2021 Women in Construction: Kerri Hilton, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

March 26, 2021 - Spotlights

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? This past year I have managed a $5M fit-out for a daycare space solo. I have a great team to rely on when needed, but I have been driving the job forward on my own. It has been eye-opening and exciting to develop my own relationships with the owner’s rep, owner, and architect and finesse my own style running meetings, submitting change orders, and troubleshooting on site. I’m looking forward to the next challenges!

Why should women consider a career in construction? I’d say a woman should consider a career in construction if she thinks she might enjoy it – just as anyone should consider anything. If daily problem solving, working with people, and seeing the tangible results of your work go up before your eyes sounds like it might be satisfying – consider construction, and what you could bring to an industry thirsty for innovation.

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