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Engineer, Manager

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
August 10, 2018

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Name: Christopher Rome

Home Address : Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK

Contact No. : Home – 012**-***-*** Mobile – 077**-***-***

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2016 CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator Certificate

Defibrillator Training

2015 Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

2014 Appointed Person, Full First Aid Certificate, Environmental

Management, Asbestos Awareness, LOLER – Lifting Operations

Using Excavators, Behavioural Discussions

2014 CSCS Re-certification, Registration number: 01244119

2012 ICIOB Designation

2012 CITB Confined Space Certificate Medium Risk,

National Water Hygiene Card, MDUK Training

Work Authorisation Course, SHEA Passport

2011 BSc (Hons) Construction Management 2:1

Northumbria University, Newcastle

2007 Rigid SR20 Services locator Course

2006 United Utility Blue Card – EUSR76289

2003 Environmental Management Certificate

2003 ANSA Training Certificate in Scaffold Appreciation, Demolition,

COSHH and Welfare.

2003 Method Statement and Risk Assessment Workshop

2002 Manual Handling Certificate

1990 Institute of Concrete Technology, Mill Hill, London

Certificate in Concrete Technology.

1989Carlisle Technical College, Carlisle

ONC in Civil Engineering Studies

1982 Harraby Secondary School, Carlisle

9 O’Levels.

Civil Engineering and Construction /Site Manager &Senior Engineer Portfolio

Being a Freelance Construction Manager/ Site Manager/ Sub Agent/ Senior Engineer/ Site Engineer means that I have a good all-round knowledge of Building and Civil Engineering principles, the relevant technical qualifications and thirty years of onsite procedural and supervisory experience.

The Projects I have been involved with in the past are many and varied. The following list is but a few examples of the types of Projects in which I have encountered:

Hospitals, Retail Parks, BAE Airbus 380 RAF Broughton, Shopping/Housing Developments, Center Parcs, Harbours, Flood Alleviation Schemes, Universities and Schools, Multiplexes, Rail, Well Drilling, Major Road Schemes, Factories, Law Courts, Clean and Waste Water Projects including Aqueducts, Bridges, Recycling Centres, Pipelines, Car Showrooms/ Maintenance Buildings including Test Track and Remediation work.

The Projects listed above have given me a broad understanding in the many fields of Building and Civil Engineering subject areas including Piling, Structural Steelwork, Cladding, Reinforcement, Concrete, Surveying, Drainage/ Pipework, Highways, Falsework, Formwork, Earthworks, Brick/Blockwork, Stonework, External Works, Demolition, Remediation, Finishes, HVAC, Electrical and Mechanical Services, Curtain Walling, Temporary Works, Crane/ Excavator Lift Plans and AutoCAD Design Work. This list is not an exhaustive list.

Also, with having to deal with many forms of Construction, you need to be constantly supervising the Workforce to make sure that the work is properly executed and the workmanship is of a high standard with the Health and Safety aspect constantly in mind.

It is not only the Workforce you need to converse with but also people of a non static site nature i.e. Architects, Structural Engineers, the Client, Statutory Bodies, the Environmental Agency, Building Inspectors, the HSE, the Public and also Plant/Material Suppliers etc.

With regard to safe working practices, all Managers/ Senior Engineers have a responsibility on site, to make sure that all CDM Regulations 2015 are enforced and implemented to the highest attainable standard. The issue of Health and Safety is of Prime Importance when working on a Building Site, it could literally mean a matter of life and death, so as the “Works” proceed, it is important that the necessary checks need to be implemented in a set procedure, which totally minimises any form of incident/ accident or an infraction of the CDM Regulations.

Responsibilities/ Deal with: Main Contractors Health, Safety and Environmental Plans, the Site Specification and the Quality Assurance Manuals etc. This is to get an insight into the procedural way of working on that particular site. Items like Hot Works Permits, Site Instructions, Plant Inspections, Non-Conformances, Permit to Dig, Method Statements, Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments, Lifting Plans, Lifting Appliance Inspections, Excavation Inspections, PAT Testing, Technical Queries, Architects Instructions, Document Transmittals, Drawing Register, Site Diary, Waste Transfer Notes, Temporary Works Inspections, SHE inspections, Working Platform Inspections, Accident Book, Toolbox Talks, Responsible for Site Inductions, etc, etc are also important parts of the day to day running of the Site.

Main Responsibilities

Management of the Project/ Site Team and off site disciplines during the Detailed Design, Construction and Installation Phases of the Project through to Completion and Handover.

