JOB: Site Manager, Fletcher Construction
QUALIFICATION: National Diploma in Construction Management and National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
"I've always been intrigued by the building environment and I aspired to manage large commercial construction projects. I started as a carpenter to get the practical building knowledge and then moved onto the diploma to get the management knowledge. My qualifications opened up employment opportunities and helped me get to where I am now. I've worked on lots of exciting buildings including the iconic University of Auckland Business School and buildings within the historic Mt Eden Prison.
The detail, planning and execution of the buildings can be very challenging and exciting and I use the theoretical knowledge I learnt at Unitec every day. I'm particularly proud of managing the ASB North Wharf building site. It was a very technical and challenging build, and I'm proud to have left my mark on Auckland. The next step for me is to progress into project management of large commercial projects."