Being a Project Manager for Bennett Architectural is a challenging role where no two days are ever the same. We spoke to Matt Tideswell from our Project Management about his role.
Tell us 3 words to describe your job?
Challenging, Exciting, Demanding
What can you remember about your first day/week at Bennetts?
I was very nervous stood in reception awaiting my induction, starting a new job is a very daunting experience for anyone. Will they like me? Will I like them? Am I up to the job? Have I done the right thing?
So many different thoughts can whirl around your head before you even enter your new working environment. After a few hours I had been made to feel very comfortable. It was a very welcoming environment.
What is a typical day as Project Manager?
There is no typical day as a Project Manager, each day brings a fresh set of challenges that require new solutions.
How would you describe your job to a stranger?
As a project manager I am the person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.
I also have the key responsibility for the Health & Safety of the project, and the responsibility for all the operatives that are on the project. Most of the issues that impact a project result in one way or another to a potential project risk.
What’s the biggest challenge in your job?
Ensuring that the client/End user is happy with the service that they receive from Bennetts. From the planning stages right through to the finished product being successfully handed over.
Tell us what you’re working on at the moment?
I am managing a host of projects including work at Aldi Head Offices, including a Pilkington Planar glass box, a new NEXT branch at Selly Oak Retail Park and our biggest DfMA project to date at New Grange Hospital in South Wales.
What has been your crowning achievement to date at Bennetts?
The Successful completion and handover of the award-winning Maggie’s centre building at the Christies Hospital Manchester, In conjunction with Sir Robert Mc Alpine and Foster & Partners Architects.
Find out more about our Project Management team Here