profile projects

Thales Rail Signalling Solutions, ON

  • Senior Project Manager responsible for international projects ranging over $100 million and project teams of over 200 professionals

Alcatel Transport Automation Solutions, ON

  • Research and Development manager responsible for managing the development of advanced train control systems

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Fellow, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, UK
  • Member Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Political Action Network (PAN)
  • Senior Member of Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Professional Engineer: Electrical (Ontario), P.Eng. 2004
  • Professional Engineer: Electrical (British Columbia), P.Eng. 2018
  • Project Management Professional, PMP, 2003

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Chair IRSE CBTC annual conference
  • Vice Chair IEEE, CBTC Standard Committee WG#2
  • CO-Chair, Transportation Research Board Paper Review Committee
  • Officer, American Public Transportation Association, Research and Technology Committee

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Mentor Program for Younger Professionals
  • Community engagement – City of Markham

CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS GIVEN OR PUBLISHED

Over 20 published papers, articles and presentations in international associations in Europe and North America such as: American Public Transportation Association, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Railway Age, Transportation Research Board, Canadian Urban Transportation Association, and University of Toronto about Artificial Intelligence in Rail Industry, Advanced Train Control Systems, Systems Management, P3 Infrastructure Projects, Modernization and Digitalization of Railway and IoT.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

The road to a better future, especially the younger professionals, is through capitalizing on the wealth of knowledge, experience and the valuable lessons learned. It is everyone’s responsibility to contribute and pay back to get closer to this better future. Gaining over 35 years of valuable experience, I am determined to pay back by continuing my volunteering efforts – this time at the board level.

Voting is now OPEN! For more information on the other candidates and to vote, click here.

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