Assignment Submission Coversheet Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Note: Electronic submissions of assignments via your unit site do not require this coversheet. Student ID: 221449079 Student Name: Tim Evans Campus: ☐ Burwood Assignment Title: Career Planning Due Date: 26 August 2021 Assessment item: CV, Cover letter, skills analysis, career plan, employer report. Course Code/Name: S591J Unit Code/Name: SRM776 Introduction to Construction Management. ☐ Waterfront ☐ Waurn Ponds Unit Chair/Campus Coordinator: Dr Abid Asan Practical Group (if applicable): Click or tap here to enter text. ☐ Warrnambool ☒ Cloud If this assignment has been completed by a group or team: 1. Each student in the group must complete and sign a separate coversheet 2. The assignment will be returned to the student in the group nominated below Assignment to be returned to (student name and ID number): Click or tap here to enter text. PLAGIARISM AND COLLUSION Plagiarism occurs when a student passes off as the students own work, or copies without acknowledgement as to its authorship, the work of another person. Collusion occurs when a student obtains the agreement of another person for a fraudulent purpose with the intent of obtaining an advantage in submitting an assignment or other work. Work submitted may be reproduced and/or communicated for the purpose of detecting plagiarism and collusion. DECLARATION I certify that the attached work is entirely my own (or where submitted to meet the requirements of an approved group assignment, is the work of the group), except where work quoted or paraphrased is acknowledged in the text. I also certify that it has not been previously submitted for assessment in this or any other unit or course unless permissions for this has been granted by the Unit Chair of this unit. I agree that Deakin University may make and retain copies of this work for the purposes of marking and review, and may submit this work to an external plagiarism-detection service who may retain a copy for future plagiarism detection but will not release it or use it for any other purpose. Date: 22 August 2021 Signed: (An assignment willType not be accepted for assessment if the declaration appearing above has not been signed by the author.) text here Mark Awarded: Comments: Assessor’s signature: Date: Employer Report BGC Vs Multiplex Two of the largest construction companies in Australia are BGC Construction and Multiplex. Both began in Australia, Multiplex in 1962 and BGC in 1974. BGC is one of Australia’s largest privately owned companies with many subsidiaries including BGC Construction. The parent company is based in Western Australia and has interests in Materials, Production, Manufacture of Building Products, Industrial Maintenance and Fabrication Services, Heavy Road Haulage, and Property Ownership and Management. (https://www.bgc.com.au/, 2021) With this holistic approach to construction BGC has become what would be considered a Tier 2 construction company in the Western Australian market, having won, and completed state icons such as the Perth Entertainment Centre and NIB stadium. A tier 2 company will win contracts in the tens of millions of dollars and be large scale commercial and small to mid-sized infrastructure projects. (Ollie Nugent, 2021) BGC is a vertically integrated company (BGC, 2021) utilising its construction materials and haulage companies to leverage efficiency in execution and value add for its clients. For this reason, BGC is an employer of choice as the junior Construction Manager can participate in the vertically integrated business model. This exposure yields experience in more facets of the construction lifecycle which in turn creates networking opportunities for career development. A recent project award is the of East Village Karrinyup (BGC, August) which is developed by luxury property developer Blackburne. Luxury property construction is appealing as it has a high focus on quality finishing and fit out. Career pathways that present when employed on a luxury construction project are stepping into the development manager role. This is certainly career development as the development manager has greater oversight over the construction methodologies, quality assurance and collaboration with the architecture firm. In the instance of the East Village project the developer, Blackburne has employed Construction Management qualified developers (blackburne.com.au, 2021) to work with the construction company and the architect Hames Sharley. (evkarrinyup.com.au, 2021) Multiplex is the employer of choice when comparing the two. With a global portfolio across 7 countries (https://www.multiplex.global/au/about-us/, 2021) Multiplex is owned by global asset management company Brookfield Asset Management who finalised the takeover in June 2007 (ACCC, 2021). With this financial backing Multiplex, originating in Perth, WA has gone to