• Samuel W
  • Civil Engineer, Project Manager
  • Last/current workplace: Auckland Transport
  • 46 years old from Auckland, AKL

Introduction

I had 19-year career in Client/ Developer, Engineering Consultant and Main Contractor of construction, engineering and programming for undergrounds structures, residential buildings, and large scale infrastructure. I have been holding various Supervisory and Managerial roles through which I gained extensive experiences such as Design Management, Project Management, Value Engineering, Project Co-ordination, ABWF Coordination and Management, Interface Management (both Internal and External), Health and Safety Management, Environmental Management, Site Management, Consultant and Subcontractor Management, Tendering Management, Cost and Budget Control Management, Quality Control Management, Risk and Issue Management, Dispute and Resolution, Team Building and Leadership Management.

Employment History

  • Auckland Transport

    • Jan 2015 - Current
    Auckland City Rail Link Recently work in the Civil Engineering Team and report directly to Civil Engineering Design Manager. I involve in Detailed Design for Contracts 1 and 2 as part of the City Rail Link Project Contract 1 - Temporary accommodation at Britomart behind the glass box; temporary bridging and decking for pedestrians and cyclists on lower Queen St, removing the subway between CPO building and DSC Downtown Shopping Centre (DSC) - Precinct to develop a 40 level tower on DSC site, constructing CRL tunnels below Contract 2 - Albert St from Downtown Shopping Centre to Wyndham St; running tunnels up Albert St to the southern side of the Wyndham St intersection; a laydown area in lower Albert St and keeping Customs St active; Stormwater relocation from Wellesley to Swanson Streets Also, I provide technical support to the consultant team for the design of Aotea Station and the overall spoil disposal arrangement. I mainly review and manage the civil and structural engineering design, undertaken by external consultants and contractors. Provide various design solutions in an efficient and timely manner and meet relevant project requirements. I work closely with Architects, Planners, Construction Team, Railway Operations Team, and review the respective design drawings, design submittals, project specifications and various other referenced reports. Achievement Newly join the local construction industry, I have opportunities to practice my engineering skills and deepen my understanding of local practice and regulations in a new railway extension project. The project nature and its complexity is very similar to that I was involved in the past, I played a key role in the team to provide advice in relation to construction methodology and awareness within the very congested city, Auckland. Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ
  • China State Construction Engineering (HK) Limited

    • Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
    I was appointed as a delegated Engineering Charterership Tutor/ Engineering Supervisor who gave the training guidance to 30 nos. of graduate engineers/ assistant engineers in the company.
  • Contract No. HY

    • Aug 2010 - Aug 2010
    responsible for planning/ supervising:- o Tree Transplanting (300 nos.) and Felling (60nos.); o Victoria Park Children Playground (600m2); o Bowling Green office (1 storey, 220m2); o Nursery Compound Reprovision (1 storey, 900m2); o Cut and Cover Tunnel Construction (200m-length, various depth to 25m below ground); o Office Renovation; o Temporary Traffic Implementation (Various stages along the main trunk road) o Utilities Diversion (gas main, low voltage and high voltage electric cables, telecom cables, watermain, sewer, box culvert, fire main); o handling the bomb discover incident; and o Public Relations Coordination and Execution; Liaised with government officials to obtain statutory approvals; Liaised with stakeholders to carry out daily PR coordination; Overviewed the project risk and implementation of risk management procedures. Achievement Again, I have acquired specific job experience in tunnel construction, temporary traffic management, budget analysis, vendor and materials management, programme management, construction management, quality control management, site supervision, safety and environmental compliance, and handle social-political matters. In this tunnel section, it is located in the vicinity of the existing public park and under the live traffic, I am very actively involved in the seeking statutory/ government consents, overall construction planning, execution, liaison with interface stakeholders and the third-party contractors, I perfectly aligned with my leadership strategy to bring up the construction team to deliver the project task completion on time, in a safe manner and within budget. Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ
  • Performance Footings Sdn Bhd

    • Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
  • MTR Corporation Limited

    • Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
    MTR Shatin to Central Link, Mongkok & Hung Hom Section ($2400 Million) Reported to Design Manager, mainly responsible for managing and coordinating with civil design consultants for new railway project; Reviewed and commented on consultants' submissions including engineering design, program, method statements, and cost report; Prepared scope of services for station & tunnel design & construct contracts. Administered detailed design consultancies for underground tunnel. Liaised with architectural staff, in-house E&M, railway operators, in-house railway systems designers, government official and external parties to obtain statutory approvals; to ensure that the designs are cost effective, completed on time and to the requirements of the Corporation. Achievement I have developed the detailed analysis of design and process management in a railway engineering project in compliance with the railway requirement through understanding, stakeholder sharing, and dictating the appropriate construction methodology.
  • Engineering Consultants

    • Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
    Equestrian & Training Facilities for 2010 Asian Games Equestrian Event at Guangzhou, PRC ($400 Million) Mainly coordinated multidiscipline engineering and design activities between the Club and Lead Architect/ Lead Engineering Consultants. Led a team of engineers, construction planners by coordinating multidiscipline engineering and design activities between the Club and Lead Architect/ Lead Engineering Consultants; Worked with other project sub-teams such as QS, Procurement team, Operational Team, Maintenance Team, Veterinary Team, Stable Team, Tracks Team, Horticulture Team, Horse Racing Team, Audio Team, Security Team, and Marketing team etc.; Coordinated with local and China governmental authorities to ensure timely approval of design submittals and relevant permits/certificates at all stages of design development Achievement I having extended my job experience and exposure in mainland China in relations to land development, project planning, feasibility study, in-house stakeholder management. Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ
  • Games of XXIX Olympiad

    • Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
    Equestrian Core Venues for Games of XXIX Olympiad ($600 Million) Project Liaison Be a deputy project team leader to liaise with various equestrian specialists/ consultants, engineering consultants, engineering contractors, various government officials and key stakeholders throughout the project planning, construction and equestrian event. Attended the media interview & media enquiry (HK, German, UK, Mainland, Taiwan etc.) Provided venue visit to the Olympics and Paralympics Athletes, HK Equestrian Company, Jockey Club Voting Members Project presentation to internal parties and external professional bodies (i.e. HKIE, HKIA, ICE, CIOB, Green Building Council etc.) Project Management/ Construction Management Be a construction team leader to review design drawings, construction drawings, shop drawings, technical & material submission, programme, etc. and consolidate the respective comments from the various equestrian consultants and end-users. Be responsible for management of design and supervision of construction progress of ABWF works / building services works / civil engineering works in line with the Development Master Programme. Liaised with Equestrian Specialist / Architects/ Engineers during the planning & design stage; Supervised a team of engineers, construction planners, site agent, inspectors and group of consultants to deal with technical particulars; Responsible for risk analysis; identified / analysed potential project risks; Stringent checked on costs during both planning & construction stages; Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ Close monitored of project activities including work progress and quality, adherence to contract specifications, performance of contractors, manpower requirements, etc to ensure that proper recording and/or documentation of site works are carried out; Established closer and good rapport with government authorities aimed at planning approvals; Maintained liaison with all level of administration, horse racing sections and building management team to accomplish directives and facilitate the resolution of problems; Prepared periodical progress reports & to attend all meetings; Checked progress claims by consultants / contractors to ensure payments are in order; Monitored and supervised consultants' resident team in implementation of quality control plan and carry out regular check on the workmanship of the contractors Achievement Oversaw the front-end Venue construction planning phases within deadline, the whole project was difficult under the circumstances of short period of time, limited land available, various equestrian specialist involvement, stringent horse/ stable requirement compliance, I balanced competing stakeholder interests and liaised closely with Equestrian specialist against the said constraints to complete the project on time.
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club

    • Jan 2006 - Jan 2009
  • Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Limited

    • Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
    San Tin Bridge Interchange, Lok Ma Chau ($72 Million) Site supervision of hoarding; bored pile; steel sheet piling & steel channel planking installation; minipile; pile cap; excavation & lateral support works Achievement Have involved in various tasks like construction planning, team and subcontractor co-ordination and supervision of technical aspects in both the high rise building and viaduct construction projects. Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ
  • CM Wong & Associates Engineering Limited

    • Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
    i-Home Redevelopment Project, Urban Renewal Authority ($40 Million) Site supervision of structural engineering and architectural and builders work; participated in the temporary work design checking.
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    Walt Disney Imagineering

    • Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
    HK Disneyland Theme Park Project, Fantasyland & Adventureland ($145 Million) Site supervision works of excavation, footing, reinforced concrete structures, steelworks, GRP installations and fitting out works including plastering, theme plastering, painting and waterproofing. Conducted or directed observations and reviews during the construction phase of projects, collaborate with the in house designers and operational team to ensure that design is executed in accordance with the design documents and Disney standards; Supervised site construction team to deal with technical particulars; Check progress of work in the field & report to the Designer Engineer in charge; Assist in checking submittals & construction drawings from Contractors; Prepared construction progress report & report directly to seniors; Monitored the contractors' implementation of safety plans; Prepared the completion list/ punch list & monitor rectification works done for project completion. Achievement The Themepark construction was complete with success despite the lack of skilled contractors/ workers, limited knowledge of Themepark construction techniques, global financial/ economic implications, unexpected ground settlement, technical difficulties, and statutory requirement compliance. I was being one of the Disney Imagineers to provide technical advice, local practice and workforce consideration/ allocation. Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ
  • Ove Arup & Partners

    • Jan 1998 - Jan 2004
  • Oriental Plaza Project in Beijing

    • Jan 1997 - Dec 1998
    Ltd. - Graduate Engineer Structural engineering detailed design - Oriental Plaza Project in Beijing, PRC.
  • Dragages et Travux Public (HK) Ltd

    • Dec 1996 - Feb 1997
    Participated in temporary stabilization works design on the rock tunnel, and prepared the construction method statement for such temporary works - Tai Lam Tunnel Project Achievement After graduated from University, I started my Civil Engineer career in engineering consultant to develop my engineering design skills in details and worked towards the Chartered Engineer status. I become UK and HK Chartered Engineer since 2003. Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ AVAILABILITY IMMEDIATE EXPECTED/ CURRENT SALARY 100,,000 per year (EXPECTED) 140,000 per year (current)

Skills

  • Technical Support
  • Project Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Skills

Certificates

  • Bachelor of Engineering

Education History

  • University of Leicester

    • Ended Jan 2002
    MBA (General Management), University of Leicester, UK (2002)
  • Imperial College of Science

    • Ended Jan 1999
    DIC/MSc (Soil Mechanics), Imperial College of Science, Tech & Medicine, UK (1999)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    • Ended Jan 1997
    BEng (Hons) (Civil Engineering), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK (1997)
  • Imperial College current

    • From Jan 2003 - Current
    I had 19-year career in Client/ Developer, Engineering Consultant and Main Contractor of construction, engineering and programming for undergrounds structures, residential buildings, and large scale infrastructure. I have been holding various Supervisory and Managerial roles through which I gained extensive experiences such as Design Management, Project Management, Value Engineering, Project Co-ordination, ABWF Coordination and Management, Interface Management (both Internal and External), Health and Safety Management, Environmental Management, Site Management, Consultant and Subcontractor Management, Tendering Management, Cost and Budget Control Management, Quality Control Management, Risk and Issue Management, Dispute and Resolution, Team Building and Leadership Management. Following my first degree of Civil Engineering, I studied a MSc degree of Soil Mechanics with the Scholarship at Imperial College, Science and Technology. I qualified as a Chartered Engineer (both UK and HK) since 2003 ; and also obtained
  • Institution of Engineers current

    • From Jan 2012 - Current
    Institution of Engineers (Civil Discipline). My role is mainly act on the Institution's behalf to assess the suitability of candidates for chartered professional membership. I am a Volunteer Coach of Sai Kung Stingrays Mini Rugby Club, Hong Kong since 2012. Samuel U Phone: Chartered Civil Engineer/ Project Management/ Construction Management Email: British Citizen/ Hong Kong Citizen/ New Zealand Resident 27A East Coast Road, Milford, AUCKLAND, NZ I am always working on project planning, construction supervision and task coordination amongst Client/ Main contractor/ both Internal and External Stakeholders in the following areas:- Civil engineering ; Building construction ; Substructure construction ; Railway construction ; Temporary traffic management ; Utilities coordination ; Interface management ; Building Redevelopment ; Horse Stable construction ; Equestrian venue construction ; Construction management ; Project management ; Event management ; Public Relations Liaison The project examples include:-