Kate, Construction Project Manager

What's your name and position?

Kate, Construction Project Manager for the Pavilion at IQL.

What would you say your main responsibilities are in relation to the Pavilion?

I’m ultimately responsible for the overall management of the Pavilion’s construction. So that includes all procurement processes, resource management, ensuring timelines are met and communicating progress to all relevant parties.

Where do you enjoy spending time around Stratford?

On my way home from work I pass through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It’s great to have an expanse of green space so close to IQL.

How did you get into the industry? Was it planned or by accident?

It was always really on the cards. I studied maths at school and civil engineering at University in Australia. My first job was as a Civil Engineer and then I moved into the Project Management side once I had experience of the industry.

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is seeing my contribution turn into something tangible. Working in construction and on a project basis means that at the end of the process there’s a physical end product. Something that’s a culmination of everyone’s contribution. That’s very satisfying.

What’s the most exciting aspect of the Pavilion for you?

The building’s timber structure is quite unique. Using timber as a material means there are various considerations to be given to the construction process. From a visitor’s point of view, it’s going to be a striking building that acts as a social hub for the community. A meeting place, social space and plaza of sorts where people can congregate.