David Peacock, Contracts Manager
As a fully qualified Site Manager my main role is to ensure projects are run smoothly, safely and on time.
I am a resourceful and motivated person with expertise in a broad array of contract type, size and complexity. Experienced and versatile in dealing and managing clients, project teams, contractors and site personnel on a wide range of sites from high end fit outs to multi million pound engineering projects. Practically minded I am a manager who works on initiative and adopts a ‘hands on’ approach where necessary to achieve success in completing projects nationwide.
I have exceptional Project Management skills utilised during the planning and implementation of major projects in extremely difficult environments such as the refurbishment of Waterloo Station and Liverpool Street Station.
In addition I am an extremely conscientious Health and Safety Officer, happy to take responsibility for administering the company policy, implementation of same and review as required. Capable of producing comprehensive health and safety plans, method statements and risk assessments and a full understanding of current legislation and codes of practice.
Q – What is your favourite quote and why?
A – “If you make a decision, you have a 50% chance of getting it right. If you don’t make one, you will always be wrong” A quote from my Regional Director when I was a young Site Engineer working for Wates Construction. I was trying to quantify the aggregate required for a concrete infill to a sizeable retaining wall. He made the decision by ordering a 20 tonne wagon of stone. We used 6, and threw 14 away. – He got the wrong 50% but I wasn’t going to question that.
Q – What book are you currently reading?
A – My latest were Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNabb and The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan. Old books I know but enjoyed them so much I read them twice.
Q – What is your favourite drink?
A – I enjoy a classic real ale, Thwaites Wainwright or Timothy Taylors Landlord. Failing that, any red wine – I’m a cheap date.
Q – What is your favourite food and where?
A – Anything that doesn’t contain capers, anchovies or black olives.
Q – How do you chill out?
A – Running, rugby training and cycling. I have just started playing squash after an 8 year break and found muscle I never thought I had: the pain is immense.