Fremantle construction worker breaking down industry’s gender preconceptions

Crystal Jordan.
Crystal Jordan.

SUCCEEDING in a traditionally male dominated industry can be hard for women, but Fremantle’s Crystal Jordan is making waves in the construction industry.

Ms Jordan, a project manager at Myaree-based Cockram Construction, was recently recognised for her role in the redevelopment of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Perth Processing Centre.

That role won her the National Association for Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Norton Rose Fulbright Outstanding Contribution to Construction award.

She said she was the type of person that liked to get involved and make things happen, so a role in the construction industry was a perfect fit for her.

“No day is ever the same, there is always a new problem that needs to be solved or a deadline met,” she said.

“It’s a portable career where there is great opportunity for career growth, and has provided me opportunities to work both nationally and internationally throughout my career to date.

“The Red Cross Project has definitely been a challenging project for the team, and to be acknowledged by peers and industry for the works in which we have undertaken on the project to date was a great feeling.”