Learning on the Job: Q&A with Project Manager Noboru Togawa
At Gray, we pride ourselves in providing an environment for our people to grow. That growth includes learning new jobs skills within certain disciplines, adapting to new technologies, and moving into new roles. But that isn’t the complete picture. Thanks to Gray’s wide-reaching network, our people are given the opportunity to grow by connecting with our customers and gleaning from the experience of working with some of the greatest companies in the world.
We spoke with one team member about the value of those learning opportunities and other reasons that make Gray great.
What does your normal workday include?
I spend a lot of time in customer communication and subcontractor management. I hold meetings on a weekly basis to update our customers on the status of their project as well as manage subcontractors to maintain budgets and schedules. I also support the Pre-Construction and Business Development teams for the proposal of new projects.
What’s your fondest memory since being part of the Gray family?
The first bell ringing to celebrate a new project. Getting a chance to celebrate winning the first project after I arrived will always be something that I remember.
What’s the most valuable professional advice you’ve ever been given?
Excellence comes about as a result of habit.
What’s your favorite part about being a member of the Gray family?
Every time I am assigned to a new project, it opens opportunities to a new customer along with their cultures, their technologies, as well as new team members. Gray has such diverse customers, and I can learn something new forever.
In one word, how would you describe Gray?
If you would like insight into life at Gray and opportunities to join the team, please visit gray.com/careers.
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