Egis in Qatar launches Communities program for employees seconded to the Public Works Authority (Ashghal)

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is one of the biggest clients of Egis in Qatar, being responsible for many government sponsored projects in sectors such as buildings, infrastructure, roads, urban planning, water.

Egis has a long standing relationship with (Ashghal), and is involved in the most iconic projects in the country.

Recently (Ashghal) contracted Egis to support its operation under the provision of “Framework PMCM contract” to provide almost 80 highly skilled professionals with extensive knowledge and experience. Current team of about 50 Egis employees resides at (Ashghal) headquarters in West Bay in Doha.

Despite working in one building, the employees had a little interaction and often did not know each other.

It was important to create Egis Communities – a way to connect employees working in (Ashghal) and to provide a platform to exchange information, know-how, and to support our staff with  communicating about Egis in all Ashghal departments. Egis is a People First company and we wanted to ensure that our teams have a sense of belonging to Egis, despite working in the offices of the client” – says Ahmed Benamer, Key Account Manager for Ashghal & Road ME Director.

The employees were grouped into 5 Communities, depending on the type of engagement and professional background: Commercial & Contract Management, Project Management, Public Relation, Project Control, and Health and Safety.

The first meeting organized for the Commercial & Contract Management Community took place at Egis office in Doha on the 11th of August, just after the COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed. The participants had a chance to discuss Egis aims and strategies, and exchange their experiences. More meetings are planned in the near future, allowing the continuation of this great initiative.