Taylor Steucke, Estimator

I’m Taylor Steucke, and I’ve had the pleasure of serving as an Estimator at Swinerton for nearly a year. Join me as I reflect on my professional journey and the experiences that have shaped my career in the construction industry.

A Path to Swinerton: Curiosity and Discovery

My journey with Swinerton began when I heard glowing reviews from a colleague recently joining the company’s new NYC office. Intrigued, I embarked on a journey of research and exploration, discovering Swinerton’s rich history, diverse projects, employee ownership model, and commitment to fostering a vibrant office culture. Inspired by the opportunities for growth and development, I eagerly joined Swinerton as an estimator nearly a year ago.

Embracing the Construction Industry: A Fusion of Passion and Purpose

With a background in architecture and a minor in construction management, I was drawn to the construction industry by a desire to deepen my understanding of the built environment. I yearned to witness the transformation of architectural designs into tangible spaces and immerse myself in the dynamic world of construction. Swinerton provided the perfect platform to explore my interests and channel my passion into meaningful work.

Unveiling the Role of an Estimator: Responsibilities and Contributions

As an estimator at Swinerton, my role revolves around reviewing client drawings and providing accurate cost estimates for potential projects. From determining the scope of work to liaising with subcontractors and identifying cost-saving opportunities, I play a pivotal role in shaping the financial aspects of our projects. By delivering competitive bids and facilitating a seamless transition from estimation to project execution, I contribute to the success of our team and the projects we undertake.

Navigating Challenges and Celebrating Milestones

Transitioning from estimating corporate interiors to new project types presented challenges, but I embraced the opportunity to expand my knowledge and skill set. Drawing upon my colleagues’ expertise and leveraging the Swinerton network’s support, I navigated unfamiliar territories with confidence and resilience. One of my proudest achievements at Swinerton has been witnessing my professional growth and forging meaningful connections within the vibrant Swinerton community.

Empowering Women in Construction: Advice for Aspiring Professionals

To aspiring women considering a career in construction, I offer this advice: Embrace curiosity, ask questions, and never shy away from seeking knowledge. Remember that everyone, regardless of experience, is constantly learning and growing. Don’t hesitate to leverage the available resources and support, and trust in your ability to carve your own path in this dynamic industry.

Swinerton: A Culture of Support and Collaboration

What I enjoy most about working at Swinerton is the emphasis on building a positive office culture. From team-building events to open lines of communication, Swinerton fosters an environment where collaboration thrives and relationships flourish. Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy immersing ourselves in Dungeons and Dragons, where we embark on epic adventures with our close friends.

As I continue my journey with Swinerton, I am grateful for the opportunities to learn, grow, and make a meaningful impact in the construction industry. Join me in embracing the spirit of exploration, innovation, and camaraderie as we navigate the exciting road ahead.

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