A day in the life of a
At Stuart Frazer for Developers we pride ourselves on the service we provide. It’s what sets us apart from our competition. Developers know that they’re in safe hands when they choose us. It’s a team effort and one person who is vital in the team is our Senior Project Manager James Aston. James is responsible for seeing projects through the installation stage and after service, ensuring Stuart Frazer for Developers completes projects on-time, within budget and that everything works as seamlessly as possible.
Here we look at a typical day for James.
6am – James has been a Project Manager for over eight years so is accustomed to early starts and life on the road. Today he’s covering some of our projects in the Yorkshire , Preston & the Ribble Valley so it’s north bound first.
8.30am – First stop is Conroy Brook in Harrogate.
This is our initial site visit and an important first meeting with the Site Manager. Here James introduces Stuart Frazer for Developer’s procedures and outlines how we work. Key issues for discussion include logistics, project management service, the installation process and progress of the works. James checks the M&E is clear and runs through any queries. We then carry out a full site inspection to highlight any Health and Safety issues and gather information for our RAMs which is produced on a site by site specific basis. A date is then set for a detailed M&E meeting.
Upon our visits James will always take pictures of the site as a whole and identifies any potential issues which could be a concern in regards our delivery/installation process.
11.00pm – Its back on the road and next stop is Hillcrest Homes ‘ Hurst Green ‘ site. 31 houses set in the most picturesque village.
12.30 pm – This site is further on, with more than half the kitchens already fitted . James checks when the floor tiles will be down and then works out a delivery date for the kitchens that are due to be delivered in the next week , and sets an installation date with the site team.
He will also walk site with the finishing manager, inspecting again all plots fitted to ensure they are wrapped and protected carefully by the fit teams, eliminating accidental damage by other trades.
2.00pm – It’s back on the road again and this time for the final site visit of the day to Create Homes site ‘ St Petersfield ‘ in Inskip . 55 beautiful houses set in stunning countryside.
2.45pm – This site is progressing well and today James will be checking on progress of plots on order, and looking at those coming up next in the programme. We also have fitters currently on site so he will be checking their progress and quality too. A walk around with the site manager ensures we are on top of any issues or potential issues that may delay the next plots due for delivery. James accurately measures the plots to ensure that the agreed kitchen layouts work within the kitchen area allowing for dot and dab and plaster and highlighting any potential issues.
4.30 – It’s back down the M61 towards home and James returns calls that he’s missed during the day.
Once home James summarises the visits in a site report which will be distributed internally to the whole team and to all the site Manager’s James has met with during the day. It’s then planning for site visits the next day which are south this time in the Birmingham corridor.
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