Co-ordination of Construction and Installation activities.

Providing progress information.

Management and close monitoring of weekly, monthly & resource Programmes to ensure maximum efficiency.

Ensure that a site specific Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan, Environmental Control Plan exists prior to commencement of any Site activities, that it is regularly reviewed and updated and that all site activities are carried out in accordance with Principal Contractor Safety procedures and all relevant Health and Safety Legislation.

Ensure that Health & Safety File is maintained throughout the life of the construction phase and handed over to the Client on completion.

Ensure that all Site activities are carried out in accordance with appropriate Quality and Environmental procedures and to this end that the Site Quality and Environmental Management Plans are produced, reviewed, updated and adhered to and that all such checks are implemented under a “self-policing” policy.

Ensure that there is minimal Environmental disturbance during the Construction Works and that the Project Environmental requirements are met including SWAMP’s where required

Ensure that the Site Team proactively manages knowledge to facilitate feedback & continuous improvement to the rest of the Team.

Manage the Site Setting out Team and be responsible for performance and development of Site Engineers.

Responsible for identifying and resolving problems arising from Site issues, Material and Workmanship compliance in close liaison with the Construction Manager

Liaising with the Clients Representatives, other Contractors and outside Authorities and Bodies to make sure there is compliance with the Clients wants and current Regulations and Legislation

Co-ordinate and monitor Subcontractors in the performance of their assigned Scope of Work, to ensure they carry out their Work to the Contract Standards and conform to the Principal Contractors Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Standards.

Produce, review and monitor Safe Systems of Work in accordance with the Principle Contractors Safety procedures and all relevant Health and Safety Legislation

Understand conditions of contract with the Client, Subcontractors and Suppliers and to administer effectively

Lead and assist the Project Team including the Project Planner in updating KPI’s, Material reconciliation and Progress Reports

Work experience

May 17 - Present Interserve Construction & APK (NWL Site - Browney STW, Durham)

Position: Site Agent - Value £5m

Main Inlet Works, FST’s & PST’s, Rising Mains, Sewer Diversions, Kiosk Bases etc

Management of Preconstruction and Construction Phases of the Scheme including

Interviewing and Employing Staff/ Operatives, Appointed Person Duties including Lift

Plans for all Cranes & Excavators, Temporary Works Design Deliverability and

Supervision, IMS Formulation, Progress Reports, Contract Programmes including 4

Week Lookahead, RAMS, Project Quality Plans including TQ's/ RFI's etc etc etc

Jan 17 - Apr 17 Aspect Construction Ltd (St Wilfrids School, Blackburn)

Position: Senior Engineer - Value £15m

CFA Piling Works, Pile Caps and Ground Beams, Drainage, Surveying/ Setting Out,

Supervision, Material Testing, some Design elements

Sept 16 - Dec 16 Weiser Construction Ltd (Lowestoft Retail Park, Lowestoft)

Position: Senior Engineer - Value £3m

Refurbishment and extension to existing B & Q forming 4 Retail Units

Cladding and Steel Frame, Curtain Walling, Brickwork, Internal Partitions

Services internal/ external, RC Works, Drainage, Secondary Steelwork

Feb 16 – Aug 16 Graham Construction Ltd (Dalbeattie & Dumfries Learning Campus’s)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £40m & £30m

Primary, Secondary, Nursery & Nurturing Schools, Athletics Track including

Rugby & Football/ MUGA Pitches, Pumping Station, Services, External Works

Responsible for All Engineering Matters, SHEQ Management, Design elements,

Temporary Works Coordinator & Appointed Person Duties, Major RC Works,

Steel Pipe Piling, Major Earthworks, Drainage, Setting Out, Surveying, Preloading,

Surcharge Monitoring, Steelwork, Gas Membrane, Suspended Slabs, Client Liaison

CPD Training for Junior Engineers

June 14 – Jan 16 Mott McDonald Bentley (UU SE Framework – Vyrnwy & Thirlmere Aqueducts)

Position: Project Leader, Bid/Site Manager – Value £1.1m & £1.6m

Tender Preparation, Design Deliverability, Preconstruction Co-ordination, Project

Planning, Enforcing Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations, Client

& Third Party Liaising, Contract Formulation, Managing and Organising Site

Operations etc

Aug 12 – May 14 United Utilities (Various WwTW, WTW & DG5 Schemes, Cumbria)

Position: Area Construction Manager- Value £1m - £20m

Dealing with the day to day activities of various Project Sites in Cumbria,

Chairing Pre-commencement, HAZCON and Progress Meetings,

Enforcing Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations and dealing with all

Commercial aspects including contractual elements & Design deliverability.

