About Us

Since its 2015 incorporation, Akron Engineering has been providing the infrastructures of oil & gas, provincial, municipal and residential sectors with services in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical engineering disciplines, offering a variety of services related to assessment, design, inspections including fall protection systems, construction management, and quality controls. At Akron, we pride ourselves with local resources rich in experience from various industries and technical backgrounds, strengthen by the combined experience of our key personnel and respected shareholders. Akron endeavors to be one of the leading, trusted, consolidated engineering, training, and procurement service providers in the years to come. Besides Akron’s constant support to our regular Alberta based clients, such as AB Infrastructures, AB Environment & Parks, the City of Red Deer, the Town of Bonnyville, the Town of St. Paul, the RMWB, WBH, RRCWB, and ACWB, Akron is providing services to clients based in USA, Mexico, and Libya, all out of our Fort McMurray based head office, while utilizing our competent local resources. 

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.

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.

Sam Salimi Beni, EMBA

Managing Partner

A high performer and published executive with a demonstrated history of success in business sustainability. Skilled in business analytics,  P&L Management, Strategic Marketing, Technology Development and Six Sigma. Strong professional with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Athabasca University. 17 years of solid experience in Carbon Capture, always striving for business excellence with a passion for environment.

Esam Ayed, P.Eng., 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. Esam has over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas, environmental, and waste to energy solutions related projects. He played a major role in building 14 waste to energy plants at various locations. Esam is constantly working with United Nations as an expert in their environment program, which is implemented in 13 countries, with focus on environmental pollution mitigations.

Scott Trueman, P.Eng.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Scott has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering with over 15 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 days, and job completion schedules, electrical and instrumentation estimate packages and leading groups of people upwards of 50.

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.

DeHong Lin, P.Eng.

Senior Electrical Engineer

With her +20 years of electrical engineering hands on design experience for onshore residential, commercial & industrial projects and offshore industries projects, DeHong has an experience in DBM, Front End Engineering Design, detailed engineering, procurement, construction and C&SU. She is familiar electrical calculation and analysis, hands on drafting, designing, and reviewing experience.

Mohammad Essa, P.Eng.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Essa has over 15 years of mechanical engineering 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 industries projects. Furthermore, he has work experience in HVAC Design of industrial and commercial buildings, familiar with building codes and standards like ASHRAE, SMACNA, NFPA.

Ibrahim Mostafa, Ph.D., M.Sc., EIT

Junior Structural Engineer

Qualified Structural Engineer with more than seven years of hands-on experience in diverse multi-disciplinary projects during which he provided structural analysis, modeling, and design of Concrete, wood, and steel structures. Eligible to register as a Professional Engineer, have completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Sherbrooke. He has extensive experience in inspecting fall protection systems.

Ahmad Hazem, M.Eng.

HW & Airport Design Engineering Support

With his 20 years of experience in Highway & Airports design, Ahmad grasps a solid and diversified understanding in designing major infrastructure projects, mainly roads, highways, airports, railways, trails, and multi-modal transport schemes. In addition to his design experience designs, Ahmad coordinates and manages activities associated with transportation projects. Ahmad is very familiar with using different standards/codes, including relevant Canadian, American, French, British, Egyptian, and Arabian Gulf Countries Standards.

Mostafa Khalil, BSc. Civil, MSc.

Wet Utilities Engineering Support

Mostafa is a municipal wet utility 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.

Samy Soliman, B.E., Civil

Civil Engineering Support

A Branch Manager/Project Manager with extensive experience in engineering, construction, civil, structural, geotechnical, environmental, reliability, project management, and business development services. Samy represented owners and general contractors in commercial, residential, and infrastructure industries. Specialized in the assessment and the design of required repairs for “existing structures”, including wood, steel and concrete buildings, bridges, roads, manholes, culverts, etc.

Shubham Garg, EIT, M.Eng.

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Besides his Master of Engineering focused in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from University of Calgary, Shubham has more than three years of experience in HVAC assessment and design calculations/drawings while applying relevant codes and standards. Furthermore, Shubham is skilled in Project Management, Quality Control, Operations Management, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Modeling. He is well experienced in preparing project’s estimates, schedules, CWP, and RFP & RFI’s, and development of project specific quality assurance programs.

Audi Abu Zaneet

Electrical Engineering Support

Audi is a detail-oriented, and reliable electrical engineer with more than 7 years of relevant experience. He led team of electrical engineers, foremen, electrical technicians, and assistant electrical technicians. Audi has strong skills in AutoCAD, DIALux, Ecodial, and Microsoft Office. He attainted experience in electrical systems design calculations/drawings for lighting system, low voltage systems, and low current systems while applying applicable codes and standards.

