Women in Construction Week: Q&A with Natnaree Stanisavljevic
Women in Construction Week takes place annually in early March. The focus of the event is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. This year ICI is spotlighting five women within the company who play a critical role in the success of our construction projects, and our organization at large. Each day from March 8 – 12, ICI will feature a Q&A with one of the five women; highlighting their accomplishments and contributions to the industry.
Assistant Project Manager
How did you get into the construction industry?
I went through a staffing agency to find a temporary position while I decided which career I wanted to pursue. In 2015, I had a temp position with a GC in the city and fell in love with construction. I was hired on full time after two weeks and stayed in the industry since.
What does your role entail?
Reviewing proposals, writing scopes, sending contracts, writing change orders, etc. I am the PM’s “right hand (wo)man.”
What do you enjoy about your job?
The ability to be in the office one day and in the field the next. Visiting my projects and seeing firsthand how everything is being constructed from a set of drawings.
What was your favorite construction project and why?
I cannot say I have one favorite project, but I do enjoy working on the Cooper’s Hawk projects. We currently have projects in multiple states, and it is always exciting to see the outcome since they are never the same.
Have you experienced obstacles throughout your career? How did you overcome them?
Yes, but I try not to hold on to anything or let it bother me. I take obstacles as a learning experience and grow from it.
What is your advice to women wanting to get into construction?
Definitely consider it! If you’re looking for something exciting, always changing, and has endless opportunities this is a good career choice.