Within a year I was promoted to a Project Management role where my focus shifted from contract administration to project delivery and client management. I’m now a Senior Project Manager delivering refurbished supermarkets for ALDI as part of their ReFresh Program.
My work with the Program Solutions team is unique to the type of programs we deliver. We spend a great deal of time planning and developing processes to effectively manage large programs of work and it’s really satisfying seeing the ideas put into practice. We also get the opportunity to constantly review our results and refine our approach from project to project. Seeing the impact of our decisions relatively quickly, allows us to tailor our programs to suit the immediate environment.
The work is fast paced, which isn’t for everyone, but I love it. The speed of delivery requires the cooperation of large, close-knit teams, both within APP and externally. The constant teamwork in what are often intense conditions, has already allowed me to develop strong and cohesive relationships with professionals across the construction industry.
I’m offered a great deal of autonomy and freedom in my role where I’m allowed to experiment and make my own mistakes, however I always have the support of my managers when I need it.
Our team is flourishing. Knowing there is a myriad of opportunities readily available for me to further my career and being a part of something that’s growing is incredibly motivating.