Project Manager Jeanine Farnen is celebrating her 10th anniversary at Alberici this month. In honor of this milestone, we asked Jeanine to share some thoughts and experiences from her 10 years at Alberici.
1. In your time at Alberici, which project was your favorite and why?
I can’t choose a favorite project. I have been fortunate to work on challenging projects in several different markets with great people. Each project and each day is always different, allowing me to continually grow and develop.
2. What do you enjoy most about your current role?
I am currently responsible for coordinating multiple disciplines in all aspects of the project. There is a great core group of staff to work with, and interacting with the craft is a new and fun experience.
3. What are you most proud of in your time at Alberici and why?
I am very proud of the success of all the projects I have worked on. I have enjoyed the opportunities that have been given to me to help develop new employees and watch them progress throughout the organization.
4. What do you like most about working at Alberici?
I am very grateful for the energy Alberici puts into their employees. I have seen how this culture has created loyal employees dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure we are doing the work right.
5. You’ve traveled quite a bit in your time at Alberici. What do you enjoy most about traveling from project to project?
Travelling with Alberici has given me the opportunity to work in different markets and meet all kinds of people that I would likely not have gotten the pleasure of working with. I’ve been able to see places that I otherwise would not have visited. In my experience, being away from home and having to develop new friendships has helped strengthened my character. Working with different cultures and companies is eye opening. You experience new ways of doing things and if you’re lucky, you get to take some of the positives with you and help introduce them in to the Alberici way.
6. Is there anything else you would like to share about your 10 year career with Alberici?
I am still in contact with most of the management and supervision that I have worked with throughout the years. I would like to thank them for helping me learn and develop in my career the last 10 years.
As the daughter of two engineers, it was natural for Katy to take an interest in construction. Growing up in the St. Louis area, she was familiar with Alberici’s good reputation and came to work for the company after graduating with a degree in architectural engineering.
Katy’s first project was the massive MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility
at the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Though she was drawn to the complexity of the project, Katy most enjoyed working with the great group of people on the Alberici team.
Outside of work, Katy enjoys traveling, volleyball and spending time outdoors. While travelling for projects, she enjoys exploring her new neighborhoods and local volleyball leagues, which allow her to meet new people.
Aaron Williams is Alberici’s world traveler, currently representing the company
in Doha, Qatar as a member of the Burns & McDonnell team on the Msheireb
Downtown Doha project. “I am interacting with many cultures, meeting people from
all over the world, and doing a lot of traveling in my spare time,” Aaron
explained. So far, he has visited Dubai, Thailand, China, Egypt, Spain, India
Aside from his current assignment, Aaron also enjoyed his first Alberici project: the Buzzi River Cement Plant. “Coming from an architectural and commercial construction background, the opportunity to work on an industrial project and expand my knowledge base was exhilarating,” he said.