In the spotlight this month is one of our newest team members, Braden Fidler, who has joined LST as an assistant quantity surveyor.
What’s your career been like to date?
I’ve had a varied career so far that’s seen me work in different sectors and various roles ranging from selling tools, through to procuring materials for adventure parks, and organising labour on a construction site. It’s certainly been enjoyable, and I’ve learnt a lot!
What made you want to become a quantity surveyor?
I felt that I needed to take the next step in my career and I already had some experience in construction. I had good feedback from quantity surveyors I’d previously worked with who told me that it was a great career path and I would do well.
What attracted you to the role at LST?
I’ve known LST for quite some time now and I’ve always been impressed by the projects they take on and the team’s dedication. I was also attracted by the level of training on offer and the commitment from management to ensure staff fulfil their personal career achievements.
What sort of training will you be receiving?
I’ve launched myself into a RICS quantity surveying course which will take me well into the middle of next year. I’m also working through some postgraduate courses on NEC4 ECC contracts. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to have this training as not only will it enhance my career, but help me become a key part of the fantastic team here at LST.
What projects will you be assisting with?
I’ve already been heavily involved in the refurbishment of Malvern Splash leisure centre and also various projects within Southampton General Hospital, which have been an amazing experience. Looked forward to next year and beyond, we have an incredibly exciting pipeline so I can’t wait to get my teeth into some of the great projects we have on the radar.
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to taking on projects from start to finish and making a difference – seeing the end result of any LST project is awesome, even more so after working on it for the whole duration.
What do you hope to be doing or to have achieved in five years’ time?
Looking ahead, I hope to see myself quantity surveying multi-million-pound projects, knowing that I have not only learnt a huge amount about construction and commercial management, but made an impact and played a fundamental role in the growth and development of the company.