You’ve been with Stantec for seven years now. What brought you here, and what has happened since then?
One of my soccer teammates recommended me for a project controls position at Stantec. Since then, my roles have changed many times as I have found new opportunities and areas of interest. My work at Stantec actually inspired the passion I now have for the environment, as well as my interest in mountain biking, since I joined Stantec’s Calgary Corporate Challenge team. While working here, I was supported in pursuing my Master’s in Sustainable Energy Development, and now I am working as an Environmental Planner.
What do you love most about your job?
The people. 100%, hands down. My colleagues are my role models. Each and every one of them has something that I look up to, and try to learn from. We have a very supportive mentorship culture where I can go for coffee with a coworker and chat about their work, learning from their experiences, and they don’t mind taking the time. Another thing I love is the day-to-day variety and complexity in the projects I’m working on. On any given day, I could be coordinating field work, overseeing project safety compliance, writing reports, or preparing permits... No two days are the same.
What are you working toward in the future?
Eventually, I would like to lead projects, and I feel like I have the support and opportunity to do that here. I was lucky enough to find a passion early in my career that I’ve been allowed and encouraged to develop here, and I still have so much growing to do. Even aside from the career opportunity, I just feel like I fit in here. I’m proud and committed to Stantec’s community focus, and I volunteer whenever I can. It’s a good thing when you believe in your company’s values, work with awesome people, and have support to achieve your career goals.