People Spotlight – Introducing Holly Janssen

We are proud to put the spotlight on Holly Janssen, Project Delivery Manager based in the Tauranga office.  Springboarding from her early career as a geologist, Holly advanced to a construction site-based Project Manager before joining Vitruvius.

At Vitruvius Holly oversees construction supervision for some of our key projects, collaborates with clients on new projects, and supports the design teams by integrating constructability into their designs. As a successful female leader, her transition from site-based roles has equipped her with a deep understanding of contract management from both contractor and client perspectives. Holly’s proactive approach in mitigating potential risks and issues has significantly contributed to the successful execution of Vitruvius projects.

Despite being one of the few females in the construction industry, Holly’s confidence, ability to build quick relationships and solid technical knowledge have earned her a well-respected reputation.  Holly actively mentors’ graduates on site health and safety, quality assurance, and career opportunities. Her leadership by example and dedication to sharing knowledge inspire those around her.

Holly quickly made a significant impact on Vitruvius, not only in her delivery role but also by leading the Tauranga office social committee and continually promoting our wellbeing initiatives.  Aligned to her social interests, Holly led the ‘Mount Challenge’ across the Tauranga team, motivating, pushing and pulling the team up the Mount 38 times in 50 days (the equivalent height of climbing Mt Everest) all while strong arming our team, friends and family to make donations to the three local Surf Life Saving Clubs.  When we are not Mount climbing, Holly has organised team Pilates or social activities,

Holly aspires to become a leading Engineering Representative/Contract Administrator, leveraging her expertise to enhance project management and construction processes. Holly has been involved and led a number of land development and water infrastructure projects during the construction phase including New Zealand Housing Foundation’s Omokoroa Development, Kayelene Place Biofiltration pond, Minden Road development, and various stormwater upgrade projects for Tauaranga City Council.

Holly’s journey and contributions are a testament to her dedication and self-leadership, a truly valued member of the Vitruvius team.