Company:Dominion Constructors Ltd, Auckland
Role:Senior Project Manager
James began his career with Dominion Constructors in 2007 as a cadet/trainee supervisor. James had written to the company seeking employment opportunities, while he was studying for his Diploma of Construction. Both the approach, and the identification of the company to be approached, provided an insight into a proactive young man with a clear vision of what he wanted his construction career to look like.
Over the following ten years, James has progressed through the ranks at Dominion, having undertaken Site Supervision and Project Management roles across a varied range of commercial and civil construction projects. Along the way, a Bachelor of Construction Management was completed.
Today, James is now proud to be Dominion’s youngest Senior Project Manager, and an example of a new breed of construction managers who embrace technology, and the advantages it brings to effective site and job management. He is an advocate for Dominion’s Building Information Management (BIM) system, and has used his experience with the system to encourage the company’s other project managers to adopt the technology. In addition, James has actively researched and implemented the use of Apps for Quality Assurance and safety monitoring purposes. Following the successful use of these new Apps on James’ projects, the technology is shared across the company.
As Chair of Dominion’s cadet committee, James is managing the full cadetship programme, which at present numbers 18 cadets. James has implemented all current systems and processes for the three-year cadet programme, including a quarterly review process in-line with the log books and training matrix.
James is a modern-day construction project manager ahead of his years with strong leadership skills. He has already developed a track record of giving-back, through his nurturing and training of young construction professionals. The Judges commented that James is “someone whom will go far and make a significant difference to the New Zealand Construction sector.