Naheel finished his four-year Mechatronics Engineering degree at the University of Mauritius and he entered the job market in a contracting sector as Project Engineer. In 2018, he joined Prodesign as Building Services Designer since he wanted to venture into the MEP engineering world. “I chose Prodesign since it offers several opportunities for the continuous learning of its M&E Engineers and especially it allows me to expand my engineering skills in the different assigned projects,” thoughtfully said Naheel.
At Prodesign, his jobs are so diverse, juggling from the M&E engineering designs, drafting of tenders and specifications to liaising with clients on any projects assigned to him. Prodesign work culture allows him to think and implement innovative ideas on his own and by enlarging his horizon on the latest MEP techniques. “You need to work twice as hard to focus on and analyse fully the MEP project in order to come up with outstanding ideas,” he said.
Naheel always attends the weekly training sessions. “I translate all that I have learned in our weekly training sessions into workable concepts.” “I believe that training is the core component in enhancing the engineering skills of the Green Building Consultants, Sustainability Engineers, M&E Engineers, and MEP Consultants for excelling on any of the provided MEP services,” he proudly stated.
He has acquired know-how on foul drainage above and below ground, power distribution, cable sizing, hot water system, air conditioning system, electrical LV design, fire protection system, PH with major ELV, and PH with minor ELV. “ I believe that the core engineering skills are best learned at Prodesign and I admit that I am not disappointed with these newly acquired skills.”
The transition from university level to the job market is extremely different as you need to be a self-learner with changing mindsets. Most importantly, you must be able to work both independently and in a team. Indeed, as Naheel testified, this transition is a challenge.