Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Director at Skanska
Former service member of reconnaissance platoon and driver in the Army of the Republic of Macedonia
- 6 years ensuring our projects meet Skanska’s, Federal, and State EHS standards and requirements
- 5 years driving armored and non-armored personnel carriers in the Armored-Reconnaissance Platoon
How has your military training helped you at Skanska?
Through my military training back in Macedonia, my two deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a NATO Exercise in the Republic of Georgia, I’ve learned quite a few things. Be on time, commit to your assignments, take responsibility, deliver, respect each other, go the extra mile, and take care of your people. At the end of the day, we’re a team that works to achieve the same goal.
What kind of opportunities does Skanska offer Veterans?
Skanska offers many opportunities for those who wish to further develop themselves professionally and personally, such as education assistance and professional development courses.
What advice do you offer Veterans trying to transition into construction?
My advice would be to join the construction industry because I strongly believe that it’s one of the best choices for Veterans. I’m consistently collaborating with people, working with and leading teams, and mentoring and educating others, which is very similar to what we’ve done in Army.
What value do Veterans bring to the industry?
Veterans bring many values to the construction industry, including teamwork, problem-solving skills, following assignments accurately, and easily dealing with potentially stressful situations.