Civil Engineering; Railways; Roads & Highways; Projects & Programmes Management;
Policy Planning and Environmental Sustainability
Al-Amin Is-Hak Al-Hassan is a chartered environmentalist and a civil engineering professional with focus on built infrastructure, railways and highways. He is currently Director for Policy, Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) where he holds responsibilities for planning, budgeting, value engineering/management, development of the Authority’s strategic plans, research and studies necessary for the development of rail transport.
He provides technical expertise in contracts and in the identification of rail asset drivers and solutions. He is the Authority’s lead on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment leading
a 19-member Environmental Health and Safety Unit he had set up for this purpose.
Prior to joining the GRDA, Mr. Al-Hassan was Assets Development Manager (and prior to that, Projects, Contracts and Asset Manager) in the Operations Directorate of Highways England, UK, where he worked in the Asset Development Team for Yorkshire. Between 2005 and 2014, he worked with the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council as Engineer in the Highways Development Group, helping to achieve the Council’s high-status Local Transport Plan.
He also served in Ghana before holding positions in the UK. Between 2001 and 2002 he was
Supervising Civil Engineer with Union Des Entreprises de Construction (UDEC) Ghana, and earlier, engineer’s assistant a National Service person.
His published articles include, “Monetising Fatal and Serious Accidents,” Graphic Online, 31 August 2016, which he adapted from his paper, “Collaborative Working Arrangements and Political Responsiveness in Highways
Mr Al-Hassan holds an MSc (Eng), with Distinction, in International Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Leeds, a BSc (Hon) in Civil Engineering from University of East London and a post-graduate Certificate in Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management, Scotland.
He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, UK and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers-UK.
He was 2010-2012 Fellow, and recipient of the Gold Award for Achievement in Professional Development from the prestigious Panasonic Trust Royal Academy of Engineering.
His current projects include the effective project monitoring and evaluation, and the implementation of ESMS, Resettlement Action Plans, Livelihood Restoration Plans and land acquisition/compensation on the 102km Takoradi Port to Huni Valley Western Railway Line project.
Mr Al-Hassan is a practicing Sufi Muslim and married with three children.