build some of the world’s iconic sites such as Wembley Stadium, the foundations for the worlds tallest building Burj Khalifa and many more, from aircraft hangers in Brisbane to waste water treatment plants in Western Australia. This is not to mention the hundreds of residential buildings across 4 continents. (Multiplex Projects, 2021) This type of diversity in projects is important to becoming a well-rounded Construction Manager. Although sectors of the construction industry may differ as well as methodologies, importantly innovation is never far away, and this type of cross pollination leads to critical thinking and solutions focus in a manager. For the employee engagement with the company is important as it leads to job satisfaction and staff retention. Multiplex quote a 94% overall engagement score on their most recent employee survey. (Mutliplex Careers, 2021) Multiplex offer in house training through the Multiplex Academy and has a strong graduate program. As a tier one construction contractor, Mulitplex has a pipeline of projects in Commercial; Residential; Tourism and Leisure; Justice Education and Community; Health and Aged Care; Retail; Stadiums; Engineering and Infrastructure and now Data Centres. Each of these sectors has its own idiosyncrasies, technologies, and innovations. For a graduate or a professional changing career, the opportunity to diversify one’s portfolio of experiences under the same roof is a worth while Employer Report BGC Vs Multiplex endeavour. Not only does this company cover many sectors but also regions of the world. What a supply chain may take for granted as available in one country may be a sought-after resource in another. Sand for construction aggregates is in short supply globally (Vince Beiser, 2019). For an Australian construction company sand is not in short supply, however, constructing in the UAE requires the import of aggregate sand. Managing this supply chain is important for the success of the project, and for the budding construction manager, participating in the management of critical resources is important in developing an understanding of the hold points in the schedule, which are often materials. Multiplex has learned difficult lessons in the past, particularly on the Wembley Stadium project, which through the eyes of many project management firms is deemed a failure. Rising costs, poor subcontractor management, fixed price contracts, a fatality and several near miss incidents, and poor planning lead to a massive cost blow out, and embarrassment leading to reputation damage. (UKEssays, 2018) To learn from failure and move forward is success in its own rite. The value of learning from a company that has made many mistakes in the past and is still operating and profiting is second to none. Multiplex is an employer of choice to learn, develop, progress one’s career and least not enjoy a diverse range of experiences shared by others and won by the employee themselves. Not to fall into the trap of naivety, any company this successful in the construction industry will have a ruthlessness about its vision that will see it succeed over its competitors or those subcontractors that have failed to deliver. In the case of Wembley Stadium, Multiplex sued its subcontractor but was not able to recoup its loss. (Kitney, Cloutland, Wilmot, 2006) Acute attention to detail is a value best kept close for the Construction Manager. This quality coupled with a strong ability to spot delays and act before they impact the schedule will benefit the employee on their career path and be favoured upon by line managers in a global construction giant. Bibliography ACCC. (2021, August 21). Brookfield Asset Management Inc - proposed acquisition of Multiplex Group. Retrieved from accc.gov.au: https://www.accc.gov.au/public-registers/mergersregisters/public-informal-merger-reviews/brookfield-asset-management-inc-proposedacquisition-of-multiplex-group BGC. (2021, August 20). BGC Bulletin December 2020. Retrieved from https://www.bgc.com.au/bgcpublications: https://www.bgc.com.au/assets/bgc/docs/BGC%20BULLETIN%20DECEMBER%202020.pdf BGC. (August, 2021 20). Current Projects. Retrieved from bgcconstruction.com: https://bgcconstruction.com/current-projects/ blackburne.com.au. (2021, August 20). Our team. Retrieved from blackburne.com.au: https://www.blackburne.com.au/our_team/rhys/ evkarrinyup.com.au. (2021, August 20). Team. 