Women in Construction | Hannah Mitchell

For Women in Construction Week 2024, we’re spotlighting the remarkable stories of women engineers at Providence Engineering. Discover how they embarked on their journey into this profession and the experiences that have shaped their careers.

What would you say is a key to your success in the industry?

Beyond the obvious math and problem-solving skills, a willingness to learn, attention to detail, and working well within a team.

What advice do you have for young professionals starting their career in engineering?

Young engineers should embrace challenges as they come and be able to learn from their mistakes. Making mistakes comes with starting anything new, but being able to grow from the lessons learned is what is most important.

What’s the one thing that prepared you the most for your career in engineering?

My continuing love for building Legos that started when I was a kid, combined with my love for math has always led me to the engineering field. I have always been interested in how things work/are built, so now I am able to apply that knowledge to structures every day.

What is one of your favorite projects and why?

The project is known as the Young Residence. It was a one room church, built in 1868 and was renovated previously, and is being converted into a single-family home. I got to see the project through from survey to design, and hopefully into construction.