Sinead Redmond wins Excellence in Construction Award

GeelongPort’s Sinead Redmond has taken out the Excellence in Construction Award at the national Women in Industry Awards for 2024.

Winning the national award is recognition of Sinead’s years of advocacy and volunteering in the construction industry and reflects her dedication to gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

“It is a huge honour to win the Women in Industry Excellence in Construction Award among such a talented field of women,” she said.

Over the past 15 years, Sinead has had an incredible impact on many facets of the construction industry through her leadership positions in various organisations, including Engineers Australia, Women In Engineering Network Australia and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Victoria. Sinead’s leadership has led to changes in policies and the development of mentoring programs.

Sinead is passionate about actively helping young professionals break into the field and, as a proud mother of two children, she aims to showcase that women can have children and a career.

“I have been fortunate to work for companies that support my passion for helping people in the community and in the engineering and construction professions,” she said.

During her time in the Northern Territory, Sinead worked on projects that improved the lives of people in the community, including housing projects for First Nations people in remote communities and first-class hospital facilities and accommodation for frontline medical workers.

As GeelongPort’s Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Sinead oversees all the port’s engineering, asset management and project management functions.

Since joining the port in 2022, Sinead has developed a new Project Management Office (PMO) for the business, created a new public process to open tendering opportunities to the broader market and formed a consultant panel of small, medium, and large businesses to ensure all companies can access equal work opportunities with the port.

“It’s important that all suppliers have equal opportunities,” she said. “As a result, the port now has more than three times the number of diverse local suppliers, consultants, and contractors from the construction sector.”

Born and raised in Ireland, Sinead found her passion for the construction industry at a young age. She formally entered the industry when she was 16, joining her father’s construction business. Following several years on site, Sinead studied civil engineering and commenced her career as an engineer. In 2014, she arrived in Australia, where she has worked as an engineer, project manager and in executive roles.

The Women in Industry Awards support outstanding women driving change and breaking down barriers in industry with the Excellence in Construction Award recognising an individual who has made a positive contribution to the construction industry.

Learn more about Sinead’s journey on NTRO’s latest PortTALK podcast, available on streaming platforms or by clicking here: