Mariya Pak, HR Manager

I’m Mariya Pak, and for the past four and a half years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as an HR Manager within Swinerton Builders’ Solution Team, primarily focusing on HR operations in the Northern California region.

Embarking on a Professional Odyssey

My journey with Swinerton began in June 2017 when I joined the Corporate HR team as an HR Administrator. Transitioning to Swinerton Builders in October 2019, I became Division HR Administrator, supporting HR operations in the vibrant NorCal region. Over time, I became an HR Generalist before assuming my current position as an HR Manager within the Solution Team in July 2023.

Unveiling the Construction Industry: A Curiosity Fulfilled

The allure of the construction industry beckoned to me as I sought to explore a new frontier beyond my previous experiences in retail and tech. Swinerton stood out as an opportunity to delve into this dynamic sector, and over the past six and a half years, I’ve been captivated by its unique challenges and opportunities.

Catalyzing Success: Role and Responsibilities

In my current role, I serve as the frontline for day-to-day HR operations, fostering seamless communication and collaboration among internal support groups within HR and beyond. By sharing expertise, promoting camaraderie, and championing authenticity, I contribute to the success of our projects and the overall team dynamics. It’s about more than just completing tasks—cultivating an environment where everyone can thrive and excel together.

Embracing Challenges and Celebrating Achievements

While every journey has its share of challenges, I’ve found that overcoming obstacles is an inherent part of professional growth. From internal HR projects to navigating the intricacies of team dynamics, each challenge has presented an opportunity for learning and development. One particular achievement that stands out is the successful execution of internal HR projects, reflecting the dedication and collaboration of our team.

Empowering Women in Construction: A Call to Action

To aspiring women considering a career in construction, I offer this advice: Embrace the opportunity to explore this dynamic industry and showcase your unique perspectives and talents. By contributing to the diverse tapestry of voices within construction, you have the power to effect positive change and pave the way for future generations of women in the field.

A Grateful Journey with Swinerton

My journey with Swinerton has been a rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs but ultimately rewarding in more ways than I can count. While facing challenges and uncertainties, I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by a supportive team that has encouraged my professional growth every step.

Looking Ahead with Gratitude

As I continue my journey with Swinerton, I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve been afforded and the experiences that have shaped me personally and professionally. While obstacles may yet be overcome, I am eager to embrace the journey ahead with resilience, determination, and a commitment to excellence.

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