Carina Rankine is an Assistant Project Manager with Dixon Projects. In this role, Carina interacts with multiple vendors and subcontractors to make sure their scopes of work are cohesive on each project, collaborates with her peers to create solutions to problems, and aims to provide each client the best customer service experience.
During Carina’s tenure, she has successfully accomplished finding bargains for owner-supplied items to save money for tight budgets, she efficiently prioritizes her time so that every project gets her undivided attention, and she has created long-lasting connections with multiple subcontractors and vendors at Dixon. Carina has developed her project management expertise from working as an Assistant Project Manager for American Industries Corp. in Long Island. Through this opportunity, she was introduced to commercial construction, the project life cycle from the bidding phase to closeout, and how to engage with engineers, vendors, and clients on a regular basis. She was humbled to be a valued member of the team and it fostered her passion for project management.
Carina received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. Carina has also been on the Dean’s List in 2016 and 2017 and awarded the Most Valued Volunteer for her volunteer work in Habitat for Humanity.
“One of my favorite quotes that inspires me is an excerpt by Alan Watts, ‘When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it.’ These words resonate with me because project management isn’t just any job; it’s something that I aim to master throughout the extent of my career.”
In her spare time, Carina enjoys cooking, spending quality time with her siblings, watching anime or movies, and reading personal finance or self-improvement books.