KNOWLES TEAM | Q&A with Knowles’ New Project Manager, Jerry Fahy
We’re pleased to introduce you to one of the newest members of Knowles’ senior project team, Jerry Fahy. We sat down with Jerry to find out more about him, his career and what people can expect from his sites.
Tell us about yourself and your career history
I have always had a keen interest in Construction and the built environment. I studied at Nottingham University for my bachelor’s before starting work on-site as an Assistant Engineer setting out groundworks and RC Frame construction. From there, I progressed through to Project Management and have enjoyed working on a variety of projects around London. Concurrently I have maintained my professional development recently achieving my MSc in Civil Engineering and I also keep membership of industry bodies such as the ICE, CIOB and APM.
What projects are you working on at Knowles?
I am currently working on a new scheme in Pembridge Crescent. It is a very interesting project with elements of retained façade, basement excavation and underpinning of neighbouring properties. The tight site constraints make thorough sequencing vital to ensuring a successful outcome for the project. I am also assisting on programming for some of Knowles’s upcoming works.
What projects have you worked on in the past?
I have worked on various projects throughout my career throughout London. I have worked on numerous residential projects ranging from low-rise RC frames to twenty-plus storey towers. I have also worked on a shopping center and hotel. The projects have varied from new builds to cut and carve to repurpose existing structures. In terms of project phases I have been involved from preconstruction all the way through to handover and practical completion.
What’s your project management ethos?
My project management ethos is one of collaboration and communication. If all the various interested parties and stakeholders maintain an attitude of collaboration and keep open lines of communication, then the project has a wonderful chance of success in both delivering the client’s vision and doing so in a safe and timely manner.
What can we expect from a project managed by you?
You can expect the highest standards of safety, environmental consideration, and a strong duty of care to the site staff that make the project happen and the local residents. You can expect an open-door policy and a desire to solve problems and not lay blame. Hopefully, you will see a project where everyone involved is working together and has a genuine stake in seeing the project completed safely, on time and within budget.