Sonal Halai, Graduate Cost Manager, UK
After graduating with a degree in chemistry I joined Currie & Brown in September 2014, with the aim of becoming a chartered surveyor.
As I donít have an RICS-accredited degree, Currie & Brown is sponsoring me to undertake a two-year distance learning conversion course in quantity surveying. I attend all the in-house Currie & Brown APC training sessions. When I enrol on the APC programme I will receive 1:1 support from an external APC coach and undergo quarterly assessments.
Having practical experience at the same time as studying really enhances my understanding of quantity surveying.
There are many reasons why I decided to pursue a career as a quantity surveyor. Surveyors have a varied workload and are involved in tasks from preparing cost plans during the design development stage to carrying out contract administrative duties.
Alistair Johnston, Senior Cost Manager, UK
I have been with Currie & Brown since 2007 when I joined as a trainee cost manager. During the final year of my part-time four-year degree course in quantity surveying I enrolled on the RICS APC programme. It was hard work completing my degree at the same time as doing my APC but it was worth it to complete the APC in the minimum period of two years and achieve chartered surveyor status.
I enjoy the variety that the job gives me. I have gained experience in a wide range of industries, from projects for government bodies to projects in the education, healthcare and retail sectors.Read more
Craig Finlayson, Divisional Director, United Arab Emirates
I transferred from Currie & Brownís Glasgow office to the Dubai office in 2008 as a senior cost manager.
Working for Currie & Brown, with its network of offices around the world, has presented me with opportunities not only to progress my career and professional development but also to travel and gain an awareness of different cultures and work with some great people.
Satyakumar Shetty, Chief Operating Officer, India
In 1999 I joined Currie & Brown as a senior quantity surveyor. Over the years with Currie & Brown I have been involved in almost all our industry sectors and have had the privilege of seeing many projects coming to fruition and being put to use by their communities. Currie & Brown has allowed me to fulfil my ambition of working as a decision-maker for a multinational company.
I enjoyed helping to build up the hospitality and leisure side of our business to become one of the India businessí most successful sectors. We have an equally strong reputation for delivering luxury five-star resorts as we have for delivering budget hotels. In the residential sector I have worked on high-rise towers with luxury apartments as well as villas and residential developments at the other end of the spectrum.
Jessica Snell, Consultant in Melbourne
I have been working for Currie & Brown in their Melbourne office since 2013. Initially, I studied a Masterís degree in architecture before moving across to the project management sector. My role as a project manager involves consulting within the Australian defence sector in a client-side position. Major tasks that I am responsible for include managing stakeholders, budget and scheduling in order to produce fit-for-purpose facilities which provide excellent value for money.
Currie & Brown has a strong and growing presence within the defence sector in Australia. This is allowing me to play a pivotal role in projects which will support the ongoing training of all Air Force, Navy and Army pilots, managing facilities and infrastructure across four states. Constant interaction with different stakeholders and teams keeps my job varied.
Khay Han Yeoh, Assistant Project Manager in Melbourne
Ever since I was a child I have been interested in building and construction. I have always loved the process of bringing projects into existence, starting at a young age with small challenges like cooking a meal from start to finish or building a circuit board.
As an assistant project manager in Currie & Brownís Melbourne office, I am able to work with a truly diverse group of people and personalities in bringing a project to fruition, drawing on each otherís knowledge and expertise to accomplish our goals. Each project is unique, with its own features and challenges, and it is immensely satisfying to discuss and discover solutions for the client as part of a dynamic team. Itís a mentally stimulating role, allowing me to learn something new every day.
Stephen Law, Director of Project Management, UK
I joined Currie & Brown in 1997, initially working in the Portsmouth office. Moving through the Crawley (now Haywards Heath), London and Redbourn (Milton Keynes) offices, I was able to broaden my knowledge of the industry and progressed to become director for project management. During this time, I worked on a number of major projects for blue chip clients, including an award-winning commercial development, delivering in collaboration with some of the biggest names in the industry.
I departed for the sunnier shores of Dubai in 2006, and spent a couple of years heading up technical project delivery for a real estate developer. My next move was joining Sweett Group in 2011, spending a further three years in their Dubai office working with a team of around 25 project managers. Here, I was exposed to large-scale retail and commercial developments across the UAE and wider Middle East.
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