Senior Project Manager
I’ve worked in the industry in various roles for 15 years and began by completing an apprenticeship in site carpentry and joinery. From there I progressed to University achieving a Distinction in Building Studies and then a first-class honors degree in Construction Project Management. My roles delivered during my studies were Design Engineering on behalf of Redrow Homes, where I completed road and sewer designs in order to achieve the necessary statutory approvals. I have also served as a lead technical advisor on behalf of The Department for Education, delivering new-build and refurbishing schools, as part of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) and the School Rebuilding Programme (SRP). Away from Education I have also led on the Project Management of Healthcare Projects, private residential developments, Local Authority lead projects and the refurbishment and rebranding of a Grade 2* Listed Hotel, as design by the renowned Architect, Alfred Waterhouse, in the center of Manchester (The Refuge Assurance Building).
I have a passion for promoting the benefits of health and fitness, which I believe can enhance overall wellbeing and boost productivity in the workplace. I am committed to creating more opportunities for young people by introducing them to career paths within the Construction industry. Furthermore, I am deeply interested in preserving our environment and ensuring a better future for generations to come. In the past, I have volunteered with tree planting organizations to improve outdoor spaces.
The Construction Industry has a reputation for being slow to embrace new technologies, particularly in the adoption of platforms that facilitate the implementation of Building Information Management (BIM) and data-driven delivery. I am of the opinion that the younger generation of professionals will play a crucial role in driving the adoption of these technologies, leading to improved efficiencies in project delivery and asset maintenance.