Her first day at work at the age of 17, Julie had no idea her career challenges ahead would include dealing with topless calendars, attitudes, inhaling smoke, bullying, and not taking maternity leave. Which meant she had to create her own Toolbox of strategies, find some confidence, make her own rules and most importantly believe in herself.
Julie learned the lessons that allowed her to compete in a real world and has touched the hearts and minds of countless professionals, engineers and women to make them realise that they also can achieve more. Julie is a qualified life coach. She speaks and conducts workshops on Confidence, Networking, Goal Setting, Resilience and Leadership, all based on the skills she has had to master on her journey.
Julie is an international bid management specialist, working across the design, construction, infrastructure, utilities, power and gas, ITS sectors and road maintenance industries. Julie specialises in facilitating Tender Strategy Workshops and Presentation Skills Training (across all type of industries). She quickly establishes effective working relationships and develops practical bid management processes, so that everyone involved in the tender understands their role and responsibilities. Ultimately, she is passionate about what is delivered and prepared to go the extra mile to achieve the best results.
Julie Raine is a Fellow ENZ, Civil Engineer Chartered in Highways and Transportation UK. With over 30 years of experience working in the engineering industry, her expertise is in Project Management, Traffic and Transportation – Design and Planning and ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems. She has managed multi-disciplinary teams on a range of engineering projects throughout the UK, Middle East and NZ.