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CV, Carpenter Foreman or Supervisor seeks work in New Zealand

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7491
(17/09/1966, male)
List top 5 skills: communication, experiance, eye for detail, hands on, team player
Short Bio:

I am a City & Guilds qualified Carpenter with over 30 years experience covering a wide range of projects including 1st & 2nd to complete timber frame houses.
I have owned and ran two successful construction companies with total custumer satisfaction.In this role I have also learnt many other construction trades outside of carpentry.
I have progressed my career at every stage reaching Project Manager for the Interior -fit out of 780 high rise residental units on the prestigious Spencer Dock development in Dublin, Ireland.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 

english (fluent), Spanish (Moderate)

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, canada, new zealand


Company Owner/Project Manager

John Baird Construction SL, Almeria Spain

2008 – Present


Establish a company working closely with developers and clients building one off high level specification villas to the expat community.


Set up my own construction company in Spain catering to Expats. Estimating costs and schedules for clients.

Sourcing of local labour, plant and materials.

Projects manage the construction from start to completion.

Communicating closely with the clients.

Using hands on approach to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Site Manager/ Project Manager

Welplan Ltd, Republic of Ireland

2006 – 2008


Proven track record for managing and delivering large scale residential and commercial projects.

Contract value 9 Million Euro -, Spencer Dock.

Entered Company at Finishing Foreman level with promotion to

Project Manager within 6 months.


Liaise with Clients, Site Managers and Project Managers.

Hold and participate in regular update meetings with Q.S, Design Team and Architect.

Organise labour force of up to 150 people both direct and sub-contractors.

Direct and motivate team members to meet tight deadlines.

Programme and schedule daily works.

Ensure implementation of Health and Safety at all times.

Produce safety statements and method statements.

Manage quality and cost control.

Produce snag lists and ensure completion to the highest standard. Organise plant machinery and materials order and stock control.

Strong communication and organisation skills.

Company Owner/Project Manager

John Baird Carpentry Contracts, Republic of Ireland

2000 – 2006


House building on a principal and sub contractor basis.


Estimate total project costs.

Projects manage

Material sourcing.

Schedule programme of works.

Health and Safety Statements.

Implement Health and Safety requirements.

Purchase and hire plant machinery.

Liaise with Clients, Architect, Suppliers and Sub-contractors.

Manage labour and Sub-contractors.

Recruit labour force.

Hold weekly progress meetings and quality control.

Produce invoices, VAT returns, and accounts

Maintenance Forman/Carpenter

Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

1998 – 2000


Maintenance and general building works on Ministry of Defence and R.A.F housing.

Purchasing materials. Schedule appointments with clients.

Administration and time sheets.

Weekly meetings with Ministry of Defence regarding safety, snag listing and quality control.


Premise Engineering Ltd, United Kingdom

1984 – 1998


Obtained City & Guilds qualification. Joined Master Guild of Craftsmen. Completed Apprenticeship.


Specialist carpentry and joinery for National Health Board.

Construction and manufacture of X-Ray suites, MRI and CAT scanning rooms.

Joinery in the workshop through to final installation on site.

Work as part of a team and on my own initiative. Problem solving. Organise plant hire and purchasing materials throughout the UK and Europe.


Higher National Diploma – City & Guilds

St Albans National College of Bu, United Kingdom

1982 – 1986

High School – GCSE English, Maths, Woodwork, Science, Social Studies

Leggatts Way High School, London

1977 – 1982


English – Fluent

Spanish – Moderate


City & Guilds Advanced Carpentry – United Kingdom Issued: 1986