Project Controls Manager Kristen Bejarano started working for Sundt right after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Construction Management. She has worked as an Estimator and Project Engineer before entering Preconstruction and eventually taking on her current role.
Kristen works out of our Tempe office.
What made you want to work for Sundt?
I became interested in working for Sundt while in college. I knew I wanted to stay in the Southwest and work for a large company with a good reputation and great culture.
What does a Project Controls Manager do?
I will be assisting projects with the development of their Project Management Plans and helping teams get up to speed on Sundt policies and standard operating procedures. This includes identifying areas where they may need additional attention (e.g. change management and safety) and getting teams the support they need.
Any interesting stories to share from a job site?
It was really great to work with the Ak-Chin Community on the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Hotel expansion and learn more about their culture. There are many thoughtful design elements incorporated into the job: the pattern of the tile, the type of woods used, the colors in the carpet that are representative of the Ak-Chin Tribe. It’s made me more appreciative of the area where we live.
Where are your favorite places to travel?
Central Coast of California – San Luis Obispo, Morrow Bay and Paso Robles. I love the vibe of downtown SLO, mixed with the agricultural outskirts. The food is amazing and wine tasting is aplenty. Kayaking in Morrow Bay among the seals and otters is always fun.
If you could only have one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is a tough one. I’m going to say Mediterranean, I enjoy a good Greek Salad, Chicken Shawarma and hummus.