Property Australia

Project manager with passion

Karen Jamal Karen Jamal June 28, 2021

PDS Group’s Adela Alexandra balances both the big picture with a deep attention to detail. Find out how she does it in this latest installment of Secret Stars of Property.

Adela Alexandra, Senior Project Manager, PDS Group

300621 - Story 5 - Secret Stars - Adela AlexandraThree words to describe my job… Motivating, challenging and rewarding

When I explain my role to people outside the property industry, I say… I facilitate collaboration among clients, stakeholders, consultants and contractors to realise a vision into built form within cost and time constraints.

My three daily work essentials are… Enthusiasm, strong coffee and sugary snacks.

The biggest lesson I’ve learnt in my role… Being conscious of the bigger picture without losing attention to detail is the key.

My career motivation is… To continue to learn and grow, and contribute to the advancement of the construction industry and personnel.

My advice to others considering a career in my field… Follow your passion and never stop learning.

The building or project that embodies what I do… There are many rewarding projects in my 14 years in construction. One that is front of mind is the recent cladding replacement works for Victoria Police across a number of police stations, which was largely completed during the Covid-19 restrictions in 2020. Our positive attitude, perseverance and continued collaboration in the face of adversity really delivered.

The inspirational quote I live by… “I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.” – Boris Becker

This year I’ll be… Running my first half marathon!


Who nominated Adela?

Andrew Buckmaster and Anthony Crevatin, Directors, Victoria, PDS Group

Why is Adela a Secret Star?

Having joined PDS Group as a project manager in August 2019, Adela was promoted to senior project manager 12 months later, consistently demonstrating leadership across her projects and through her support of junior team members.

In our view, Adela is the epitome of a Secret Star of Property. Through her thorough project knowledge, her quiet confidence in communication, along with a collaborative and professional approach, Adela provides a great example of how personal and professional success can be achieved.