Marquis Emerging Leaders

Paityn R. Jansen

Title: Project Engineer

Company: Holland Construction Services

Location: Swansea, IL

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Minor in Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2022); Diploma, Central Community High School

Career History: Project Engineer, Holland Construction Services (2022-Present); Project Engineer (Intern), Holland Construction Services (2021-2022); Completed Four Other Internships with Various Construction Companies

Paityn R. Jansen, Project Engineer at Holland Construction Services, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

Upon graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a minor in business administration in 2022, Ms. Jansen began her career as a project engineer for Holland Construction Services. Based in Swansea, Illinois, the construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm provides high-quality services to a wide range of clients—working on everything from hospitals to schools to apartment buildings and more. In her role, Ms. Jansen supports the firm’s project manager in accomplishing projects—a recent one being the additional construction and interior renovation work at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport—writes requests for information, is involved in the construction submittal process, organizes agendas and takes minutes for company meetings, and sends weekly updates.

From an early age, Ms. Jansen’s love of buildings set her on her eventual professional path. In high school, she took drafting and construction classes, which developed her determination and passion for the field and cemented her decision to pursue a career in it—bringing her to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It was at her alma mater where she gained numerous networking and scholarship opportunities—one of her scholarships was from the National Association of Women in Construction—and an Outstanding Junior Award for Construction Management. She also gained internship experience across various construction companies, one of which was Holland, first cutting her teeth there from 2021 to 2022. Upon reflection, she considers her first time at a job site to be a notable highlight in her young career; she enjoyed the writing and review process surrounding projects and eventually took over the responsibilities of a project manager, who was on leave for a number of weeks, during which she gained valuable construction management experience. Ms. Jansen strives to one day become a project manager.

Outside of her primary career endeavors, she volunteers with BCDC, a local organization focused on giving back through community events. When she isn’t working, Ms. Jansen enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dog, Lucky.

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