Stantec adds airport expert Mie Takahashi to buildings practice in GTA

26 March 2020 2 min. read
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Design and engineering consultancy Stantec has hired Mie Takahashi as a senior electrical engineer in its buildings practice. She will be based in the firm’s Markham, Ontario office.

Takahashi will support Stantec’s airports practice, focusing on the design of airfield lighting systems. She brings more than 18 years of engineering experience in airport planning design, project management, and contract administration at airports across the world.

Takahashi previously spent ten years at WSP in Canada, where she most recently was a senior project engineer in the aviation practice. During her time at the engineering consultancy, Takahashi completed design and construction engagements related to airfield lighting, field electric centres, and control and monitoring systems for more than 60 Canadian airports, including remote airports in Nunanvut and northern Ontario. She also designed security and IT systems for passenger terminal buildings, airport operations centres, fire stations, fuel stations, and other support facilities.

The experienced engineer has also worked on numerous international airports, including ones in Qatar, Guyana, Ecuador, and the Bahamas.

Stantec adds airport expert Mie Takahashi to buildings practice in GTA

Prior to joining WSP, Takahashi spent eight years at the Narita International Airport Corporation in Japan, where she was latterly an assistant manager in the IT & communications systems and facilities management departments. In the role, she was responsible for upgrading airport perimeter security, the control tower, and airport operation centre, among other areas.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering, as well as a master’s degree in electrical engineering, from Musashi Institute of Technology. Takahashi is also a certified professional engineer.

“We’re delighted to welcome Mie to Stantec, and we’re excited to see how her extensive Canadian and international experience shapes her work on airfield lighting systems,” said Josh Hale, who leads and manages the Ottawa buildings group, to which Takahashi will report. “I’ve already noted Mie’s commitment to creating practical solutions – the kind that will result in happy clients.”

Takahashi said, “I’m excited to join Stantec, and eager to work on some interesting projects. I love the challenge of delivering a design that will make the airport experience enjoyable for everyone. I always put myself in the place of a traveler or client and apply those insights to my work.”

Based in Edmonton, Stantec has 22,000 employees across six continents and annual revenues of $4.28 billion.