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Ingenious Employee 03.12.2021
Ingenious Employee: Walid H., EIA Manager

My philosophy:

You can succeed without making someone else fail, you can be great without having to make others feel small, and you can rise without having to put others down.


My role at SEGULA Technologies:

As head of the design office at the Alsace division (Mulhouse – 68), I manage multi-disciplinary project teams whose areas of expertise are : EIA (Electricity Instrumentation Automation) / GI (general installation) / Mechanics (special machine design) / Calculations (Flexibility / Finite elements / Metal structures).

We carry out projects mainly on a fixed-price basis in various sectors of activity (energy, chemicals, railways, tooling). I am mainly involved in the definition of technical solutions with our teams and those of the clients.

A large part of my activity consists of costing our commercial proposals, but also ensuring coordination between our different departments and guaranteeing the follow-up of the different projects we are responsible for.


Professional experience:

At the end of my schooling, I started my professional activity within the company “Sécurité & Automatisme”. I carried out control command sites as a fitter / commissioner. Most of my activity was in the field.

Wanting to refocus on the design and engineering side of things, I had the opportunity to join SEGULA Technologies in 1999. I worked as an automation project manager for 10 years for the PSA Group in Mulhouse. I was responsible for managing projects in the forging and foundry sectors.

The 2008 crisis in the automotive sector gave me the opportunity to join the SEGULA agency in Mulhouse (internal mobility), and to discover the world of electricity production by holding the position of control specialist for the EDF hydraulic engineering centre in Mulhouse. I worked on the renovation of the Rhine locks for about ten years.

The team management aspect attracted me, and I was lucky enough to be able to manage a team of technicians and engineers for EDF. The natural extension of this activity was the position of desin office manager that I have held today since 2018.


I come from what is often referred to as “the base”, I started with a CAP-BEP in electrical engineering. The field of electricity and automation led me to an electrical engineering baccalaureate.

I finished my school career with a higher technician diploma (BTS) in technical assistance to engineers.


My best project:
It’s complicated to single out one project, especially over twenty years of work. If I had to name just one, it would be the railway test benches. For me, this represents the transformation of our activities from design and development to what is called integration or turnkey.


My greatest passion:
My answer is rather trite but I would say: my children. Passing on my knowledge to them, accompanying them, and like any parent, hoping that they do better than me.


My biggest dream:
In line with what we are developing in terms of integration offers, my dream is to eventually have a workshop to produce and test the equipment we design.


The plus at SEGULA:
Unquestionably the versatility of our activities and the wealth of skills in which we can express our competencies.