During ‘Women in Construction Week’ and on ‘International Women’s Day’ we’d like you to meet Jess Olley, one of our Excavator Operators.

She shares how she got into construction, a typical working day and what she loves about her job.

– How did you get into the engineering/construction sector?
I worked in Australia for a while and as part of a visa process within traffic management, but when my husband got sponsored I asked my site supervisor for a job, and I’ve never looked back!

– What does your average day entail?
I use plans to determine where drainage and services are to be located then dig the trenches, footings and level the ground.

– What do you love most about your job?
I love working outside and not behind a desk or dealing with the public all day, that just wasn’t for me, so my role is ideal