In Her Boots: Lindey Bjorklund

March 8, 2022

In Her Boots: Lindey Bjorklund

It's Women's History Month. This month - and every month - we're inspired by the talented women who shape our company, industry, and communities. Our "In Her Boots" series is designed to showcase and provide a look at what life looks like in the shoes (or boots) of some of the talented women at Clark. 

In between school, soccer, and volleyball, 13-year-old Lindey Bjorklund executed her first construction project – a backyard makeover. Lindey’s father, an electrical engineer, recruited his family of four to help with the project. Using AutoCad, he shared the design process with Lindey, sparking a love for building that has stayed with her ever since.  

Now a senior project manager for Clark Construction Group, Lindey’s catalog of work has grown exponentially after that backyard redo. From a 203-unit apartment, a 405,923-square-foot office building, to the 1,070-foot-tall Salesforce Tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the western United States, Lindey’s nine-year construction career is on the rise. 

Lindey is currently involved with the Torrey View by Breakthrough project, a commercial life science development on a 10-acre site in San Diego, California. She led the pursuit efforts on the project, which included a fast-paced preconstruction period with continuous estimate updates, extensive value engineering, procurement of all the subcontracts, design management, and contract negations. Since breaking ground in August, Lindey has provided leadership on Torrey View’s day-to-day operations. Lindey and her team are anticipating a 2023 project delivery. 

A lifelong learner, Lindey continues to hone her skills. In addition to a civil engineering degree from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo, Lindey has completed numerous professional development training programs at Clark which include various Clark Corporate University (CCU) courses, the Project Manager Boot Camp, and the Western Region Leadership Development Group. She is currently enrolled in the Clark-Darden Executive Business Certificate program to fine-tune her leadership approach. 

Lindey has always gravitated to mentorship, inspired by her early days at Clark. While working at the 600 Mass Avenue project in Washington, DC, Lindey’s proudest achievements extended beyond managing the complicated exterior envelope of the building; she helped train all of the other trade managers on the project. Lindey has also devoted her time as part of the Team Clark Mentor program, helping new engineers navigate their initial years to set them up for successful careers. In addition, Lindey has taught various training courses at Clark. 

Lindey has served on the Project Delivery Steering Committee, a Clark group dedicated to pioneering and deploying innovations that encompass team engagement, safety and quality, and technology. As part of this committee, Lindey helped develop Clark Notes, an online archive of Clark’s best practices that cover a range of topics. Akin to “CliffsNotes,” Clark Notes provide an overview of a trade or subject matter and are organized chronologically to include all stages of construction. In the two years since the deployment of Clark Notes, it has become an invaluable tool for trade management as well as in the training of new trade managers.  

Despite a demanding work schedule, Lindey still finds time to give back to her community. While working in Washington, DC, Lindey was active in DC Scores, a program that combines soccer, poetry, and service learning to empower children. When she moved to San Francisco, Lindey served on the Boys & Girls Club Facilities Committee. In San Diego, Lindey continues her mentorships and involvement with local organizations and nonprofits.