About Us

Akron Engineering Consultants Group Ltd. provides the infrastructures of oil & gas, provincial, municipal and residential industries with services in civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering disciplines, offering a variety of services related to project management, construction management, and quality management. At Akron, we pride ourselves with resources rich in experience from various industries and technical backgrounds, along with the combined experience of our key personnel and shareholders, Akron endeavours to be one of the leading, trusted, consolidated engineering service providers in the years to come.

Akron’s focus is on ensuring our clients’ projects are completed safely and within planned cost, quality and schedule.”

Vision

Akron’s Vision is to achieve a Global standard of excellence. It aimed to be considered a valuable and trusted business partner, commercially economical while maintaining a high standard of safety and quality, and to be recognized as a service provider of choice.

Mission

Akron Engineering aims to provide a safe, readily available, and cost-effective services through excellent client relationship management, innovative problem-solving, highly skilled, and knowledgeable resources to continuously operate and manage our clients’ projects, in an effective manner that reduces waste and increases bottom lines.

Our Policies

ENVIRONMENTAL

Akron strives to conduct its business that ensures the protection of the environment we lived in.

APPROACH

Our approach to business is guided by commitments to the following principles: Leadership, Inclusivity, Transparency, Integrity, Stewardship and Continuous Improvement. Our business faces many challenges and opportunities. Due to their direct impact on us and our stakeholders, we have prioritized the following issues that need to be addressed:

  1. Health, Safety & Quality;
  2. Resource Consumption; and
  3. Energy & Water conservation.

This policy will apply to all projects managed by our organization. Staff and contractors are expected to uphold objectives under this policy to the fullest extent possible within prevailing budgets and to inform management of financial and other barriers to achieving goals. We acknowledge, that we have limited influence over third parties whose projects we may support but may have limited controls, on the overall management of the projects. While we cannot control the decisions of these parties, we commit to educating them of our policy and encourage them to align operating practices with policy objectives. Our attention to environmental, social and economic responsibility includes working within the law and voluntarily exceeding legal requirements in order to be innovative and demonstrate leadership on the issues that are important to us and our stakeholders including the community. As we design experiences, execute projects and evaluate our success we are able to choose every day in big and small ways how our actions and words build a better quality of life for our employees, clients, project teams, and suppliers.

QUALITY

Akron aims to become a leading provider of Engineering Consultancy services for Civil, Structural,Environmental, Mechanical, Reliability and Quality Management, Project Management Support and Training.

In meeting the above, Akron also aims to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction by delivering valued, reliable, high quality, cost-effective services and within agreed timeframes thus generating the returns required to be sustainable.

Akron is committed to the continual improvement of its performance by the monitoring of safety and quality issues and through involvement with customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities, and the community. The Executive management of Akron ensures that its Quality Policy is understood. This is accomplished through training, communication, and displays. The Policy is implemented by means of documentation, and training about the Business Management System to meet the requirements of the Standard. The policy is maintained through Quality Management Systems audits and corrective and preventive action and reviewed for continuing suitability through periodic Management Reviews. Further, this Quality Policy is supported by the quality objectives listed in the Quality Manual. Meeting these standards is the responsibility of the entire team. Akron is therefore committed to working with all stakeholders to support the effective operation of the company’s Quality Management System and the achievement of goals and specific Quality Objectives.

The following are five key practices Akron is committed to, as means of ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget:
• A clearly defined scope of work.
• Radical transparency and accountability.
• Consolidating past projects and relevant data.
• Placing emphases on teamwork.
• Provide reliable and prompt service to our clients.

Furthermore, AKRON follows its Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP), Consulting Engineers Rate.

SUSTAINABILITY

Akron aims to become a leading provider of Engineering Consultancy services for Civil, Structural, Environmental, Mechanical, Reliability and Quality Management, Project Management Support and Training.
 
In meeting the above, Akron also aims to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction by delivering valued, reliable, high quality, cost-effective services and within agreed timeframes thus generating the returns required to be sustainable and simultaneously: 
• Reward stakeholders for their investment;
• Reward our people for their efforts;
• Provide the funds to support future operations and company growth; and
• Provide a stable and enjoyable workplace for the entire team.
 
