“It’s a responsibility. Every action/ inaction, decision/indecision made at work has an impact on +/- 400 people, of which I’m 1.”
Give a brief description of your career.
I started with Sargent & Sargent in the Spring of 2002, at the time I was a junior in the construction management program at the University of Maine. In the spring of 2003, I joined the company as a full-time employee and have been here ever since. In the fall of 2003, I was put in the role of Project Manager working with Kevin Gordon. I stayed in the Project Manager role until 2018, with the exception of a couple of temporary assignments as superintendent on different projects when the need came up. In 2018 I transitioned into a full-time Superintendent with the Bog Stream Bridge project in Northfield.
What do you like about your position?
I really enjoy seeing our projects come together. Being a part of the planning, coordination and execution is really fulfilling. No two jobs are the same, some are similar but never the same. Finding the best way to tackle the challenge at hand is rewarding.
Name a mentor & what you learned/received for wisdom.
I was lucky to work with Kevin Gordon daily for almost 10 years. Kevin’s work ethic and competitiveness had a very positive effect on me personally. He taught me that when you’ve got a tough task at hand and wonder how it’ll ever get done, sometimes the best thing to do is to get started and work hard till you’re thru it. I’m glad to see him in the Director of Workforce Development role, I think his impact on our younger employees will be invaluable as we move forward.
What does being an employee-owner mean to you?
It’s a responsibility. Every action/ inaction, decision/indecision made at work has an impact on +/- 400 people, of which I’m 1. The day I retire, hopefully, it becomes a benefit, to what extent is entirely dependent on how the employees perform between now and then.
Quote from a co-worker:
Business Development Director Glenn Adams says, “Ian is a hard-working and dedicated employee-owner. He does a great job communicating with the crews and strives to ensure that they have the equipment and materials required to get their tasks done safely and efficiently. His nearly two decades of experience as a project manager helps him to see the big picture and gives him an excellent background for the day-to-day business relations with the project owners, engineers, and the general public.”