Construction Manager, Supervisor

Last Updated: 31st May 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Afrikaan, English, Portuguese


Dear Sir, Madam

It is with reference to the above position that I hereby submit my CV for your perusal.
You will find that I have over 16 years of international project experience in management and supervisory roles. My roles all involved the management of contractors, project changes, progress, materials, clients, punch-listing and final handover. My belief in strong communications, constant planning and a respect for team involvement has served me well in all my past project successes. Having done a number of projects in difficult environments, I have developed a strong belief in “can do”, but never compromising on delivering a quality product to my client within budget and schedule.
I am prepared travel as required and look forward to the opportunity to discuss my application further.

Kind Regards

Vaughn Shaw


Port Elizabeth Technical College
Electrical Technician

   Jan 1982
— Sep 1986

As part of my trade qualification I attending 3 month blocks at the above Technical College, attaining an N1, N2, N3 and N4 Electrical Trade theory diploma.
I attended a 4 day practical trade test in 1986 and qualified as an Electrical Technician.
I have since done numerous safety and mechanical courses as well an electrical hazardous areas inspection course in 2016.


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