Akron is committed to the continual improvement of its performance by the monitoring of safety and quality issues and through involvement with customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities and the community.
 
The Executive management of Akron ensures that its Quality Policy is understood. This is accomplished through training, communication, and displays. The Policy is implemented by means of documentation, and training about the Business Management System to meet the requirements of the Standard. The policy is maintained through Quality Management Systems audits and corrective and preventive action and reviewed for continuing suitability through periodic Management Reviews. Further, this Quality Policy is supported by the quality objectives listed in the Quality Manual.
Meeting these standards is the responsibility of the entire team. Akron is therefore committed to working with all stakeholders to support the effective operation of the company’s Quality Management System and the achievement of goals and specific Quality Objectives.

PRACTICE

In compliance with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) requirements, Akron implements APEAG’s Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) to assure the following are applied on all Akron’s practice

  1. Technical competence;
  2. Quality control procedures;
  3. Compliance with relevant codes and regulations;
  4. Adherence to documentation guidelines;
  5. Akron’s organization structure; and
  6. Lines of Professional responsibilities.

Akron is committed to upholding high ethical standers in accordance with APEGA’s Ethics Code and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s (RMWB) Workplace Inclusion Charter.

 This PPMP is meant to ensure professional conduct through the organization, thus; serving the public interest and upholding the public trust in the engineering profession. By maintaining a culture of professionalism; we serve our clients in an atmosphere of confidence and trust.

Akron’s organizational structure consists of senior management and our in-house  administrative/technical staff. Considering Akron’s small size; we regularly enlist the services of external consultants; thus, our organizational structure might differ, depending on the nature of any given project.

When an external consultant is needed to supplement in-house resources, it is the responsibility of the assigned project coordinator to liaise between Akron and the external consultant.

Team Members

Dennis M. Heinzlmeir, P.Eng.

Marketing & Operations Director

Dennis Heinzlmeir, P.Eng., is a maintenance, engineering and business process professional with more 30 years of experience working in the maintenance, EPC, training, and management consulting industries. He has an extensive business background, including all aspects of M&R, engineering, quality management, lean execution principles and techniques, asset management, project management, and safety. He has conducted FMEA and RCM studies and tracked the effectiveness of maintenance activities and tactics.                                                                                                                              

Esam Ayed, P.Eng, M.S., MBA

Senior Renewable Energy Engineer

Esam carries B. Sc. and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Project Management, and Business Administration, form the University of Calgary, and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D., and he is a registered professional engineer with APEGA. Esam has over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas, environmental, and waste to energy solutions related projects. As such, he played a major role in building 14 waste to energy plants at various locations. He is constantly working with United Nations as an expert in their environment program, which is implemented in 13 countries, with a focus on environmental pollution mitigations. As a prominent subject matter expert, Esam teaches several courses, mainly related to petroleum and environmental engineering matters, at the University of Calgary and SAIT, and he is regularly presenting relevant trainings to selected City of Calgary employees.

Nayef Mahgoub, P.Eng., MBA

Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of Akron Engineering, Nayef, a senior engineer with 30+ years of extensive experience in civil, geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering, reliability, projects management, coaching, and business development areas. Recognized for strong technical/teaching skills, client relationship management and business development skills. A proven expert in the development and implementation of sustainability, cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives.

                                                                                                                          

Scott Truman, P.Eng.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Scott has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering with over 10 years of diverse experience. Expert on electrical construction, infrastructure, project engineering and management. Experienced in creating electrical engineering drawings, IFC, EHT Preparing and maintaining resource loading, 90 day, and job completion schedules, electrical and instrumentation estimate packages and leading groups of people upwards of 50.

Bassem Zaki, P.Eng

International Operations Director

Bassem Zaki co-founder of Optimize has more than 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His experience includes co-founding and managing Operations and procurement of a North American speciality oilfield chemicals company that was acquired by a major north American service company. Bassem has managed a +$200MM procurement portfolio for a major North American oil and gas producer covering the major completion services categories. Prior to that he held various account management, technical and field positions for 2 major drilling fluids services providers.

