2015 Engineering Leader Under 40: Abid Munawar, 33

Central Engineering Lead—MECIS BU, INTECH Process Automation; Houston; BS Mechatronics Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology; MBA, Virtual University of Pakistan
By Amanda Pelliccione, Project Manager and Director of Research September 17, 2015

Abid MunawarAbid Munawar, 33
Central Engineering Lead—MECIS BU, INTECH Process Automation; Houston
BS Mechatronics Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology; MBA, Virtual University of Pakistan

Munawar has demonstrated leadership skills required at a management level to achieve his career goals and to contribute in achieving company targets. He is continually striving to enhance his professional skills so that his team can improve as a whole. He is communicative, understanding, willing to help his colleagues, and is thought of as a great facilitator by his colleagues. Munawar’s main contribution has been in establishing a central engineering lead function in MECIS BU, managing the largest pool of project resources. He has developed and successfully run batches of trainee engineers to harvest resources for meeting INTECH’s future needs. Munawar has established an effective performance management mechanism to not only evaluate performance periodically but to chalk out a career road map and provide mentorship to younger engineers so they can achieve their objectives. For this, he formulated a new competency framework for his business unit by utilizing his analytical skills and mapped the existing competencies of the resources of his department on the new framework for gap analysis. The main objective to create this design was to improve consistency in recruitment, training, and performance management. His article on fostering competency for human capital comprehends the importance of skill development, how to reserve it, and how it plays a vital role in recruitment and retention. Additionally, Munawar has led a volunteer group that planted and cared for more than 3,000 trees throughout the city of Lahore, Pakistan. He has recently relocated to Australia and is looking forward to contributing to its automation and control society.