Candidate for Councillor, Mihaela Ciulei, P.Eng., M.Eng., PMP
- Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
- Extensive operations and project leadership experience globally; led the power infrastructure across Canada for Line 3 Replacement, which was a multibillion-dollar investment
- Extensive knowledge of business acumen; possess an understanding of general business operations and the interconnection of systems and functions
I am passionate about the engineering profession, safety, and serving the public interest. I am an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and I love mentoring, coaching, and giving back to our profession and community. For me, success means being able to create environments where each of us can grow professionally and succeed.
In serving APEGA Council, I will bring my passion to work towards developing a more resilient Alberta, my 19 years of engineering, regulatory, and leadership experience, and my interpersonal, business, and financial skills.
My core values are safety, integrity, respect, diversity, and inclusion. I keep my word, and I do what I promise.
The engineering and geoscience professions are crucial to the financial, environmental, physical, and social well-being of our world. I am proud to be a professional engineer. I have proven experience and leadership skills to discuss and decide on issues that are relevant to the regulator. I want to apply this knowledge in my work with APEGA’s Council, to develop, drive, and effectively execute APEGA’s strategic direction.
Get to Know the Candidate in Four Questions
What does self-regulation mean to you as a member of APEGA?
My understanding of APEGA self-regulation is that the engineering and geoscience professions are regulated by professional engineers and geoscientists, and not by a government organization. APEGA was created through the Engineering and Geoscience Professions (EGP) Act. Through self-regulation, APEGA fulfils its obligations under the EGP Act: it protects the interest of the public, protects the integrity of the professions, regulates the practice of the professions, and regulates the competence of members and permit holders. APEGA is the regulator that ensures that engineering and geoscience professionals in Alberta perform their work according to the requirements in the Act: Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, General Regulation and Code of Ethics, and Bylaws.
What would you bring to Council?
In serving on APEGA Council I will bring my passion to work towards developing a more resilient Alberta, my more than 18 year of engineering, regulatory, and leadership experience, and my interpersonal, business, and financial skills.
As the regulator of engineering and geoscience, what challenges does APEGA face?
Globalization, the energy transition, and technology and innovation move at a faster pace than the regulator is able to create effective rules and guidelines to ensure the safety of the public. There could also be environmental, legal, financial, and social implications. The first rule of the Code of Ethics states, “Professional engineers, geologists, and geophysicists shall, in their areas of practice, hold paramount the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and have regard for the environment.”
What is the value of a professional licence with APEGA?
The professional licence with APEGA is like a degree: it gives the registrant trust, credibility, promotion opportunities in the engineering field, and more highly paid jobs. APEGA also offers benefits and discounts to their members in financial planning, health and wellness, retail, travel, professional services, learning and career support, health spending accounts, and insurance.