KNOWLES TEAM | Q&A with Knowles Senior Project Manager, Nic Goulbourn
We’re pleased to introduce you to one of the members of Knowles’ senior project team, Nic Goulbourn. We sat down with Nic 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’ve been a Project Manager in high-end residential now for over 12 years after spending several years working in trade whilst I studied at college and university. I went on to study a part-time Master’s degree in Construction Project Management and passed with Distinction whilst running construction projects in London for a residential building company. I’ve since used these qualifications and my experience to gain MCIOB status with the Chartered Institute of Building in 2020.
What projects are you currently working on at Knowles?
I’m currently starting a 65,000 sq. ft project in the Home Counties which consists of a subterranean development, construction of the new superstructure, fit-out and landscaping works, plus ancillary buildings.
What types of projects have you worked on in the past?
I have always worked in the high-end Residential market and have extensive experience in a wide range of projects including, large cut and carve refurbishments in the prime locations of Central London right through to New Builds in the Home Counties.
What’s your project management ethos?
Simply – Commitment, Teamwork and Loyalty.
What can we expect from a project managed by you?
I focus on collaboration as this is the key to a successful project. Collaboration encourages teamwork, stimulates information sharing, helps improves communication amongst project team members and most importantly, improves the quality and efficiency of the project. This will ultimately result in a happy Project Team with a good quality end product for the Client
What most excites you about working with Knowles?
I like the fact that Knowles can take on some of the most structurally changing projects in-house whilst also offering the delivery of top end fit outs. There are very few companies in this market sector that can offer a ‘one stop shop’ for the Construction of Super Prime Residential Homes and for me it’s great to be involved in the whole life cycle of the project. Knowles can offer client’s continuity across the project without the downtime and issues created by splitting the Sub / Superstructure and Fit Out packages.