Aurecon's Mina Al Jubori recognised as the Women in Construction: Professional of the Year 2018
Source: Aurecon , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Fri December 14, 2018 12:23 pm

UAE. Reflecting the changing landscape of the Middle East region’s engineering profession, this year’s prestigious Middle East (ME) Consultant Award included a new category, Women in Construction: Professional of the Year. Its first winner is country manager for Aurecon in Abu Dhabi and Client Director for Infrastructure, Middle East, Mina Al Jubori.

The award category attracted 20 nominations and competition was fierce. It was designed to recognise female engineering professionals who have delivered exceptional work over the past year, while also earning the respect of colleagues, peers and clients. All nominees must also have worked directly in regional construction projects.

Leading by example

A civil engineer by training with an MBA specialising in Operations and Project Management, Mina has nearly two decades’ experience, delivering solutions for major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Australia, including the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone Development Programme in the United Arab Emirates; the Sohar Port and Industrial Zone in Oman; and the Sydney International Container Terminal in Australia.  

Having grown up in Iraq, Mina lived through some of the country’s most difficult years. She also experienced many challenges trying to break into the male-dominated world of engineering in the Middle East. Nevertheless, her intellect, creative thinking and determination have delivered success and shaped her as a leader; respected by clients, colleagues and partners.

“I had to go the extra mile to prove myself in my career,” she said. “But the respect I get is earned. Yes, I am a woman. But first and foremost, I am an engineer. I feel truly honoured to receive this award, and I hope in some ways my story will inspire other women to think of a career in STEM. Being at Aurecon has enabled me to be a part of some truly spectacular projects while working at a company that shares my beliefs. I hope we can bring more women into our profession and make ‘#womanengineer’ an obsolete hashtag.”

Diversity and empowerment

Aurecon’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Ermis Marques – himself the recipient of ME Consultant’s Executive of the Year Award in 2017 – noted the award confirmed Mina’s determination and resilience. It is also a ringing endorsement of the company’s diversity and inclusion policies in action.

“We are all delighted for Mina; it’s a recognition she thoroughly deserves. Through her drive and fearlessness, she has turned adversity into triumphs. At Aurecon, we are committed to a diverse, high-performing culture where everyone feels respected and is willing to contribute. This is especially crucial in the Middle East, where projects are bigger and bolder, requiring innovative and unconventional thinking from every team member,” he said.

Photo caption: Mina Al Jubori receiving the award

About the ME Consultant Awards
This year’s ME Consultant Awards 2018 took place at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai, UAE, on 10 December 2018. These Awards recognise the region’s best companies, projects and talents from across a variety of fields in the engineering industry. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges and announced at the organisation’s annual gala dinner.    

About Aurecon
Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve reimagined engineering.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise. We serve our clients across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be both future ready and engineered for life.

Think engineering. Think again.
Aurecon: Engineering, re-imagined.

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Privately owned by employees, Aurecon formed in 2009 when Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand announced the formation of a new global group.

Please visit www.aurecongroup.com for further information.

 

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