At Berghammer, a third of our office staff is comprised of women with a number of those women holding leadership roles. The construction industry has viable opportunities for women who want to build their careers and have room to grow. One of those women is Robin Breske. Robin is a Lead Project Coordinator who has been in the construction industry for 16 years. We asked her about her role at Berghammer in recognition of Women in Construction Week.
What drew you to construction project coordination?
“The various, fast-paced facets of project coordination allow for daily challenges and continuous learning opportunities with potential for growth at various levels.”
What does a Lead Project Coordinator do?
“Project Coordinators provide quality support services to project team members, including our estimating department, project management, project engineers, field superintendent, architect/engineering consultants, and clients — with various construction logistics and documentation. I assist in coordinating project signage, distribute plans, coordinate project meetings, obtain permits, certificates of occupancy, and temporary and new utility hook-ups. I assume responsibility for project documentation, which includes but is not limited to, the preparation of contracts, change orders, Owner direct purchase orders, tracking project budgets and costs, requests for information, submittals, punch lists, operation and maintenance manuals, and all the other daily correspondence. I facilitate communication between all team members, clients, and subcontractors, encourage compliance with defined standards and procedures, train, mentor and support Project Coordinators, and provide backup support to the administration as necessary.?”
What do you most enjoy in your career?
“To stand back, look at a completed project with a satisfied client, and know I was an instrumental member of the team’s success, creates a feeling of self-achievement like no other!”