Engr. Edmond C. Nkalu, FNSE, MNIHTE received his primary school education at Arinze Primary School Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka LGA Anambra State. He then proceeded to St. Michael Model Comprehensive Secondary School Nimo and Special Science School Azigbo Anambra state for both Junior secondary and Senior secondary school education respectively. He gained admission into the Civil Engineering Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and graduated with honors in the year 2004. He is currently pursuing a Master of Engineering program at the Civil Engineering Department of University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Engr. Edmond Chukwuemeka Nkalu did his National Youth Service in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ilorin Kwara State in the year 2006 as a Laboratory Instructor. In the year 2007, He gained employment with Nations Engineering Ltd – a Civil Engineering company that specialized in Storm water management and Gully Erosion Control. Notable projects worked on during the five years with the company includes; Nnewi Ichi Gully Erosion Control Project as an Assistant Site Engineer 2007 – 2009 and Umuchu Gully Erosion Control Project as a Site Engineer 2009 – 2012.
Engr. Edmond Nkalu joined Siraj Nigeria Ltd in the year 2012 as a Resident Engineer by the year 2013 he was appointed the Chief Resident Engineer for the Resident Supervision of 54km Onitsha-Enugu Dual Carriageway project. Upon completion of the project, he joined Messrs. Zephyr-Gold International Ltd, where he worked with the team of Engineers for the Resident Supervision of Second River Niger Bridge Project linking Asaba in Delta State and Onitsha in Anambra State.
He is a Principal Partner at Edstructs International Ltd a project management firm.
Graduate Member – The Nigerian Society of Engineers – September 2
Corporate Member – The Nigerian Society of Engineers – July, 2009.
COREN Registered Civil Engineer – March, 2010
Member – The Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers – 2015
Fellow – The Nigerian Society of Engineers – Sept., 2020.
Member – International Association of Engineers – March, 2010
Engr. Edmond C. Nkalu is passionate about the activities of NSE, since joining NSE as a graduate member in the 2006 at NSE Ilorin Branch and a Corporate Member in NSE Onitsha Branch. He has served at various committees at the Branch level, in the year 2014 served as the Branch PRO of NSE Awka Branch. He did so well that in the year 2016 he was by the grace of God, and common will of the members, elected the Branch Chairman unopposed. His administration as the Branch Chairman saw the Branch hosting two former Presidents of our Noble Society namely; Engr. Otis Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng, and Engr. Emeka Ezeh FNSE, OFR. Our administration purchased a1000sqm parcel of land for the construction proposed NSE Awka Engineering Center in the year 2018.
At the National level, Engr. Edmond Nkalu has served as a member of Council of NSE for two years (2016-2018) He has also served as member council committee on the Review of NSE Memart and Welfare committee in the year 2017.
I am passionate and dedicated to the activities of The Nigerian Society of Engineers. From when I joined the society in the 2006 as a graduate member to when I became a Corporate Member in 2009 and recently a Fellow of the Society. I have always contributed my quota towards the advancement and development of the Society.
I will align myself with the President of the Society and his team members to pursue the mission and objectives of the society through commitment and bringing in new ideas in handling given assignment as has been my tradition.
The mission of the Nigerian Society of Engineers is dedicated to providing quality service aimed at enhancing professional competence and development of its members at all times. I am convinced that my contribution will help the society attain her mission.
The assurance is seen in my previous assignment with the society, between 2016 and 2018, I was the Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Awka Branch. With the cooperation of other Executive members and Branch members, we were able to achieve numerous positive legacies. Notable among them are;
- Getting the State Physical Planning Board to add COREN practicing license of Engineers as one of the requirements for approval of proposal buildings for construction in the state. This makes it mandatory for prospective developers to employ Engineers for the design and construction of their Buildings.
- We organized Workshops and Seminars to train our members. This and other enlightenment program we did increased active membership strength by about 50%.
- We recommended and secured employment for our members in various organisations.
- We also purchased 1000sqm of parcel of land for the construction of the Proposed NSE Awka Engineering Center.
These and many more were our achievements, when I was the Branch Chairman