In celebration of Women in Construction Week March 1-7, 2020, Pogue Construction has profiled women from various departments throughout the company to find out why they choose to work in construction and how they make an impact at Pogue Construction.
Sutton Mitchell, Assistant Project Manager
Title and Overview of Your Job:
I am an Assistant Project Manager for Pogue and my role involves document control, project financials, and assisting the Project Team with any and all project needs.
Years at Pogue and education background:
I have worked at Pogue for 3 years and have a Bachelors in Engineering from TCU.
Years in Construction:
3 years – I started with Pogue right out of college!
What does a typical day in your job look like?
My days usually consist of a meeting or two which include progress updates for owners and architects, team meetings, financial budget meetings, and coordination meetings with subcontractors. When not in a meeting, I try to spend time walking the job site to stay up-to-date on all of the items previously discussed. For example, identifying and confirming issues as they arise and as they are corrected, making notes about the progress of the job, and keeping up with hot topics so that I have knowledge about all aspects of the project. A goal of mine is to have answers to questions before the questions are asked. After meetings and spending time on-site, I head to the Fort Worth office to take care of documentation (submittals, RFIs, pricing, budget, emails, etc.) and make phone calls to subcontractors.
What is your favorite aspect about working in construction?
My favorite thing about working in construction is getting to be a small part of everything that goes into a big project. As a part of the project management team, I get to spend time on-site and in the office. I get to see the project from start to finish and work in a team environment.
What is the best memory you’ve had from working at Pogue or favorite project you’ve worked on?
Any project that finishes on time and under budget is a favorite! My best memories at Pogue are due to the wonderful people I get to work with daily.
What advice do you have for women who are interested in working in construction?
My best advice would be to have the perspective that there is no difference between women and men in construction. Although it is a male-dominated industry, my opinion is that putting the focus on being a woman in construction just highlights the difference. In reality, women are just as capable as men, and in fact, we have different gifts and talents that can make us even more successful in some areas.
How a colleague describes Sutton:
“Sutton is incredibly talented and professional. Everyone in the company should take note because one day we’re probably all going to be working for Sutton.” ~Landon Kids, Sr. Project Manager