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Why I chose a career in the construction industry because:
I chose a career in the construction industry because I was burnt out in my previous position and was looking to head in a new direction.
What training or education did you need for your current role?
I started with DECCO in an entry level position. With training and on the job experience I was able to grow into my current position as Assistant Project Manager.
What is a typical day like in your position?
In a typical day, I work proactively to see a project progress smoothly through tasks such as scheduling, purchasing, fabrication oversight, and coordinating with vendors and clients.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
The thing I enjoy most about my career is that every day is different. Every day holds new challenges, opportunities to work with and get to know new people, and to build on the skills I have attained working in the construction industry.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
The most interesting project I've worked on was the prefabrication of a two-level six-tank buffer skid. It was complex and multifaceted, which presented excellent learning opportunities every step of the way.
What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
My advice to women in the construction industry is to always be motivated to learn from who you can, whenever you can. The construction industry is filled with talented individuals who are a wealth of knowledge, and most are eager to pass on their experience.