About Nick Garvey
Nick Garvey has spent over a decade in the construction industry, working with FTSE100 companies and boutique developers alike to make significant cost savings and reduce the WIP burden. Nick is a results driven quantity surveyor and construction consultant with transferable technical skills acquired with major clients in the public and private sectors. Highly proficient at delivering mission critical support to nationwide or multi-million pound developments with an emphasis on accurate financial management and regulatory compliance. Leveraged solid communication and organisational abilities to drive forward on-time completion, within budget.
Core Competencies and Achievements
Demonstrated first class organisational abilities when prioritising workloads and assigning resources to meet strict schedules. Familiar with leading from the front, reorganising activities, mentoring and motivating people to meet tight deadlines.
Utilised an open, honest style of management to lead people on assignments; tracked work and regularly updated stakeholders. Displayed strong interpersonal abilities up to a senior management level.
Directly managed projects and teams comprising quantity surveyors, cost engineers and administrative personnel. Completed HR activities such as staff selection, disciplinaries, redundancies, training and performance monitoring.
Employed financial and commercial acumen to manage budgets, analyse costs, produce interim and final accounts. Created price schedules; evaluated WIP; negotiated change; advised on costings; prepared and settled claims.
Effectively interfaced with clients, engineers, architects, and local authorities; built business relationships to provide advantage. Maintained safety awareness at sites and kept abreast of building regulations.
Accomplished at turning around the Barclays contract for Integral. Implemented standardised processes with clearly defined structures, commercially managed people as a consultant; established issues and provided solutions.
• Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
• University of Wales, BSc(Hons) Construction Management
• University of Wales HND Building Studies
A family man, Nick spends most of his spare time with his wife and small son, but also enjoys DIY, walking and Formula 1.