Archive 2016 10

7 Holland promoted at Mabey MABEY has expanded its senior management team with the promotion of former technical director Dave Holland, who joins the board of its UK Hire subsidiary as engineering director. Holland will be responsible for maintaining standards and aligning Mabey’s engineering services across six areas: groundworks, major projects, contract services (temporary bridging, building refurbishment and civils), development, instrumentation and digital engineering. Chartered engineer, Holland, has worked at Mabey for 16 years and has led successful contract engineering teams. He has recently focused on the formation of the new LIVE Instrumentation division. Mabey UK Hire CEO, Gordon MacDonald, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Holland to the role of engineering director. He has earned this opportunity on merit against talented competition from external applicants, and in demonstrating his ongoing dedication to Mabey.” Mabey has also appointed Christopher Midson as head of manufacturing and Chris Goodall as head of supply chain. Carroll joins Turner & Townsend in the Middle East GLOBAL professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend has hired Appointments a senior director in Qatar and added two new associate directors. Stephen Carroll, who has 22 years of experience in commercial and cost management, takes up the role as director in the property division. A chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), he has spent the last decade in senior management positions in South Africa. Turner & Townsend Qatar has also added two associate directors to its property team with Rathband Paul recruited alongside Helen Caress, who has been promoted internally. Stephen McCartney, country manager for Turner and Townsend Qatar, said: “We’re delighted to have Stephen on board. He has an excellent track record in cost and commercial management, having been involved in some of the largest property developments in southern Africa.” n Constructing Careers Reece Phillips, a second year student of mineral product technology at the University of Derby, talks about his experience of the Hanson leadership, education and development (LEAD) higher management apprenticeship, which he started in 2014. What made you want to join the construction industry in the first place? The construction industry was something I became increasingly interested in while growing up and the fact that I knew very little about quarrying in particular encouraged me to see it as a challenge. I was also drawn to the security of the sector: building materials and construction will always be in demand one way or another, so I feel I am in the right place to learn and develop new skills. How did you go about getting onto your current programme? I started looking through the government apprenticeships website after becoming disillusioned with the traditional university route that friends and family had followed before me. I saw the Hanson programme advertised and, after applying, got an initial interview with the site manager and a call-back with the regional area manager. From this, I attended an assessment day with other final candidates and we were examined on various tasks and our ability to work as a team. What have you done so far? I am now based at Barton quarry, a sand and gravel plant in Staffordshire, where my roles vary from being on site to working in the office on business improvement plans. I have had the freedom to introduce new schemes, such as a replacement T-card system, which enables the site manager and I to ensure plant and equipment is regularly checked. This is supported with a schedule to help with preventative maintenance, which should improve availability and production. Other Hanson sites and senior management are impressed with the idea and my aim is to make it a company-wide standard: I am interested to see how we can take it forward and adapt it for each site. What do you hope to achieve in your career? Since starting the apprenticeship straight from sixth form, I have gained formal qualifications, including being the first in my learning group to complete the safety health and environment (SHE) NVQ level 4 for quarrying as well as achieving 82 per cent and 77 per cent over the first year modules on our HND. Throughout my career I want to progress up the operations management structure, gaining more responsibilities and taking on new skills. In the short term, however, I hope to get a first in my degree and possibly continue to a master’s degree and complete the SHE NVQ level 6. What do your friends think of what you do? When I talk about work with my friends, they are certainly envious of the money as many of them are university students. Apart from that, I don’t think they have much of an idea what quarrying entails; the same position I was in when I first started in this industry! Where do you think we will see you in 10 years’ time? In the long term, I hope to be in a senior management role, making big decisions and taking on a variety of projects to contribute to the company’s overall growth and success. n

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