Susan Chesa, C.E.T., PMP, MTM

Susan Chesa, C.E.T., PMP, MTM

Susan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 2010. She then took up a role as a solar engineer at Davis & Shirtliff Group, a leader in water and energy solutions in East Africa. There she helped clients and businesses transition to renewable energy systems. In 2012, she moved to Canada and took up a role at Rotaflow Controls in 2013, an engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance company based in Edmonton, where she worked on multiple projects supporting the oil and gas industry, with a specific focus on industrial utilities. During her time at Rotaflow, she became a member of ASET and obtained her certified engineering technologist designation.

Following her time in engineering consulting, Susan accepted a role in the non-profit sector as a career coach at Bredin Centre for Career Advancement. At Bredin, she supported a client base of internationally trained professionals in technology fields, including engineering, geoscience, and architecture. She helped clients in their efforts to integrate into the Canadian workspace, get their credentials evaluated, and apply for certifications and licensure with ASET, APEGA, The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), and more.

A passion for helping people advance their careers and connecting them to employment opportunities led Susan to take up a role as a recruitment consultant – engineering/ technical at Agilus Work Solutions in 2021. In this role, she recruited junior to senior-level engineering and technical talent for companies in the oil and gas, manufacturing, construction and utility industries. In 2022, She took up a role at Bunge, a global agribusiness and food company with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. In this role, she finds and hires top talent for the Canadian facilities in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. She also supports Bunge’s US operations with talent acquisition.

Susan holds a master’s degree in technology management from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She also holds a certificate in project management from NAIT, and is a member of the Project Management Institute, where she obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

As president, Susan's strategy will involve encouraging ASET to continue developing programs and services aimed at helping members adapt to the changing workplace and industry to futureproof their careers. This includes helping members to find new career opportunities in occupations that are in demand and emerging technologies like the green economy, artificial intelligence and AgTech. This can be done through partnering with post-secondary institutions to encourage members to enroll in professional development courses. As a result, they can gain new skills that would help them navigate the dynamic job market effectively.

She will also encourage and support the ASET leadership team to continue building relationships with industry partners to grow their career centre and provide information to members on opportunities in their respective fields. In addition, she will encourage partnering with subject matter experts to provide information sessions on emerging technologies and best practices in the different technology disciplines.

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