Interest

People and places, how things work and how things could work better, sports and fitness including triathlon, tennis, surfing and snow sports. 

Work History

Beca(beca.com)

2011 - present          Auckland, New Zealand

Senior Project Manager

  • Manage multiple projects ranging in value from $30k -$3.5m from initiation to project closure.
  • Lead the improvement of project management procedures and business systems within the section.

Stage Technologies(stagetech.com)

2006 - 2010          London, UK

Project Manager, Electrical Engineering Team Leader (2009 - 2010)

  • This role had three components; Project Management, Team Leader/Manager (seven Electrical and Controls Engineers) and Inter-Company Coordinator. See this link (job description) for a detailed job description;

Project Manager (2007 - 2009)

  • Manage multiple projects ranging in value from £20k - £350k from initiation to project closure.
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams including internal staff and external contractors to achieve project objectives.
  • Communicating with clients and key project stakeholders.
  • Improve project management procedures and systems within the organisation.

 Controls Engineer (2006 - 2007)

  • Lead controls engineer for projects up to £1.3 million. Projects primarily multi-axis servo drive applications.
  • Complete project life cycle from system definition to commissioning and hand-over.
  • Product development.

RG Luma Automation(rglumagroup.co.uk

2005                  Worcester, UK

Controls Engineer (contract)        

  • Controls engineering for projects delivering automated production machinery for the automotive industry.

Berill Control Systems(bcsgroup.biz)

2004 - 2005          Auckland, New Zealand

Controls Engineer (contract)                                    

  • Controls engineer for Darwin International Airport baggage handling system.

GEA Colby(colbypowder.com)

2002 - 2004          Auckland, New Zealand   

Controls Engineer

  • Lead Controls Engineer on projects $20k - $1m. Management of all electrical and controls aspects of projects including the formation andmaintenanceof project schedules and budgets.
  • Site Manager for $550k powder handling project in Denmark.
  • Product development of new filling machines.

Summary

  • Project Manager with 8+ years experience leading multidisciplinary teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Specialising in managing technically challenging projects with a successful history in achieving this across a wide range of industries and countries.
  • A complimentary skill set of leadership, in depth technical knowledge and interpersonal skills ensures project requirements are well defined and high performing teams are built then led to achieve these.
  • Professionally accredited (PMP from www.pmi.org) and formally trained in project management.
  • Seeks professionally challenging and interesting role within an organisation that facilitates professional growth.

Skills and Abilities

Project Experience.  Over 12 years project experience.  This involved working as part of a team to take projects from initiation through to final project commissioning and closure. 

Project Management.  Over eight years leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project objectives.  This includes management of scope, quality, time, cost, risks and most importantly people.

Industry Experience. I have experience working in a wide range of industries. These industries include; Materials Handling, Transport, Construction, Water & Wastewater, Mining & Metals, Theatre & Live Entertainment, Automotive and Food & Beverage,.

International Experience.  Project delivery in over 15 different contries including; Denmark, France, Belgium, Italy, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, Caribbean Islands, USA, Canada, UK, Scotland, Australia and (of course) NZ. I have lived and worked permanently in the UK for five years.   

Technical Competency in a wide range of disciplines including:

a) Control system design and implementation.

b) Software design and implementation.

c) Mechanical engineering, fabrication and installation.

d) Process engineering and production systems.

Communications.   A strong communicator using written, aural and visual mediums. Excellent facilitator during group communications.  An active listener.  I take responsibility for the flow of information between all project stakeholders and for the quality and timeliness of this information.  

Relationships.  I interact well with clients and colleagues and enjoy the working relationships that develop. I work to build strong teams through encouragement and support that create an all inclusive environment.   

Education

Education
2013 - 2014

Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. 

Requirements include a four-year degree, three years (4,500 hours) project management experience and 35 hours of formal project management education.

2006 - 2007

Post graduate paper - Project Management

Open University
  • Completed with merit
1998 - 2001

Bachelor of Engineering with honours (II, I)

Massey University
  •  Second class, first degree honours.
1993 - 1997

Macleans College
  • Graduated with an ´A´ bursary (university entrance).
  •  Scholarship in Physics.