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Ziad Saad

Vice President, Sector Leader, Oil & Gas Midstream Pipelines

Calgary, Alberta

Ziad believes that the key to success is in the relentless pursuit of excellence and quality. To accomplish that, he says we need to be both team players and trusted advisors. Ziad has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry—from engineering to project management and senior operations.

His work has ranged from technically challenging maintenance projects, such as replacing pipeline river crossings in prime spawning habitat in British Columbia, to leading multibillion dollar development of oil sands pipelines in Alberta. Today, Ziad leads our oil and gas pipeline business. His objective: Stantec as number one in our clients’ minds when it comes to pipeline engineering.

In the winter he’s a skier, and in the summer he tries to be a golfer—though he’s looking forward to more practice. With three children, he and his wife are always busy with different activities, so sometimes the biggest treat of all is settling down with a good book or a current affairs magazine. 

There's a reason it's called integrity

Ziad weighs in on why, at Stantec, we are invested in pipeline safety, integrity, and efficiency.

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<p><b>Ziad Saad,</b></p> <p><b>Vice President, Pipelines</b></p> <p>“There are bridges that are hundreds of years old and serve their function reliably, traffic crosses them safely every day. However if you had left those bridges unattended to over hundreds of years, likely they wouldn’t be here today. Pipelines are very similar to that. Pipelines, as long as there is an integrity management program that is sophisticated and well developed they can last for a very long time.”</p> <p><b>Dennis Zadery,</b></p> <p><b>Director, Oil &amp; Gas - Integrity</b></p> <p>“Integrity is a type of imagined system or concept that owners and operators and organizations incorporate into their organizational structure to manage assets and manage the lifecycle of assets. Including the safety of assets, the liability of assets the overall efficiency and lifetime performance of assets.”</p> <p>“One of the key elements when we build as we build new infrastructure and new big projects, we have learned over the years that you can build a lot of integrity upfront.”</p> <p>“It is very valuable in a company like Stantec that we have both the integrity engineers and also the design engineers that design new pipelines but we also have environmental services, geotechnical services and survey and geomatics services. Those can be very complimentary in the application of pipeline design in general and pipeline integrity as well.”</p> <p>“We can combine these complimentary expertise and apply that to solving different engineering problems to come up with more creative and better solutions.”</p> <p>“We’re invested because at the end of the day when we go home and we want to live our lives, everything that is going on around us by these big companies that run assets, we are near and dear to those locations. So we would be impacted and affected.”</p> <p>“We are the community.”</p> <p>“Our job doesn’t end with designing the pipeline and it going through the ground. Our job does extend through the 50, 60, 70 years lifespan of that pipeline project.”</p>

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