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CV, Experienced Scaffold Manager Seeking Large And Complex Projects

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33401
(10/20/1966, male)
List top 5 skills: access manager, access superintendant, scaffold expert, scaffold manager, scaffold superintendent, scaffolding expert, scaffolding foreman, scaffolding manager, scaffolding superintendant
Short Bio:

Qualified Scaffold Manager, an expert in civil and mechanical aspects of scaffolding in industries such as power generation, pharmaceutical, coal and gas. Results driven with a problem solving mentality. Excellent leadership abilities, demonstrated in delivering projects value £15M to demanding deadlines on time and to budget. A team player and outstanding communicator with excellent listening skills, empowering people to make decisions whilst supporting them to deal with the consequences.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, General Management, Oil, Gas and Energy

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A highly qualified, accomplished and knowledgeable Project Scaffold Manager. Has a clear track record of safe and well managed project delivery across a wide variety of industrial sites. Confidently leads the provision of access and scaffolding on highly regulated and complex installations for the nuclear, power generation, Refinery, and pharmaceutical industries. Commercially aware, manages all aspects of the process including cost control, recruitment, selection of contractors and hiring of plant and machinery. A team oriented leader and clear communicator, supports and motivates whilst setting standards for safe practice and efficient operation. Currently seeking a role as Senior Scaffold Manager

Key Skills

● Works to NEBOSH Standards and practices

● Safe Materials and Handling practice

● Robust Method statements and Risk Analysis

● Stakeholder and partner management

● Quality assurance and control

● Specialist trades knowledge and understanding

● Detailed logistics planning ● Employee leadership and supervision

● Legal and Regulatory Compliance

● Operational control and monitoring against schedule

● Financial budget management and control

● Sub-contractor selection and management

● Works closely with design and technical experts

● Forward thinking, direct and outcome focussed


Core Competencies

Leading and Developing Teams – Develops teams to reduce risk and achieve outcomes to high quality standards saving time and money. Appointed to manage underperforming project. With a team in place and a contract in deficit, spent 3 days analysing the contract, identifying gaps and inconsistencies. Changed mind-sets around supervision, teams and 50 individuals overcoming resistance to change, avoiding industrial action. Delivered a highly successful core team of 30 and 120 in total in an accident free environment: 1.2 million man hours. Project now valued at £15m from £8m.

Active Identification of Client Requirements – Rapidly and logically finds solutions to the most challenging client problems. Sheffield University: refit of 3,000 windows, with impeded access over glass atrium, help design a hung fixed access to each floor, whilst managing 6 other sites from north to south east of country. Delivered to customer requirement. £6M pa turnover.

Project Planning and Control – Applies solution focused approach. With a client unable to provide a project programme, identified the requirement and designed it for the client. Controlled workforce, appointed own team of 50+, and ordered materials to arrive on time and to budget and kept continuity with core crew. Turned around the project achieving a high return: 14%. Client praised the effort and result and gained a smoothly running project.

Problem-solving – Innovative and inventive, researching new methods to achieve a safe working environment. Developed a safe access system to protect 3,000 staff whilst building access to move heavy plant. Designed and introduced a restricted access tag. Established an efficient signing in system. Conduct audits and inspections to monitor and improve safe working practice. Client utilised it alongside the main contractor and rolled it out across all sites. Received an award for Health and Safety Innovation.


Career Experience

2010 – Present
SCR Access Manager, Kaefer C&D Ltd., Nottinghamshire

Led access provision on this landmark project. Co-ordinated across all trade disciplines, taking a loss making project through a business transformation and turned it around to profit. Worked on raising commercial awareness in all staff to control waste and efficiency as well as instilling pride and engagement with the task in hand.

Key Achievements:

• Led the Ratcliffe Power Station SCR Project involving insulation of a Selective Catalyst reduction (SCR); the first SCR to be constructed within the UK on a Coal Fired Boiler

• Managed a team of up to 120 with 5 direct supervisors. Monitored performance, advising and guiding where necessary

• Efficiently introduced paper trails to ensure each work aspect was accountable

• Managed Safety, Quality and Environmental policy requirement ensuring team compliance with regulations. Carried out induction training for new or transferred employees

• Ensured all dangerous occurrences, pollution or environmental quality incidences were reported and investigated. As a result of developing strong, robust processes achieved a zero recorded accident project

• Organised and monitored training plans, managing 2 apprentices

• Liaised directly with client and conducted and recorded quality audits

• Delivered reports weekly to Operations Director, co-ordinated scaffold design engineers

• Resolved issues resulting from a lack of a programme. Negotiated a work schedule and delivered to quality standard

2004 – 2009
South Yorkshire and the Midlands Contract Manager, SGS Ltd., Kingston upon Hull

Key Achievements:

• Provided access services for sites: BP Saltend Refinery, Lindsey Oil Refinery, Westfield Derby and Sheffield Incinerators

• Successfully oversaw 120 members across sites throughout the country

• Played a focal role in running a major contract with in an area/region. East Yorkshire sub-stations 400+ employees

• Allocated responsibilities to sub-contractors and others regarding the most appropriate order and method of working

• Ensured 95% of all projects managed were well within budget

• Implemented requisite measures to expand client base. Brought in additional £1M project

• Successfully managed a £1.2M worth project from first contact to end and on budget

• Delivered a method of safe working to Site Manager, identifying potential hazards and precautions to be observed


Additional Experience

2003 – 2004 Site Manager, Cape Industrial Rugley Power Station

1996 – 2003 Site Manager, Cape Industrial Drakelow Power Station

1995 – 1996 Working Forman/Outage Forman, Drakelow Power Station

1993 – 1995 Forman Scaffolder, JB Scaffolding Ltd., Leicestershire

1990 – 1993 Charge-Hand Scaffolder, Cape Industrial Services, North Lincolnshire

1986 – 1990 Advanced Scaffolder, Eastern Countries Scaffolding, Derby

1982 – 1986 Advanced Scaffolder (CITB) Basic Scaffolder Trainee Labourer, G.K.N. Mills/Kwikform, Staffordshire


Professional Qualifications

2015 UK Employment Law

2014 Managing Confined Space Working

2014 Trained to use 3M FT–10/FT–30 Face Fit Testing Kit

2014 UKATA Asbestos Scaffold Managers Course

2012 Lifting & Slinging incorporating Pendant Crane, NETA

2011 NEBOSH, Risk & Safety Management Services Ltd

2009 Advanced Scaffold Inspection, Simian Risk Management

2008 Scaffold Design Appreciation, Alwyn Richards Temporary Works Design

2008 Harness Rescue (GOTCHA), SGS Ltd.

2007 IOSH, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

2006 Ridgegear Abseil Descent System (Trainer), Dragon Safety Systems

2005 SG4:10, Safety & Access Ltd

2004 Asbestos Awareness for Scaffolders Training (Supervisor Manager)

1991 5-day Combined Offshore Survival Firefighting and First Aid, Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Lancashire

1985 Advanced CISRS Scaffolder

1983 CECOL 12 month Residential Scaffolding Course, Civil Engineering College, Norfolk


In Addition

Practical Application of LEAN Methodology

MR Office Suite, Excel, Word, Outlook, Project

Winner of Contractor of the Year as site manager for Drakelow Power Station