Macogep

Management committee

Three generations of professionals direct Macogep. Bringing together these 7 professionals with enviable careers, Macogep’s management committee ensures the good management and integrity of the company’s projects, as well as the viability of Macogep.

Canada Committee

Louis yves LeBEAU, Eng., M.Eng., PQS

President

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Mr Louis yves LeBEAU is Macogep’s Founding President, and a renowned pioneer in Project Management. Since 1980, he has acquired his experience working with multiple engineering and construction corporations in the energy, transportation, urban infrastructure and building sectors.

Mr LEBEAU has managed numerous projects from execution to completion. Hence, he masters all the steps: from follow up to operations control, from study to methods and work process optimization, through quality system implementation with consulting engineering, construction and engineering works operation firms.

Mr LEBEAU has taught project management at the University level, and coordinated corporate training programs for over 10 years. Involved in research and development of project management related strategies and information technologies, he contributed to implementing several applications in the industry, such as cost planning and cost control integrated systems using performance measurement tools.

With his renowned expertise, he appears before the courts as an expert witness in project management and construction, and is often invited as lecturer during construction expert meetings. He is certified by the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation to chair and serve on dispute resolution committees.

His experience at the City Hall of his community, from 2005 to 2009, allowed him to acquire an acute knowledge of municipal and supramunicipal bodies operating rules: intermunicipal management board and regional county municipality.

Claude Léger, Eng., LL.B

Vice President - Organizational Performance and Project Development

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With degrees in both Engineering and Law, Mr LÉGER cumulates over 35 years of professional experience, of which the last seven with as Executive Vice-president, Project Governance, with Macogep. He is also responsible for the development of Macogep’s Branch in Paris.

Mr LÉGER started his career as an engineer in the private sector, working in infrastructure, road system and water management.

He moved ahead in the public sector, acting as general manager for, successively, the Communauté urbaine de Montréal (Montréal Urban Community), and the cities of Longueuil and Montréal. He was also Vice Rector, Administration and Finances at the University of Montréal.

In charge of major projects throughout his entire career, Mr LÉGER masters perfectly all aspects of the public administration, and has a sharp understanding of complex projects comprising many stakeholders.

Charles ABOUKHALED, Eng., M.Eng., PMP, VMA, MSP

Vice President - Contracts, Risks and Dispute Resolution

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Trained Engineer, Mr ABOUKHALED started his career as Project Manager in public transit, municipal infrastructures, and building construction. Afterwards, he specialized in Risks, Values, Contracts and Quality.

His track record includes many projects in value engineering review, audits and risk analysis. He also completed many due diligence reviews for major infrastructure projects valued over $40 M, for the Conseil du Trésor du Québec (Treasury Board of Québec).

Skilled negotiator, Mr ABOUKHALED masters the art of minimizing the impact of contract disputes. His upstream implication in a project contributes to minimizing litigation risks. At several occasions, he was called upon as expert witness in court.

With his communication skills, he is a highly demanded lecturer in project management and construction contract relations. Amongst others, he is lecturer at Polytechnique Montréal, where he teaches Project Management.

Stéphane Grégoire, Eng., M.Eng., PMP, PQS

Vice President - Major Projects

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Trained Engineer, Mr GRÉGOIRE has been Vice-president, Associate and Project Manager at Macogep since 2001. In over 20 years of professional career with Macogep, he always was a key resource for major projects all over the Province of Québec.

Accomplished and versatile Project Manager, Mr GRÉGOIRE specialises in construction methods, estimation techniques and costs control. He leads major and complex projects in the institutional, municipal and energy sectors, for private and public clients such as the City of Montréal, Québecor Media Inc., the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (Outaouais Public Transit Corporation) and Ultramar (Valero).

Executive Vice-president and Associate, Mr GRÉGOIRE is responsible for all project management and construction management activities at Macogep. He excels in leading and coordinating professionals and contractors participating in a project, to make sure that the project meets owner’s needs and expectations in scope, quality, cost, and deadlines.

High-level executive, he is a team-oriented professional renowned for his thoroughness and leadership.

