ISG employee since: 2004
Position: Project Secretary
“My six years with ISG have been packed with new experiences and I have worked on projects for many multi-national organisations including; Dresdner Bank, Norton Rose, American Express, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever and EDS.”
Helen’s current role is Project Secretary/ Document Controller on the project to fit out KPMG’s new headquarters in Canary Wharf.
“I enjoy the duties of both roles,” said Helen,” As Project Secretary, I am been required to support a large team in every aspect of the project: Ensuring the start up of the project runs efficiently, with all IT and telecoms in place, and the office portraying ISG’s professional image; I also manage the reception area, meeting rooms, and general day to day running of the office, as well as producing project reports, VPM documentation, presentations, minutes, and documentation alike, along with managing the snagging system, assisting with office moves, project close out and general other duties that may be required of me in order to support the project.”
“As Document Controller I have extensive knowledge of the BIW system both at preconstruction whereby the system is used for the tendering process between ISG, professional design team, PQS, client project management team, and the tendering contactors. And at construction where we are responsible for ensuring that the system is managed and co-ordinated efficiently between the ISG project team, client’s team, Project Managers, Architects, M&E Consultants, and Trade Contractors. As this system is heavily relied on by the financial team I am required to have a clear understanding of why certain processes are in place and to ensure that the relevant information is to hand should they need it.”
“In my time with ISG I’d say that no two days are ever exactly the same. I’m pleased that I have been a part of so many great projects and feel that I have developed a good understanding of a very exciting industry.”
ISG employee since: 2006
Position: Sustainability Manager
Philippa (Pip) commenced work as a temporary agency employee for ISG in London 2006 working as a Document Controller and after three months was offered a full time position on the Horseferry Building refurbishment project. When the Horseferry project finished Pip expressed her interest in the environmental aspects of construction to her line manager and colleagues.
Arrangements were made for Pip to spend some time “shadowing” the to the Head of Sustainability for ISG Interior. Shortly afterwards Pip was offered the position of Sustainability Coordinator for ISG Interior. With encouragement from the Board of ISG Interior, Pip enrolled in the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management and achieved her NEBOSH qualification in December 2008.
Now in the role of ISG Interior's Sustainability Manager for 3 years, Pip manages sustainability across all ISG Interior and Harry Neal projects, assists the proposals team with tenders and works at both a divisional and company-wide level to improve best practice in sustainability at ISG.
Over the past 3 years Pip has had numerous achievements in the social, environmental and economic aspects of her projects. She has contributed to the achievement of a number of Considerate Constructors awards and in 2010, her Transport for London Palestra project won the prestigious 'Most Considerate Site' Runner Up Award. Pip is also responsible for assisting project teams to achieve their targeted BREEAM, LEED and Ska Ratings. She is a qualified Ska Rating Assessor, has extensive LEED experience and is due to become a BREEAM Commercial Assessor in early 2011.
Pip works with industry specialists to ensure ISG is at the forefront of sustainable management on construction projects.
ISG employee since: 2007
Position: Project Director
Arron worked with ISG in their London fit out operation for 18 months before taking up, what he describes as, “the opportunity of a lifetime” to join ISG’s team in Asia.
“My passion for construction began at an early age of 13 when I took an interest in building houses with my father,” said Aaron. ”Since then I have had the great fortune to travel the world continually expanding my construction experience and qualifications.”“The fact that I can live in such a diverse country as Malaysia and perform the work I love is fantastic, said Aaron,” that is what gets me out of bed each morning.”
In London Aaron worked with ISG on a range of fit out projects for Anglo Irish Bank and Rio Tinto. He then transferred to ISG in Malaysia where he has been part of the team responsible for the recent 630,000 sq ft fit out for CIMB which was officially opened by the King and Queen of Malaysia. Since Aaron was promoted to Project Director he has overseen the following key projects:-
Sunway Hotel Fuzion Restaurant
CIMB Flagship Branch KLCC
Quattro West – façade and interior upgrading
Axis Global Reit Penthouse
BP KL Sentral – six floors
“Since being here I have also had the pleasure of working alongside Malaysian Country Director, Paul Marshall, and other members of the Asia team who have been a constant source of both inspiration and knowledge to me and my team. Every day I am learning and the more exposure I have to talented and interesting people the more I gain, and the more I enjoy my work”.