Heather Nielsen

Project Manager


“Design, create, build the things we use, live in, and drive on every day,” were the words that a professor at College of the Desert first used to inspire Heather Nielsen to seriously pursue engineering as a profession. Shortly thereafter, the single mother of three boys transferred to Cal Poly Pomona to study mechanical engineering, and took her first job in the industry. She then changed her major to civil engineering with an emphasis in structures. Nielsen soon got to build the structures she so admired [bridges], during her next few years as a Project Engineer, then as a Superintendent at Kiewit. She built several bridges over the 405 Freeway and even spent a year in Hawaii building the station piers for the Honolulu light rail. In 2015, she was named Assistant Project Manager at Oceanwide Plaza with Webcor Concrete Group’s Southern California division. Since then, she’s been promoted to Project Manager and is leading Webcor’s self-perform concrete team at the Four Seasons Private Residences at Los Angeles.

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