When asked to write this blog about the project management team, I had to sit back and consider how to convey our role within TerraTherm. I asked myself who are we, and what motivates us? After some thought and observation, I concluded that the project managers are the “conductors” behind the orchestra that is TerraTherm. We keep the music playing and ensure that all of the necessary contributors (engineers, construction supervisors, operators, accounting, administration, IT, etc.) are playing their parts at the right time – and in the right key.
We enjoy the “organized” adrenaline of new challenges and the responsibility of driving business results! Some would call us control freaks! Control freaks? You bet! We are energized when under pressure and are comfortable with complexity in dynamic environments. Those environments often involve multiple stakeholders including the client(s), the Agency(ies), vendors, subcontractors, and colleagues. Each brings a bit of their own personality (diversity) to the project.
Sound complicated? It is. Thermal projects are multidisciplinary and complicated with many moving parts – often occurring at the same time. We have the responsibility of recognizing those individual parts, evaluating them against the project schedule, goals and budget, and then successfully implementing to meet AND exceed our client’s expectations!
Meet the maestros:
Robin Swift. Department Manager. I have been with TerraTherm for almost five years now, coming over from the consulting world. I started in the engineering department before residing in the project management group. My claim to fame is that I resemble the Megamind (DreamWorks) character, Roxanne.
Ken Parker. Senior Project Manager. Ken has been with TerraTherm since November 2002, nearly its inception. In addition to Ken’s excellent skills as a PM, he has also served TerraTherm as a lead operator and knows his way around a site!
Devon Phelan. Project Manager. Devon started at TerraTherm over ten years ago. She worked in our accounting and marketing departments before transitioning to the project management group over five years ago. Devon is based in Colorado and spends her free time enjoying and then bragging about the Colorado weather to the rest of the team.
Renee Pineo. Project Manager. Renee started at TerraTherm more than three years ago supporting the project management group as well as the Health & Safety department. She now manages several thermal design projects. Renee is based in Rhode Island, was in the Coast Guard, and often shares stories about her dog, Shep, a Border Collie/Sheltie mix rescue from Georgia.
Timothy (Timmy) Burdett. Timmy started as an intern in 2008 supporting the shop (shipping and receiving, equipment maintenance, fabrication) and lawn maintenance (he used to mow our lawn!). He now keeps us in line, reminding us of appointments and tracking our project budgets and schedules! Timmy works at home on Fridays and loves to remind us about this benefit.
I welcome you to reach out to any of our project managers. Feel free to contact them via the main number at 978-730-1200, or their email at first initial last name @ terratherm.com (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org). I’m sure they would love to meet you!