Ferns People – Paula Manta

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We visited Paula at our depot near Heathrow. We wanted to know more about her role here at Ferns, her relationship with our client Thames Water and what she likes to do in her spare time.


What is your role here at Ferns? 

I’m the Project Manager running our contract with Thames Water. We take care of the reinstatement work for Thames Water so my job involves managing our yard in Stanwell Moor, planning, and generally making sure the contract runs smoothly!


How long have you worked here?

I’ve been here for 3 years now, I started as a Planner and worked my way up to Project Manager!


What do you enjoy most about your role here at Ferns?

Everything! I’m involved in everything to do with this contract so I really enjoy watching the work develop from start to finish.


What has been your proudest achievement at Ferns so far?

I became a Project Manager. I’m proud of myself for progressing to this role.


What are some of the challenges you face in your role? How do you overcome them?

Everyday is a challenge for a Project Manager! Making sure you have solutions to problems that may arise, making decisions, all in an effort to optimise how we work!


What do you get up to in your spare time?

Sleeping! And spending time with my son, he’s 11!


Who inspires you?

My family give me the encouragement to grow and better myself!


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