Added to basket

Back to Previous

Sa’id Khalifa Galadanci MIStructE

Sa’id explains the role of a structural engineer and what Chartered Membership of IStructE means to him.

What inspired you to become a structural engineer?

I’ve always been fascinated with buildings and how they come together. When I was young, I was obsessed with LEGO and drawing buildings in school. 

The first thing I do when I enter a new building is look up and figure out in my mind what the structural make-up is.

What are the greatest achievements in your career to date?

Receiving my Chartered Membership certificate is probably my greatest achievement so far.

How would you define structural engineering?

The architect creates the design and structural engineers make the structure stand up. Our expertise is vital because a bad design could cost lives.

Who should become a structural engineer? 

Quick thinking, solution finders. Creative and hard-working people - and you need to be good at maths!

What does Chartered Membership mean to you?

Chartered Membership opens doors for career opportunities around the world and gives me the potential of starting my own business. 

It was tough to become a Chartered Member but worth it! My old line manager was very helpful as a mentor.

How do you interact with the Institution?

I’ve attended loads of events and seminars. They are very useful as you get to learn more about your industry. I especially enjoy the Technical Lecture Series.

I find The Structural Engineer very useful. It gave me lots of ideas about structural scheming when I was preparing for my exam.

 

Additional information

Format:
Career Profile
Publisher:
IStructE

Tags

Career Profiles

Related Resources & Events

Career Profiles
Omar Elnagar

Omar Elnagar

Graduate Member Omar Elnagar explains what inspired him to become a structural engineer, and why he wants to become a Chartered Member of IStructE.

Date - 1 October 2019
The Structural Engineer
Profile: Fiona Cobb

Profile: Fiona Cobb

Fiona Cobb has surprised herself throughout her career, from going to university to be an engineer, to working for a top London consultant, to writing a book that’s in the Science Museum. Her latest adventure is to start her own practice.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Jackie Whitelaw
Price - £0
The Structural Engineer
Profile: Gennady Vasilchenko-Malishev

Profile: Gennady Vasilchenko-Malishev

Russian engineer Gennady Vasilchenko-Malishev grew up surrounded by scientists looking to break boundaries. What he learned from that experience has informed his career as one of the world’s leading experts in structural glass design. Interview by Jackie Whitelaw.

Date - 1 April 2018
Author - J. Whitelaw
Price - Free