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Freelance Project Director Guildford, Surrey, UK

I ensure that clients achieve efficient delivery and a maximum return on any property investment.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£61.33 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£490.64 per day (ex. VAT)
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Candidate ID:346806

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I have spent twenty years managing construction projects and consider myself a 'hands on' team leader who co-ordinates multi-disciplinary teams of designers, consultants and contractors on complex schemes. I understand the challenges client face, seeking to maximise the return on their investment. My main strengths are my ability to advise, support and assure clients throughout the life of a project enabling them to achieve a successful outcome.

I have advised on and managed projects in a variety of sectors for public and private clients in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. I have undertaken consultancy type roles advising clients on property related investment options; development proposals and briefs; procurement methods; contractual options; operational performance improvements and given commercial and contractual guidance.

Key Achievements

-Successfully delivered on time and within budget, a £47mill. bus garage and workshop with fuel & wash facilities and head office accommodation all to high standards of sustainability achieving 33% carbon reduction over typical benchmark for industrial building.
-Successfully delivered a fast-track retail refurbishment value £20 mill. comprising 120,000 sq. ft. sales area without conceding more than 15% of retail space at any time over 30 weeks construction period.
-Developed an operational plan of work for the programme management of the delivery of BT 21st Century Network.Comprising the deployment of network infrastructure, connectivity, and M&E services for over 700 exchanges across the UK.
-Produced a strategic plan of work, process maps and a master programme for the five different work streams all contributing to the Planning Application of the Stansted Generation 2 project.

Key skills

• Project Management of complex projects involving multiple stakeholders
• Programme leadership for the roll-out of multiple projects
• Design project management
• Contract Administration/ Employers Agent
• Procurement advice
• Strategic Asset Management
• Programme and Project Governance
• Scope Management for the delivery requirements for projects/ programmes
• Creation of Project Control processes and procedures

Employment History

(Mar 2008 to Oct 2010)

Project lead

Project lead responsible for a £28mill. oncology unit and new surgical theatres (£3mill.) in a live hospital. Developed the project structure and governance arrangements; managed all of the stakeholders and project scope; managed the design development process; developed the project brief for the joint venture partner and worked closely with internal Trust teams to guide them through the process with challenging timescales.

Client Benefits

-Stakeholder management
-NEC guidance
-GMP negotiations & expertise
-Scheduling and phasing
-Problem solving

(Jan 2008 to Jul 2010)

Project Director

Project Director for the construction of a new Bus Garage in West Ham value circa £47mill. Led and supported the project management team; Produced and implemented the Project Execution Plan; Facilitated the agreement, completion and signing of NEC Contract Documents; Led the tender package process to agreement; Facilitated the reconciliation of the Cost Plan against Contract Sum; Facilitated the production of the project cash flow and monitoring of the anticipated Final Cost; Established meeting structures and reporting formats; Established the Change Management process under NEC Contract; Facilitated Value Engineering meetings; Attended Project Board Meetings; Managed the Client relationship.

Client Benefits

-Managing change
-Managed client interfaces
-Team leadership
-Complex commercial negotiations
-Value Engineering
-Client Relationship Management

(Feb 2010 to Mar 2010)

Project lead

Project lead for a Land and Property Appraisal of the Royal Bethlem Hospital site in Monks Orchard Road. The study looked at the current site and buildings outlined constraints, dependencies, opportunities and risks relating to the sitein consideration of any redevelopment.

Client Benefits

-Record of compliance
-Stakeholder management
-Performance vs. Condition
-Sustainable development options

(Nov 2009 to Jan 2010)

Provided Contract advice to the client on a dispute between client and contractor. Provided a formal assessment of the contractor’s‘claims’ and advice on financial liability through the NEC.

Client Benefits

-Optimum financial liability
-NEC guidance
-Advice in negotiations

(Apr 2008 to Sep 2009)

Project Lead

Project Lead for the refurbishment of a Grade II & II* listed Synagogue at West Hampstead. Initially undertook a review of issues relating to delays and escalating costs and provided the client with a recommendations report; implemented recommendations and resolvedthe major delay and escalating costs on the project. Acted as client representative to manage the construction phase and support the contract administration activities through to successful completion.

