There was no one point in my life where I woke up and decided that the construction industry was where I wanted my career to be. Looking back, on some level, I think construction chose me.
I started working in the construction industry in 1998, working in administration. At that time, it was a job that helped me pay my way through university. It was the next pay check in covering a semester of text books.
After finishing university in 2000, it was time to get a job and work out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was fortunate that one of my casual jobs during university had turned into a full-time role with a leading building company. At this point I was working in the maintenance department, and for the first time, I was able to see the opportunities that were waiting for me in construction.
I was good at my job, I gave 110% to each one, but I wanted more. More responsibility, more opportunities and more money. I stopped waiting for opportunity to come to me and I went and knocked on the door of the Estimating Manager’s door (I was incredibly nervous, who was I to ask for a job in his department?). But, three weeks later, I was beginning my career as an estimator.
22 January 2023
Publication: Ipswich News Today