Tell us about your career so far?
My first job was as an engineer’s assistant role on a petro-chemical project in Essex. I quickly progressed to site engineer, responsible for all the setting out and quality control checks on numerous projects. I then spent one year in New Zealand where I had the opportunity to contribute to the 2011 Canterbury earthquake recovery scheme, working on various civil engineering projects. Upon my return I worked on a heavy structural refurbishment and a new build residential scheme in London. In 2018 I joined Knight Harwood and subsequently went onto become a project manager.

Tell us about a recent project
I have been working on the Henry Wood House project with Derwent London. It is a façade restoration project in a very prominent location, next to the BBC and only a few minutes from our Knight Harwood head quarters.

What is your most memorable project?
I had the great privilege of joining the Athlone House team in 2019 where I was responsible for the delivery of the ground floor fit out works. We handed over the project during the peak of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, which was a huge achievement.

What is your favourite part of your job?
The variety of projects I get to work on and meeting lots of new people. I enjoy building relationships with the trades and client/consultant teams and going on the journey of the project through to completion – even if its stressful at times!

What has been your most challenging project?
My most challenging project has to be either The Media Pavilion that we delivered for All England Lawn Tennis Club due to the strict deadlines around the tennis championships in 2022 and 2023, or Benjamin Street, with the complex logistics for the façade works and being located directly outside Farringdon Station.

What advice would you give to a construction manager just starting their career?
My advice would be to learn as much as possible from those around you on the project you are working on and ask lots of questions. I would also say to maximise your time on site and learn how things are built, get into the detail and always have a strong focus on programme and not letting days pass by – every day counts!

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