Q&A – Senior Project Manager

The JR Group has welcomed new Senior Project Manager, Paul Wilson into the fold. Paul is an experienced senior team member who brings more than 35 years of experience with him to his new role. Paul will be involved in some of the businesses’ key upcoming projects,  leading project teams  to deliver a first-class service to  clients.

What is your new role at The JR Group?

Senior Project Manager

What will you be responsible for?

I will be using my experience to ensure the top end delivery of some of the businesses’ key upcoming projects.

I will be initially responsible for the delivery of our project at Dover Street, Finnieston which comprises 55 Flats and a commercial unit on behalf of GWHA.

Work will start in January 2021 and is expected to run for the next two years.

What attracted you the position?

The JR Group comes across as a very progressive and welcoming place to work and the company continues to grow – so it is great to be a part of such a dynamic team.

There is obviously a hunger for growth within the business and this will lead to great challenges and opportunities for all involved.

What experience are you bringing with you to the job?

I bring with me more than 35 years in the sector, working on some headline projects across the country. These key projects have spanned various sectors from education, city centre offices, retail, industrial, MOD, healthcare etc.

I started off in my career as a Civil Engineer and worked my way through the ranks to run various project from conception right through to completion and aftercare.

Having this blend of varied experience will help within my new role at The JR Group as we move forward into different markets.

What are you most looking forward to in your new position?

In my experience, the people make the business, and The JR Group – is rich with great, friendly and ambitious people who want to do the best job possible.

The JR Group seems a fantastic place to work and everyone seems to enjoy coming to work. That is the culture I thrive in.

What has been your career highlight so far?

After so many projects and such a long time in the industry, there have been many highlights, but one stands out for me.

I was part of the team to refurbish and extend Holyrood School in Glasgow which, at the time was the biggest School in Europe. This was really challenging as the kids were still occupying the school premises and we had to plan around the logistics of making that work.

I was on the project from day one and enjoyed the challenge of having to programme and organise the different phases around the school curriculum and the 2,500 children that were in the building every day.

I am a cup half full type of person, so I am confident many of my career highlights are still to come.

With more than 35 years of experience in the industry what piece of advice would you or do you share with people just starting out in the industry?

Look at all the different roles within construction, there are thousands of opportunities at all different levels.

It is a great sector to thrive in, if you find an area you that you really enjoy.

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