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Niasha Brady, Deputy Director of Development and Planning (acting)/ Senior Support Manager

Niasha Brady

Deputy Director of Development and Planning / Senior Project Manager

Niasha Brady, is a “young” Caymanian who relishes spending her workdays in what is traditionally a man’s world. She is the only female project manager employed at the Public Works Department (PWD), and she sees her work as fulfilling a life-long dream of being employed in the construction industryHer PWD contact began in 1996 with a stint as an intern where she started her first job experience working with the “Roads” department (now NRA). In 2000, she enrolled at Florida A and M University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, and went on to complete her master’s in Construction Management at Florida International University in 2008.

Upon her return from college in August 2005, she worked at a private architecture firm for 2 years when she was laid-off due to the downturn in the economy. After several months of job search to obtain employment within the architecture field she was unsuccessful and decided to apply for a project management position with the Public Works Department. Not having any past experience as a project manager at the time, the department however saw her potential and offered her a position as a project manager (designate). Within her first 6 months, she had demonstrated to senior management that she was more than ready to take on a permanent role as project manager; little did she know that this was the beginning of a new career path.

In 2013, she was provided the opportunity to work alongside the late James “Jim” Scott, who both were the initial steering team for the known Major Projects today, including, the ORIA Redevelopment Project, Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems Project, Cruise Berthing Facility Project, John Gray High School Redevelopment Project and the Long-term Residential Mental Health Facility Project. In 2014, she achieved the Project Management Professional certification (PMP) issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP credential is widely considered the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects as well as lead and direct project teams.

She continued to steadily achieve milestones outlined in her Career Development and Succession Plan and went on to achieving an associate certification in Arbitration (ACIArb) and obtained membership with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) as a chartered project management surveyor, a very renown professional body  for qualification and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. In February 2017, Niasha was formally appointed the post as Senior Project Manager of the PWD PM Section (Development & Planning) where she heads a small team on management of various capital projects. She continues to play a major role for the Major Projects Office and has been assigned as Senior Project Manager for the proposed Long-Term Residential Mental Health Facility; this CI$15 Million dollar project is anticipated to be completed by mid-2019. 
 

 

Last Updated 2017-11-06