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Retrieved from BBC Future : https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20191108-why-the-world-is-running-out-of-sand Overall goal: is to become a consultant either working for a high end consultancy or as a director of my company, specialising in technical construction management, with a focus on new technologies adapting to sustainable construction markets. This is the 5 year goal. There are some way points along the way. Firstly the transition out of oil and gas maintenance and construction and into sustainable domestic/commercial construction. Understanding the sustainable aspect of the desired occupation may not initially be available I will pursue the aspect that is critical towards becoming a construction manager, that of coordination of construction projects. I will supplement the desired outcome with further learning and networking in professional memberships such as Project Management Institute, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). By May 2022 I hope to have secured a role on the pathway to Construction manager as a site manager/ construction coordinator for a tier 1 construction firm or high end consultancy. I will advance myself through experience on the job, learning and networking to ensure I maintain the trajectory towards managerial levels. This may require a focus on my financials acumen to ensure I have a broad skill set for the management positions. During my course I want to up-skill in the BIM field to allow me to adapt to the generation of the digital twin, understanding the construction inputs and how this translates into the maintenance life-cycle of the project. Understanding BIM is still junior in the construction world with a lot of growth to be undertaken in all sectors of the industry. Improving my estimation and procurement skills so as to be an effective manager, developing financial acumen specific to debt mechanisms to fund bigger projects. S = Specific Management experience in Construction of new build sustainable infrastructure. M= Measurable 2 years experience for a consultancy or construction contractor. A = Achievable I have project management experience, maintenance planning and scheduling experience as well as access trades and on the tools experience in Construction. R = Realistic The potential that I stay in the oil and gas industry attracted by the lure of higher wages, even if only in the immediate future. T = Timely By May 2022 have committed to a new role. Qualities and experience I have now Qualities and Experience I want MY SKILLS E.g. good communicator, data management, adapting to change, troubleshooting problems Excellent communicator both written and oral, can relate to the majority of people, certainly in a professional setting. I am solutions focussed and adaptive to change. All of the skills I have require further honing to ensure I maintain employability. Additional financial acumen to understand financing of larger projects. MY INTERESTS E.g. being outdoors, creating new things, organising information, teaching others Music, sharing adventure experiences, being outdoors, experiencing culture. Learning new skills and sharing knowledge. stronger teaching ability. Calming approach to explosive situations MY VALUES E.g. independence, challenge, creativity, teamwork, balance, integrity independence, creativity, team work, work/life balance, leadership, emotional intelligence, global citizenship, learner mindset Mentoring, stronger initial self confidence whilst maintaining humility. Focus on sustainable constructions and methods. MY EXPERIENCE E.g. customer service role (Coles), leadership (CoastCare group), problem solving, creating solutions (Hackathon) Hospitality - numerous, access trades - rigging scaffolding rope access, inspection - NDT, work force coordination - project coordinator, scoping estimating resourcing - planner. Construction management experience, expand on technical skills, develop financial acumen. WAYS OF WORKING E.g. prefer to work independently, prefer to work in a big/small team, like to be challenged, prefer regular supervision & clear tasks Work autonomously in challenging fast paced environments, prefer to supervise rather than be supervised. Self starter. Thirsty for information. superintendent, operations managerial, business development, guiding remote teams in efficient execution. Assistant Project Manager, TotalPM – Analysis. As a would-be applicant for this job, I am confident that I have all the requisite skills and more. The first three paragraphs of the job posting describes an overview of the company and the reputation that they are proud of. The posting sells the reputation of the company to the applicant as part of the allure of applying for such a role. The pipeline of work that requires project management is outlined denoting a very broad range of projects from $10k to $150M in multiple sectors. The post then leads into the what the role is, the reporting line and the key responsibilities. The role is very much worded as an assistant role as all the key responsibilities are “assisting”. Even for someone with 20 years working experience the ability to “assist” is very important as it allows for complete immersive on the job training, effectively shadowing a senior project manager. The focus on client engagement and advisory suits a person such as myself who is keen to learn