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FLIC March Leader of the Month

Rashmi worked as a Process Engineer at an Engineering Consultant for 7 years. In this role, she worked for multiple clients designing projects from simple pipe and valve sizing to a fuel station for ships. Rashmi always wanted to try Project Management and work on the Client side and that passion led her to Project Management at Enbridge. Rashmi has been in Projects for the last 9 years at Enbridge working on Gas Transmission and Liquids Pipelines both in Canada and US. Currently, Rashmi leads construction project where she works in a highly collaborative environment with various stakeholders.

As an engineer, Rashmi feels it is important to have an efficient and safe design that reduces construction crew’s challenges in the field. Safety in the construction industry is respected and that is how the construction industry has impacted her – by being safe all the time and passing on the importance of safety to her family and friends.

Throughout her experience, she has found that challenges are opportunities to improve. The ability to reduce costs and optimize efficiency is always an opportunity in the construction industry. One of the initiatives I am leading as part of COAA FLIC is Passing of Knowledge and Preparing Our Youth. She believes this is one of the biggest challenges in our industry and the greatest opportunity to take on.

Working on the engineering design, project execution, and then seeing the work being “built/constructed” is powerful and memorable to watch. Being in projects helps visualize and execute the project from its initiation to construction. Some of her best memories are built during travel. Traveling to site/the field with her fellow safety and construction team members itself is a fun journey. To connect with the operations and construction crew, especially asking them about their role and listening to them explain to me how much they enjoy being in that role, has been memorable. She still remembers the eyes of the laborer light up when they explained to her what they were doing and their passion showed through their work and excitement.


The Construction Owners Association of Alberta recognizes that COAA’s office in Edmonton is located within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We further acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.