Jan 12 – Aug 12 Costain (Frankley WTW, Birmingham – Severn Trent Water)

Position: Works Package Manager – Value £30m

Managing and organising site operations - Compiling RAMS, Traffic

Management plans and liaising with the Client and Subcontractors.

Contact Tanks, Large Diameter Steel Carbon Pipework, RC Work,

Earthworks, Workshop, Store & Administration Buildings etc

Aug 10 – Dec 12 KMI+ (Low Hesket UU WwTW & Briggle Beck UU WwTW)

Position: Site Manager – Value £3m& £8m

Roles and responsibilities similar to the Solway Cluster Project and South

Egremont Boreholes

May 10 – July 10 KMI+ (South Egremont Boreholes & Shap UU WwTW)

Position: Site Manager – Value £3m & £20m

Preconstruction Duties

Preparing the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans, Liaising with the

CDMC, Acquisition of Consents from the EA, Compiling Method Statements and

Risk Assessments, Supervising the Works, Setting up Welfare facilities, Fire plans

And Traffic Management Plans,

Sept 09 – May 10 KMI+ (Abbeytown UU WwTW)

Position: Site Agent – Value £6m

Roles and responsibilities similar to the Solway Cluster Project

Jan 09 – Sept 09 KMI+ (Solway Cluster – UU WwTW and 3No.WwPS + 7Km of Pipeline)

Position: Sub Agent – Value £20m

Health, Safety and Environmental Co-ordinator, material and plant procurement,

Overseeing all Civil Engineering matters, IMS, Liaising with UU, Consultants,

Archaeologists and EA etc. Preparing Method Statements and Risk Assessments.

Shaft Sinking and Cofferdams, DI and PE Pipework, Pumping Stations, Control

Buildings and other structures, 4 no. Outfalls to the Solway Firth, Gravity Sewers,

Humus Tanks, SAF Units, Septic Tanks, Rising Mains, Utilities, MEICA etc

July 08 – Dec 09 Hanson Contracting Ltd (Brampton Household Waste Recycling Centre)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £13m

Surveying, setting out, insitu reinforced concrete and precast concrete, steelwork,

Retaining structures, Drainage, Services Co-ordinator and design of HPPE Hydrant

Main, Liaising with Consultants and Clerk of Work’s, Supervision of the Works

Including installation of Rainwater Harvesters, Q.A., Material Procurement and

Take-offs, cladding, liaising with United Utilities and local Authority etc,

Sep 07 – July 08 KMI+ (Tarnwood/ Bowscar and Ruckcroft WTW’s for United Utilities)

Position: Sub Agent – Value £30m

Engineering duties, organising labour, plant and materials, liaising with M and E

Subcontractors, preparing Method Statements and Risk Assessments, Q.A.

Implementing Health and Safety procedures, liaising with consultants etc

Dec 06 – Sep 07 Volker Stevin (Carlisle Flood Alleviation Scheme)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £20m

Major Earthworks, reinforced concrete structures, Pali Redice Piling,

Extensive Sheet piling works, River Diversions, Surveying and Setting out

Brick and Blockwork, Precast Structures, CAD/ Design work, SHEA procedures,

Pumping Station, Flood Gates, Services, Control Building etc

Aug 06 – Dec 06 Galliford Costain Try Atkins JV (Paddy End WTW, Dosing Plant, Coniston)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £12m

Extensive reinforced concrete works, drainage, services, Line-stopping/ Water

Main Diversionary works, Surveying/ Setting out, Q.A procedures etc

Apr 06 – Aug 06 Urban Regen (Lowry Hill Housing Development, Carlisle)

Position: Project Manager – Value £8m

Site Remediation, Demolition, dealing with Asbestos and Hazardous Waste,

Site Clearance, Carriageway work, Building and Piling Platforms, Health

and Safety, preparing Construction Programmes, Cost Analysis,

Surveying and Setting out, Q.A. procedures, liaising with the Client,

Environmental Consultant, EHA and Building Control.

