Employee Spotlight: Wanda Covatch

Wanda Covatch’s IA Construction journey started in 1976 as an Office Manager for the Plant & Materials Engineering Department.

While working this position Wanda’s job responsibilities included handling budgets, quality control, inventories, gain & loss reports, accounts payable and receivable, project proposals, purchasing plant equipment, and more. While doing an exceptional job at her responsibilities, the IA Construction President at the time offered her the Environmental Coordinator position. Wanda accepted the position and 38 years later has been working a job that she absolutely loves.

During her working hours, she spends her time coordinating and overseeing environmental operations to make sure that IA Construction is in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (PA DL&I), PA Wildlife & Fish Commission, Bureau of Radiation & Safety for PA and MD, and more. Some of Wanda’s coordinator responsibilities include staying up to date with latest environmental policies and regulations, assessing potential environmental hazards at the job sites, monitoring and managing environmental programs with cross-functional teams, and completing and collecting paperwork.

Some of IA Construction’s environmental impacts are recycling, reclaiming worksites, and managing our energy consumption to maintain or improve sustainability footprint. Examples of IA’s sustainability footprint are Colas 6S awards, use of bio-gradable products, recycle used oil to heat the shop, manufacturer of recycled asphalt pavement and warm mix, training employees on environmental culture and goals, and more.  Wanda is very passionate about the environment and her position at IA Construction.

“The most rewarding part of my job is the family oriented feel and how as well as how involved the company is in making a difference in the environment.”