Érick DJOÏ, Eng., M.Eng., CEC

Vice President - Dedicated Project Management

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With a Master Degree in Construction Engineering, Mr DJOÏ cumulates over 20 years of experience in project management. He is Team Leader and Project Manager at Macogep.

Having joined the firm in 2011, Mr DJOÏ acquired a leading-edge expertise in construction project management, mainly in road redevelopment and urban infrastructures. He completed several major, such as for the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (Department of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification), and in public transit, with the construction of the Rapibus bus transit system and asset maintenance in the metro of Montréal.

Minded on developing and maintaining excellent relationships with his colleagues, he stands out in the coordination of a multidisciplinary team, where his skills and his dynamic attitude are highly appreciated. Team Leader with five professionals under his supervision during the course of the Dorval interchange, Mr DJOÏ created and maintained the team’s synergy during the five years of the project.

Aside from the Office Suite, Mr DJOÏ masters several project management software, including BDP (Bordereau et Demandes de paiement) (Waybill and payment requests), PCSWMM, AutoCAD, Autodesk and MS Project.

Sami CHALHOUB, Eng., PMP

Vice President - Project Control

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Trained Engineer, Mr CHALHOUB cumulates over 15 years of practical experience in project management and construction cost control. He started his career on large-scale projects in the Middle East, combining residential, commercial, and infrastructure.

Mr CHALHOUB’s know-how is very developed in constructability analysis, planning, cost estimates and cost control, and in contract management and procurement. Macogep already benefited from this know-how on various and complex industrial, cultural and institutional projects. Mr CHALHOUB has worked for major clients such as the Société québécoise des infrastructures (Québec Infrastructure Corporation), Graymont, Loto-Québec, Aéroport de Québec, the City of Montréal, the Société de transport de Laval (Laval Public Transit Corporation), and the Régie des installations olympiques (Olympics Installations Board), on projects totalling over $220 M.

Mr CHALHOUB always aims for the best quality/price ratio, and this, to the highest benefit of the project owner.

On the strength of his entire career, combined with his aptitude to work efficiently with multidisciplinary teams, Mr CHALHOUB represents a unique and highly appreciated manager.

Michel BOUCHER, Eng., D.E.S.S, LEED Green Assoc.

Vice President - Construction Management

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With a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a graduate diploma specializing in project management, Mr. BOUCHER has 30 years of experience in multidisciplinary construction management, and has completed more than 200 construction projects. He is the vice-president of construction management at Macogep.

A versatile manager, Mr. BOUCHER has worked for multiple clients in the private and public sectors, in the institutional, residential, commercial and industrial fields. He has consolidated his experience with the Société québécoise de l’hygiène des eaux, FPI Cominar, First Capital, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Énergir, and many others.

Mr. BOUCHER excels in the management of projects in multiple lots, and he advises his clients with a master’s hand on the construction methods and the choice of materials for a fast and economical realization.

Very involved in the community, Mr. BOUCHER is at the origin of the installation of regulatory road signs for the sharing of the road between motorists and cyclists.

Karine Bouchard, CPA, CGA

Vice President Administration and Finance

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With twelve years of experience in international companies, Karine worked as A Financial Controller and then as Director of Finance, Accounting and Treasury. As responsible for the planning, supervision and direction of all activities and processes related to accounting and financial controls, Karine has always stood out for her rigor, her proactivity for the development of new projects, as well as its ability to mobilize teams.

France Committee

Gérald Knes

Commercial Director & Project Manager

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Mr. KNES has a background in civil engineering and urban planning and more than 20 years of experience in project management, project management assistance and quantity surveying, particularly in the building sector.

After 13 years of evolution in the field, Mr. KNES founded the firm Keeping, specializing in project management and quantity surveying. Within his company, he has been involved in the implementation of various projects, involving both new constructions and building renovations. An accomplished and versatile project manager, Mr. KNES is a specialist in construction methods, estimation techniques and cost control. He leads major projects, whether in the residential, hotel, tertiary or industrial sectors.

A high-level leader, Mr. KNES is a valued partner for his leadership, problem-solving skills and innovation. He excels in the direction and coordination of professionals working on his mandates, in order to deliver to the contractor a project that respects his needs and expectations in terms of content, quality, cost and time.

Alexandre Mancilla

Director - Project Development

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