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Senior Quantity Surveyor
I have been working with Vaughan Engineering for 4 years now and in my time with the company I have found my role both challenging but also very rewarding. There is open communication within all levels of the company and in my role I have never been micro managed which in turn makes you more responsible for your work, more productive and has helped me develop in a professional capacity. There is a good team ethos and an energetic work environment where one can share and create new ideas which in turn makes you feel a valued member of the team.
I joined Vaughan Engineering in 1992 and have worked my way up from an electrical estimator to M&E Estimating Manager, responsible for the day to day running of the estimating department. It is a great experience being part of a large mechanical and electrical company and also a great place for young enthusiastic trainees to learn their skills in a positive environment. People feel appreciated and are recognized for their dedication and hard work.
I joined Vaughan in November 2014 as a Senior Mechanical Project Manager following a lengthy period of working on international construction projects. Having only experienced projects outside of the UK, I was initially hesitant about returning to work in NI and whether I could fit in to the ‘ways things were done here’ and if I could truly offer anything new to the company. This was very quickly quashed once I realised how dynamic, forward-thinking and empowering Vaughan are to work for. From the outset I felt [and continue to feel] motivated, valued, part of the team and encouraged to grow and step outside of my comfort zone. I don’t believe I am unique in this experience as I feel all employees are valued and encouraged to continue their professional development and career progression. These are traits that would make anyone want to work for Vaughan.
I have since progressed to my current role as Operations Manager dealing with Healthcare projects and a member of the company’s Senior Management Team. I am passionate about the work we do and the effect the projects have on our community; particularly healthcare and education.
I joined Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd in 1983 as an apprentice Pipe Fitter. With the companies support I achieved the required City & Guilds qualifications. In the following years I worked on many projects progressing to Charge Hand and then Site Foreman. In 1996 I was offered the opportunity to move into the office as a Senior Contracts Engineer. Over the last 23 years I have continued to receive ongoing support and been afforded the opportunity for ongoing training and development which has aided my progression to my current role as Operations Manager. I work as part of a large team which continually successfully delivers on challenging contracts. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with motivated individuals on numerous diverse and interesting projects.
We are always looking for talented people to come join our team and be part of our family ethos. Are you dedicated? Driven? Determined? Then we want to hear from you. Please forward your CV to [email protected]