Rhode Island office expanding with addition of skilled new hire

PROVIDENCE, RI – Shawmut Design and Construction is pleased to announce that Kate Simons has joined the firm in the Rhode Island office as a Project Manager in the Healthcare/Life Sciences Division. In her new role, Kate will manage construction projects for the state’s top hospitals, healthcare providers and life sciences companies.

Prior to joining Shawmut, Kate managed the construction of both large and small Healthcare and Compliance Related Projects. Kate’s client experience includes Dana Farber and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical. Her experience also includes Construction Program Management for a Fortune-20 company where she worked on compliance-related construction projects and provided custom-built project schedule reporting and risk analysis/mitigation to all levels of the organization. A LEED and OSHA certified construction supervisor, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Construction Management and an A.S. in Architectural Engineering.

Shawmut’s Healthcare/Life Sciences is a rapidly growing division in the company. This includes a key new senior manager, David Surette who was named Director of the Healthcare and Life Sciences division for Rhode Island and Massachusetts in December 2013.

“Rhode Island is a New England hub for premier hospitals and medical facilities. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and high-profile experience that will benefit our clients and Shawmut in an important niche market,” said Ron Simoneau, Vice President at Shawmut Design and Construction.

Shawmut is continually working to grow their healthcare portfolio and play a role in advancing medical facilities and offerings for providers in Rhode Island, such as The Miriam Hospital’s extensive renovation. New and experienced team members such as Kate Simons are important to ensuring the success for Shawmut and clients.