Jeremy Hardgrave

Jeremy has over 30 years experience in the construction industry, in the UK, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, covering a wide range of development and construction projects, within client, consulting and contracting organisations.

Since his arrival in New Zealand Jeremy has worked for both contractors and consultants, engaged in a wide range of project management roles including fit-out, refurbishment, new-build, relocation projects in commercial and retail, and remediation of buildings affected by weathertightness issues.

As a highly motivated, results orientated project / cost manager, Jeremy has a willingness to take a flexible, ‘hands-on’ approach which, together with a pragmatic view on problem solving, has proved very successful in delivering projects which satisfy client expectations.

Many of the projects on which Jeremy has worked have been subject to tight timescales, restricted budgets or required the client’s operation and occupation to continue throughout (and sometimes all of these).  Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors and sub-contractors have assisted Jeremy with the successful delivery of these projects, particularly where liaising with a variety of stakeholders was imperative.

Originally qualifying as a Quantity Surveyor, Jeremy entered the industry with a major UK civil engineering consultancy practice, working on roading, powerstations, jetties and water treatment plants.

He subsequently worked for both traditional Quantity Surveying practices and client organisations, where he developed his interest and experience in project management.  After a posting to Saudi Arabia (working for the Ministry of Finance) Jeremy and his family made the decision to emigrate to New Zealand, finally achieving this in 1998.

Qualifications

  • Building Economics & Measurement Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).