Nawal Nahid was born
and raised in El Jadida. She completed
her early education at the Groupe Scolaire d’Ange Bleu. At 17 years of age, she moved to the States
to pursue higher degrees. Her academic
accomplishments include a B.A. in Management Information Systems, and an MBA in
International Business and Project Management. She also holds a postgraduate
certificate in construction management from New York University.
Today, Nawal serves a
Project Controls Manager at JESA, a joint venture between Jacobs Engineering
and Office Cherifien de Phosphate. She
is responsible for project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring
change management for the phosphate industrial development program, and
infrastructure projects. Prior to that, Nawal was a Project Controls Consultant
for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and was intimately involved in major
New York City's infrastructure projects such MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Connection to
Grand Central Terminal, Second Avenue Subway, Number 7 Subway Extension -
Hudson Yards Rezoning and Development Program, Fulton Street Transit Center,
and South Ferry Terminal Project.
Nawal is also one of
the co-founders of the first women's professional collaborative in Morocco,
Jacobs Women's Collaborative Morocco which mission and aim are to build a
multinational network, exchange and share experiences and best practices,
promote a diverse environment, and enhance the professional development of
women in Jacobs.