Dr. Sami Fahmy, Ph.D., P. Eng, PMP, RMP, CSM, CBC+, DTM.

Dr. Sami Fahmy is founder and president of Performance Excellence Institute, a project management consulting and training firm focusing on project management and communication skills training and development. Dr. Fahmy has extensive experience as a professor and instructor, has taught Project Management courses at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), University of Calgary, PMI (Edmonton PMI Chapter). He is retire U of A Adjunct professor, taught several Project Management courses at the University of Alberta for 10 years. Courses include Engineering Project Management, Project Risk Management, and Interpersonal Communication Skills for Project Managers. He also taught Project Construction Management graduate course with the University of Calgary for three years and University of Alberta for one year.

Dr. Fahmy research interest covers a wide variety of areas including, project delivery Systems, risk management, quality management, interpersonal communication skills, construction management and contract administration Dr. Fahmy is a Civil Engineer by education and a Project Manager by education and training.

Dr. Fahmy is a professional engineer, has more than 40 years of PM practical experience covering a wide range of Project Management and technical areas. He managed hundreds of projects of varying sizes and complexity including traditional delivery design bid build, construction management and design/build projects. Examples of project covered: Post offices, schools, hospitals, nursing stations, RCMP police stations and subdivision, Shooting ranges, houses and apartment blocks, major commercial kitchen renovations, and Aircraft hangers.

Dr. Fahmy started his career overseas working with a general contractor/consulting firm for about 7 years. He then joined Public Works and Government Services Canada. He is now retired after 30 years of service with Federal Government. In his long service he dealt with many clients, each with their specific needs and requirements. In the last 7 years of his services with the Government, he was responsible for the training and development program of about 150 PWGSC Project Managers. In his position as a trainer, he provides workshops and group presentations covering a wide variety of project management subjects as well as one-on-one coaching and Mentoring.

Dr. Fahmy is a former Global Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). He earned his PMP designation from PMI in 1999. Since then, he has been very active in the delivery of project management training programs including PMP exam preparation workshops. He is now authorized training partner with PMI.

Dr. Fahmy earned his Ph.D. Degree from University of Calgary in project management specialization in Design/Build Project Delivery System. Since then, he has been providing project delivery courses and consulting services in various types of Project Delivery Systems. He is presently providing consulting services and guidance to owners, consultants and contractors on several issues such as: development and implementation of project management systems, formation of project management office, training gap analysis, risk management. He is a speaker and recognized expert in the field of project management and project risk management and project communication management. He has written papers, and given many presentations and seminars for professional associations, conferences, and clients on topics.

Dr. Fahmy developed a unique interactive approach for delivering his workshops. His depth of practical experience and enthusiasm for teaching makes all his courses and workshops very informative, interesting, and entertaining learning experience for all participants.

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor at University of Alberta for 10 years
    Instructional Assignments include the design and delivery of the following courses:

    • Engineering Project Management, undergraduate course
    • Project Risk Management, graduate course
    • Construction Management, graduate course
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills for Project Managers, graduate course
  • Senior Instructor at University of Calgary for 3 years
    Instructional Assignments include the design and delivery of the following:

    • Construction project management, graduate course
    • Project management fundamentals, graduate course
    • 6-day PMP exam preparation courses
    • 2-day Design-Build workshops
  • Part time Instructor @ NAIT (Norther Alberta Institute of Technology-continuing education) 3 years
    Instructional Assignments include the design and delivery of :

    • Project management
    • Quality Management
    • Risk Management
  • Instructor, Online Project Management Course
    University of Fraser Valley, BC
  • President, Performance Excellence Institute (22 Years)
    Instructional Assignments include, the design and delivery of a variety of courses related to project management, construction management, contract administration and interpersonal communication skills for a variety of clients, for example:

    • British Columbia Institute of technology (BCIT);
    • North American Construction Group, Edmonton,
    • University of Calgary (Civil Engineering, Continuing education),
    • Public Works and Government Services Canada (Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg),
    • SNC-lavalin-Calgary office;
    • City of Edmonton (landscaping design and construction, Buildings Design and Construction, Road Design & Construction, Drainage Design and Construction);
    • Government of Alberta (Infrastructures),
    • Consulting Engineers of Alberta;
    • Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta;
    • PMI-Edmonton Chapter;
    • Centre for International business school;
    • William Engineering Canada (Edmonton office);
    • Parkland County,
    • Investec consulting,
    • Edmonton Construction Association;
    • University of Alberta; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT);
    • Mennonite Centre for immigrants,
    • Alberta Newsprint Company,
    • plus many others

 

  • Training and Development manager, Public Works and Government Services, Canada (5 Years)
    Instructional Assignments include, responsible for the training of 150 project managers. Conducting gap analysis to discover the weaknesses in staff. Design and delivery of a variety of courses in project management, construction management, contract administration and interpersonal communication skills for a variety of locations across western Canada such as:

    • Edmonton office
    • Calgary office
    • Winnipeg office
    • Saskatoon and Regina offices
    • Yellowknife office
  • Senior Project Manager/Project Director, Public Works and Government Services, Canada (20 Years)
    Responsible for the design and the construction of hundreds of small and large commercial, industrial and residential projects. My duties includes project management and construction management work, including preparation of RFP’s, review of received proposals , project co-ordination, procurement, contract administration, safety requirements, commissioning, project turnover, and client satisfaction. Examples of projects managed includes: post offices, schools, hospitals, nursing stations, RCMP police stations and subdivision and shooting ranges, houses and apartment blocks, major commercial kitchen renovations, and Aircraft Hangers and many more. Clients includes

    • Health and Welfare Canada
    • Royal Canadian mounted Police (RCMP) in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Yellowknife offices
    • Energy Mines and Resource Canada
    • Department of National Defence
    • Defence Construction ltd.

Education and Designations

  • Ph.D Degree Civil Engineering-Project Management Specialization
    University of Calgary, Alberta. Canada.
  • Teaching Certificate
    University of Calgary, Alberta. Canada.
  • Training and Development Diploma
    Langevin Learning Services. Ottawa, Ontario
  • Coaching Certification
    Life Breakthrough Academy
  • Completed graduate courses towards MSc. In Project Management
    City University, Belleview, Washington
  • Conflict Management Certificate (16 courses and workshops-variety of communication courses).
    Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS). Edmonton, Alberta.
  • BSc. Civil Engineering
    Ain Shams University. Cairo, Egypt.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Professional Engineer with APEGA
  • Member-Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (MCSCE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute
  • Risk management professional (R25MP) – Project Management Institute
  • Member-The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.
  • Global Registered Educational Provider (REP) with Project management Institute
  • Master Instructor Certification (Langevin Learning Services)