PMA People

Q&A with our People

Dennis Lucey

, Boston

What current project(s) are you working on?
We are in final stages of a pharmaceutical expansion and renovation project. The project will deliver additional diagnostic services to a growing public need. It is very exciting to be part of a solution that will positively affect billions of people each year.

Do you get to do something at work every day that you love? If so, what is it?
I love the collaborative atmosphere of PMA. I love working with our teams to help clients solve their complex project needs.

What is your career highlight so far? (at PMA?)
Where to begin…. It is incredibly satisfying to see your efforts manifest in the built space. Over the course of my 20 years at PMA, I have had the pleasure of working on numerous biopharma, transportation, and healthcare projects, amongst others. However, my greatest point of pride is seeing the project management and planning process come to fruition; to be able to help transform a group of individuals into an orchestrated and coordinated project team is very rewarding.

What is something new or innovative happening in your industry that makes you excited about the future?
I have had the pleasure of helping implement new project management software tools that have provided owners new ways to collaborate and deliver projects more efficiently. It has been satisfying to see how process and system improvements have enabled better project delivery.

Who/what inspires you to push yourself? (Personal heroes, family members, ideas)
Both of my parents worked in public service (teacher and water engineer). Their dedication to the public good was a true inspiration and has helped lead me to a career when I can help deliver projects that improve society for the good of all.

What university or college did you graduate from?
BS in civil engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1997
MS in engineering management, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2000

What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
My favorite places depend on the season: winter = up in the mountains, summer = out on the water.

Provide a fun fact about yourself?
Dennis is actually my middle name. Also, my brother and I share the same birthdate (but we are not twins, we were born five years apart).

Do you have any secret talents?
I love open water swimming and participate in several races and fundraisers each summer.