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Summary

As an ambitious professional I have tailored my future by gaining valuable practical and theoretical experience. Excelling in a team-based environment, I have shown strong leadership and interpersonal skills while being a top, goal-orientated employee. I started my career with a few lower value projects which allowed me to demonstrate my skills and I earned the opportunity to deliver DEFRA's highest value multi-million moves project so far. 

Work experience

Mar 2016Present

Assistant Project Manager

Mott MacDonald LTD

DEFRA Relocation Project - £13M (February 2017 - Present)

  • When I joined the Project the proposed design had gone over the budget allowance which led me to my first task in Managing Design Scope and Delivery. By arranging and leading several Value Engineering exercises with my design team and the stakeholders, we managed to reduce costs while still meeting the user requirements. 
  • As a part of the Stakeholder Management services I was to provide, I identified the need of creating a clearer CTC clearance process and its time-frames. By closely liaising with DEFRA's security team, we created a process map to present to the Project Team which is now successfully implemented to provide CTC clearance for over 2000 employees.
  • Change Management and Control is a vital workstream in this project due to its size and number of stakeholders. Changes to this project may result in excessive  costs and large delays. I presented and implemented a change process to assist with change justification. This currently prevented a number of unnecessary changes potentially costing over £2M. 
  • NEC & JCT Contract Administration
  • Project Resource Management 
  • Moves Planning and Management take an important part of delivering this Project due to the enhanced security of the new building. Fine programming was required to precisely align activities and get buy-in from the engaged sub-contractors. We are currently mid-way through the physical move and already receive excellent feedback from high level stakeholders and end users. By allowing sufficient time for planning and early engagement of the related parties we managed to increase the number of DEFRA employees moved each weekend twice compared to their previously most successful move.

DEFRA New Built Depot - £700K - Project Manager - (October 2016 - Present)

  • Managing Design Scope and Delivery
  • Consulting on stakeholder management
  • Value Engneering
  • Procurement
  • Change Management and Control
  • NEC Contract Administration
  • Project Resource Management 
  • Moves Management
  • Programme Management

DEFRA Laboratory Conversion - £300K - Project Manager - (September2016 - Present)

  • Managing Design Scope and Delivery
  • Consulting on stakeholder management
  • Procurement
  • Change Management and Control
  • NEC Contract Administration
  • Project Resource Management 
  • Moves Management
  • Programme Management
Sep 2014Feb 2015

Construction & Project Management - Intern

Planex LTD
  • Attending and reporting all team, client and sub-contractor meetings while keeping record by providing agendas and minutes to all parties. 
  • Determining Critical Success Factors and keeping them under time control and within budget against a Project Margin Target
  • Managing project's resources, supply and delivery
  • Applying building regulations and contract to keep the programme and project sum within the allowances.
  • Networking with potential sub-contractor partners while negotiating their proposed bids.
  • Producing Architectural Detailed Design Drawings when required to reduce delays
  • Assisting the Project Manager to rearrange time plans against the budget
  • Structural Quantity Surveying 

Education

Sep 2011Jun 2015

BSc  Architectural Technologies & Construction Management

University College Nordjylland (Top 3 Construction Management Universities in Denmark) 2:1 Equivalent 

Relevant Modules

Construction & Project ManagementCommunication
Organization & MotivationConcrete Technologies
Building Information Modeling - BIMBuilding Services
Architectural TechnologiesProduction Management
Load-bearing StructuresQuantity Surveying 

Activities & Achievements

  • 2015 – Dissertation paper and End-to-end project for Planex LTD on "Implementation of Earned Value Management in the Construction Industry".
  • 2013 – Participated in an international workshop “De Digitale Dage” in a team of over 200 students. As a team leader on a project for a Health Center, I was required to communicate with multiple teams and control updates. (Certificate obtained)
  • 2012 – Won second prise in a workshop for innovative solutions regarding quad glazed windows by VELFAC.
  • 2011 – President and founder of the university music club, providing rehearsals, venues and organizing various events.
Feb 2014Jul 2014

BSc Built Environment Studies - Erasmus 

University of Malta (6-month Erasmus Program) 2:1 Obtained
  • Relevant Modules
Urban & Regional Development Contemporary Approach to Architecture
Construction Methods & Planning Designing in Stone - Workshop
Concrete Construction Technologies Eco Design - Workshop
Traditional Building Materials Creative Interfaces in Collage

Interests

  • Deeply interested in is passive and active design. 
  • The Danish methods of Planning and Management gave me a head-start in the field and got me keen on researching creative management tools such as Earned Value Management and Lean Methods.
  • Passionate sport lover – played in the university`s volleyball team; table tennis player for the high school’s team; practiced Classical Ju-Jitsu fighting system and won top prises at both national and international competitions. The variety of sports provided me the opportunity to improve my competitiveness and team-working. Since my move to UK I kept practicing sports while even cycling to work.
  • Music – Started off as a guitar player at young age; Music producer in Koda, Denmark and performed at Copenhagen’s World Music Festival as an Electronic Music performer, organizing the “Dungeon Drop” event.  

Skills

IT & Building Information Modelling
  • Proficiency Level in Autodesk Revit packages and AutoCADLumionMS Office
  • Proficiency Level in BIM in the field of Revit – Sigma – MS Project integration;
Languages
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Advanced written and spoken German