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Amy Piekkala-Fletcher

Construction Project Manager
I build things! This includes pipelines, houses and recreation areas.
Industry
Water and Waste
Company
SEQ Water
Job Level
Mid
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About me

Variety is the spice of life. Over the past 15 years, I have been lucky enough to manage projects across a variety of industries, in the private, academic and public sectors.

I am currently a Project Manager at Seqwater, South East Queensland's bulk water supplier. I deliver projects implemented to maintain our natural assets and infrastructure. Across the lifespan of my career as a Project Manager, I have delivered 71 projects with a combined value of $18.8 million. I am also the President of the Board of Directors of Finncare Inc., a not for profit aged care facility.

About my role

  • Disciplined
  • Independent
  • Resourceful
  • Thorough
  • Witty

Each year, this role is given a portfolio of projects to manage. These projects are really diverse – building pipelines, changing valves, installing hydraulic diesel pumps and generators, restoring heritage listed houses, building recreation areas, restoring eroded riverbanks, demolishing water treatment plants as well as designing a water themed exhibition for the Queensland Museum. You get to travel all over South-East Queensland, scoping projects, managing contractors, sourcing resources and liaising with community stakeholders. This role is responsible for making sure that the project is run to time, doesn’t go over budget and that the right people are employed to work on the job.

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Education

  • Graduate Certificate of Integrated Water Management
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication
  • Cert IV in Project Management

Awards

  • Mockers Road - Project nomination for Healthy Land and Water award, 2016
  • Cressbrook – Project nomination for Healthy Land and Water award, 2017

Hobbies

  • Gaming
  • Gym
  • Reading
  • Volunteering
  • Yoga

15 year old me!!

“The path to success is always changing direction. Let go and see where the path takes you – it is often somewhere even more amazing than you dreamed of!”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Started working in Events and Communications at 18.
  2. Gained my Bachelor of Media and Communication.
  3. Started at Seqwater in Communications.
  4. Retrained as a Project Manager.
  5. Completed two additional qualifications and started climbing the ladder!

My employer

Seqwater is the Queensland Government Bulk Water Supply Authority. They are responsible for delivering safe, secure and cost-effective bulk water supply for more than three million people across South East Queensland.