Sept 05 –Apr 06 Barr Construction (B&Q, London Road Retail Park, Carlisle)

Position: Senior Engineer - Value £30m

Earthworks, extensive drainage, Vibro-compaction, CFA Piling, Ground

Beams & Pile caps, reinforced concrete, steelwork, cladding, retaining

Walls, HVAC & otherservices, Surveying/ Setting out, design work, Q.A procedures,

Brickwork and Blockwork, Artstone, Gabion retaining walls, Precast

Units including stair units, Curtain Walling, external works, finishes etc

Feb 05 - Sept 05 Stainforth Construction (Homebase, Kendal)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £20m

Demolition, earthworks, drainage, reinforced concrete, steelwork, blockwork,

Stonework, vibro-compaction, diaphragm wall, traditional roofing,

Surveying/ Setting out, some design work, retaining walls, 6m high perimeter

External works including main UU works, scaffold co-ordinator

Piling and pilecaps, Q.A. procedures and supervision etc.

July 04 - Feb 05 Wyman Ltd (2 Four Storey Apartment Blocks, Windermere)

Position: Site Manager/ Site Engineer - Value £12m

Progress Reports, Chairing Meetings, Managing Health and Safety,

Surveying and setting out, ordering plant and materials, supervision

Contract and Target Programmes, dealing with Consultants, Brick & Blockwork

Extensive beam and block, retaining walls, drainage, reinforced

Concrete, culverts, section 278 works, steelwork, earthworks etc

April 04 – July 04 RH Irving Construction (Luxury Homes and Apartments, Dumfries)

Position: Site Manager/Site Engineer – Value £8m

Housing Project – Drainage, Carriageway Construction, Retaining Walls, Brickwork, Foundations, Earthworks, Services, Reinforced Concrete, Beam and Block Floors, External Finishes, Precast Stairs, Temporary Works, Planning, Programmes, Ordering plant and materials, Supervising on site Labour, Health and Safety, Landscaping, Setting out, Surveying.

Sept 03 – Apr 04 HBG Northwest (UK) Ltd (ASDA Superstore, Kendal)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £20m

Extension to the Superstore and Customer Car Park – Crib retaining walls, Earthworks, Temporary Works, Demolition, Drainage, Carriageway Construction, Piling, Reinforced Concrete, Cladding, Steelwork, AC Gas Membrane, Traditional Roofing, Sarna Roofing, Supervision, Health and Safety Co-ordinator, Services Co-ordinator, Scaffolding, Stonework, Blockwork, Internal Finishes, External Finishes, Rendering, Setting out, Surveying, Quality Assurance Procedures, Syphonic Drainage, Tempa-store etc.

Apr 03 – Sept 03 Jarvis Construction (UK) Ltd (Extension to Lancaster University)

Position: Site Manager/ Clerk of Works – Value £200m

Extension to the Campus – Extensive Pre-cast works including Shower Pods, Scaffold Co-ordinator, Quality Audits, Brickwork, Stonework, Blockwork, Render, Trusses, Traditional Roofing, Internal Finishes, Planning, Chairing Progress and Quality Meetings, Health and Safety Co-ordinator, M and E Co-ordinator, Screed, Supervision of Subcontractors.

April 02 – Apr 03 Alfred McAlpine Special Projects (Capita Regional Business Centre, Kingmoor Park, Carlisle)

Position: Project Engineer – Value £17m

New Build – Surveying, Health and Safety Co-ordinator, Earthworks, Reinforced Concrete, Steelwork, Cladding, Finishes, Quality Assurance, Geo-linings, External Works, Design Work, Blockwork, Curtain Walling, Traditional Roofing, Control of Electrical/Mechanical Services and External Services, Contamination Protocols.

Oct 01 – April 02 Alfred McAlpine Special Projects (Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Kingmoor Park, Carlisle) – Position: Project Engineer – Value £13m

Main distribution centre – Demolition work, 15,000 sq. metres Service Yard, Drainage, Steelwork, Cladding, Refurbish existing building, Earthworks, Contamination Protocols, Health and Safety Co-ordinator, Retaining walls, Surveying, Supervision, Quality Assurance, Brick/Blockwork, External Works, Finishes, Concrete works, Bison Flooring etc.

July 01 – Oct 01 Cumbrian Industrials (Western By-pass/Stainburn)

Position: Civil/Bridge Engineer – Value £60m

3 Bridges + Carriageway + Roundabouts – Reinforced concrete structures, Earthworks, Form/False work, Supervision, Temporary Works Co-ordinator, Surveying, Drainage, Carriageway Construction etc.

Jan 01 – July 01 Sol Construction (Lancaster Multiplex/ Vue Cinema + Retail Units)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £25m

Steelwork, Design Work, Extensive use of cast and natural stone i.e. 11 Stone Pediments, Pilasters and Band Courses, Render, Scaffold Co-ordinator, Blockwork, Partitions, Supervision, internal finishes, external works, drainage, Traditional Roof Work, control of suppliers, Stonework Co-ordinator etc.