Amjad Siddiqui, P.Eng, B.E, M.Sc

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Engineering and Project Management professional with 20+ years of experience on complex oil and gas, petrochemical, offshore FPSO, mining, minerals and other industrial infrastructure capital projects. Lead projects from conceptual stage to execution, contracting, procurement, scheduling, progress monitoring, erection, testing & commissioning, site management, liaising with consultant & contractors. In addition to hands-on engineering experience, He possess Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & operations management and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He is well versed in application of international industry codes / standards such as API, ASHRAE, CSA, NFPA, CEMA, ASME, ASTM, and ISO. Carried out various mechanical calculations and engineering studies in accordance with relevant Canadian and International Standards.

Ehab Hamza, P.Eng.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Ehab has 14+ years of civil engineering experience, during which, he managed numerous geotechnical investigations and foundation design for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential developments. He has worked on projects involving dynamic loads, heavy foundation loads, slope stability analysis and problematic soils. Ehab has spent four years as a consultant engineer for a US based company, working with a programming team to develop a commercial structural design software

Mohammad Essa, P.Eng.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Essa is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer with APEGA who has over 15 years of experience in Design, QA/QC, RT, UT, PT, MT  API 510, 570, 1169 and Construction of municipal buildings, gas plants, pipelines, Electrical Power Stations, petrochemical and oil Refinery and Oil sand industries projects.

Rodolfo Macias, AAA, MRAIC

Intern Architect

Rodolfo is highly skilled in building technologies, interior design, architectural area planning and drafting. He is Proficient in hand sketching drafts and computer assisted drawings. He has an exceptional counseling and leadership skills. He possess distinctive qualities to maneuver challenges and realize objectives.

Samah Beniameen, P.Eng.

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Samah Beniameen is a focused, objective orientated mechanical engineer with a vast amount of experience in her field. She shows great drafting skills obtained through years of designing. She can read and interpret plans and specifications recognizing technical requirements. She has conducted many other building assessments and site visit inspections, giving her relevant experience. She provides some recommendations of alternate methods of construction to meet the intent of each related code.

Sohail Ahmad, P.Eng., MBA

Process Safety Engineer

Over 19 years of experience in the field of Environment, Health , Safety and Process Safety Management (PSM) in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry. Enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated leader in Safety and Process Safety who performs effectively under pressure and thrives on challenges is ready to work as a consultant in field of Environment, Safety & Process Safety Management.

 

Amr Shalkamy, EIT

Transportation Engineer

Amr has over seven years of experience in transportation engineering. He possesses wide experience in road safety, road design, and traffic operations. He has worked on several projects in Alberta and has successfully delivered design packages and technical reports to many stakeholders and partners. He always uses his excellent technical and writing skills to prepare winning RFP submittals. Amr has wide experience working with transportation software including AutoCAD, Civil3D, and Synchro.

Imran Quadri Syed, B.E., Civil, MSc.

Civil/Structural Support

Qualified and experienced Civil Engineer with knowledge in best construction practices, conduct reviews of proposed plans and completes physical inspections at construction project sites. Brings over 12 years of GIS experience working in research, petroleum, and homeland security with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and master’s in City & Regional Planning. 4+ years’ experience with ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS online portal for GIS. 8+ years experience working with Garmin GPS. Proficiency with MS Office applications, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, AutoCAD, and 3D software’s like ArcGIS Pro, ArcScene, SketchUp

Kinjal Baraiya, B.E., Mechanical

Mechanical Project Management Support

Kinjal has bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat Technological University in India. He is working as a Junior Mechanical Specialist and pursuing EIT status with APEGA. He specializes in building proposals and coordinating from project start to project completion.     

