Project Manager, Vestacon Limited
Julie has over a decade of experience in the construction industry, having started with an internship at Pivotal Projects, and subsequent to graduation was hired at Vestacon Limited, a construction management and general contracting firm specializing in corporate tenant improvements. She’s gained a wealth of experience and knowledge, working collaboratively with a resourceful team of professionals, learning different stages of the construction business as she’s been a part of the company since its preliminary stages, and has gained an understanding of the needs and issues related to this sector.
She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science, majoring in Project Management, and shortly thereafter obtained the LEED Green Associate designation, to further her knowledge on building resource efficient and environmentally responsible solutions. After a few years’ experience at Vestacon, she then acquired the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. On top of the responsibility of overseeing construction projects, she’s also the designated Health and Safety Management Representative, committed to enhancing the workplace environment, and ensuring employees follow safe work procedures.
Julie is an advocate for women building careers in construction, as they are an extremely valuable resource and make a positive contribution to the field. In collaboration with a group of female leaders from different sectors, she has participated in organizing and hosting seminars at Construct Canada with topics on addressing key strategies to help employers obtain, train and retain skilled women in Canada’s construction industry, as well as discussions on how to effectively implement a mentorship program and its key benefits to career and business development. She has also contributed annually at the Habitat for Humanity GTA Women Build, where she most recently gained the title of Women Build Ambassador based on her commitment to this organization and her fundraising efforts. Her goal is to reach out to young women, who haven’t yet decided on their career choice, and enlighten them on the variety of opportunities that the construction field has to offer.