Client Benefits

-Dispute advice
-Managed client interfaces
-Team leadership
-Client Relationship Management
-Contract Administration

(Apr 2009 to May 2009)

Undertook a gateway review of the Waltham Forest Procurement Strategy for the management and operation of 5 leisure centres in the borough and the role of investment partner in the replacement of three of the centres.

Client Benefits

-Best practice
-Risk management
-Gateway review

(Apr 2008 to Oct 2008)

Project Lead

Hammersmith CW4

Project Lead for the production of a Development Brief for the last segment of the Hammersmith Centre West development. The team developed a viable commercial proposition to be offered to the market within very tight timescales. The scheme proposed 12 storeys of commercial space - including 200,260 sqft of office space and 5,000 sqft of community use,with a new bus station below; the ground floor would house retail units and a community space along with direct access through to the London Underground Station.

Client Benefits

-Development Brief production
-Single point responsibility
-Strict programme control
-Coordinated design activities
-User requirements captured

(Jul 2006 to Dec 2007)

Client Project Manager

Client Project Manager for a number of fast-track retail fit-outs and refurbishments as part of M&S Remodel programme.

Successfully delivered a fast-track retail refurbishment value £20 mill. comprising 120,000 sq. ft. sales area without conceding more than 15% of retail space at any time over 30 weeks construction period.Co-ordinated the design development, buildability, programme and phasing required for the successful delivery of the project. Facilitated the timely co-ordination of the various design consultants and M&S store planners. Managed overall project progress and provided weekly reports and maintained close liaison with various stakeholders.

Client Benefits

-Managing stakeholder expectations
-Managing change
-Managed client interfaces
-Structured fast-track delivery
-Team leadership
-Commercial negotiations

(Sep 2005 to Jun 2006)

Programme Manager

Programme Manager for the delivery of BT 21CN upgrade programme for IP Network Infrastructure for over 700 exchanges, involving the deployment of network infrastructure, connectivity, and M&E services. Responsible for the management of the delivery team comprising: project controls team, five regional programme managers, five project management organisations and four contracting organisations.

Client Benefits

-Project controls
-Guidance document
-Process mapping
-Consistency and control across the programme
-Management of tender process

(Jun 2005 to Aug 2005)

BAA (Aviation)-Stansted Generation 2 project

Undertook a Process Mapping exercise to establish the Work Content required for the submission of the Planning Application of the Stansted Generation 2 project. Undertook process mapping workshops to establish the work breakdown structure across multiple work streams. Established key activities, resources and timescales. Identified interrelationships and interdependencies. Identified milestones and critical path, risks & opportunities. Advised on management of resources across multiple projects.

Client Benefits

-Process mapping
-Master programme
-Identification of roles and responsibilities
-Risk management
-Resource allocation

Professional Qualifications

Professional qualifications

-BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Professional memberships

-Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
-Guest Speaker at the APM/UCL Principles of Project Management series discussing Work Content and Scope Management

Employment Continued

Sleeperz Hotels (Commercial)
Review of Procurement Proposal Jul 05 – Aug 05

Independent Review of procurement proposal for a private hotelier and investor. Reviewed the appropriateness of procurement method proposed by stakeholder. Proposed a revised procurement strategy and programme. Reviewed the robustness of cost plans. Identified risk areas and proposed mitigation of cost variances.

Client Benefits

-Commercial review
-Procurement methodology
-Master programme

Deutsche Bank (Commercial)
Chiller Replacement Project Nov 04 – Jul 05

Employers Agent duties on a chiller replacement project (£5mil.).Managed extensive alterations to JCT98 with CDP incorporating Deutsche Bank’s standard IFC amendments and a GMP clause. Provided contract administration services during construction phase. Established change control procedures. Impartial advice to client on appropriate forms of contract.

Client Benefits

-Change management
-Construction contract amendments
-Procurement advice
-Contract administration

Transport for London (Transport)
Integrated Project Support Jun 00 – Dec 03

Programme Manager leading Transport for London’s Integrated Project Support team (11 staff) in an outsourced office managing various feasibility stages of a number of infrastructure projects. The team was established to provide project management support to TfL’s Transport Interchange Department assisting in the development of multi-modal transport projects through the early planning phases.

Client Benefits

-Programme & scheduling
-Stakeholder management
-Team leadership
-Design management
-Problem solving

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