CCG Hard Hat Hang Up | Meet Megan Blibaum

Meet Megan Blibaum - Project Engineer and this month's Hard Hat Hang-Up feature.

Megan started at Chesapeake Contracting Group as an intern, participating in the CCG EDGE program before heading into her senior year at Virginia Tech, where she received her bachelor's degree in Building Construction. After graduation, she joined full time as a Project Engineer, most notably working onsite at the new Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Middle School project at McDonogh School. While her time at VT was extremely valuable, there are some things she learned while being onsite that school couldn't prepare her for such as "immediate problem solving and dealing with the unexpected. Always being flexible, ready to answer questions and coming up with solutions in a timely manner," Megan explains.

A true foodie at heart, you can find her in the kitchen cooking healthy recipes or trying new restaurants when she's not on the jobsite. "I also love to travel and hope to do so more in the future (once things are back to normal)," Megan adds, explaining that her favorite trip was to Iceland (pictured) where she tried new foods and hiked beautiful mountains and waterfalls.

Learn more about Megan below!
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1. What got you into the construction industry? My favorite subjects in school were always math and science, but I knew I wanted to do something more hands-on.  Construction is such a rewarding industry and I loved the idea of being able to see the physical progress and results of my work.

2. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? I spend time cooking healthy recipes and trying new restaurants.  I also love to travel and hope to do so more in the future (once things are back to normal).  My favorite trip was to Iceland (picture attached from one of the waterfalls), where I tried so many new foods and hiked beautiful mountains and waterfalls.  

3. What do you look forward to each day?  I love that each day is different.  I look forward to facing new challenges, resolving issues, and being one step closer to the completion of the project.

4. What is your biggest challenge at work right now? My biggest challenge is standing my ground. Being young and female in the industry, it can be difficult for me to be confident in my abilities and stand up for myself. 

5. What’s your favorite thing about working at CCG?  It’s such a positive environment, where everyone is always available and supportive.  There are also so many opportunities for professional growth.  

6. What’s something you learned on-site that school could never have taught you?  Immediate problem solving and dealing with the unexpected.  Always be flexible, ready to answer questions and come up with solutions, in a timely manner.

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