Engr Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif
Riant Engineers Ltd.
Engr. Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif is a seasoned engineering professional with extensive expertise in the fields of automation and power distribution. With a background in electrical and electronic engineering, he has established a successful career that spans over a decade. Ashraful graduated from AIUB in 2010 and began his journey in the real estate and engineering sectors. He joined Riant Engineers Ltd. in 2017 and currently serves as the Deputy Manager, overseeing a wide range of responsibilities. His portfolio includes project management in automation and power distribution, handling government tenders, and managing complex projects with organizations like BCIC and BREB. Ashraful’s passion for engineering, combined with a penchant for problem-solving and adaptability, has allowed him to excel in the ever-evolving engineering landscape. He is a strong advocate for embracing automation and believes that it is the future of the engineering industry.
Let’s learn about his journey.
Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif, please share your professional and academic peregrination for our readers!
I have completed my graduation from AIUB in 2010. I enrolled in AIUB in the 2006 session. After graduation, I started my career with a real estate company as an electrical engineer in 2012. In 2014 I switched to an engineering company that supplies spare drives (LENZE & KEB) to textile industries as a service & support engineer.
In 2017 I started the journey with my present organization Riant Engineers Ltd. as a senior engineer. Now I am working as a deputy manager in automation & power distribution projects. I have completed a number of automation projects in the paper sector and 33 KV switching station projects with BREB.
Can you please briefly describe your role and responsibilities as Deputy Manager at Riant Engineers Ltd.?
My role as deputy manager in Riant Engineers Limited is widespread. I am a government tendering expert in my company and a project manager in automation & power distribution projects. I am currently engaged in 7 projects with BCIC & BREB.
What motivated you to pursue a career in engineering and how has it evolved over the years?
I was very inclined to devices and machines from my childhood. I gathered knowledge of machines and started working with electronic circuits from high school. I was very inquisitive about machine function at an early age. When the opportunity came to study at EEE, I chose to pursue it at my graduation level. It was very interesting for me to study engineering and pursue my career with the same. Knowledge and interest in my subject helped me to advance my career in engineering.
Mr. Sharif, Could you share a recent project you’ve managed and highlight the key challenges you faced and how you overcame them?
Every project is challenging at different levels in terms of design & execution. It has become a norm for me to face challenges at different levels of design & execution of projects and solve them in a productive manner. It is very hard for me to differentiate the challenges and explain it. But one thing is clear, identifying the problem is the main challenge & quick response is the solution.
In your opinion, what are the most significant technological advancements that have impacted the engineering industry in recent years?
The most significant advancement in engineering is the use of engineering software like Autocad, Matlad & MS projects have made it easy to design, execute & manage projects. In recent years, AI has been introduced in engineering and I think it will have a significant impact in the engineering sector.
Where do you see the engineering industry heading in the next 5-10 years, and how do you plan to adapt and lead in this evolving landscape?
In the coming years engineering industry will be partially or fully automated. Most of the engineering requirements will be related to manufacturing & maintenance. The power sector will be saturated & scope will be limited. However local manufacturing will thrive engineers have to be skilled enough to tackle the upcoming challenges in a vigorously automated world. Automation is the future of engineering and we must adopt it in our professional life as well as in academics.
Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif, please say something to the readers!
Assuming my readers are engineers, either studying or working in the engineering field. As engineers, we must have a proper understanding and a clear concept of our subject. A basic understanding will flourish over time with experience.
Quick Chat With Engr Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif
The greatest philosopher in your view:
Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Name the most influential books you have read:
Everyday Ethics by Joshua Halberstam.
Your greatest fear:
Best piece of advice you’ve received:
Don’t worry about your risk, just do what you should do.
You in only three words:
Believer, Simple, Primitive.
The InCAP: Thank you, Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif! It’s a glittering conversation with you!
Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam Sharif: My pleasure! Wish you all the best! Thank you.
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