Haylee Bacik, Project Manager, Gilbane
Hired by Gilbane as a college senior after three successful internships, Haylee Bacik currently serves as a project manager in Massachusetts, providing oversight to projects of varying sizes, including the Reebok headquarters relocation and her current assignment, a corporate interior fit-out for Apple in Cambridge, Mass. With a master’s degree in construction management, Haylee is also a graduate of Gilbane’s highly vetted, two-year internal management candidate program.
With a solutions-oriented approach, Haylee leads through the development of key relationships. “I really enjoy working with tradespeople and design teams to solve complex problems. Working collaboratively to develop solutions that allow everyone on site to move forward while preserving the designer’s intent is a big part of what we do, and for me, it is the most rewarding part of my job,” she said. “Problem solving in the field is about creating relationships and establishing trust. There is nothing better than seeing a project come to life from a set of drawings!”
As the Massachusetts lead for empoWer, Gilbane’s employee resource group focused on the advancement of women, Haylee sees opportunity for women considering a career in construction. “There is something so rewarding about being a part of a project that makes a difference in the world. We build schools that allow people to learn, hospitals that allow people to heal, and workplaces that are developing cutting edge technologies,” she said. “To help deliver these facilities is something to be proud of, and I think that there are so many young women who would thrive in an industry where planning and organization are keys to success.”