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Personal Profile

  • Over 22 years experience within the building industry, dealing with Planning, Architecture, Engineering, etc. design and technical matters from project inception to completion
  • Looking to broaden experience further
  • Positive, industrious, dependable and adaptable
  • Thrives on challenging tasks and enjoys responsibility
  • Carries work out thoroughly in an organized manner and looks for ways to improve products, practices and procedures
  • Good communication and listening skills at all levels, as well as being confident, calm and patient Intelligent, fair and also team-spirited

Personal Details

  • Married to Jane
  • Father to James (born Dec 01) & Elise (born Jul 06)
  • English National
  • Excellent general health / non-smoker
  • Interests include cycling, walking, 5-a-side football & flying

Examples of Projects

Work experience

Dec 04 - present:  Rydon Group - Technical Co-ordinator

  • Returned to Rydon with the recommendation of the Chief Executive
  • Appointment and management of consultant Architects, Civil and Structural Engineers, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, SAP and EcoHomes assessors, etc.
  • Preparation and management of fee budgets, design programmes and specifications
  • Chairing project meetings with other departments and the design team
  • Projects include luxury apartments and housing schemes of various sizes and types, with Housing Association and Business units when part of the overall scheme
  • Dealing with Scheme Development Standards, Secured by Design and specification requirements

Apr 04 - Dec 04:  Sabbatical - European Tour

  • Priceless time with my wife and young son touring continental Europe and Scandinavia
  • Broadened life experience and provided many new challenges that developed personal skills

Mar 03 - Apr 04:  Antler Homes - Technical Manager

  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director as part of the Management Team
  • Responsible for all technical matters, including the appointment and management of consultant Architects (internal and external), Civil and Structural Engineers, etc.
  • Liaison with Planning Consultants and Architects through the whole Planning process to achieve the best and quickest decisions and ensuring all designs in accordance with company standards
  • Preparation of Technical Reports for potential land acquisitions
  • Preparation and management of fee budgets

Sep 99 - Mar 03:  Laing Homes - Design Manager

  • Appointment and management of all design consultants
  • Preparation and monitoring of design programmes using Teamplan software
  • Projects included a steel-framed apartment block, timber frame and brick & block houses (up to £1.8m each), Housing Association, office and retail units

Jan 99 - Aug 99:  Linden Homes - Technical Manager

  • Management of consultant Architects, etc.
  • Obtaining Building Regulations approvals
  • Projects included conversion of barrack blocks and new pavilion-style information centre as well as new housing and apartment developments

1997 - 1999:  Rydon Group

  • Production of drawings and specifications
  • Co-ordination of all design information, obtaining Building Regulations approvals and chairing site meetings

1993 - 1997:  Alfred McAlpine Homes

  • Co-ordination of all design consultants and implementation of a new AutoCAD system
  • Production of drawings and specifications and obtaining Planning and Building Regulations approvals

1991 - 1993:  Ward Homes

  • Selected for employment again by the person who had previously been my manager at Bovis Homes
  • Dealing with all aspects of obtaining Planning and Building Regulations approvals
  • Managed supply and installation of new CAD system and trained other members of staff in its use, including AutoCAD, PDS ground modelling and road design, structural and surveying software

1990 - 1991:  The Halpern Partnership

  • Production of drawings for an £8m office building
  • Other projects included a hospital refurbishment, and also trained other members of staff to use AutoCAD

1988 - 1990:  Plan-it Design

  • Production of all types of architectural drawings using AutoCAD
  • Wide range of projects varying from an oast house conversion and new housing to prisons and a £30m office development
  • Management and training of new members of staff and setting up CAD systems for clients

1985 - 1988:  Bovis Homes

  • Production of all drawings for Planning and Building Regulations approvals for a number of sites and liaising with Local Authorities and the NHBC
  • Working on the drawing board and Acropolis 3-D CAD system



2007: A/S German:    Grade C

2006: GCSE German: Grade A

1999 - 2000: Professional Certificate in Management

Open University Business School

The management of people, including teamwork, communication, recruiting and developing staff, leadership and motivation, planning and the management of change

The management of marketing, including buyer-behaviour, market research, the development of markets and communicating with customers

The management of information, including information technology and interpretation and presentation of data

The management of finance, including budgeting, costs and cash

1996: GCSE Psychology: Grade A

1987 - 1989: BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Building Studies

Mid Kent College of Higher & Further Education (day release)

8 Merits, 3 Passes

1985 - 1987: BTEC National Certificate (ONC) in Building Studies

Erith College of Technology (day release)

1 Distinction, 10 Merits, 4 Exemptions

1980 - 1985: GCE Ordinary level examinations

Dartford Grammar School

Mathematics                A           Geography        B                  Art                C

English Language         A          French              B                  Physics        C

Design & Technology    B           Pure Maths & Theoretical Mechanics          C

Additional skills / training

Competent user of AutoCAD 2007, Microsoft Office & Powerproject Teamplan software

Trained to deal with internal and external customers in a positive, solution oriented, professional and courteous manner - using the ‘Gober Method’ of Strategy, Psychology and Language of Service, and also trained and worked as a coach to help other members of staff continue and improve their service to all their customers - 2002

Attended numerous training courses / seminars including:

2008 Code for Sustainability

2008 Building Regulation and Construction updates

2007 CDM Planning Supervisor / Designer

2006 EcoHomes

2006 Robust Details

2006 Timber Frame

2002 Powerproject Teamplan

2002 Running Effective Meetings

2002 Plumbing & Electrical Services

1996 Managing Priorities & Meeting Deadlines

1996 Health & Safety CDM

1995 Lotus Ami Pro, Further Features and 1-2-3 

Clean Driving Licence held since 1986

Completed Driver Safety Programme 1998

Full Motorcycle Licence held since 2000

Qualified First Aider Jan 2007