Interview : Dilek Bayhan

Published on January 5, 2018

Interview : Dilek Bayhan

Can you tell us your background? 

I graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Engineering department in Civil Engineering, Istanbul / TURKEY in 2009.

I have more than 7 years of post-graduate experience and know-how in a variety of construction fields such as high rise buildings, two span large bridges and underground metro projects undertaking site & office management and QC management responsibilities in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Qatar. I am also certified “Lead Auditor”.

What is your job?

I’m Civil engineer currently working as a Senior Quality Assurance and Control Engineer in Gold Line Metro Project of Doha.

In my job, a typical day looks like this:

- Reading, understanding and implementing contracts, project specifications, standard and government regulations.

- Manages and Leads the QC Team.

- Planning, reviewing the day’s activities and inspecting work in order to verify implementation of project requirements.

- Perform internal and external audits as Lead Auditor.

What motivates you every day? 

At the end of project you can see your product you can say “Yes it is my baby. I did this job”. You can be proud of yourself. This is very big pleasure and satisfaction.

What message would you like to convey to girls who are considering scientific studies /scientific and technical careers? 

As a female Civil Engineer, I would like convey my message from my heart to girls who really want to keen on technical careers.

A career in construction is dynamic and various. Your product can make a difference to people's everyday lives. In construction, you do not do the same thing every day.There is also scope for creativity, with opportunities to change direction and expand. Make the world a better place.

Working as a civil engineer it is creative, exciting and extremely satisfying. The skills you learn and the knowledge you gain can lead you in many directions, providing routes into a wide range of fulfilling and interesting careers.

My last words….

You are our future, never forget noting is impossible in life, never fear anything. Work hard with patience and I can guarantee success will be yours. Always be in the flow of life. With all my best wish and love.