Why Engineers Matter - One Engineer’s Story
Wednesday October 12, 2016, 7:30pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Markham, 65 Minthom Blvd, Markham, Ontario L3T 7Y9
Fee: $15/pp, light refreshments will be served
Our speaker, Marilyn Spink will provide an overview of several key projects and disruptive technologies over her 30+ engineering career. She will share a wide range of her involvement and experiences of executing large, complex engineering projects such as the Nato Military Camp equipment design, steel plant upgrades and modernization in North America and Tunisia, mining backfill plants construction and commissioning in India and the Northwest Territories, and a mega project in Madagascar. Spink will then explain what compelled her to get involved with PEO Council at this stage of her career, and conclude by describing what she has learned in her two years on PEO Council.
In this Why Engineers Matter – One Engineer’s Story interactive presentation, our speaker will discuss and address with your participation:
- How to lead and manage multidiscipline teams in executing large complex engineering projects?
- What is “Project Governance” and why it is critical to implement such practices for large complex engineering projects?
- Why engineers should always have a broad mindset of the definition of “Public Interest”,
- What roles do PEO and OSPE represent and why having these distinct & separate organizations is beneficial for our engineering profession.
- What, we as engaged engineers, need to be doing to evolve our profession, in a regulatory focus to remain a strong & relevant, self-regulated profession.
Whether you are an engineer or an engineering intern, this interactive presentation will provide an understanding of high level concepts to be addressed to managing large complex engineering projects in a multidiscipline team setting.
Friends are welcome and networking encouraged!
Cathy Zheng, P.Eng., CEM
Women in Engineering Lead – PEO York Chapter