Mohamed Alyatem

Civil Engineering Support

Mohamed is specializing in Hydraulic and Environmental Sustainability areas, with more than 5 years of experience in design, project management of various watershed and climate change projects. His holistic thinking led him to go beyond the technical aspects of his field to obtain a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. Mohamed is well experienced in multidisciplinary fields as an excellent research, facilitation, and with design thinking skills that made him grasp a solid and diversified understanding in problem-solving techniques.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Despite Nayef’s broad responsibilities as Akron’s managing director / owner, he is not precluded from giving back to his community.

Few of Nayef’s volunteering roles are:

  • President, PEMAC Assets Management Association of Canada, Fort McMurray Chapter,
  • Board Member,
    – Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF),
    – RMWB’s Assessment Review Board,
    – RMWB’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board,
    – RMWB’s Downtown Revitalization Board,
    – Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce,
    – Fort McMurray Construction Safety Association,
    – Fort McMurray Markaz-Ul-Islam Centre (FMIC), Project Construction Committee,
    – APEGA Mentoring Program, Mentor, and
    – Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Fort McMurray Liaison Committee.
  • Leader, Wood Buffalo Emergency Services, and
  • Volunteer, Canadian Red Cross.

Furthermore, Nayef, along with most of Akron’s team of professionals, are active volunteers and members of the local: food bank, emergency social services, and Girls Inc. Moreover, Akron’s team constantly collaborates with the local Keyano College, with whom Nayef is a part time instructor, by supporting Keyano’s students who are enrolled with relevant programs through sharing Akron’s real-life experiences, while giving the involved students the opportunities to incorporate such learnings into their graduation projects.

The Government of Alberta, represented by Minister Leela Sharon Aheer, recognized Nayef, as one of Akron’s leaders, for his acts of service, and for demonstrating community leadership. The recognition letter stated: “Nayef’s efforts to support members of his community are admirable, and we appreciate his work to support fellow Albertans during challenging times.”

Akron’s Environmental, Health and Safety manual / practice re. Environmental Policy states that protecting Canada’s natural environment is a national concern. Akron shares that concern and is committed to minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment while managing our operations economically and efficiently. We take responsibility in upholding this commitment by:

  • Complying with applicable environmental law, industry standards, and our own policies,
  • Making environmental considerations an integral part of our planning process,
  • Operating our vehicles and facilities in a manner that protects the environment,
  • Identifying and mitigating the adverse impacts of our operations on the environment in keeping with good environmental and business practices,
  • Remaining sensitive to the concerns of the public,
  • Responding to environmental emergencies in a prompt and efficient manner, and
  • Committing sufficient resources to ensure that our employees are fully informed of their responsibilities and are trained to protect the environment while performing their duties.

At Akron, we believe that reducing environmental, energy or social impacts in our day-to-day business will benefit our company, its employees, and our clients. We are aware that managing resources and using a pro-active approach to protect the environment will ensure the long-term viability and integrity of our business, while not compromising profitability.

Akron’s management, employees, and contractors are committed to constant compliance with this policy.

Lastly, Akron donates to WBCF, Markaz ul Islam, Arts Council of Wood Buffalo, United Way, and to many other local not-for profit community organizations, in regular basis.

Testimonials

Akron did the job in a timely manner and was great to work with and they will be more than happy to come again.”

Stefan Reid, Syncrude

 

“Thanks Nayef and kudos to your team for progressively uploading all your turnover documents, I hope all contractor will be doing like this.”

-Shirly Bandong, Suncor

“Akron Engineering supports local business initiatives and reaching out to create critical alignment with services that can match, meet and build their business goals and objectives. “

Bonnie Kowaliuk, Senses Mindfulness Coaching

“Reliable, dependable, responsible, and professional. Very nice to work with.”

Andrew Ali, A&M Cleaning INC.

“I do recommend Akron Engineering for their integrity, transparency as well as the demonstrated knowledge, commitment and professionalism. “

Moe ElRefaei, P.Eng., Elect. Eng., ACT Consulting Engineers

“I used their services to get an Engineering Report on my garage following the Wildfire. They were extremely prompt, polite and helpful. Within 2 days of my phone call they had someone inspect the garage, and had a report back to me later that day. Very happy with their work and the results. Would recommend. The only easy event that has occurred since May 2016.”

-Misty Myagi, Homeowner

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!

Fort McMurray
8123 Fraser Avenue
Fort McMurray,
AB T9H 1W5
P: (780) 750-9950

Toronto

99 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 200, Toronto,
ON M5R 3K5
P: (416) 285-4892

Vancouver

109-6180 Cooney Rd,
Richmond,
BC V6Y 0H2
P: (604) 700-1911