Friday, March 12, 2021

Women in Construction Week: Lizeth Herrera

A Leader in the Field

Lizeth Herrera is a young rising star in EMJ Construction’s El Paso office. She hit the ground running when she joined EMJ a year and a half ago and hasn’t slowed down since.

Graduating with a Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2019, Lizeth is still new to the construction industry. However, that hasn’t kept her from excelling in her role as Project Engineer. She shows up every day ready to learn something new—even when that involves a concrete pour at 3 a.m.

“Lizeth has shown exemplary performance during her time here at EMJ. Her work ethic and ability to meet challenges head on is a huge asset to our team. I am proud of her success thus far and look forward to watching her continue to learn and grow,” said George Heath, Vice President of Construction at EMJ’s Dallas office.

During her time at UTEP, Lizeth spent a summer interning for a concrete subcontractor, Maril Enterprises, LLC where she gained a wide range of experience. That internship landed her a full-time job immediately upon graduation, serving as a project coordinator for Maril where she assisted both the project manager and superintendent in all project related responsibilities.

Upon joining EMJ, Lizeth was assigned to the Jefferson/Silva High School project in El Paso, Texas. She spends time in both the field and the office for this project, which has allowed her to gain unique perspective in her role. While in the office, she spends her time managing submittals and RFIs but then gets to see those things take shape when she is in the field checking for quality control. One of her favorite aspects of construction is that you never stop learning. She has enjoyed getting to see and be a part of every detail of this project—from the ground up.

Lizeth didn’t grow up dreaming of working in construction, but once in college she quickly realized that her critical thinking and administrative qualities would be a perfect fit in Construction Management. More specifically, she is particularly interested in pursuing a path to project management.

Editor’s note: We would like to recognize all the women who work at EMJ Construction. This week we are highlighting just a few who make EMJ Construction a leader in the industry.