Ben Almond | Vice President and General Manager

Ben Almond

Vice President and General Manager

Jacobs

Sector: Engineering

Born: ON

Location: BC

Education: University

Type: Career Profile

Subjects:

Science, Math, Technology & Engineering, Physics

Architecture, Business, Construction, Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering

Ben Almond | Vice President and General Manager
Ben AlmondVice President and General Manager
I am motivated by

I take the most pride in the success of the team and working with them to solve the hardest challenges. It is also exciting to have a view of how our cities work and operate.

I am motivated by
My career path is

I started with a focus on sports and a passion to figure out how things work. The passion to figure out how things work led me to engineering. But, I didn’t enjoy highly technical work because I missed the deep team engagement. I took chances to take on new opportunities outside my comfort zone.

My career path is
My advice to others

Be open minded and agile. Take on new challenges especially if outside your comfort zone - it will result in personal growth and even more opportunities.

My advice to others
How I affect people's livesOur business impacts the communities we touch and makes them better and improves the environment. My engagement in professional organizations and the community also impacts individuals. I am a board member of the Rick Hansen Institute. Within the Jacobs team I work to help others be successful and grow their careers by providing opportunities and support.
How I affect people's lives
Outside of work I

I still like to be outside. Fishing, hunting, and biking. I volunteer in the community and the Rick Hansen Institute. It is where I get my stress relief and enjoyment.

Outside of work I
What I do at work

I spend the bulk of my time working with a team to understand their challenges and barriers and working to solve them. I spend a lot of time listening. I analyze various data to understand how the business is doing and make adjustments when needed. I don’t live a day without working on and solving a problem. It’s not always a technical problem but it takes the same process as solving a technical problem. I like to get data and understand it but not get bogged down in the data - I like to be decisive and make decisions. I have many personal interactions and try not to use email.

What I do at work
About me

I was born/grew up in: Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada

I now live in: Vancouver, BC

I completed my training/education at: University of Manitoba, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering degree.

About me

When I was

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Music
  • Physical Education / Health
  • Science
  • Other: Hockey
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought People Together
  • Always wanted to be outside
  • Liked helping people
  • Played on a sports team
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Liked reading
  • Wasn't sure what I wanted to do
  • Engaged in activities such as fishing
  • Learned Best by Doing

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