By Aufa Mardhiah
CITY—U’s Graduate of 2019 in Civil Engineering, Hizami Bin Abd Holed has been appointed as Laboratory Engineer at Geonamics (M) Sdn. Bhd. in the Geotechnical Engineering field which is a specialization in the Civil Engineering industry.
Geotechnical Engineers are responsible for investigating and reviewing the foundation or the construction land before any development is commenced; and is vital for the evaluation of natural hazards. Any error regarding the information may hazard for the construction because thoroughness plays a very important role. In other words, Hizami provides accurate information to be used by his company for designing purposes.
Came from the engineering family background, he believes in continuing his family’s footstep may benefit him in his career seeing that all his life he grew up with the related knowledge and experience that has slowly been captivating him.
“Currently, I have been assigned to set up and manage a new laboratory.”
Greatest challenge faced in the industry?
Any testing in the engineering industry will have their standards that we should follow. Different purposes serves different standards but sometimes some testing may have different standard but have the same purpose and it depends. Due to this, I should understand each standard related to my field because when a client request an advice or explanation regarding this matter, I’m able to respond it based on the standard requirement.
What do you enjoy the most about engineering?
Learning new things is the most enjoyable moment for me as an engineer because engineering has a big field and it gives me the opportunity to learn a lot more. It also helps me to improve myself more for my better future.
CITY-U has the best lecturers and academicians I ever have because each of them have their method of how to challenge students to become a marketable student that the industry required. CITY-U also have lecturers with valuable knowledge and experience in the industry such as Ir. Dr. Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar and Dato Ir. Hj. Aziz Bin Mustafa. The time when I was their student was very valuable and I wouldn’t mind repeating it all over again just to be surrounded by these amazing academicians.
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