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Jillian Butt


Name: Jillian Butt

Occupation: Field Engineer

Employer: Civil Engineer in Training with Pennecon Heavy Civil

Education: Graduated from Civil Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland in May 2013 and currently working towards a professional designation in Engineering.


Current community of residency: 

Jillian Butt

What does your typical work day involve?

My current position as Field Engineer allows me to work as part of a team daily. It is a very rewarding career with Pennecon, as we all are working towards the same goal. Currently, I am working in a quality role to ensure we deliver the best product we can for our client.

What do you love most about your profession? Why did you choose this career?

I love problem solving and learning how to relate construction methods with business.

When did you realize you wanted to work in STEM?

What were your favorite subjects in school?

What advice would you give girls, who are still in school, who might be considering a career like yours?

Why do we need more women in skilled trades and STEM?

Who was your role model? What about this person inspires you?

What do you do for fun? What are some of your hobbies/activities?

Outside of work I love to travel, cook, and am currently training to run a half marathon.

What superhero do you relate to most? Why?

Anything else you wish to share?

My Career has been very exciting and challenging during school and since graduation. I’ve had the opportunity to work on very large and significant construction projects for this province such as the Hebron Gravity Base Structure, Long Harbour Nickle Processing Plant, Muskrat Falls Project and the Soldier’s Pond Converter Station. During my school term, I also had the opportunity to travel outside the province to Nova Scotia and Manitoba to work on projects.


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