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Morgan Rooney

Community, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Encourage women to build a career in the construction industry.
Industry
Construction and infrastructure
Company
Hutchinson Builders
Job Level
Senior
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About me

  • Regional Background

I am a passionate mother of two with a love for construction and the built environment! I hold a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and am currently completing a Bachelor Urban Development (Construction Management & Architecture).

Whilst working in an Architecture firm, I designed small residential projects through to schools and public buildings up to ten million dollars. I gained skills in visual communications and drafting project drawings through hand drawing, Photoshop, Auto CAD and Revit.

Since joining Hutchies as a Contract Administrator, I have furthered my knowledge and skills in project management, specification and implementing best practise and standards. Furthering my career at Hutchies, I am now a Community, Diversity and Inclusion Manager focusing on encouraging more females into the construction industry.

About my role

  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Humorous
  • Passionate
  • Sociable

This role is very diverse. No two days are ever the same.

Some of the tasks include:

  • Assisting project teams to increase their female participation on construction sites.
  • Designing and implementing female participation initiatives and events.
  • Educating students, parents, and educators on construction careers for women.
  • Engaging with clients, organisations and the community on industry matters.

A holistic approach is applied to this role and the construction industry as a whole. The social, cultural and heritage influences and impacts of not only the project and building users but the local community must be considered. This role works to perfect the balance between aesthetics, positive user experience and environmentally sustainable practices. Community engagement is highly valued through consultation and building meaningful relationships with clients, consultants, and the wider community.

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Education

  • Year 12 Certificate
  • Diploma Interior Design & Decoration
  • Bachelor Urban Development (Construction Management & Architecture)

Awards

  • The Building & Design Centre Graduate of the Year Award

Hobbies

  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Interior design
  • Travel

Pets

  • 1 Dog

15 year old me!!

“Trust your instincts… you never work a day in your life if you love what you do.”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Studied at Tafe
  2. First job in an Architecture Firm
  3. Studied At University
  4. Contract Administrator at Hutchinson Builders
  5. Promotion to Community, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

My employer

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and play since 1912. From their early beginnings, they have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio.