Introduction to Project Management featuring Claudia Villeneuve
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Engineering Careers in Project Management
Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to complete a project.
Projects are temporary endeavours designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end; and undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial business change or added value.
Based on these definitions, it is evident that Engineers are perfectly suited to become project managers because engineering is defined as the use of scientific principles to design and build projects: machines, structures and other products and services utilizing both applied mathematics and applied science.
Careers in project management are plentiful when one notes it is also a transferable skill outside of Engineering.
Other industries that use project management include construction, manufacturing, architecture, and real estate development.
Project managers also work in finance, information technology and with internet companies, where they coordinate the development and implementation of new applications or manage new site launches.
Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve is a professional engineer who spent nearly 16 years working in oil pipeline project design and construction.
For the last 4 years she has been a university instructor in multiple countries specializing in Engineering and Project Management courses.
Claudia is the Founder of WES, Women in Engineering Summit, in Edmonton and Calgary, with the next one taking place online on Friday, June 18, 2021.
She is also an elected member of Council for APEGA, the Association or Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, an organization with approximately 77,000 members.
Claudia credits her undergraduate and graduate studies in project management with shaping her career: first, by helping her land a great job after graduation, and second, by allowing her now to teach project management at both the University and Corporate levels.