Welcome – Jas Singh
What is your background?
Originally from the banking sector, I worked for Lloyds Banking Group’s Share Registration business where I spent 17 years working in various teams and divisions. My last role was Assistant Manager in the IT Network Operations team looking after a team of 6 engineers and managed the voice and data services for approximately 2,500 users across 7 sites.
Whilst working for Lloyds I attended college on a part-time basis for 3 years where I qualified as an electrician. In my last year at college, I changed jobs and for the following 5 years, I worked as a Service and Installation engineer for SE Controls.
For the last 7 years, I have been the Project Leader for the Service and Maintenance division at SE Controls with responsibility for the generation of new business from existing and new customers, with focus on refurbishment of natural smoke ventilation systems in existing buildings.
During my time as Project Leader, I gained formal industry qualifications in PRINCE2, APM, CSCS Managers & Professionals and SMSTS.
What was your previous role?
Project Leader in the Service and Maintenance division at SE Controls.
What does your new role entail?
To successfully manage and deliver the installation of mechanical and natural smoke vent systems across the residential and commercial sectors.
What have you brought to the role from previous experience?
I have gained 12 years of experience within the Smoke Vent industry, the first 5 years of which was ‘on the tools’ as a service and installation engineer. During this time, I learnt about the possible pitfalls and issues engineers experience on-site and this can be taken into account when managing a project. In conjunction with the installation side, I also bring along knowledge of compliance and regulations to current industry standards, managing projects successfully to agreed time scales and to available budgets.
What are your main aims and responsibilities in the role?
To continue to provide customer experience to the highest of standards which have made Fire Design Solutions one of the leading companies in the industry. With previous experience of delivering projects to agreed programmes and budgets, I am looking forward to working alongside my colleagues to help the company grow.
What attracted you to FDS and to the role?
FDS is a company which is at the beginning of a large expansion and is enjoying continued growth in the industry. I am excited at being part of this new challenge and being given the opportunity to demonstrate my skills as a Project Manager.
What has been your experience so far?
From day one, everyone in the business has been very welcoming and supportive, which has made the journey very pleasant. It is evident that the whole team works closely together to make the company successful.