As part of Women in Construction Week 2022, we’re highlighting the women of Miron Construction – their backgrounds, what got them into construction, and what both rewards and challenges them. We hope these features inform and inspire you!
- What are the most challenging things on a project? The challenges of my job vary day to day. Sometimes challenges I face are having difficult conversations with clients or subcontractors, resolving conflicts between parties, or successfully completing the scope of work can be challenging if you have critical lifts, picks, or moves that day. Whatever the challenge is I try to keep an open mind to overcome and work through it
- What is the most rewarding part of your job? I love when the project comes together at the end and you are able to see a successfully completed project and have a happy client!
- Did you have a mentor when you started? I did not have a mentor when I started and wish I had. Now that I’m over ten years into my career however I have multiple mentors from across my industry. I am a member of the Women In Hydropower Mentorship program and have been for three years; I have been both a mentor and a mentee with this program.
- What has been your favorite project you have worked on? I can’t chose just one, but I really enjoy anytime we get to do a full hydro turbine disassembly and reassembly as a part of the project! I love the challenges and planning that go into that particular scope of work.
- What made you interested in a career in construction? I love creating things, and in construction you get the opportunity to create and complete a multitude of projects of all different sizes and variety.
- What are some challenges you face in your role? A challenge is time management and prioritizing where there are multiple projects to quote, manage and support. When each client and project wants to be the top priority, it’s important to assess realistic priorities and schedule the work day tasks accordingly.
- How did you get into construction? I took an internship position working road construction during the summers while I was in college. After my first year, I loved it so much I did it every summer until graduation and I even added a second engineering degree (Civil Engineering) to my curriculum because of it!