through collaborative communication. Administering the administration of construction contracts as the responsibility is worded, allays me to believe there is a specific requirement to understand and be proactively engaging with all the stakeholders of each contract ensuring there is no contractual conflict. I believe I am suited to this type of negotiation, though my experience in this precise field may be lacking, the opportunity to develop the skill under guidance is to be sought after. There is an administration aspect to this role of note taking, distribution of forecasts, management of subcontractor documentation and conducting meetings. I have strong organisational skills and desktop communication that would see me flourish in this set of responsibilities. The job posting then outlines the required experience and background. Whilst my recent work history is focussed on oil and gas there is a great deal of that experience in construction both greenfield and brownfields assets, as well as maintenance. 15 years of trade experience in 4 countries in many sectors gives me an understanding of the bluecollar labour force that most professionals will not have. This is one of my selling points. Coupled with 5 years of maintenance planning, project management and coordination, and on the way to post graduate certification in Construction Management, I would easily pick up the new challenge of the Assistant Project Manager for TotalPM. There are distinct pathways alluded to in the last two points lead and deliver. This job posting wants an applicant who will thrive under pressure learning quickly to progress to a Project Manager. TotalPM Level 6/1008 Hay St, Perth WA 6000 To Whom it may concern, In response to the recent Assistant Project Manager role, I would like to offer my capabilities to TotalPM. With many years in construction, maintenance, supervision, and coordination I believe I offer the correct approach, attitude and skill sets to excel in the role. My commitment to career growth can be noted in the recent enrolment to Postgraduate studies in Construction Management. Are you looking for an employee that has? 15 years access trade experience in 4 countries and many sectors? 5 years Supervision, coordination and management, and maintenance planning experience? A commitment to the future of the construction industry, career development and the local economy? If so, then you need look no further. You will see from my enclosed resume that I meet all these qualifications and more. As requested by the posting my availability is immediate for interviews and 4 weeks’ notice to my current employer if an offer of employment is presented. TIM EVANS PHONE: 0437141142 PROFILE: www.linkedin.com/in/ tim-evans9 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org I would very much like to discuss opportunities with TotalPM. To schedule an interview, please call me or email. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I look forward to talking with you. Sincerely, Tim Evans TIM EVANS White Gum Valley, Western Australia, 6162 • 0437141142 email@example.com • https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-evans9/ CAREER PROFILE Beginning in construction over 20 years ago learned from field and through to becoming a manager offer innovative, efficient methodologies at height of safety. A good leader with ability to be decisive and efficient in managing best work health and safety practices in high-risk environments, whether in field supervising, planning, and coordinating or as a manager. OVERVIEW Guided peer supporter and mental health first aider supporting colleagues in work and at a personal level. The health and safety of colleagues and all stakeholders are paramount. Communicating needs of business comes easily, engaging at the work front or presenting in the board room. Experiences range from construction sites in Europe and North America to advanced offshore processing facilities. Career progression, safe continuous improvement of capabilities and those of the business are daily drivers to garner job satisfaction at every step. As a champion of connected worker programs leadership qualities are helping others to find efficiency through technology and continuous improvement. EDUCATION Post Graduate Certificate. Deakin University, Victoria Work health and safety, certificate IV. July 2021 - Present Work Health and Safety Certificate IV Central Institute of Technology, Perth, WA January 2014 - December 2014 Recognized prior learning of 6 units of the Certificate IV. Occupational Health & Safety. Project Management Diploma. Central Institute of Technology, Perth, WA January 2011 - December 2011 Continuation of Certificate IV in Project Management EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Certificates of Leadership Various, Perth, WA July 2015 - December 2018 The certificates of leadership were conducted at various