Ben Wandless

Contracts Manager

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, SMSTS

Ben has considerable skill and experience meeting with pressured deadlines whilst maintaining excellent customer satisfaction. He is known to foster a spirit of trust, courteous good humour & a tenacious work ethic with a goal of providing the client with a customer friendly service. His experience within our Health & Safety department compliments his keen interest in assuring the safety and best practices our of project delivery teams.

  • Role & Responsibilities

    Pre-Construction - In conjunction with our planner, Ben will compile the initial project programme and risk register, including statements on how works will affect the neighboring schools and residents. He will attend early meetings and prepare mitigation plans, programmes, methodology statements, site logistical plans and statements on site contamination issues. Construction - Ben will oversee the project team to ensure all aspects of the construction process are built in accordance with the construction programme. He will drive the progress of the supply chain and ensure the purchasing team place orders to ensure unhindered progress of the works on site. He will convene weekly / fortnightly / monthly progress meetings as required, and ensure that compliance with all Ashe quality and process procedures are adhered to. Post Construction - Monitoring and close out of defects resolution procedure. Undertaking and collecting project performance review information through lessons learnt and KPI surveys. Feedback of best practice will then be shared with Ashe management team.

  • Memorable Achievement

    Climbing a mountain in the Andes was a huge challenge and an achievement that I will never forget! It’s also one not many others have done!

Ashe Employee

Career Highlights

The projects at Stevenage (North block and Public Realm) were a highlight, they were very challenging in terms of logistics and interfacing with the public. We donated money to local charities and had some good public engagement on the project. They were also completed during COVID which was of course a major challenge and gave a large sense of achievement upon completion, as well as a visit from Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer! I enjoyed the projects at Nuneaton, they were challenging projects with a tight budget and time constraints that could not be exceeded, they were finished on time, to budget and to a high level which was well received by the client!