Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Engineering Project Management, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • B.S., Construction Engineering, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2010
Professional Affiliations
  • Western Energy Institute (WEI)
  • The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Arabic

Ms. El Didi is a Principal with Exponent's Construction Consulting Practice where she applies her experience and expertise in all phases of construction projects to advise clients on a range of topics from organizational assessments, risk assessments, audits, compliance, and governance to project, program, and portfolio management and controls.  

Ms. El Didi assembles and manages multidisciplinary teams to solve the complex engineering, science, regulatory, and business issues facing utility clients. She advises utility clients throughout the entire capital investment and execution process from asset strategy, planning, project development, and investment plan development to work plan development, project execution, and change control. She assists clients with developing their multi-year, multi-million-dollar Transmission and Distribution project portfolio investment plan in alignment with asset strategy and turn it into an executable work plan, including defining the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and developing the reporting framework to facilitate the evaluation of work progress, identification of execution risks, development of mitigation strategies, and improve forecasting and achieving the annual budgets. She leads project business case development, portfolio scenario planning, resource balancing sessions, and unit cost and schedule benchmarking. She also assists with the executing and managing large scale capital projects and programs, including managing scope, schedule, cost, and risk, developing processes and effective reporting, and providing stakeholder coordination, and contract management. Ms. El Didi also leads data improvement initiatives that identify, collect, improve, and incorporate critical data to better inform the risk algorithms and enable predictive risk intelligence. She also provides project risk analysis services such as probabilistic scheduling, Monte Carlo simulations, and schedule and cost risk assessments.

Additionally, Ms. El Didi is experienced in the analysis of various types of construction claims for mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Her experience includes the development, analysis, and defense of construction claims related to schedule and cost overruns.

Prior to Exponent, Ms. El Didi was a contract administration and proposals engineer at Dar Al Handasah in Cairo, Egypt, where she assisted in the coordination of all contractual matters on projects such as Ritz Carlton in Cairo and in the development of technical and financial proposals to clients overseas, including Al Haramein High Speed Railway Project in Saudi Arabia. Ms. El Didi was also a management consultant at Booz & Co (now Strategy&) in Cairo, Egypt and Dubai, UAE, working on transportation projects in the region.