Hannah Young-Eyster, Project Manager

I’m Hannah Young-Eyster, and for the past six years, I’ve proudly served as a Project Manager at Swinerton. Let me take you on a brief tour of my professional expedition, sharing the highs, the challenges, and the unwavering support I’ve found within Swinerton.

A Journey of Discovery: Finding My Passion in Construction

After pursuing Civil Engineering at UC Davis, I realized that my heart lay not in design but in construction. The allure of seeing a project evolve from inception to completion, collaborating with diverse stakeholders, and witnessing tangible results drew me to the world of General Contracting. During my junior year, I had the privilege of working on the Coastal Biology building at UC Santa Cruz, where I was captivated by the passion and camaraderie of the Swinerton team. Their dedication to their craft and the vibrant atmosphere on the jobsite convinced me to join Swinerton full-time.

Role and Responsibilities: Guiding Projects to Success

As a Project Manager, my role revolves around ensuring the overall success of our projects. From financial management to resolving day-to-day challenges, I work tirelessly to keep the project team aligned, organized, and focused on exceeding client expectations. Every roadblock is an opportunity for innovation, and every milestone achieved brings us closer to our goal.

Challenges and Triumphs: Celebrating Resilience and Achievement

Overseeing my current project, from its inception to near completion, has been a journey filled with challenges and triumphs. Despite facing procurement issues, vocal end-users, and unpredictable weather, our all-women GC project team has navigated every obstacle gracefully and determinedly. Watching the mass timber rise and witnessing the project take shape has been one of the proudest moments of my career.

Advice for Aspiring Professionals: Embrace Your Potential

To young women considering a career in construction, I offer this advice: never underestimate your abilities. Imposter syndrome may try to hold you back, but don’t let it define you. Seek feedback, embrace challenges, and never hesitate to ask for more responsibility. At Swinerton, I’ve been fortunate to have mentors and managers who have believed in me, pushing me to reach new heights even when I doubted myself.

Swinerton’s Support: A Platform for Growth

Swinerton has been instrumental in my professional growth, providing unwavering support and opportunities for advancement. My mentors and managers have always encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, fostering an environment where personal and professional development flourish hand in hand.

Personal Touch: Building Connections Beyond Work

Beyond my role at Swinerton, I’m deeply involved as the Events Director for WiOPS NorCal, where I have the privilege of connecting with fellow construction industry professionals. Organizing events promoting networking, education, and mentorship brings me immense joy and fulfillment outside my day-to-day responsibilities.

My journey at Swinerton has been one of growth, resilience, and empowerment. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities for learning, and I’m grateful to be part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Here’s to the journey ahead, filled with endless possibilities and boundless potential.

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