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June 2023

CCC Employee Spotlight

Vanessa Blackburn

Assistant Project Manager

How would you describe your job?
I am currently currently an Assistant Project Manager for CCC, and I have received the opportunity to run my first job as Project Manager at the GM Flint Engine Plant. I have been with CCC for 4 years full time, but spent every summer and break with CCC as an intern since 2016 – so my overall time with CCC is 7 years.

What is your favorite part about your job?
Every day is something different and I always go home learning at least one new thing. CCC is truly a family company. I know that there are a lot of companies that claim they have that “family feel,” but at CCC it’s true. I know that if I ever need support there are so many people in the company that I can reach out to.

Why construction?
I actually went to college thinking I wanted to be an architect. I love math and art, so I thought it would be the best fit. After my first semester of architecture classes, I absolutely hated it. I ended up getting to meet Suzanne Miller who worked in the Construction Technology & Management department, and from the moment I stepped foot in the construction classrooms, I knew it was the proper fit. I transferred immediately and finished my 1st year as a construction major. I think what really sealed the deal was that summer after I got to be an intern for CCC and really enjoyed the fast-paced environment.

What’s your best memory of working here?
I honestly don’t think I could pick just one.

What does your typical workday look like?
There are very few “typical” days. Every day it is something new. Some days it can be submitting RFI’s and working on billing, another day it could be in meetings all day with the customer. I never quite know what adventure each day will bring me.

What skills are most valuable for this position?
Patience, teamwork, and accountability.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Any spare time that I have, you can find me doodling, painting, and knitting. I love art, and the ability to create something from nothing. Eventually, once we renovate our barn, you will find me in my art studio working on pottery. Aside from art, you can find me hanging out with my bunnies – we have four, and I am constantly wanting to get more.

Do you feel safe, valued, and heard in your role/with the company?
If there is one thing people who are close to me know, it’s that I can be incredibly outspoken, sometimes too much. However, at CCC I have always felt that I can speak up and my concerns will be addressed.

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