Featured Employee – Faizana Hirji
Faizana is a Drafter at RAM. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Through her various work experiences, Faizana has acquired a strong understanding of design documents and various aspects of the engineering design.
“Faizana joined the Electrical group in the Spring of last year and has become a key member of our team. She is hard working, dedicated and is always open to learning new things. Faizana picked up Auto CADD and quickly moved on to help the rest of the team, not just with drafting but with completing numerous designs. I am certain that Faizana will continue to grow, take on new challenging tasks and become an outstanding professional!” says Luba Ebert, P.Eng., PMP, Director of Project Delivery at RAM.
Tell us about your role at RAM? What do you like most about it?
My role is very diverse at RAM. I originally started doing electrical drafting which was very interesting as I got lots of experience using AutoCAD. My role has now transformed into drafting, design engineering work as well as some project coordination activities including project schedules and cost estimates. I like how diverse my role is, I am constantly learning and it keeps work very interesting. No two days are the same! I have gotten experience and exposure to many different aspects of engineering.
What do you find most challenging at RAM?
I joined RAM during the pandemic which made it a bit more challenging for me at first as I did not get to meet my coworkers in person; however, everyone was super welcoming and using Microsoft Teams, we have been able to connect virtually with each other.
What is your favorite part about working at RAM?
My favourite part about working at RAM is definitely getting to work with my coworkers everyday! Everyone is so welcoming, encouraging and supportive which makes work very enjoyable.
What advice would you give to recent new hires?
My advice to new hires would be to always be open to taking on new tasks and responsibilities. There is a wide variety of different tasks and projects at RAM so being open to trying something outside of your comfort zone can allow you to learn and grow in areas you may have not expected.
What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned this far?
- Ask and clarify: Especially as a new grad, you are constantly learning so do not be afraid to ask questions and clarification.
- Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion: As a new grad, my coworkers have a lot more experience than I do which can sometimes make it intimidating to voice opinions but a new grad brings new perspective and a fresh set of eyes which can be really valuable
- Find a career that you enjoy doing: The career you choose is something you will be doing everyday so ensure that is something you enjoy doing and feel passionately about because it will make going to work that much more enjoyable
What do you like to do on your days off?
I love baking, cooking new recipes and spending time with friends and family. Right now, I especially have been enjoying going up to the local mountains to ski!
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