Assistant Project Manager, Harry gives an insight into his work and home life. Find out more about his below..
Describe a typical day for you:
My day starts with a to do list; quick scan of the previous evenings emails and cup of tea is essential! Fighting fires for the rest of the day…as well as the more general report writing, site visits and the day to day administration that comes with the job.
What’s your background?
In my early years I was interested in playing the piano, and pursued being a DJ after I finished University. After a while, the construction industry drew me in, and I went to University to complete a course in Construction Project Management. The industry itself is challenging and exciting, and every day is different which is what I like the most.
Which Concert project are you proudest to have worked on and why?
With my 3 year work anniversary coming up, I’ve had some great exposure whilst at Concert. From Commercial offices, residential developments, to Data Centres, I’ve gained valuable experience in a wide range of projects. If I were to select one of all the projects I’ve been involved in, I would choose Greenwich Millennium Village, where i supported the Taylor Wimpey team in delivering a successful planning application for this large residential development scheme in Greenwich. There were several challenges with this one, and we worked hard until the 11th hour to get this one over the line and when it was approved there was a real sense of accomplishment both personally and within the wider consultant team.
Which building (can be anywhere in the world and any type of building) would you love to have worked on?
I followed the build of The Mjøsa Tower in Norway closely back in 2019 which was of particular interest because the 18 storeys of mixed-use space delivered stands as the tallest timber-frame structure in the world. Using the cross laminated timber approach to that extent is a real engineering feat, whilst also being right at the forefront of sustainable building.
Advice for someone trying to get into the industry
Try to build solid relationships with those you are working with, and trust your own ability. There is no ‘right way’ to manage a project and everyone is different, so try to be confident, but also remember to lean on the specialist knowledge of others around you in the project team at the same time. No ‘one’ person can know it all!