March 04, 2019

In Her Boots: Peta-Gaye Simpson

Through Q&A articles and Instagram Takeovers, our "In Her Boots" series is designed to showcase and provide an inside look at what a day in the life looks like in the shoes (or boots) for some of the exceptional women at Clark. 

Our first feature is Peta-Gaye Simpson. Peta-Gaye, who joined the Clark Team three years ago, is an assistant superintendent on our Miami Beach Convention Center project team.

Peta-Gaye Simpson 

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

I studied Construction Management at the University of Florida (and loved every second of it!)

Tell us about your role.

I’m an assistant superintendent at the Miami Beach Convention Center. A normal day is pretty hectic and is always different from the day before. At the core of my responsibilities, I am making sure that everyone on my team has everything they need to keep the job moving in a cost-effective, timely, and safe manner.

Who has had the greatest influence on you professionally?

Without a doubt, my father. He owns an electrical firm in Jamaica and it’s inspiring to see how he’s built his business from the ground up. He taught me how to collaborate and communicate effectively with others and get work done.

What is your proudest professional achievement? 

Hands down, managing the completing the expansive curtain wall system at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

What do you enjoy most about the construction industry?

The people and the extensive collaboration required to be successful. There is something special about seeing everyone on a project come together to achieve one common goal.

What advice do you have for a young woman interested in construction?

It’s a very fun industry! Work hard, and always look at yourself as an equal. This not a role defined by gender. If you have a passion for it, you can do it!

Follow along with our Instagram Story as Peta-Gaye shows us what a day in the life is like in her boots.