National Careers Week 2021 - Nick Doyle
5th March 2021
As National Careers Week 2021 comes to an end, last in the spotlight is Nick Doyle, talking about his progression from Fabric Engineer to Project Manager.
Name – Nick Doyle
Job title – Project Manager
Location – Plymouth
Your Career at Boden Group:
Can you tell me about your role when you first joined Boden?
I started with Boden in 2018 as a Fabric Engineer delivering various works across multiple sites in the Plymouth area from Planned maintenance and Response tasks to more in-depth project works. I worked with lots of other internal trades and departments to ensure works were delivered on time and on budget.
What skills did you learn during your time as a Fabric Engineer?
During my time in that role I learnt a lot about other trades that increased my skills knowledge and ensured I could add a multi skilled aspect to my role as a Fabric Operative. I also learned a lot about Health and Safety control measures and procedures that enable us to deliver works without incident and protect all in involved in the process.
How did Boden support you in your role and development in your career?
As a Fabric Operative I gained my PASMA and IPAF Qualifications along with trade specific trade qualifications to improve my career prospects. It was always my goal to move into management although the opportunity that arose with Boden happened quicker than I expected. My manager at the time saw potential in me and provided me with the support and opportunity to progress into a Project Manager role. I will always be thankful to him and Boden for this opportunity. Training has continued to support my role with the competition of CITB SMSTS course and annually PDRs provide me and my manager with an opportunity to continually develop.
What does your role as Project Manager now involve?
My role now as Project Manager means I am responsible for delivering enhancement works across Plymouth up to value of 100K. The nature of the works we deliver means that it can be anything from small & large electrical, M&E and roof works to specialist works such as Historic improvements and restoration to upgrading specialist communications and training facilities.
What is your favourite part of your role?
My favourite part of my role now is liaising with all the different stakeholders. I have developed relationship’s with my clients, internally and externally and likewise with my supply chain where required. I have a keen eye for detail so pride my self on delivering quality works and I do enjoy the quality control side (snagging) as it’s a key objective of mine and Boden to deliver the best quality solution to our clients.
What are you looking forward to over the next 12 months?
Hopefully we can return to a normal working environment soon as it’s been incredibly tough during the pandemic and I have found doing more things remotely a challenge. I’m really keen to ensure I maximise the opportunities this year both from a professional and private perspective. I’m hoping to undertake IOSH training shortly and enhance my Project Manager qualifications by adding PRINCE 2 in order for me to further develop and continue my upward progression with Boden Group.