14 December 2023
Linesight is delighted to announce that Director Kim Hegarty, has been awarded the Elevate Award-Championing Women in Surveying, at the recent SCSI Surveying Excellence Awards 2023. This accolade is a testament to Kim’s unwavering commitment to fostering gender diversity and inclusivity within the surveying profession.
The Elevate Award recognises and celebrates individuals who have made exceptional contributions to promoting gender diversity and inclusivity. It acknowledges the efforts of those who have created environments where women cannot only participate but also lead and excel in the surveying field.
This year's award ceremony was a highlight of the SCSI - Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland National Conference, held on Thursday, 7th December, at the iconic Croke Park in Dublin. The event was a gathering of over 200 industry professionals which culminated in the SCSI Surveying Excellence Awards where Linesight proudly had four candidates shortlisted in different categories.
Upon receiving the award, Kim Hegarty expressed her gratitude stating:
"This was totally unexpected, but I am delighted to receive this award; getting this recognition from my peers is an honour. It is important to me to promote a positive career route, for women in particular, while also adapting to the needs of our teams and creating a more inclusive and equal future in doing so. It is a celebration of the strides we have made and a reminder that there is still more work to be done. We need to continue to break barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create environments that empower and support everyone. Together, we can build a more inclusive and equitable profession attractive to all."
Kim Hegarty is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Director at Linesight, where she is one of three female Directors in Europe responsible for project delivery. Leading a team of over 40 professionals, she serves as the Regional Account Manager for Europe, managing a major high-tech industrial account. Throughout her career, Kim has been recognized for her expertise in cost management, delivering innovative solutions in cost control, value engineering, and procurement processes for large-scale projects with multinational clients.
A key focus for Kim is to nurture a supportive working environment, shift workplace attitudes, and present a new perspective on how women can succeed in the industry. Passionate about creating opportunities for young women at Linesight, she has been instrumental in developing the Linesight Transition Year programme, aimed at promoting the profession to young people and showcasing the opportunities available for young women in the construction sector. Kim Hegarty's achievement in winning the Elevate Award is not just a personal triumph but a beacon of inspiration, signalling a brighter, more inclusive future in the surveying profession.
Linesight is a multinational consultancy firm with over 49 years of experience, providingcost, schedule, program, and project management services to many sectors, including Life Sciences, Commercial, Data Centers, High-Tech Industrial, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Retail. Linesight's specialist project teams, each with specific skills and experience, provide faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency, and maximum value for money for our clients.