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JESSICA CALLAHAN

PROJECT EXECUTIVE

 

 

 

HER ROLE

Jessica specializes in managing detailed construction projects, and providing oversight and mentorship to the project team on process, regulations, schedule and budget.  She is a strong leader and an advocate for helping employees learn the intricacies of tenant improvement construction.

HER BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Jessica began her construction management career 15 years ago at her uncle's general contracting firm. She has since worked with multiple construction firms in the Bay Area. Throughout her tenure at Skyline, Jessica has led large-scale projects for high profile clients such as Workday, Oracle and PG&E. She spearheaded the development of the Building America Challenge (BAC), an initiative that encourages sourcing American-made materials for construction projects: "My first BAC project was the proudest accomplishment of my career to date. I'm blown away that just one of my projects could create four U.S. manufacturing jobs." Jessica was recently honored for her achievements with BAC and named one of the 40-under-40 rising stars of the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

HER MANAGEMENT STYLE

As Project Executive, Jessica leads and mentors a team of construction professionals to build exquisite spaces for her clients, while building her network at the same time. Jessica compares her management style to the game of curling, with the employee as the rock traveling down the ice of their career path. Her job as a manager is to be the sweeper with the broom, providing guidance and removing obstacles so that they can pick up momentum and reach their goals. Her day-to-day management style is inspired by her own experience moving into different positions: "I try to recreate the positive experiences for the people I work with and avoid situations that I recall from different points in my career. My communication style with employees is honest and direct, with hint of sarcasm and humor."

HER INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Off the clock, Jessica is a DIY'er. She enjoys repurposing furniture and antiques into rustic, farmhouse-style design pieces for her home that she shares with her two daughters and husband.