Rebecca Fleming received the award for Best Woman Quantity Surveyor at the recent Women in Construction and Engineering Awards (Europe).
Rebecca graduated from the University in 2011 and joined Costain in Warwick as a Quantity Surveyor in 2012, where she manages a team of staff and helps shape the company’s commercial strategies.
“The award is a representation of my hard work and determination to succeed in a difficult area of the industry,” said Rebecca, who is aged 30 and from Kidderminster.
“I’m in agreement with the views of others that to succeed in this industry as a woman you have to work that bit harder than your male counterparts.”
Rebecca said: “When I completed the course at Wolverhampton I finished with a first class and was awarded with Best Female on a Construction Award 2011 – which gave me recognition of all the Construction courses in that year as the best female.
“I was given a considerable amount of support during my studies and since leaving university I have also had support from lecturers in recommendations for my Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors chartership application form. This continued support and recognition helped me to gain confidence in my career as a QS, and acted as a great springboard to employment with some major construction firms.”
The Women in Construction and Engineering Awards were created to recognise the contributions of female professionals within the sector and encourage women to consider careers in the industry by creating role models among the finalists and winners.
Entries to the awards were judged by a panel of top industry professionals and Rebecca received her trophy at the Park Lane Hotel in London.
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