2009 – 2011
Network Rail, UK
I am responsible to manage the Track Renewal design and project delivery (circa £20 million) in London / North West (LNW) and West Coast regions. The job requires a highly competent individual with all round quantity surveying skills and working knowledge of Network Rail RT24 / IChemE Cost Reimbursable contract. As part of the Integrated Management Team (IMT), I work closely with the Programme Planner, Contractor Quantity Surveyor and other production team members, and report directly to both Senior Commercial Manager (SCM) and Project Manager (PM).
Contract & claims
My responsibilities include reviewing Contractor target cost submissions and providing commercial input to the project optimisation review, preparing valuations for permanent way survey and design, trackbed investigation and all associated site support costs, preparing valuations for Contractor Site costs, Project Specific Management costs, Contractor Overhead and Profit, preparing claims with detailed cost breakdown for any delay on site caused by Freight Haulier, reviewing draft Final Accounts with cost substantiations submitted by Contractor Quantity Surveyor.
Change & Risk
My responsibilities include reviewing Change Control Request Forms (CCRF) and identifying Change/Risks in relevant Registers, providing budget estimate for any Programme Change controls.
Cost Reporting & Reconciliation
I am involved in reviewing billing / cost of work done (COWD) to date against agreed target costs for cost control purposes, preparing cost reports with COWD and Anticipated Final Cost (AFC) to date with future periods forecast, providing advice to SCM and PM for any AFC movements, and overspent against agreed target costs/internal budget
Other commercial support
I am involved in reviewing bulk materials (such as sleepers, rail, ballast) and haulage billings submitted by National Delivery Service (NDS), preparing third party and minor work billings including internal off-charges to Track Maintenance, and providing advice, recommendations, and analysis to SCM for any “ad-hoc” commercial issues.
2007 – 2009
EC Harris LLP, UK
Walsall Maintenance and Safety Training Centre – Network Rail (Nov 08)
I provided procurement support for the construction of the training centre. I was involved in compiling design and build contract documentations, based on NR 10/JCT Design and Build contract.
Benchmarking OPEX for Waste Water Treatment Works – Welsh Water (Sep – Oct 08)
I collated and analysed cost data including labour, chemical, power, maintenance, bought in service, and management costs for over 20 treatment work sites and prepared draft reports to facilitate benchmarking exercise for operating expenditure among various sites, and other water companies.
Mersey Gateway – Halton Borough Council (Aug 08)
I provided Quantity Surveying services including the production of full scheme cost planning for a second Mersey crossing within the Halton Borough Council catchment area. I was involved in detail measurement and pricing of the road works element.
Bubny Redevelopment (Rail infrastructure) – Bubny Development, s.r.o., Czech Republic (Jul 08)
I was involved in the initial master plan costing for the re-development of Bubny, Prague, Czech Republic. I prepared a high level estimate for track, civil works, signalling and overhead line equipment packages to facilitate developer costings.
Station Roof Renewal – Network Rail (Jun & Jul 08)
I worked with the Project Manager to provide procurement support for roof renewals in Victoria and Paddington train stations. I was involved in compiling tender and contract documentations, and co-ordinating responses of tender queries and tender clarifications.
Plain Line Track Renewal – Network Rail (Jan 07 – May 08)
Through the secondment to Network Rail, I worked as a Commercial Manager to manage the Track Renewal Framework Contract (Year 3-5) design and project delivery (circa ?4 million per annum) in London / North West (LNW) and West Coast regions. I provided both pre and post contract commercial support to the Senior Commercial Manager.
2003 – 2006
Babcock Rail (Formerly known as First Engineering Limited), UK
FE is part of the Babcock Group in UK. In its Consultancy division, my responsibilities include assisting Commercial Manager in managing Consultancy contracts and sub-contracts in both Midlands and North West regions. Rail projects including Outside Party Asset Protection, Track Renewal Site Investigations, Permanent Way Designs, Civil and Structural Designs, Construction and Project Management, VERSE Testing, Environmental and Acoustic Assessment, preparing and submitting interim/final accounts to internal divisions and rail clients such as Network Rail, Edmund Nutalls, Rail Properties Ltd. Preparing Cost/Value Reconciliation (CVR) and cash flow forecast with the aid of different information systems such as ‘Mentor’ and ‘Frango’. Performing periodic debts management and cost control.
Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Dickson Construction Company Limited, HK
Through the training scheme provided by Dickson, I am involved in various departments such as Tendering and Subletting, Purchasing, and QS. I performed different duties such as preparing tender documents for sub-contractors/suppliers, analyzing tenders/quotations and attending post-tender meetings, preparing contract documents for awarded tender, and preparing monthly cost reports and final accounts for various construction projects.
City University of Hong Kong
I am associated with the research project “Developing a Web-based Construction Contracts Resources Center”. In addition, a web-based management tool is developed for measuring the partnering status in a construction project.
2001 – 2002
Kin Wing Construction Company Limited, HK
My responsibilities include letters writing, filing and copying, site meeting, tendering and estimating, interim payment to main contractors, payment to subcontractors, contractual claims and acquisition of ISO9000 Quality Management System.