Oct 00 – Dec 00 Kier Northern (Whitehaven Harbour)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £13.5m

Service Road + Phase 2 North Shore – Drainage, services, highways, reinforced conc. Structures, external works, finishes, surveying, qualify management, material controls, etc.

July 00 – Sept 00 W.A. Developments (Carlisle to Settle rail link)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £30m

Reinstatement work + Slope stabilization – Surveying, major earthworks, P.T.S. enforcement, drainage, setting out, deforestation, supervision.

Mar 00 – July 00 Northern Developments (Lloyd Agricultural Centre, West Auckland) – Position: Site Manager – Value £2.5m

New Build + Refurbishment – Demolition works, external works, setting out, reinforced conc., cladding, internal finishes, snagging, planning, supervision, quality management, CDM regs. enforcement, material and plant controls, programmes, Health and Safety etc.

Jan 00 – Mar 00 C.P.S. Civil Engineering (Kimberly-Clarke Project Revive, Barrow-in-Furness) Position: Site Engineer/Supervision – Value £7.5m

New Build + Refurbishment – Demolition, drainage, setting out, supervision, surveys

Aug 99 – Nov 99 Balfour Beatty (P.C. World, Carlisle)

Position: Civil/Site Engineer – Value £8m

New Build – External works, structural steelwork, cladding, rein. conc., setting out, brickwork + blockwork, finishes, quality management, supervision, services, highways, planning.

June 99 – Aug 99 Balfour Beatty (BAE Airbus 380, R.A.F. Broughton, Chester)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £300m

New Build – Piling Co-ordinator, reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, services, geo.linings, surveying, supervision, quality management.

Mar 99 – June 99 O’Rourkes of Scotland (Debenhams Superstore, Carlisle)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £25m

New Build – Drainage, reinforced concrete, geo.linings, setting-out, surveys, supervision, preprufe membranes, quality management.

Nov. 98 – Feb 99 Tolent Construction (St James Street Retail Park, Carlisle)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £5m

New Build – External works, setting out, Services Co-ordinator, reinforced concrete, quality management, supervision, internal finishes, planning.

Aug 98 – Nov 98 H.B.G. Higgs and Hill (Safeway Superstore, Cramlington, Newcastle) Position: Site Engineer – Value £16m

New Build – Earthworks, retaining structures, c.i. drainage services, setting-out, highways, external finishes, reinforced concrete, brickwork and blockwork, supervision, structural steelwork, internal finishes, subway, services

July 98 – Aug 98 H.B.G.G.A. (Marks and Spencers, Carlisle)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £10m

New Build/Refurbishment – Enabling works, supervision, surveying.

June 98 – July 98 K.C. Contractors (Robert McBride Factory Extension, Barrow-in-Furness) Position: Site Engineer/Manager – Value £9m

New Build – Reinforced concrete, drainage, structural steelwork, setting-out, planning, quality management, supervision.

Sept. 97 – June 98 Stephen Easten Ltd (Lloyd Land Rover, Lemington, Newcastle & Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead)

Position: Senior Engineer – Value £5.5m and £7m

New Build/Refurbishment – Vibro compaction, surveying, setting-out, reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, external works, stonework, supervision, internal finishes, refurbishment, retaining structures, Test Track etc.

Jan. 97 – Aug 97 Border Construction (Innovation Centre, West Lakes Science Park, Whitehaven)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £3.5m

New Build – Earthworks, reinforced concrete, highways, structural steelwork, external works, setting-out, supervision, grout injection, curtain walling, drainage, surveys, deforestation, planning, bund and retaining walls, waterproofing, falsework, services.

Oct 96 – Jan 97 Tarmac Construction (Centre Parcs, Winfell Forest, Penrith)

Position: Site Engineer – Value £120m

New Build – Major earthworks, Man-made Lake, land surveying, retaining structures, supervision etc.


The above list of projects spans over a twenty two year period from 1996 to 2018 and contains some of the many items of work I have been involved with. Before this period I worked for John Laing Plc for 9 years, Miller Construction and Kiernan Construction up until 1996.

Technical Interests/ Leisure activities and Hobbies

Qualified in Autodesk REVIT Architecture and 3D Modelling (BIM), Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Lotus Notes (Very computer literate)

Walking in the Lake District, playing the Classical and Electric Guitar, Gardening, DIY, Cycling, Reading

References upon request

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