Mohammad Pourmohammadbagher, from YPAC’s Edmonton Chapter, shares his perspective 

On June 4th, the Edmonton YPAC Chapter welcomed the leadership team of TYTEC Engineering to the University of Alberta Faculty Club to share their experience of leading a company in the Alberta Pipeline sector with YPAC members. Paul Givens, president of TYTEC Engineering, and his colleagues Ziad Araji and Bernie Wilkie shared their technical and business experience with the audience, which was primarily composed of University of Alberta graduate students.

During the eveningā€™s discussion, Paul shared TYTEC Engineering design procedures and gave example cases of their recent work, such as with the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline project. Bernie, as the chief of process engineering, talked about the challenges of steady state and transient analysis and related software and finally Ziad discussed resume writing skills and TYTEC hiring process as an Albertan Engineering Consultant.

Other discussion highlights included:

1. The importance of connecting practical research based experience with industry focused work during resume development and interviews

2. The recommendation from the speakers for attendees to gain experience and confidence working with CSA Z662 Standards

3. The strong history and future for Alberta based engineering consulting firms