Rami Al Halabi

EIT, PMP®, PMI-ACP®

Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

Bio

A driven Business & Data Analyst and Project Engineer from an Electrical and Electronics Engineering background with 5 years of experience in the project management industry, focusing on business & data analysis, digital transformation, construction execution, project management, and delivery, on multi-billion-dollar EPC projects.

A DIY and tech savvy person, interested in technology, robotics, artificial intelligence applications and everything cutting-edge. An avid reader and a kindle fan.

Member of Project Management Institute (Toronto Chapter)

Member of IEEE and previous student volunteer

Registered EIT (Engineering Intern) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Currently In Progress:

  • Preparing for the NPPE for Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation with PEO

  • Accumulating experience for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification

Education

ACCES Employment Bridging Program / Electrical Engineering Connections

ACCES Employment & Humber College, Toronto, Canada10/2020 12/2020

Master of Sciences in Industrial Control / Complex Systems

Université de Technologie de Compiègne / Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering III09/2015 – 07/2016 Rank: 1 out of 11

Diplôme d'Ingénieur - Diploma of Engineer in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MSc.)

Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering III09/2011 – 07/2016Honors: Very Good (Class Top 10%) Final Year Project: 92/100

Work Experience

Business Systems Analyst - Metrolinx Consultant

Jan 2021 – Present


Comtech Group, Toronto, ON, CA
Assignment: Provision of Program Management Services to Metrolinx Capital Projects Group (CPG)
  • Coordinate with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand requirements and work with the team to provide applicable solutions
  • Support with requirement gathering, design, development, testing and roll-out of solutions
  • Document the business requirements in a way that solutions can be determined
  • Development and roll out of training programs including the creation of all training manuals
  • Ensure the accuracy of program data which is incorporated into project reports
  • Contribute to the implementation of new tools and communicate effectively between internal and external stakeholders to ensure product satisfaction is maintained
  • Implement advanced formulas and workflow rules to enforce business processes
  • Conduct trainings for different user groups
  • Create training materials (Guides, Presentations, Scripts, Videos) for different user roles and business processes
  • Support the team with development and delivery of project management information systems (PMIS) and tools such as Oracle Primavera Unifier, Oracle Contract Manager (CM13, CM14), or other related Oracle applications

Volunteer Business & Data Analyst

Nov 2020 – Present


Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), Ontario, CA
  • Assisting in driving the implementation and adoption of Microsoft Power BI across the organization
  • Analyzing management needs in terms of decision-making and creating supporting data-driven Power BI reports
  • Creating technical and training material for the implementation of Power BI
  • Understanding business processes and trends and suggesting improvements

Engineer / Business Analyst

Feb 2019 – July 2020


Petrofac Limited, Sharjah UAE
Salalah LPG Project | Location: Salalah, Oman | Value: $600 Million | Client: Oman Gas Company
  • Designed and developed an IOT digital solution to track the efficiency of manpower and equipment on site, as part of the joint Petrofac/Accenture Industry X.0 team (working in an Agile environment)
  • Deployed and tested IOT Infrastructure and devices on site as part of the site deployment team
  • Generated and helped prioritize the required features and functionalities (requirements) needed from the solution
  • Lead the site deployment of the solution on the Salalah Project in Oman for 1000 users and 30 equipment
  • Managed site stakeholder engagement and communications
  • Individually took over from Accenture team and continued to successfully run the solution for 8 months
  • Interacted continuously with the development team to ensure the timely delivery of features and functions, while providing the required clarifications from an end user perspective
  • Solved low adoption issues by creating and monitoring metrics through rich Power BI dashboards that augmented the data generated by the solution (Used Power Query, M Query, DAX and SQL)
  • Extracted useful insights to increase manpower and equipment productivity by conducting site data analysis; These weekly interventions pointed site management and relevant stakeholders to areas of improvement
  • Received great feedback when presenting the solution to the CEO, Board of Directors and Shareholders

Engineer / Site Project Engineer

Oct 2016 – Feb 2019


Petrofac Limited, Sharjah UAE

Jazan Refinery Tank Farm (JRTF) Project | Jazan, KSA | Value: $1.3 Billion | Client: Saudi Aramco


  • Planned and supervised the execution of building services construction day-to-day activities (electrical and instrumentation), including delivery of the required materials, equipment, and documentation
  • Established myself as a System Owner, accountable for the timely completion and delivery of buildings in my respective area of authority (2 substation buildings, 6 process control buildings and auxiliaries)
  • Resolved numerous issues relating to engineering drawings, material shortages and on-site clashes in a quality-conscious and cost-conscious manner that slashed subcontractor claims by ~30%
  • Monitored and controlled daily & weekly progress or subcontractor construction team, taking corrective and preventive measure to achieve activity deadlines, major milestones, and maintain quality KPIs
  • Reported status to management and client representatives through clear and concise reports (Excel & Power BI)
  • Facilitated and participated in client representatives’ meetings related to progress updates and resolving issues

Skills & Expertise

  • Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

  • Business Intelligence & Data Analytics

  • Data ETL, Analysis & Reporting: Excel, Power Query

  • Data Visualization: Power BI, SQL, Tableau, Python

  • Requirements Gathering

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Change Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Digital Transformation

  • CBAP Certification Course, SimpliLearn

  • Agile & Predictive Project Management

  • Construction Projects (EPC)

  • Substations and Electrical Power Distribution

  • Planning: Primavera P6 (Basics)

  • Networking (CCNA)

  • End-to-End & User Acceptance Testing

  • Teamwork & Team Collaboration Software

  • Microsoft Office 365 Suite

  • Problem Solving & Analytical Thinking

  • Attention to Detail

  • Fluent in English & Arabic

Professional Development & Merits

  • Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate, Microsoft, USA, Sep 2020

  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), Project Management Institute, USA, Jul 2020

  • Project Management Professional (PMP®), Project Management Institute, USA, Feb 2020

  • Certified Electrical Engineer, Order of Engineers and Architects, Beirut (2017 – Present)

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Certification Training, Simplilearn

  • Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Exchange Program, USA Department of State, OR, USA, 2009-2010 (Merit)

Volunteer Work & Professional Affiliations

  • Volunteer Business & Data Analyst, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (2020 – Present)

  • Member & Volunteer, Project Management Institute (2019 – Present)

  • Member & Volunteer, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2012 – Present)

    • Faculty chair of IEEE Student Branch (2014-2016)

    • Active IEEE student member, LabVIEW community member, Cyber Community member (2012-2016)

  • Member, Lebanese State Alumni Community (2010 – Present)

  • First-Lego League Competitor and Volunteer (2007-2012)

Languages

English: Full professional and social proficiency

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Arabic: Native tongue, fully proficient

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French: Intermediate reading, very limited speaking proficiency

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Interests

  • 📚 Reading

  • Travel

  • 👨‍🔬 Science & Technology

  • 🏋️ Fitness

  • 😷 Surviving 2020

  • 🎧 Music

  • Chess

  • 📸 Amateur Photography

  • 🛠 DIY & Personal Projects

  • 👨‍💻 Coding (And unnecessary automation)