Having worked in all disciplines of the construction industry moving positively to senior management, I know how to do the job properly, how it should be done safely and i also have the cream of tradesmen that i have known for many years who can assist me provide a level of service second to none.
It is because i cannot bear seeing shoddy workmanship on private home improvement and insurance claims that i have decided to bring this company together.
Site Manager - Ellmer Construction
Here I was one of the leading members of the construction management team for the 6-phase refurbishment of John Lewis Edinburgh on behalf of Bovis Lend Lease initially providing an extra 800m2 floor space. That was an atrium; this was done by installing 50 tonnes of steel work, pouring 280 cubes of concrete and relaying the floor of a live prestigious store, we also demolished a further 2 levels (approx 1000m2) each and completed all building works for shop fitting. The temporary works for this project were of paramount importance for safety and aesthetics as this was store that continued to trade during refurbishment.
The project involved the removal of the 8 main escalators covering 4 floors, which was done by Northern Installations. For this we had to remove a wall that allowed us to load the escalators onto a low loader that was parked up in the lower level of the St James Centre car park. Prior to this there was considerable asbestos removal and demolition of this area plus the concrete cutting and removal of 3 x 10 tonne beams from within the active store. Again the temporary works for this involved constructing a fire rated enclosure that continued the escalators and forming a sump and drainage for the excess water during the extensive wire saw cutting of the beams.
Phase II was the demolition of the food court in St James Centre where we again were placing a slab in an atrium to provide more retail space for John Lewis and to cut through into the main part of the store on the fourth level. Some of the contractors used were Lyndon, CVD, Pectel, Border, Planview and Hewden.
Project Manager - GeorgeWimpey
Harbour Green ? Project manager on a 102-unit residential development. Comprising of 20 town houses of 1,750 sq feet and 82 flats within 5 blocks each average of 1000 sq feet on a 4-acre site
?Town houses occupied with 100% client satisfaction
??9 M budget authority
?Statutory documentation for H&S and environmental awareness
?Core staff of 12, with 100 operatives/sub contractors
Holy Brae, Kirkcaldy ? Project Manager
?Completed 17 houses in December then 1/2 houses per week thereafter
In my role I was totally responsibility for the entire site, liaising with architectural engineers to ensure the design is build able and with in-house commercial department to ensure all materials have been identified and purchased timorously and within budget. This includes statutory documentation for health & safety and environmental awareness, responsible for a budget of ?15M of which is currently within limits and forecast
I had a core management team of 12 staff and ensured the allocation of over 100 operatives of sub-contractors on a daily basis. By the use of weekly sub-contractor meetings I monitored, reviewed and adjusted resources to ensure a smooth and efficient working environment.
We were ahead of programme and enjoyed the opportunities to ensure that the product was of unequivocal standard.
As a company we offered client options, which enabled purchasers to customise their houses according to their budget and taste. This is a tremendously challenging element of house building, which demands fastidious coordination and managed correctly and exceeds client expectations. Other house builders find this too difficult to offer.
In November 2007, the Harbour green project was on track for completion and the Christmas legal?s required were on target and I was transferred to Holy Brae in Kirkcaldy which is a housing development that had ran into management difficulties. I managed to get the site back under control and we completed and legalled 17 houses in the month of December alone. We were building at an output of 1 to 2 houses per week with a build completion in July 2008.
Site Project Manager / Contract - Dawn Construction
My role was very involved with a multi million pound shell works/base build redeveloping and converting the old BBC building in Queen Street into a Jules Holland concert venue now called the Jam House. Works included 35 slappings up 10 metres each. 20 wall infill 4 new staircases, new roof of 500m2. The raising of many technical queries and logging all tasks undertaken, and confirming everything with the design team was essential at all times and was crucial when we claimed ?850,000 in extras. Our subcontractors included Adelphi Steel, Leith Roofing, Anagray Builders and Lochhaven Steel.
2017 - Ongoing NEBOSH
TALA training CITB SMSTS
CSCS Black card Construction Project Manager and Contracts manager
Open University 2013 undergraduate BEng (Hons) Sustainable future and future engineering.
Petrofac Aberdeen 2014 FOET
Petrofac Aberdeen 2013.
? Freefall lifeboat Coxswain,
? First Aid
2010 - Petrofac training Services, Alterns, Aberdeen.
Universal Basic survival EB3 ( BOSIET including Norway)
Minimum industry safety training (MIST)
Ark Offshore medical, U.K. and Norwegian certificate and Dutch log book.
CITB CSCS Project Manager, Contracts manager
St Johns ambulance First aid at work.
Introduction to Petroflag Cybersence biosystems (w.a.c testing)
Introducing the site HSE manual
Herriot Watt University
GW health and safety procedures
Health & Safety in site management
Management of ground works/Civils
Fall arrest systems
RAC HD driver awareness training
St Johns Ambulance first aid at work
CITB CSCS Project manager?s card
2003 - CITB CSCS contract manager?s card
2002 - Scaffolding inspector?s card
1999 - CAA Fire Fighters Cert Level 2
Warsash Marine university
Fire fighting at sea
Basic sea survival
1989 ? 1991
University of Brighton - HND Institutional management
1984 ? 1986
Hastings College of Arts & Technology
General diploma in Engineering and construction studies
1977 ? 1982
Grove High School
CSE - Music2
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