Hear exclusive insight into working as a Construction Manager at Kier Group from Tom, a graduate from Loughborough University who has worked on the exciting Cross Rail project.
When I began to explore careers I was sure I wanted to work at the 'coal face' so chose the Construction Management route at university, rather than Engineering. Kier offered me sponsorship and full work experience through my years at Loughborough University.
My first placement opportunity was on the Kings Cross project, where I managed a number of subcontractors from various trades. I learned the value of teamwork, negotiating skills, and the relationship between decisions and repercussions.
Following my final year at University, I re-joined Kier and have been lucky enough to work on the Cross Rail project. The project has allowed me to excel in all aspects of management and technical competence. The project I'm working at the moment means that the face of London infrastructure will change forever and improve the lives of many. I'm proud to be part of this project and continually strive to ensure that not only my work, but also those who work with me, reach the highest possible standards. The role lends itself to working collaboratively as I have to manage the movements from all works created, and this means I'm continually able to apply my people skills to ensure effective communication and outcomes. My enthusiasm for the role and the determination to deliver, for both the client and Kier, led to me achieving my Chartership a year earlier than expected.
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