Neshat Sakeena, Senior Sustainability Consultant
"I've always wanted to make the world more sustainable by doing my little bit of reducing my carbon footprint, so to work for a company that shares the same vision is a great feeling."
Neshat Sakeena, Senior Sustainability ConsultantOpen positions
Discovering my passion
After completing my BE (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS-Pilani, Dubai, I worked for a lighting consultant where I saw the impact that small changes to energy consumption and carbon emissions could make, which inspired me to pursue a Masters in Building Performance and Sustainability from the National University of Singapore before applying for a job with Ramboll.
Through my time at Ramboll, I have been able to grow professionally and have qualified in green rating systems such as LEED and Estidama. I am a LEED AP BD+C, Estidama PQP (Building & Community), GSAS CGP, WELL AP™, and earlier this year I obtained my qualification as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM®).
Working at Ramboll I can provide sustainable solutions on landmark projects. The Tadawul Tower in Riyadh was one of my first LEED Gold design projects and one of the first high-rise towers in the region to target LEED Gold and incorporate effective passive and active systems. The building has been designed with smart technologies and touch screens to engage and communicate the sustainability features with its occupants and visitors. When I refer to this project, I feel incredibly proud of the achievement.
I would like to continue working with clients and end-users on new and developing concepts like Net Zero, embodied carbon, circular economy and climate change adaptation strategies where I can share solutions that are not only innovative and cost effective but are sustainable.