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Feasibility Studies

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• Life Cycle Costing Analysis.
• Cost Planning.
• Cost/Benchmark Checking.
• Valuing Viable Alternative Design                            Solutions and Value Engineering.

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Tender Analysis

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• Tender Preparation.
• Tender Evaluation.
• Tender Negotiation.

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Cost Evaluation

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• Client Cost Clarity.
• Contract Reviews..
• Carry out Validation Studies.

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Experience
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Projects (1992 onwards).

Education:
• Review of PFI Contractors Bills of Quantities – Sandwell Sports Academy.
• Contract management to extension of Priestthorpe High School.

International Experience:
• As a consultant for Contract Dispute Consultants on the Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong.

Highways and Transportation:

Highways:
• Due diligence and a complex cost benchmarking exercise for a UK PPP motorway project.

• Production of Highways Agency final accounts for Area MAC 6 incorporating reconciliation of contract    files and target cost estimates.
• Preparation of NEC 3 and bespoke sub-contracts for Supply Chain Partners, incorporating the   issue of pre-qualification questionnaires, coordination of reviews, pre-contract meetings and    contract issue.
• Preparation of measured quantities / cost comparisons - Early Contract Involvement M1 Road    Widening Scheme Junctions 10 to 13

Rail:
• Network Rail Access for All tender at Paddock Wood station.
• Holiday cover for Kelly Integrated Transport Systems (Edmonton) Managing Estimator.
• Commercial management for Principal Civill Contractor on Network Rail Bletchley Re-modelling  .
• Commercial/ estimating support Network Rail South East Anglia Bridge & Civil Framework.   
• Bill preparation and Form “A” Estimate for Rail Head/Mineral Sidings Shipton Quarry, Oxford for    Kilbride Properties
• High Level Cost Book based on Finsbury Park Validation
• Validation of Tube Lines RIBA Stage C/D Tender for LUL Step Free Access Program at Finsbury    Park Station.
• Commercial and Estimating Support for RIBA Stage C/D Tender for South KennsingtonKensington/    Queensway Station
• Develop an Estimating Code of Accounts on behalf of Parsons Brinckerhoff for LUL Program    Assurance Office.
• Commercial Support to LUL Procurement Department, Vendor Capital Framework and Associated    Contracts.
• Forensic Review of LUL Contracts e.g.: Waterloo and City and Shepherds Bush SFA and Station    Capacity Upgrade.
• Review Cost Plans prior to submission to Funding Gateway Meetings.
• Audit of LUL Estimating department for Transport for London.
• Setting up the financial and contractual parameters for blockades on the West Coast Main Line    Route for Virgin Trains. Managing the commercial aspects of the initial works carried out, including    valuations, change control and final accounts.  Station.
• Subcontract Management for Westinghouse Rail Systems on WARM re-signaling contract,    preparation and analysis of tenders. Managing the processing of applications and payments,    change control and competition of cost reports
• Electrical Final Account for Network Rail Brighton Train Depot.
• Bid Management on a Partnership Tender on Channel Tunnel Rail Link 342 Ebbsfleet Chord and   104F St Pancras Station.
• Bills of Quantities for the over head lines and signalling on Network Rail, London North   EasternRegion - Tallington to Peterborough route and Peterborough Station station.  Attend risk workshops and reveiw the Target and Ceiling Prices at York, Buxton, Shireoaks and Sunderland stations.
• Contract documentation for subcontract packages MVAIR Re-signalling – GEC Alstom. .
• East Coast Main Line diversion, York Station travel centre and World War 2 repairs.
• Permanent way works to the Port of Immingham..

Industrial:
• Contract management of factory and office block extensions.
• Commercial management for Civil Engineering Contractor on Business Park
• Developments, Haul Road for Guardian Glass Works at Goole.

Offices:
• Brickwork package re measurement at Foster Square Development, Bradford.

PFI and PPP:
• Due diligence and cost benchmarking exercise for Lender’ Technical Advisor report for the Scottish    Roads Partnership M8, M73 and M74 Motorway Improvements PPP Project.
• Managing variations on the Connect PFI Project (Radio & Telecommunications) incorporating PPP    and PFI interface.
• Interface with the PPP Infraco’s Tube Lines and Metronet in respect of Station Refurbishments.
• Management of Leaky Feeder Installation on several stations.
• Leading and delivering a Multi Million Framework for Station Radio Cable Relocation.

PPP:
• Due diligence and a complex benchmarking exercise for the Lenders' Technical Report on the    Scottish Roads Partnership, M8, M73 and M74 Motorway Improvents PPP project.

Pharmaceutical:
• Mechanical and Electrical Final Account, Brunner Mond Soda Ash Plant.

Power Stations:
• Review of Killingholme 900MW CCGT power statation, contract bills and preparation of   supplementary bids.

Public Sector:
• Carrying out feasibility studies on behalf of Hull City Council in respect of schools, civic buildings,    leisure facilities, residential and millennium projects.
• Review and manage insurance claims.
• Negotiate and manage fast-track contracts including final accounts.
• Prepare final accounts for high rise flat scheme.
• Carry feasibility and measurement notes for a report on the modernisation of a group of six tower    blocks.
• Review submissions for Grant Approval.
• Review and evaluate the benchmark of Building Control Fees.
• Validation of PFI School to cost using a traditional bills and pricing.
• Prepare estimates on behalf of York City Council in respect of two school alteration and work to the   Guildhall.

Residential:
• Bill Preparation for Charles Church Homes.
• Commercial management of Nursing Home developments and Burnley Hospice.

Leisure and Entertainment:
• Commercial management of enabling works and subcontract packages for South Leeds Tennis    Centre.
• Subcontract procurement for Multi-Screen Cinema and City Square at Manchester Nynex Arena.

Utilities Sector- (Northumberland/ Southern/Welsh/ Yorkshire Water Authorities)
• AMP3 Clean & Waste scheme for Yorkshire Water at various locations.
• Aquifer Storage and Pipe-line Distressing.
• Documentation review and procurement of Mechanical & Electrical Packages on the Whitewell    Creek Waste Water Treatment Works.
• Electrical Package Bran Sands Effluent Treatment Works.
• Post Contract Cefni and Cwellvyn Water Treatment Works.

 

 

News and Updates
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I have been working as a consultant for Capita (Lenders Technical Advisor) on their Technical Report for the benefit of Lenders to the Project Co, in carrying out a complex benchmarking exercise for a UK PPP motorway project.

On the 29 January 2014 Transport Scotland, Transport Minister Keith Brown announced the intention to award a contract to construct the new M8 and make Improvements to the M73 and M74, which will create hundreds jobs and will see advanced works start immediately following the sign off of the early works agreement.

I am pursuing new opportunities and am available at short notice and flexible and will accept commissions on a global basis.
04 February 2014