Dr. Ahmed has been serving as an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University since 1998, teaching different types of project management subjects, including Project Time management and Scheduling, Cost Estimating, Accounting and Financial Management, Integrated Project Management, and Contract Administration Classes. In addition, Ahmed has been serving on several advisory committees for PhD students at Wayne State University. Ahmed has extensive experience in change management.
Ahmed has nearly 35 years of experience in the project management industry. He received his BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Structural Engineering. He received an MS in Construction Management from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ahmed then earned his Ph.D. in Construction Management at Wayne State University in 2001.
Currently, Ahmed also serves as a PMO – Manager teaching and coaching Project Managers in DTE Energy, managing large-size projects in different portfolios such as GAS, Renewable, Facilities, Information Technologies, Fossil Generations, and Distribution Operations Projects (Annual budget is around 2 billion dollars).
Before DTE Energy, Ahmed worked as a Project Control Manager at AECOM company (previously known as URS), ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fifth consecutive year. Ahmed is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Ahmed has also held several leadership positions in non-profit Middle Eastern organizations in greater Detroit, serving people of color in different aspects utilizing his project management and teaching skills. In addition, Ahmed has been also supporting ACCESS organization, one of the largest Arab American organizations serving people of color in Dearborn and Metropolitan Detroit.