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Christanna Bevin -Bringing Diversity to the Role of Project Manager in the Resource and Utility Sectors

Historically, men have dominated the leadership roles within the resource and utility sectors. This is due in part to the high ratio of men working in the fields of engineering and construction. Identifying female Project Managers in this field is important to future generations of women who possess strong leadership capabilities and a desire to shape and improve the use of natural resources on earth.

Christanna Bevin began her work in 2003 as a Site Administrator for Stork, an international group of companies active in aerospace, technical services, food and printing machinery. Over the last 13 years, she has continued to utilize her expertise to help lead and direct project teams all over the world. From working as an Administrator and Cost Engineer and climbing the ladder to become Project Manager, Christanna Bevin has continued to exemplify the leadership and direction needed to bring change to companies that shape the natural resources on earth.

With Christanna’s direction, PanAust a copper and gold producer in Laos, was able to use state of the art technology to establish best practices and reduce the cost and risk associated with their previous system. She helped to transition project service functions for the Lao based team, from a Western expat managed team of regional expatriates to a team comprised of Lao national staff. She trained and mentored local staff, managed and integrated all project service functions and helped to develop processes for identification and selection of Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai fabricators.

Currently, Christanna is working as a Project Manager with Water NSW to develop and deploy Contract Management Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) procedure and processes. Using her skills to establish Water NSW’s gap analysis and stakeholder engagement, Christanna guides stakeholders with different vested interests, to the desired endpoint. Her skills will be used to review the project controls that support CS Energy for their Kogan Creek Power Station major overhaul, including sub contractor and operational interface and co-ordination. She will lead the review and estimate analysis for Greenfields coal project in Queensland and provide forensic claim review for a major hospital redevelopment project.

By receiving her MBA with The Australian Institute of Business, and maintaining memberships with the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Project Management Institute, Christanna continues to grow professionally. Advising companies within the resource and utility sector and helping them identify problems, helps companies achieve profitable and rapid growth. In an industry dominated by men, Christanna provides a confident illustration to women interested in paving a path in the fields of Engineering and Management.

Christanna has applied her comprehensive background in project controls and stakeholder relationship management all over the world. She has earned a positive reputation of a results oriented, exceptional facilitator with proven problem solving skills. Her passion for going the extra mile to exceed client, corporate and personal objectives is evident in the results she has helped major resource companies to obtain.

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