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Meet Manish Chirmade, a Senior Associate – Structures at our India office. Manish has been with us since April 2017, and he recently marked his fifth year at WME.

Why did you pursue a career as an engineer?
My father was a construction aggregate manufacturer & civils contractor, so I’ve been interested in civil engineering since my childhood. While at university, I became more interested in structures and decided to specialise in structural engineering. I am proud to be a structural engineer because our ideas become reality; our work lasts a long time, and we make the world safer.

What is your greatest strength? How does it help you in your current role?
I am a team player, and I have always preferred to work in groups. I believe that a team performs best if there is trust, communication, and motivation between its members. My greatest strength is my ability to lead my team and encourage them to be their most productive selves. Our team is known for its cohesion, dedication, and skillset.

Share the biggest challenge you have ever faced as an engineer and how you managed to overcome it.
The biggest problem I faced as an engineer was selling the idea. All engineers are basically problem solvers. Regardless of the engineering discipline, we engineers must be able to sell our solution to the problem. I have learned a lot over the years from observing my senior colleagues.

How would you describe your journey at WME so far?
I have been with WME for over five years and it’s been a really rewarding experience. While I have seen many people come and go, it is encouraging that so many people have been here longer than I have because of the great work culture that it offers. I have enjoyed a variety of interesting and exciting projects throughout my career, working in collaboration with global teams. WME is a company that treats its employees as its highest valued asset and offers a friendly environment with a great learning experience to grow professionally and personally.
I consider myself fortunate to be a part of WME. What makes it even more exciting is that the team is young, enthusiastic, and highly talented. It’s gratifying to see the way we have evolved and expanded and continue to grow from strength to strength.

What would be your dream project to work on?
Working on a structure like the UAE Pavilion in Dubai would have been a dream come true for me. It’s an iconic structure that exemplifies structural engineering at its finest. Because the UAE Pavilion contains so many technical components and aspects, it must be have been an interesting challenge to construct.