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CV FOR WALTER ANDERSON

Date of Birth 7 August 1977


Nationality British & Zimbabwean
Residential Address 560A Lordship Lane, LONDON, N22 5BY
Contact Details Email: anderson.walter@hotmail.com
Mobile: +44 7877 507 019
Availability Immediate
Position Sought Intermediate/ Senior Quantity Surveyor/
Cost Consultant

PROFILE____________________________________________________-
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I am very experienced across many facets of property development covering both
private and public sector works from feasibility studies, detailed cost planning,
tender documentation, through to construction phase cost control and final
account settlements. I have excellent numerical and analytical skills as well as
being an excellent team player who is hard-working, reliable and dependable.

I have international experience having started my career in Zimbabwe and worked


in South Africa and Botswana before permanently moving to the UK.

EDUCATION_______________________________________ ________-
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BSc (Hnrs) Financial Economics (2.1)Jul. ‘09 University of
London

Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Dec 2000) Harare Polytechnic


College
Certificate in QS & Construction Engineering (Dec 1998) Harare Polytechnic
College
Ordinary Levels (Nov. 1995) 7 GCSE’s

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE ____________ _______-


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Company Name Savant UK Ltd (now part of Aecom)
Dates employed Feb. ’06 to Jan. ‘09
Nature of firm Professional Cost Consultants
and
Project Managers
Position Cost Consultant
Reason for leaving To complete my studies and to
spend time with my then 1 year
old son
Projects and duties:
Maddox Place, London (£1.7m) Bespoke high spec. office fit-out
- Prepared cost plans, tender
documents, selected main
contractor, contract documents,
valuations, cost reporting and
final
account.

Associated Press (£8.5m), London Refurbish of existing building –


post
contract surveyor responsible for
preparing contract documents,
valuations, variations; cost
reporting and final account
agreement.

Premier City (USD725million), Kazakhstan Mixed use development


comprising hotels, residential,
industrial units and retail shops –
I prepared detailed cost plans
and tender documents. Post
contract was carried out by the
firm’s Kazakh office

Salvation Army, England (various locations) Worship Halls (new build


&
existing) – I was responsible for
managing all SA projects from
feasibility, construction phase
and
close out.

BBC Media City (£17m), London Bespoke high spec. office fit-out
- I negotiated and agreed final
account.

Others I have done several conceptual


and detailed estimates for
various
schemes and ad hoc duties
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Company Name Capita Symons, London
Dates employed Jan. ’05 to Jan. ‘06
Nature of firm Professional Cost Consultants
and
Project Managers
Position Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Reason for leaving Career progression

Projects and duties:


10 Chester Sq (£1.5m), London Refurbishment, conversion and
extension of existing private
residence into a modern, high
spec. contemporary residence -
Prepared cost plans, tender
documents, selected main
contractor, contract documents,
valuations, cost reporting and
final
account.

1 Finsbury Square, London Reception area mods – prepared


pre-tender estimate and I was
surveyor responsible for
preparing contract documents,
valuations, variations; cost
reporting and final account
agreement.

Ealing Road (£135m), London Mixed use development


comprising hotels, residential,
industrial units and retail shops –
I prepared detailed cost plans.
Project didn’t go beyond cost
plans due to lack of funding.

12 Queens Gate Place (£2.7m), London Refurbishment, conversion and


extension of existing private
residence into a modern, high
spec. contemporary residence -
Prepared cost plans, tender
documents, selected main
contractor, contract documents,
valuations, cost reporting and
final
account.

Kennels Lane (£1.5m), Berkshire Road construction – cost plan,


and tender documents

Isleworth & Croydon Court, London Options appraisal (values £10 –


25m)

Kent Ambulance, Kent Options appraisal (values £200k



1.5m)

Salvation Army (£1m), Basingstoke Worship Hall (new build) – I


managed project from
feasibility, construction phase
and
close out.
Various residential and other schemes in London Duties largely as above.
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Company Name Lee Wakemans, Cardiff, Wales
Dates employed Jan. ’03 to Dec. ‘04
Nature of firm Professional Quantity Surveyors
Position Senior Quantity Surveyor
Reason for leaving Relocating to London to study

Projects and duties:


Sir Richard Gwyn RC School (£1.65m) New classroom block and
refurbs
of existing rooms – post contract
surveyor (valuations, cost
reports
and final account)

Glwn Clwyd Hospital (£3.6m), North Wales Refurbish of existing hospital


wards
I prepared the BoQ

Hawthorne High School (£3.6m), Wales New classroom blocks – BoQ and
post contract surveyor

Learning Disability Unit (£650k) BoQ and post contract surveyor

Velindre Hospital (£1.25m) Building works for a replacement


linear accelerator unit – BoQ and
post contract surveyor
Carmarthen Hospital (£450k) Building works for a
replacement
linear accelerator unit – BoQ and
post contract surveyor

Others I worked on many public sector


schemes funded by the Welsh
Assembly Government.
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Company Name Marapo Construction, Gaborone,
Botswana
Dates employed Jan. ’01 to Nov. ‘02
Nature of firm Building Contractor
Position Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator
Reason for leaving Relocating to the UK

Projects and duties:


Various residential schemes As the sole QS I was responsible
for
preparing tenders, negotiating
with clients and lenders (FNB)
and
also for post contract duties.
When I joined the company they
were almost going under and I
turned things around and at my
time of leaving they could not
cope with the workload.
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Costain (Africa), Harare, Zimbabwe Jan. ‘97 – Dec. ‘00

I was part of the QS team from FMI Contracting and worked as a trainee QS first
based on site at Commercial House and later moved to Composite Office Block
where I developed into a fully fledged QS prior to leaving for South Africa where I
worked briefly in Cape Town before moving on to Botswana and later to the UK.
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Summary of main duties and capability includes but are not limited to:
• Project feasibility studies, appraisals and cost planning
• Value engineering
• Benchmarking, value for money analysis etc
• Advising on procurement methods/ strategies
• Preparation of tender documents
• Tender evaluation, adjudication and reporting
• Contract documentation – JCT, ERs (D&B), Specification & Drawings,
Schedule of Works, etc
• Post tender cost consultancy – cost control, valuations of work in progress,
change control management, cost/ financial reporting etc
• Preparing and settling final accounts
• Managing and mentoring junior staff
• Assisting management in strategic decision making whether to grow
company organically or by way of mergers or acquisitions etc
• Financial statement analysis and due diligence of tenderers
• Developing internal and external reporting procedures and systems and
controls etc
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COMPUTER LITERACY

1) Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint


2) QS Software Packages – CATOR Cost Planning & Procurement and RIPAC
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INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Playing and watching football, watching sports (tennis, cricket, golf, athletics);
travelling and reading etc