Mandy Squib takes a “One Team” approach to success
Mandy Squib, preconstruction manager in North Texas, lives daily the purpose of Balfour Beatty — to be a Relentless Ally to the success of each and every dream we are entrusted to build. Mandy treats her responsibilities with a ONE TEAM approach and leads her teams by consistently demonstrating a commitment to clients, ethical behavior and engagement of the entire project family.
Paramount to the project’s success, Mandy ensures the entire preconstruction process is a signature experience by defining and delivering service excellence.
Mandy feels we are all connected, and we touch one another’s lives in incredible ways, and that we are responsible to and for one another throughout the entire project. From the client to trade partners to fellow team members, there is a thread that runs through all of us. She believes in celebrating those connections — in strengthening them and in finding inspiration within them — inspiration she uses to help her clients visualize and build their dream building.
Mandy knows every action has a result. The choices we make touch each other’s lives in real and lasting ways. That knowledge, and that responsibility for the success of the entire project family, is what drives Mandy to do things differently, to help make every project an enjoyable and solutions-based environment. Her grasp of the technical and mastery of behaviors is rooted in passion, grounded in experience and put into practice every day. Mandy ensures preconstruction milestones are met, providing all stakeholders with the certainty their estimating solutions will be completed to their utmost satisfaction.
Dedicated to teamwork and transparency for the success of the project every step of the way, Mandy ensures the preconstruction team delivers accuracy, predictability and certainty throughout all phases of preconstruction. She tailors her project approach around the key business concerns of all stakeholders and provides an environment of transparency and open and timely communications. Mandy seizes the initiative and demonstrates leadership by taking ownership of the entire project team’s interests and concerns, not just her own.
Mandy’s efforts are routinely recognized by Balfour Beatty clients. Paul G. Metter, vice president of Hines Development said, “As a major developer in Texas, I deal with estimators all over North America. I have found Mandy to be incredibly thorough in her work product and very responsive to our requests for preconstruction solutions. I think she is a huge asset to Balfour Beatty — good estimators like her are few and far between.”
Mandy also applies her dedication to the world around her. She is involved in many internal groups, from mentoring students in the Balfour Beatty High School Mentoring Program since 2011, to helping students in the High School Intern Program see all of the opportunities the company has to offer since 2012, to serving on the Above and Beyond committee since 2013. Mandy is heavily involved in making the Balfour Beatty culture what it is and happily does it in addition to her job.
Along with these groups, Mandy served as a member of Building Leadership Excellence (BLE) in 2014. Her ability to lead a group is revealed at events such as a minority subcontractor roundtable that was in 2014. Due to a last minute change, Mandy took the floor at this round table and answered questions and provided feedback on how to better involve minority subcontractors.
Even when Mandy is not at work, she spends her time creating a positive culture throughout her community by participating in the Junior League of Collin County and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). For Junior League, Mandy has participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Volunteer Program, Trinkets to Treasures and more, holding a committee chair for some of these programs. With NAWIC, she has served as a judge twice for the Block Kids event, which introduces children to the construction industry to create awareness and promote careers in the industry.
Mandy is a true example of a Relentless Ally.