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MGA was established in Alberta in 1996, serving clients and undertaking in structural and mechanical engineering tasks across the globe. From designing mining systems in Fort McMurray, to designing and providing construction support for a landmark commercial shopping center in New Jersey, MGA is experienced and motivated to provide our engineering services and build on our rich legacy.


​​Equipped to tackle even the most challenging task, we offer a full range of engineering, design, and analytics for structural and mechanical systems. We are internationally recognized as an industry leader in specialized structural and mechanical engineering, allowing us to provide highly responsive, competitive and innovative engineering solutions for our clients. MGA's reputation, developed since 1996, is testimony to many successful projects working with owners, equipment suppliers and contractors.

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The Team

Staffing over 70 employees across four offices, our seasoned professionals provide an exceptional level of technical expertise in mining, ports, infrastructure and building developments.


Maged Ghali, P. Eng., M. Eng. 

President and CEO

Mr. Ghali received his Civil Engineering degree from McGill University, Canada, in 1975 and his master’s degree from the University of Calgary, Alberta, in 1992. Mr. Ghali founded MGA Engineering in 1996 and has developed the company to be one of the most well-respected specialty engineering consulting firms in Alberta.

Mr. Ghali is a hands-on engineer with 44 years of solid background in multi-disciplinary projects, well recognized by clients and colleagues for his innovative and cost-effective approach to design. He is eagerly involved in the design and supervision of all aspects of MGA's engineering work. Mr. Ghali has specialized knowledge in API 650/620 tanks, crushing plants, shiploaders, high capacity conveyors, stacker-reclaimers, and large span structures.


Dr. Sherief Sharl Sakla, PhD, P. Eng., P.E. 

Executive Vice President

Dr. Sakla received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from El-Mansoura University, Egypt, in 1989, his Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario, in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structures) from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in 1997. Dr. Sakla has extensive experience in the planning, design and supervision of heavy industrial and commercial projects. His expertise covers broad aspects of the design and construction of structural systems, including reparation and rehabilitation.

Since 1990, Dr. Sakla has been involved in Academia on a part-time basis for universities throughout the world, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, including theory of structures, structural steel design, concrete design, foundation design, finite element analysis and structural stability.


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Calgary, Alberta

Surrey, British Columbia

Quebec City, Quebec


Tampa, Florida

East Rutherford, New Jersey


Cairo, Egypt

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Goias, Brazil

Mazatlan, Mexico

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