Dammy Adebayo, EIT, B.E., Chemical

Junior Chemical Engineer

Dammy Adebayo has a bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Dammy is currently registered as an EIT and working at Akron as a Junior Chemical Engineer. His main focus is on waste to energy technologies and renewable energy. He has 4 years of experience in computational methods using MATLAB, 2 years of experience in process simulations using BRE ProMax and VMG Symmetry and also has intermediate knowledge in drafting using AutoCAD.

 

Mostafa Khalil, MSc.

Wet Utilities Engineer

Mostafa is a municipal wet utilities engineer with more than 6 years of experience in the design and hydraulic modelling of water, wastewater and stormwater networks and conveyance lines as well as the design of water and wastewater pump stations and treatment plants. He is also a certified instructor for transient analysis and water hammer protection devices from KYPipe LLC. Mostafa is currently working on his PhD in wastewater treatment.

Kyle Hunter, T.T.

Project Coordinator

Kyle is a graduate of Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Diploma from NAIT. He has extensive knowledge in processing, mechanical, electrical, municipal, and structural design. He is talented in multiple 2D and 3D design software including AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Civil 3D, with experience in project scheduling, project management, and construction administration.                                                                                                                                                           

Bhavani Bhavana, EIT, B.E., Civil, MSc.

Water Resource Engineer

Bhavani has a masters in Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering and Bachelors in Civil Engineering. She is currently a registered EIT, with over six years of experience. She has expertise in the areas of Water Distribution Networks and Environmental Engineering projects. Worked extensively in the areas of hydraulic modelling, Model Builds and Calibration of Clean Water networks and expertise on Contaminated Land Risk Assessments for UK projects.         

Mohamad Hamad, EIT

Junior Electrical Engineer

Mohammad (Moe) Hamad has a bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary. During his engineering practice with Akron, he attained experience on the electrical aspects of construction, infrastructure, project engineering and management. Moe is a quick learner and capable of multitasking, as he receives initial enquiries received from clients, prepare proposals in coordination with relevant team members, and follow up on submitted designs/proposals with clients.   

Corporate Social Responsibility

Akron Engineering Consultants Group Ltd. has progressed significantly since its inception in 2015 and the support from the local community in Fort McMurray played a significant part in this transformation. As part of the ongoing effort to be a good corporate citizen, Akron Engineering has participated in various series of community volunteering work that will allow for beneficial changes in the community we live in. The following are efforts completed by Akron Engineering:

Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo

Akron’s staff volunteer to provide engineering support to the organization when required in regards to Home Rebuilding.

Language Training Program for Apprentices

Akron’s staff members participate in the Language Training Program for Apprentices Mentorship Circles at Keyano College, providing mentorship to new immigrants undergoing trades apprenticeship training.

PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada

Akron’s Managing Director is President of PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada Fort McMurray Chapter. A non-profit organisation that provides an avenue for networking and business development among members through regular networking events.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA)

AECG staff members participate in APEGA’s sponsored events/engineering outreach and volunteering activities, such as judging for science fairs, and mentorship. 

Emergency Social Services (ESS)

Akron’s senior staff volunteer as Board of Directors members for the ESS in the RMWB. 

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB), and Assessment Review Boards (ARB)

Akron’s senior staff volunteer as Board of Directors members for the SDAB, and ARB in the RMWB.

Keyano Business Support Program

Akron Engineering’s team supports several different classes at Keyano College to help them with different real-life aspects of a business as required by the curriculum for their courses

BrainSTEM Alliance

AECG team members volunteered for STEM events, such as annual Girls Inc. Operation SMART program, new Entrepreneurship program with the YMCA, and coaching in science competitions, on a regular basis.

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce (FMCOC)

Akron’s senior staff members volunteer with the FMCOC as Board of Directors members.

Consulting Engineers Alberta (CEA)

Akron’s senior staff volunteer with CEA as Board of Directors members of the Fort McMurray Liaison Committee.

Fort McMurray Construction Association (FMCA)

Akron’s senior staff volunteer as Board of Directors members for the FMCA.

Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF)

Akron’s seni0r staff volunteer as Board of Directors members , and as Co-Chair for the Fund Development Comittee of the WBCF.

Interested In Working On A Project?

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!