employer locations as in-house training. EdX - The Science of thinking - Confirmation Bias. Various LinkedIn Learning Courses. Sentis - leadership management training. Clough in-house. Lavenders - Non-Destructive Testing Managers Awareness 2015. Duratec safe to Supervise. Questammon - Understanding Construction Contracts and Tenders 2015. EXPERIENCE Monadelphous Engineering Associates, Perth, WA September 2018 - Present Manager Driving effective and safe maintenance execution planning through commissioning and startup phase of facility. From 0 to 100 cargoes before TA22. Improving ways of working as facility transitioned to steady state operations through continuous improvement of work packs. Mentor for a team of 10. Promoting schedule compliance utilizing computerized maintenance management system SAP. Developed connected worker program for Prelude and designated super user. Delivering 30 iPads across 5 disciplines. Monadelphous, North Complex, Rankin, Woodside July 2018 - September 2018 Supervisor Managed technical access scopes. Advanced Rigger/Scaffolder Level 3 IRATA. Scaffolding, Rigging, Stopaq application, Coatings and hand prep, Supervision of Rope Access Activities. MAS, Inpex HUC, Browse Basin, WA November 2017 - July 2018 Supervisor Supervising rope access trade activities, confined space rescue, insulation scope during the Hook-up and commissioning phase of Inpex FPSO Ichthys Venturer. Scaffolding for technical access required during turnaround event. Maintaining scaffolding skill set Yara Fertilizer Plant Shut down. Applus RTD: Various oil and gas facilities, Perth, Western Australia March 2017 - November 2017 Supervisor Supervise and manage rope access teams on new build LNG tank farms and offshore LNG platforms. Phenolics coatings remediation utilizing Stopaq, and inspection campaigns. MAS, Wheatstone Platform HUC, Shelf, North West, Western Australia December 2016 - February 2017 Rope Access Level 3, Team Lead Direct supervision of rope access activities. Development of rope access rescue plans for confined space entry and all other works at height. Rigging as required. Vertech Group, Park, Osborne, WA July 2015 - December 2016 Project Coordinator Managed implementation of Rope Access packages awarded to Vertech for brownfields construction, maintenance, and decommissioning. Developed specific Rope Access and Rigging procedures for technical and high-risk projects. Identifying and developing 3 client specific training programs to improve risk mitigation and improve production outputs. Proactive approach to HSE on projects resulting in quality and efficiency gains. Engage all clients with provision of awareness training programs to further industry knowledge, provided SME participation in client Hazids, risk reviews, constructability reviews and ALARP workshops, specific to 4 high risk flare replacement scopes. Vertech Group, Numerous offshore and onshore facilities, Perth, WA February 2013 - June 2015 Leading Hand Scaffolding, crane and deck operations on offshore/onshore oil and gas facilities. Technical rigging, lift and heavy lift planning. Inspection of assets, Non-Destructive Testing of equipment and process. Servicing 5 drill rigs, 8 production facilities and several mine sites. Various Employers, Oil and Gas, Mining, Construction, Perth, WA January 2001 - February 2013 Rope Access Rigger/ Scaffolder Lifting Equipment and NDT inspector. Scaffolding, Rigging and rope access for multiple companies in Western Australia. Details of these experiences is available upon request. Scaffolding / Lead Scaffolder. Before 2010 employed with various companies across Canada and the UK during a 5-year period living and working overseas. Details of these experiences is available upon request. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE DFES, Cockburn, WA, Coogee Bush Fire Fighter Volunteer bush fire fighter at the South Coogee station. Executed Certified to drive 2.4 to fireground and across highways. Operate UHF Radio communications across emergency zones. January 2012 - December 2014 QUALIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL SKILLS BIM modelling – Walkinside, Navisworks, Revit Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills CMMS SAP Connected Worker including industrial wearables, deployment and continuous improvement Procurement Supervision Advanced Rigging Worksafe Australia HRWL 2009 Advanced Scaffolding Worksafe Australia HRWL 2009, NDT - MT, UT, RT assist (non-destructive testing). LEEA - Lifting Equipment Inspection. Level 3 rope access technician. REFEREES Paul Stevenson, Rope Access Manager, UGL, details available upon request. Jorge Adams, Prelude Services Coordinator, Shell Australia. details available upon request. Reinhard Grussler, Supervisor. IHUC. Browse Basin. Details available upon request. Josh Rowney, Lead Services Work Preparer, Monadelphous Shell. Details available upon request.