James Wood is a successful, high-achieving commercial professional and civil engineer with a prestigious career spanning over 30 years in the construction and consulting industry. James has a vast strategic and operational experience at Director and Senior Manager level, including responsibilities for high profile, high value capital projects in the public and private sectors plus numerous complex joint venture partnerships (project values $500k – $1.5bn) and management of multiple simultaneous smaller value projects, in addition to the establishment of regional divisions within various organizations, he was involved in multi-disciplinary civil engineering projects in United Kingdom, Spain, France, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE.
His sector expertise includes successful project management of airports, roads, resorts, health, education, leisure and commercial projects. In more recent years, prior to joining the TE&A team, James had been appointed to manage a team of surveyors in a small traditional QS practice operating throughout the GCC region, being charged with the responsibility of the preparation of cost plans at various stages of the design process, the development of tender documentation and contract administration on sites. Other career achievements include the completion of UK’s first PFI scheme to utilize a Heritage Lottery Grant as part of overall funding package, the completion of the first PFI Civic Accommodation Project in England and the establishment of central Government procurement policies in the UK.
He is a skilled negotiator, mediator and decision-maker with a track record in supporting clients at all stages of the project process from inception to completion, adopting an inclusive approach to develop stakeholder relationships. James’ affable persona combined with his acutely professional demeanor brings out the best in team members across all disciplines.