Candidate's Resume



My earlier years up until 2000 I was in sales then hospitality(Chef) that was when I entered the building industry.I started roofing with Cameron Roofing and Construction working mainly on domestic and some small commercial.Within the first two years I was looking after jobs with small crews of four or five.In 2004 I started doing my own work with three employees for about 18 months when I took the oportunity that was offered me and went to Christmas Island to work on the detention centre. My roll there escallated rapidly as I will detail in my work history.After the Island Academy Roofing/Architectural Cladding offered me a position Co managing the Melbourne Convention Centre zinc cladding contract which was a design and construct job with many unique design and logistical hurdles to over come. We did that and our company left with an enhanced reputation. As that job finished I was also working closely with the Hansen Yunken Architects getting the Vic Uni job details sorted ready for construction. I then went back home to Adelaide to get married and looked after six of the government schools projects for Cameron Roofing and Construction over aprox. sixteen months. I was again aproached by Academy Roofing to come back to Melbourne to Project Manage the Melbourne Market Relocation Project over a twelve month period which I finished with at the start of March..

I am 47 and as stated before married to Karyn, we have four kids. I am reasonably fit and of sound health. I love most sport but AFL, soccer and rugby are the mainstays.Don't mind a hit of golf but my clubs are still a better quality than my game.I'm a good cook and wine is a hobby. I am one year into a four year term as a councilor on the Port Adelaide -Enfield Council and am enjoying what it throws up. I have a strong work ethic and my strenght seems to be an ability to communicate well at all levels. With my situation in life as it is DP World would be an interesting direction to head in. I have always enjoyed working with machinery and have had quite extensive experiance with boom lifts (up to 130 ft), scissors, forklift and some telehandalling.I also have had extensive exposure to the implementation and upkeep of the OH&S proceedures of a Multi National company.


Elected to Port Adelaide- Enfield Council in 2010

Career History

Jan 2011 - Mar 2012

Company name:Academy Roofing Vic
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Industry:Construction, Architecture & Interiors
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:
Comments:Academy Roofing is one of Victorias biggest roofing and cladding companies.Also with an office in Sydney Academy is capable of taking on the biggest and most complex contracts and continues to carry a solid reputation of delivering what is required.
Job Title:Project Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Closest Job Role:Project Manager
Summary:Melbourne Market Relocation Project
Detailed Description:Day to day control of all on site activities.Work face placement of tradesmen and apprentices daily along with site superviser.
All ordering of materials,tools and machinery
Main contact point for builder and architect dealing with design and program details.
Company representative at weekly subbies meetings.
Majority of document control through Aconex and Project Web. Also keeping our own company national acreditation intact through internal and external onsite audits.
This is a $14m contract

Sep 2009 - Jan 2011

Company name:Cameron Roofing and Construction
Location:Adelaide, Australia
Industry:Construction, Architecture & Interiors
Company size:11-50 employees
Comments:Small Roofing and Cladding company handelling Domestic,Small commercial and Government work
Job Title:Site/Contract Supervisor
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Closest Job Role:Foreman / Supervisor
Summary:Looked after Government Schools contracts
Detailed Description:On returning to Adelaide I looked after a crew of up to 8 tradesmen and apprentices completing six Government Schools Upgrade contracts over 18 months.
Day to day organisation of manpower.
Measuring and ordering of materials and fixings.
Liase with builder on all aspects of detail and program.
Half of time also spent on tools.

Oct 2007 - Sep 2009

Company name:Academy Roofing
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Industry:Construction, Architecture & Interiors
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:
Comments:As detailed before
Job Title:Site Supervisor/Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Closest Job Role:Site & Construction Manager
Summary:Day to Day onsite running of Melbourne Convention Centre Zinc Cladding contract
Detailed Description:In conjunction with Project Manager day to day running of very complex design and construct contract.Worked closely with Principal builder and there architects almost on a daily basis to achieve there intent. We had to over come complex sub-structure issues and program co-ordination due to huge scaffold construction for our panel installation that conflicted with other trades.
Atended 90% of weekly co-ordination meetings with Multiplex construction manager.
Daily placement of upto 50 men.Ordering of materials ,fixings and machinery.
This was a $9m contract

Sep 2005 - Jul 2007

Company name:Academy Roofing Vic / Le Blancs roofing
Location:Christmas Island, Australia
Industry:Construction, Architecture & Interiors
Company size:51-200 employees
Comments:Started on Christmas Island with LeBlancs roofing transfered to Academy Roofing when they took over the contract.
Job Title:Roofer/ Site Supervisor
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Closest Job Role:Foreman / Supervisor
Summary:Started just roofing and ended this job site supervisor and office manager.
Detailed Description:Started with original team on the island just roofing and cladding until asked to look after individual crews.After a few months was site supervising the job.
Academy Roofing were brought in to finish the contract and I was asked to stay on as the Site Foreman with another employee due to our understanding of where the job stood and what was required to finish.
I also somehow landed liasing with the home office co-ordinating finding new staff as turnover was high and we had up to 70 people on site.This included all flight bookings and rosters to keep man power at required levels while still giving men there 6/1 on off roster.
The remoteness of Christmas Island brought up many unique challanges and with the original contractor going broke it was quite a stressful and emotional job at times. It was a credit to all that the job was finished as well as it was.
This was a $15m contract

Mar 2004 - Sep 2005

Company name:Ian Bell Roofing
Location:Adelaide, Australia
Industry:Construction, Architecture & Interiors
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:Started my own roofing buisness
Job Title:Sole trader
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Summary:Running my own jobs.Big learning experiance
Detailed Description:Measuring,quoting on domestic roofing and cladding.
Everything involved in trying to get your buisness off the ground.
Not much else to say but very stressfull.
Kept my self and 3 employees going and head above water until Christmas Island was to good an offer to refuse.

Mar 2000 - Feb 2004

Company name:Cameron Roofing/Paul Craig Roofing/MJ Jones Roofingt
Location:Adelaide, Australia
Industry:Construction, Architecture & Interiors
Company size:11-50 employees
Comments:Put them all together as from 2000 to 2004 I worked between all three.
Job Title:Roofer/supervisor
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Summary:Started roofing with these contractors
Detailed Description:I started roofing with Cameron roofing and up to 2004 did most of my work with them and as stated developed the skills to look after there jobs and crews. I also worked with MJ Jones roofing and Paul Craig roofing usually just assisting when they were under the pump. In those early days most work was domestic with some small commercial.

Education & Training

Jan 1975 - Dec 1980

Institution:Thorndon High School
Institution Type:High School
Course Name:High School
Grade:Year 11
Comments:Entered work force after year 11. I had the scores to go on to matriculation but after a discussion with my school councillor I was not convinced my teachers were interested enough in the students to to get me through a very intense year.


Industry Company Experience

  • Communication and adaptability ( - >5 years experience)

Licenses & Certifications

Boom/Scissor Lift

Issuer:Elevated Work Platform Association of Australia
Valid From:4th April 2011
Valid To:4th April 2021


Valid From:4th March 2011
Valid To:4th March 2016

Intro Occupational Safety & Health Rep Course

Reference:Cert Number OSH00218
Issuer:Construction Skills Training Centre W.A.
Valid To:24th February 2016


I now enjoy watching sport sport after retiring from soccer at 42. Enjoy a hit of golf and going to the gym.Am currently finding out more about community activities since joining council and there is some interesting stuff to get involved in..

Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Open to Opportunities
I am on a notice period (days):  0
I am available from:12th March 2012
Would you relocate for a job?Open to Offers
Marital Status:Married
Do I have a drivers license?Yes

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