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Daniellas horizons are broadened working with AECOM

Daniella's horizons are broadened working with AECOM

 March 27, 2018

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Born and raised in Venezuela, Daniella had a passion for multicultural experiences from an early age. She earned a degree in international relations, with a focus on international development and diplomacy, and started her career working for the National Council for Culture, the Canada-Venezuela Chamber of Commerce, and the Embassy of Canada to Venezuela.

Daniella has been enjoying working with AECOM as it has shaped her future and truly extended her horizons.

Transitioning to a role in strategy

"With my knowledge of Canada, I came to Calgary as a permanent resident and obtained a position as manager of international business development for an engineering, procurement and construction company, eventually transitioning to strategy and development manager for their chemicals and petroleum division before joining AECOM," explains Daniella.

As a proposal team lead for AECOM's oil and gas business in Canada, it is Daniella's job to thoroughly understand the industry and the needs of clients. "I manage the preparation of each proposal from the moment senior management provides the “go” decision to the final contract signature and handover to the execution team," explains Daniella. Supporting this work is an enthusiastic group of professionals representing a variety of functions. Together as a team, they establish the strategy to respond to client’s requirements and come up with innovative solutions for the delivery of their projects."

It's rewarding obtaining repeat business with customers

"Each of the proposals I work on represents an opportunity to promote our capabilities and expertise to new clients, but even more rewarding is obtaining repeat business with our current customers. This is a reflection of exceeding their expectations in the field, understanding their businesses, incorporating lessons learned, and raising the bar each time so we are continuously improving. The best reward for what I do is not only adding value to our company and supporting growth, but also the fact that behind every win, we help create and/or maintain jobs for people."

I am always inspired by the breadth of what we can do

"Travelling around the globe and seeing the impact of the projects we are involved in - from designing and building critical infrastructure, operating and maintaining transportation networks, manufacturing plants, processing and government facilities, to energy production, resource and environmental management - I am always inspired by the breadth of what we can do. It makes me feel proud of the combined expertise of our people that makes these projects possible."

Daniella's experience with AECOM has provided her with challenging situations as well as the tools to meet those challenges, shaping who she is as a person and opening her horizons even further.

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