As a project manager and business development manager in Queenstown, Máire’s main job is to identify and understand market trends, pursue opportunities, and enhance our position and brand. She’s a chartered civil and environmental engineer with 15 years of engineering and project management experience, and she’s worked primarily in the water industry in New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and the US.
Máire has acted as project manager on many wastewater and water infrastructure projects, including the Lake Dunstan Water Supply project—a significant project for the Central Otago District in New Zealand’s South Island. These days she presents more and more of her projects at public open days, even taking students on site visits to introduce them to the infrastructure around them.
On one recent project—which included eight independent construction sites—Máire noticed a concerning trend. Sites had no women, or only a few women working alongside hundreds of men. Her solution? Máire initiated a networking group that would help these women meet and support each other in an informal setting.