A SURGE in demand for the services of project management consultants Faithful+Gould has seen the firm appoint eight new members of staff.
Senior health and safety consultant Glenn Hutchison, who has joined the Newcastle office, is looking forward to the involvement and influence he will have over co-ordinating major construction works.
Currently working on an £80m residential tower re-development for Camden Council in London, his new role will give him the opportunity to broaden his experience as well as being able to develop new business and take on more management duties.
With a broad base of experience gained across the construction sector, Anna Aikenhead has joined the office as a CDM co-ordinator and health and safety consultant.
Bringing with her a balanced perspective of how the parties involved in the delivery of a project interact, she is currently working on the £110m Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor which will provide access from the A19 to the Port of Sunderland.
Paul Hutchinson also joins Faithful+Gould’s ranks as a CDM co-ordinator and health and safety consultant. Bringing with him 14 years’ experience to the Stockton office, his knowledge of managing multi-site construction projects and the implementation of effective safety systems, coupled with excellent site management and communication skills, make him a highly strategic addition to the Faithful+Gould team.
Mike Foggon, regional director for Faithful+Gould’s northern region, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming such an influx of talent into our team and hope that they find working with us to be a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable experience.
“Recently we have seen a high level of interest in positions within the North-East, and this is in-part due to the prestigious schemes we are working on. We are however increasingly seeing that the benefits package we are offering is attracting a lot of attention.”
Peter Jude has taken up the position of building surveyor in the Newcastle office, working on the high profile £3m Durham University project on a world leading centre called the Institute for Hazard and Risk Research (IHR²). Currently in the last year of his degree at Northumbria University, which Faithful+Gould is sponsoring, Peter has ambitions to become chartered in the next few years and is enjoying the variety of his new role.
Three years into his quantity surveying degree, Andrew Horsman has taken up a position on Faithful+Gould’s student placement programme.
In addition, NiinaKuusanniemi-Abbotts has taken up the position of assistant quantity surveyor in Stockton. Currently based on a Northumbrian Water site where she is working in the water rehabilitation team.
Newcastle based trainee quantity surveyor Anthony Monaghan, will also be working on a wide variety of Northumbrian Water projects.