My Main Tasks
I am responsible for project managing the design and construction teams to ensure a building project is compliant with Building Regulations, meets Client specifications and is delivered to the agreed time schedule and budget.
Managing the never-ending flow of information that is constantly being updated about project specifications or design features is challenging. In particular recognizing the change or update in design intent or construction activity that can cause other knock on effects! Information overload can be daunting and it is difficult to keep on top of, but a necessary part of the job.
Who Influenced Me
I was always interested in technical subjects in school and was able to get some work experience prior in an engineering design office prior to leaving school. This experience gave me a great insight into design and construction and encouraged me to pursue a career in Structural Engineering.
Monday to Friday can involve long working hours but most weekends are free to spend time with my family.
Most Useful Aspects of my Education
My Engineering Degree and Masters in Business Administration.
Useful Work Experience
Experience in a Design office or a Building Contractor’s office. Ideally experience where you would be exposed to some exercises related to the studying of construction drawings, bills of quantities or construction programmes.