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25 August 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER JONOTHAN MACK BENG(HONS) C.BUILD E FCABESO Sept 17

Q: Please give details of your education and qualifications:
A: BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering.

Q: Where are you based?
A: Salford, Manchester.

Q: Please describe your current role:
A: Group Senior Temporary Works Engineer, Keepmoat Ltd. Head of Temporary Works responsible for all company procedures and standards as well as managing internal Temporary Works designs and checking of third party designs.
Safety and compliance inspections of site.
Temporary Works and technical advisor to bids.

Q: Please provide a brief outline of your career so far:
A: I began as a trainee Civil Engineer with Bovis Lend Lease in 2002 before joining Lend Lease as a Permanent Works Designer in 2005 for two years before moving into Temporary Works Design and Co-ordination in 2007 following the newly released CDM 2007 and BS 5975:2008 shortly afterwards. In 2011 I became the North West Regional Temporary Works Co-ordinator for Bramall Construction and in 2015 was offered the role of Group Senior Temporary Works Engineer within Keepmoat Ltd, where I have remained to date.

Q: Have you worked on any unusual or high profile projects?
A: Manchester Royal Infirmary (£250m)
BBC Salford Quays (£600m)
Lancashire Waste 2 Resources (£125m)

Q: What attracted you to become registered as a Member of the CABE?
A: The diversity and variety of professional members within the CABE reflects that of the construction industry within which I specialise as an engineer in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of buildings. Being a member of the CABE demonstrates my commitment to best practice and continued professional development as well as the experience I have gained to date as a specialist in Temporary Works Design and Co-ordination which are essential to delivering projects safely.

Q: Please detail your experience of the professional interview process:
A: An engaging and rewarding experience with a panel that was welcoming and friendly throughout.
The interview was open and thorough, covering my opinions as a professional on technical/engineering matters related to my area of specialism (Temporary Works) as well as clarifying my experience and role to date.

Q: What advice would you give someone considering professional registration with the CABE?
A: The CABE is a diverse organisation which welcomes a wide variety of professionals working within the built environment. Therefore, whatever your role or background, you will find similar professionals within the CABE. Keep your submissions concise and to the point and do not let the anticipation of an interview deter you. The registration and interview process actively seeks to bring the very best out of you as a professional.

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