Just six months after becoming his company’s youngest ever Site Manager, construction worker Chris Jamieson has won an award which places him in the top 3% of 16,000 building site bosses assessed nationwide.
The 28-year-old, from Whitley Bay, has secured an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award, given to those who achieve the highest standards in house building on the developments they run.
Chris is one of sixteen North East based Site Managers to receive such recognition this year and one of only six in the UK working with Galliford Try Partnerships.
He is currently employed by the Partnerships North business at the North Farm development in Blyth. Here, seven of 42 homes being constructed for sale under the Linden Homes brand remain available.
Having come through the company’s graduate trainee programme, Chris said: “I am proud of this achievement - not only for myself - but the dedicated team around me. My focus has always been to provide high quality homes that are appreciated by my clients and completing every build stage to the best standard possible has been key to this success.
“Since joining Galliford Try four and a half years ago, I have been able to learn from a number of excellent site managers and develop my technical knowledge and managerial approach, as well as learning what it takes to go above and beyond in this industry.”
Chris will now be entered for the coveted NHBC Seal of Excellence and Galliford Try Partnerships North Managing Director, Sean Egan, said: “We are extremely pleased for him. He has shown a real eagerness to learn and demonstrated an enviable attention to detail. We wish him well in the next stage of the competition.”
Now in their 38th year, the awards are the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry, dedicated to recognising Site Managers who achieve the highest standards in house building.
Over the past 12 months NHBC judges assessed the skills demonstrated by Site Managers in their day-to-day work, covering six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.
NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “NHBC launched Pride in the Job in 1980, with the clear aim of promoting and driving the highest standards in new home building and 38 years on, this drive for excellence remains very much at the heart of the competition.
“Pride in the Job recognises the hugely important role that Site Managers play in delivering high quality new homes for residents and homeowners across the UK. Their role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building. They really do make the difference to the quality achieved on site.”
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