Women in Construction | Sydney Pribanic

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?

I’ve found that communicating clearly, concisely, and quickly has helped me with success with my peers and with our clients. The ability to collaborate is essential to success in this industry.

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

Focus on learning when to ask questions, who to ask, and when to spend time on your own trying to figure something out. It’s also good practice to come to the discussion with possible solutions and ideas when you reach out for assistance.

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

Believe it or not, sports! My time spent on the field hockey pitch taught me how to collaborate and work with others toward a common goal (pun intended). It also taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance. When I come across a roadblock in my work, I am prepared to do what is needed to push past it!

What is one of your favorite projects and why?

I’ve had the opportunity to work on a lot of cool residential projects in our Pittsburgh office. The architects we’ve worked with possess such a high level of creativity that both allows us to be creative in turn to provide a constructible solution, and makes for some really cool houses!