As a Project Manager, Robyn Eaglesham develops technical proposals, reviews new project opportunities, and manages projects in Cape Verde and the Mekong region. Robyn feels rewarded knowing she is helping third-world countries build their energy sector and increase their standard of living.
Beginning her career at MHI in 2010, she was as an administrative assistant, and a travel and logistics coordinator before landing her current position. Although based in Winnipeg, her work has taken her around the world including to Nigeria, Liberia, Saudi Arabia, and Jamaica.
What made you want to pursue a career in your industry?
I have always been interested in international work. After studying International Business and Marketing, I wanted to be part of a global company. The diverse nature of various cultures makes everything new and exciting. From the people to the economies; it is always different.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your job?
I get to work and interact with exciting and interesting people on a daily basis. Whether it’s our contractors or our clients in various countries, I find the differences in their backgrounds fascinating. I enjoy the challenge of finding something in common and working with each of them.
What has been the greatest achievement in your career so far and why?
In 2015, I was fortunate enough to travel to Monrovia, Liberia to work with our project team on the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project. Liberia is a remarkable country with a very troubling history including a brutal civil war and recent Ebola crisis. It was rewarding to be involved in rebuilding the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant and allowing Liberians to have greater access to electricity.
What are your professional goals for the future?
I plan to continue managing projects in various parts of the world. I enjoy the nature of project management and the challenges associated with leading a team of experts.
How would you describe working at MHI to a prospective employee?
By not limiting your work to Manitoba and even Canada, MHI gives you the opportunity to broaden your perspective. I have found my experience working at MHI not only to be enriching professionally but also on a personal level.
Robyn at the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in Liberia