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Shailesh Kumar Jha
Shailesh Kumar Jha

Shailesh Kumar Jha

Design Engineer - PHE

Meinhardt India Pvt. Ltd.

My role model
Dr. APJ Kalam
He is my Mentor and I totally respect his idealism. He is a perfect Indian who deserves all awards and was one of the greatest & Honest President.
My strongest Skill
Arsenic Removal from Groundwater (A full time Research); Water & Waste Water Distribution Network; Solid Waste Management
My achievement
Selection of Higher Study in Environment Sector; Research in Water (Arsenic) Treatment
Current Trends
Pursuing PG Diploma in Environmental Management & Law from World Wildlife Fund - India. It will further enhance my skill in Management & Law sector.
Books recommended
I have gone through many books recommended by IIT Delhi for MTech in Environment. Also Metcalf Eddy, Tata McGraw Hills, Manuals Prescribed by CPHEEO, and other Indian Writers like SK Garg
My important career decision
Opted Environmental Engineering for higher studies, going for a Lab based research work on Arsenic Removal from Groundwater, Currently pursuing PG Diploma in Environmental Management & Law from WWF-India
Views about 'Tech product Introduction is weak among Indians'
We are lacking in focusing on R&D and for this various National/ Govt. undertaking is to be held responsible. Secondly, with Brainstorming to other countries as some individual may have not got that much of resource in India. Individuals are focussing on Professional Growth not for National Growth and gets involved in MNCs.
Govt. should plan for retaining & providing sufficient resources.
Making job easier
Involvement into Patna Sewerage Scheme under NGRBA and getting an opportunity to work for cleaning Ganga the holy river.
Goals and Ambitions
I want to be an Entrepreneur in Environmental Management Sector and would be into Water & Waste Water Network & Treatment; Solid Waste Management; Arsenic Removal from Groundwater. I would like to innovate further in R&D for Water Treatment so as to provide future a pure drinking water.
My advice
Since, I opted into Environmental Engineering (Design/ PHE) but has interest to be in Environment core (like treatment, & Research & Development).
I would like to advise each Environmentalist that if they have any interest in core sector than to stick to that only.
Challenges faced in job
Since, I was not having any exposure in Engineering Design in my college, it was bit challenging for me to get into it at first. But after sometime, I evolve into the same and got expertise this Design Sector.
This would further help me to get expertise in various other sub sectors too.
Company and job profile
I am an Environment Engineer (B.Tech) currently working with Meinhardt India Pvt. Ltd. as Jr. Design Engineer-PHE and engaged on various Water & Waste Water Distribution Network (Municipal/ City & Townships) such as Patna, Bilaspur, Indore, Emami Township, IndiaBulls at Gudgaon etc.

Have working experience with Consulting Engineering Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. as Assistant Engineer-EEUI on Punjab Rural Water Supply & Sanitation funded by World Bank.

Have an exposure of Lab Research on "Arsenic Removal From Groundwater - A Low Cost Filter Media" and the thesis on same have been published in Various National & International Conference and Seminars. Same is in process of Patent and hope would get into it.

Pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Environmental Management & Law (1 Year Course) to further enhance my skill in Environment & Law
Being different
Engineer is a brand name for Developers & Challenge takers. No other sector would dare to get into the boot of an Engineer. We are proud to be a planner & thinkers for Nation
Managing professional as well as personal life
Its quite easy, I used to keep both separate, as mixing each other leads to take you in misery and problem would persists further in personal life.
Family Background
Yes, I am a second child of my Parents.
My Father is working as Branch Manager at RJ Trade Wings (Noida), My mother is a housewife. My elder brother is into Merchant Navy as 2nd Officer and younger brother is an Electronics & Communication Engineering & currently working with NIIT, Gudgaon as a Technical Developer.
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