21st October 2020
In January 2020, Hughes and Salvidge were awarded a Government project on a secure site near Reading. In order to successfully deliver this project, we have strengthened our team with a few new additions. Adam Maunder, our Graduate Quantity Surveyor, gives us an insight into his experience and his new role at Hughes and Salvidge.
What is your role at Hughes and Salvidge?
I am the Quantity Surveyor for Hughes and Salvidge, working primarily on a secure demolition project based near Reading. My main duties include involvement with commercial decisions, valuing payment applications, costing change and claims in conjunction with the client and in accordance with the contract.
I work closely with the Contracts Manager and project team to ensure the project runs smoothly and to budget.
What is your background?
I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2019 with 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying. This included a year-out from study on an industrial placement.
I have worked as an Intern Quantity Surveyor on a Railway Electrification and Lead Paint Removal Demolition project and as an Estimator for a structural steel subcontractor.
What are you looking forward to at Hughes and Salvidge?
I very much look forward to learning more about demolition and working alongside the Hughes and Salvidge team increase the commercial success of the company, learning more about the company and the individual roles and responsibilities it takes for a demolition company to be successful.
I’m also looking forward to progressing and improving personally as a construction professional with Hughes and Salvidge.
What are your first impressions of the company and the job role?
I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to work on such a prestigious and important project as this for the Government. I have enjoyed my job role as a Quantity Surveyor so far and look forward to being involved during the main demolition phases which should be very interesting.
Hughes and Salvidge seem to be a company that cover all aspects of demolition and hold a lot of expertise which I find impressive. I have good first impressions of working with my colleagues, both on site and in the offices, and feel very comfortable working with my colleagues at Head Office in Portsmouth.
What do you like to do away from the office?
I’m very into my football both playing and watching, and enjoy playing for a local five-a-side team.