Education and Early Career

University of Houston: Civil Engineering
1982 to 1987, Houston, Texas

Study/Work Program: graduated with honor in civil engineering with an emphasis on geotechnical engineering.

Cooperative (Coop) Education Program
1984 to 1986, Houston, Texas

The Coop program is an ‘internship’ program where participants rotate every semester between full time work and full time university. Through this program, Mounir worked for four semesters (roughly 2 years) with Houston Lighting and Power Company in their high voltage transmission department – foundation design. For his work performance, as a coop, and graduating with honor, he earned the University of Houston Coop Excellence Award in 1986.

Engineering
1987 to 1989, California / Various Locations, Geotechnical/Field Engineer

After obtaining a bachelor degree, Mounir moved to California to work with a geotechnical and environmental consultancy performing various roles from ground water remediation to quality control on capital construction projects. He left his employer to go back to college, and to pursue a Master of Science.

University of California-Berkeley: Engineering and Construction Management
1989 to 1990, Berkeley, California

Participated in the accelerated program at UC Berkeley, a top rated US institution and earned a Master’s of Science degree in civil engineering with a specialty in engineering and construction management.