The people behind CIMA+: Léonie Michard

What does sustainable mobility mean to you?

In my opinion, sustainable mobility means establishing active, collective or motorized transportation networks that respect the environments in which they are integrated.


Why did you choose the field of mobility?

Mobility is such an integral part of our daily lives that most people don’t pay much attention to it. What appeals to me is understanding the motivations behind development decisions. When it comes to making changes or implementing new projects, what motivates me is knowing that what we propose can improve the daily lives of those concerned.


Why did you decide to join CIMA+’s Mobility team?

I studied in France, specializing in development and the environment. Of all the facets of my training, it was mobility and transportation issues that sparked my greatest interest. When I discovered the values and projects of CIMA+’s Mobility team, I immediately felt the desire to be part of it.

How did your integration into the team go?

I was warmly welcomed, both remotely and when I was in the Montréal office. The team was very open, and I quickly felt at ease. The many social events organized by our team have helped to forge relationships. This pleasant environment allows me to work in optimal conditions and learn quickly.

What tasks did you perform on the various projects you’ve been involved in since you joined the company?

As a junior engineer, I quickly became involved in various projects. I had the opportunity to carry out current and anticipated traffic simulations, process georeferenced data and create maps, carry out traffic and parking surveys, as well as draft reports and technical notes.


What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

I am delighted to have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects for clients from different backgrounds. I find it very rewarding to be involved in large-scale projects as well as studies on specific subjects. This diversity allows me to acquire new knowledge and develop professionally.


How does your work make a difference in the community?

Although some of our projects are spread over long periods of time, I’m convinced that the solutions we provide have a positive impact. I find it particularly rewarding to work on safety-oriented projects, as they contribute directly to the protection and well-being of people. Knowing that our expertise and our work can improve the safety of transportation infrastructures and systems gives me great satisfaction. It is an additional source of motivation to give my best and provide quality services.


How would you define the CIMA+ Mobility team?

The Mobility team is comprised of highly talented and motivated individuals who share a genuine passion for their work. As soon as you join the team, you immediately feel the contagious energy and shared desire to push back the boundaries. It’s a dynamic environment where everyone makes their own unique contribution and where collaboration is valued.
In short, the team is a constant source of inspiration. Working with my colleagues is both stimulating and rewarding, as we evolve together and make a real difference in the field of mobility.


Would you recommend CIMA+ to your friends or family?

I sincerely wish that everyone could work in an exceptional team like mine. The day-to-day work and the projects we deliver are both enjoyable and rewarding. Every day, I realize how lucky I am to be part of such a team.

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