The City of Port Alberni has appointed Kamruz Zaman of Saskatchewan as the new city engineer.
Zaman has been the director of engineering, planning and development for the Town of Kindersley, Sask., with a population of 5,400 and a surrounding area of 28,000, for more than six years.
Prior to that he was with the town of Chestermere, Alberta.
Zaman also previously served as the manager of engineering and municipal engineer with the local government and rural development division of the government of Bangladesh.
Zaman has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, and a Masters of Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
“With over 13 years of professional engineering experience, we look forward to having Kamruz join our organization,” said Tim Pley, Port Alberni city CAO.
“With a strong focus on asset management, it’s critical that we have someone of Kamruz’s technical skills and experience to manage the city’s infrastructure maintenance and renewal going forward.”
Zaman said that he is excited to be a part of the city of Port Alberni.
“I’m sure I can make significant contributions to the city’s infrastructure,” he said. “There are lots of exciting projects and things going on in Port Alberni.”
The city engineer leads the engineering department, which is responsible for design and oversight of capital projects and long-term infrastructure renewal within the community.
This announcement follows an extensive competition that was initiated after the retirement of the previous city engineer. Zaman will assume his new duties on March 13.