A director of Projex since 2016, prior to this, Paul was based in Australia for twelve years and is a former project director with large global operators such as Coffey International (TetraTech) and Turner Townsend Thinc.
Paul has national responsibility for growing and developing the data centres division. He has strong leadership and excellent PM skills; extensive experience of ensuring ongoing, uninterrupted operation of live environments during major project deliveries and commercial success across an international arena with considerable commitment to site and tailor-making programmes to address individual client needs.
“Closing the gap on Indigenous Disadvantage”- part of the Federal Government’s vision to remove hazardous materials such as asbestos, at the time, this was Coffey’s biggest project in the northern territory. Involving 4,400 units of accommodation, a trial project was expanded to a further 67 communities creating a great logistical challenge with many communities only accessed by barge or light aircraft, including the area around “Snake River” as shown. Only 24% of the allocated budget was used.
Key Experience – Data Centres:
Currently working with multiple global industry leading data centre owner/operators delivering projects including:
- Change-of-use construction to adapt existing built form to data centre requirements.
- Fit out of multiple white spaces within one facility and across multiple facilities.
- Plant and equipment replacement including chiller change-out, UPS upgrades, increased utility supplies and additional generators.
- Multiple projects with power redundancy from N+1 to N2.
- Cooling redundancy N+1.
- Decanting existing operational clients during upgrades works.
- Disaster Recovery facilities upgrades.
Other Key Experience:
- Project director for the construction of the new Adelaide Airport and for the £200m Cairns Airport Terminal delivery, the 5th busiest airport in Australia.
- Delivery of the extremely technical Groundwater Cooling project for CSIRO which cools Australia’s Pawsey supercomputer, saving 3m litres of water a year. A complex project with the aim of making Perth a world centre for ground cooling, it had never been attempted before and involved working with one of Australia’s top scientists.
- PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea – after troubleshooting 22 difficult projects within 16 ports in the role of temporary executive general manager – engineering.
I’d love to bring my experience of renewable energy projects to the UK.
My family has a house overlooking Tynemouth Priory where St Bede taught and we have had many happy times and events there.