Meet Senior Construction Manager, Jin Louie!

Jin joined the Chard team this past year and has swiftly become a committed and essential part of the construction team. We asked him some questions to get to know him better. Check out his answers below!

What does a day in the life at Chard look like for you? 

Every day brings a unique variety of things that keeps me engaged and involved with a full spectrum of people of different disciplines. Each day is hands on, and I get the opportunity to wear many different hats.  Some days, I’m onsite visiting one of our projects; other days I’m in the office collaborating with the various internal departments. It’s a constant synergy.

What do you enjoy MOST about working at Chard? 

I function well as an enabler as I like to make things happen. At Chard, the work environment fosters this mindset, and I’ve greatly improved my understanding of the bigger picture, allowing us to pivot when needed so we can get “heads to beds”.

Can you share a career highlight or accomplishment you’re proud of? 

Any project that I’ve completed from start to finish! In the past 10 years, I’ve been managed many great projects that allowed me to complete about 1400 market units that were mutually successful to the developers, contractors, and homeowners. There is a lot of satisfaction in knowing that we are delivering on that much-needed housing. 

How are you challenged in your role? 

In a nutshell, there’s three main things to manage on any project: Budget, Schedule, and Design. That being said, due to the dynamic nature of the work we do – you always need to keep a flexible mindset so that you can adapt to changes while ultimately delivering on what is promised. 

When you’re not working, what can we find you doing?

When I am not working, I spend my time on the live mock-ups at home as defined by the domestic interior designer. I find immense enjoyment in home renovations, the process of improving and transforming spaces!

What is a fun fact about you? 

In the past, I entered a Tough Mudder in Whistler. If the obstacles weren’t challenging enough, I completed it with a sprained ankle! It was a great experience to challenge myself and see what I could do.