Olamide Opadokun began her professional career in 2017 as a co-op student at TC Energy on the Mechanical and Civil Engineering team. After completing a 16 month co-op term and post-secondary studies, Olamide was hired by TC Energy on the Coastal GasLink project where she dedicated two years; eight months which were spent as a Field EIT in British Columbia.
When asked what Olamide believes is the biggest challenge in the industry, she responded, “The biggest challenge as an industry is the lack of understanding and knowledge of the life-cycle of construction to the general public. I am continuing to learn about how the work we do impacts the day-to-day lives of people across Canada. I wish there was more curiosity and pride in discussing the energy demands of our world and how the construction industry serves that demand. By fostering education and understanding, we can tackle the important issues we face with open-mindedness and the motivation to listen and learn from others.”
Olamide’s best memories in the construction industry are experiences at many construction sites. This is where she sees all the hard work that the teams put in over several months and years come to life. Working with the office team, field crews and various external stakeholders to achieve a safe and successful in-service is her most satisfying feeling. In addition, knowing that the work she contributed to has a positive impact on so many people across the country gives Olamide a sense of pride and joy in the work that she does every day.
Olamide is now a Project Engineer and Project Manager in the Facility Optimization Projects team. Her
role consists of supporting the design, fabrication, and construction of multiple Facility, Maintenance,
and Capacity and Expansion projects.