What is your title, and how long have you been at Knight Harwood?
I am a Quantity Surveyor and have been at Knight Harwood for almost two years.
Which project are you most proud of working on and why?
I am currently working on our project at the Royal Academy of Arts – it is my first time delivering a live project (from the start) at Knight Harwood. Market conditions were challenging at the start of the project, so it is a real feeling of achievement to see the progress on site.
What is your favourite part of your job?
The diversity of the projects. I really enjoy getting to see a variety of different types of building and learn about the processes behind each of them.
What is the biggest challenge in your role?
Negotiating at different stages of the project can be challenging. Learning to manage difficult conversations certainly takes some practice.
What piece of advice would you give a new starter in the industry or at Knight Harwood?
I would say spend as much time as you can out on site and absorb everything you can from the people around you. There is so much to learn and take in.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love staying busy outside of work and can mostly be found cooking, seeing friends, taking a yoga class or working at my allotment.