Plateau Excavation

Women in Construction: Lorin Joel, Senior Estimator

WIC Week™, or Women in Construction Week™, celebrates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry and takes place during the first week in March every year.  It is a time to highlight all women’s significant initiatives and work within the industry. Likewise, it is a time that brings attention to opportunities available to women in construction. This year’s theme, ‘Keys to the Future’  celebrates women’s strength and knowledge and their vital role in shaping the construction industry’s future.

We are proud to feature and spotlight the women on the Plateau team. 

Lorin Joel, Senior Estimator

  • What is your position? Senior Estimator
  • How long have you been at Plateau? 8 years
  • Why did you choose this career/industry? I originally was introduced to this industry by my father and have always thought it was cool to watch a project progress over time from mostly forest to a giant development. I originally thought I wanted to be more on the design side, but after a summer internship in design, I quickly realized that building the projects seemed more fun!
  • What do you enjoy most about your job/industry? The people I work with! I love that Plateau still feels like a small company even though we’ve grown so much in the short time I’ve been here. Working here feels like working with family, and I have enjoyed the fact that almost everyone I started working here with I still work with today.
  • What tips/advice do you have for other women in the industry or wanting to get into the industry? It can be intimidating being the only woman in the room sometimes, but just in the time I have been here, I have already noticed a huge difference in the number of women who are joining the construction field. This industry definitely keeps me on my toes but I think that’s what I enjoy most about it. No two projects are the same and you are constantly learning and adapting to new challenges that arise. If that sounds interesting to you, I would definitely recommend entering the field – you won’t be bored!

“Lorin is a pivotal part of our team. She works hard, is helpful, and I couldn’t imagine the team without her.”