Celebrating Women in Construction Week 2017
An interview with McDonnel’s first woman Project Manager:
Brittany Turner Martin
Why did you choose a career in construction?
The whole process of building is exciting, never a dull moment! The planning, daily progress of putting work in place, the problem solving, relationships you build while you work hard to complete a project and finally, seeing the finished product that people will enjoy and is a positive impact on the environment/surrounding neighborhoods etc. – that’s what I love about having my career in construction.
What do you enjoy most about working at McDonnel?
I love the shared values and mission of everyone I work with. We all are very driven, hard working individuals that all want the same end goal – success. With that said, the success we strive for is not just an individual goal we support and strive for… We help each other grow and achieve each other’s individual goals. When we all succeed, that’s what counts.
What advice would you give to other women/young girls to choosing a career in construction?
If you truly want to build and be a part of the building experience, jump in and do it, hands on! Always do what you say you’re going to do, stand by your word, and never be afraid to ask questions.