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Sanah Al Safadi Chaar

Senior Electrical Engineer

Sanah Al Safadi Chaar


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering


La Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela



"Women bring unique skills and perspectives to the power industry, which is critical for a successful and sustainable energy future. We need to ensure that diverse voices are heard and that women have a seat at the table in decision-making and leadership roles." - Maria G. Korsnick, President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Who am I

My name is Sanah, and I am originally from Venezuela. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Telematics. Prior to moving to Australia, I spent twelve years working at PDVSA, the Venezuelan State-Owned Oil & Gas Industry. During my time at PDVSA, I held various positions such as Power System Study Engineer, Electrical Distribution Field Supervisor, and Electrical Project Engineer. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and engaging in outdoor activities with my children. I am an avid reader and love to explore new travel destinations whenever possible.

Why I chose a career in power

The field of power engineering is experiencing high demand and offers ample opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. With the ever-increasing need for sustainable and efficient energy solutions, power engineers have the chance to apply their expertise in innovative ways, contributing to the development of creative and impactful problem-solving strategies that benefit various sectors and communities.
Not only is the field intellectually stimulating and fulfilling, but it also offers financial stability and rewards. As the global energy market continues to expand, so do the opportunities for skilled power engineers. In addition, power engineering plays a critical role in advancing technologies such as renewable energy, smart grids, and energy storage, providing a sense of purpose and meaning to those who choose to pursue this career path.
Overall, a career in power engineering offers a dynamic and challenging environment that fosters personal and professional growth while providing opportunities to make a positive impact on the world.

Where it all started

I have always been driven by challenge and opportunities to create positive change. As a child I was inquisitive about the universe, how magnets could attract or repel objects. I recognized the potential to apply fundamental principles of science and physics to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.
I chose to pursue a degree in electrical engineering because I was motivated by the immense potential for innovation in the field, particularly in areas like renewable energy, and I wanted to be part of the transformation process that is driving change and progress forward.
As an electrical engineer, I am constantly inspired by the pace of innovation and the ongoing quest to push the boundaries of what is possible. I am eager to make a difference and use my expertise to create meaningful solutions that can positively impact the world
I am also aware of the need for greater diversity and representation in engineering fields, particularly for women. That's why I am committed to working with and learning from other talented and passionate women in the industry, building a supportive network, and contributing to a more inclusive and equitable industry.

My work experience.
What's next?

As mentioned, the power industry is a dynamic and challenging field that requires continuous professional growth to provide innovative and sustainable solutions with a positive impact on our world. The ongoing energy transition towards renewable sources such as solar, wind, and hydro power, presents an opportunity to not only reduce our carbon footprint but also create new job opportunities and stimulate economic growth. Advancements in energy storage technology will allow for greater flexibility, system reliability, and cost-effectiveness, leading to a more efficient and sustainable energy system.

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