Tell us about your career path at Westburne?
I graduated with a B.A. Hons from the University of Toronto in 2012. Shortly after graduating, I had the opportunity to join Westburne in a project management role. Although I was unfamiliar with project management, Westburne had faith in me and invested in my training as I learned all aspects of the electrical business. I continued to work hard to learn about our customers, find new ways to improve our services, build relationships across departments internally and reduce costs.
Tell us about an event that had a positive impact on your career at Westburne?
After working in Mississauga for over two years, my personal life led me to Hamilton. I was determined to stay with Westburne, but was looking for ways to shorten my daily commute. Management helped me find a solution, and I moved to the offices in Stoney Creek. Westburne’s willingness to relocate me emphasized how they put their people first and work hard to reward loyalty and results.
What has been your greatest learning at Westburne?
As I encounter new challenges in my role, Westburne provides me with the tools and guidance to overcome them whilst continually fostering my potential. For example, while working on one of Westburne’s largest P3 commercial project, I was enrolled in NAED, a program that provides extensive knowledge about the electrical distribution industry. Coming from a non-electrical background, this course has been the biggest learning curve for me.
What do you like the most here?
Westburne has a true “customer first” culture. When our customers are successful, we are successful. It is the best feeling in the world when we rally together to get win-win results with each other for our customers.
What advice would you give someone starting their career at Westburne?
Put in the time to get to know your co-workers because they are fantastic collaborators and are always looking to provide a helping hand. In addition, ensure you learn as much as you can about our customers’ needs and stay focused on keeping costs down, engaging in teamwork and driving results – you cannot go wrong!