This month we would like to introduce you to another important member of the DrainsAid team, Ben McCluskey.
Hi Ben, tell us, what is your role at DrainsAid?
I am the Project Manager for the Pollution Department.
When did you start working at DrainsAid?
I’ve been working at DrainsAid since April 2013.
What did you do before DrainsAid?
I was the Project Manager at Lanes for Drains before I came to DrainsAid.
Tell us about a typical day in your job as Project Manager?
A typical day would consist of ensuring the teams are on site where programmed, getting updates from the foreman on how works are progressing, planning & programming works, liaising with the client on updates for current jobs and liaising with customers for access on site visits.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The nature of the work is very varied and can be extremely challenging, I like to work on the larger lining projects which are often delivered through my projects.
What would you say has been your greatest achievement?
Each year we seem to get at least one job which is more challenging than the previous. I am very proud of the team here and what we can achieve together and I don’t think there are many (if any) lining companies in the UK who can complete work as effectively as we can.
What is the most interesting/difficult job you have worked on at DrainsAid?
The Guild Hall Sewer at York, from every angle there was something to overcome; the location, access along the river, the weather, river levels, the general public, the complexity of the job, the use of divers to cut open the pipe… the list goes on!
What do you like to do with your spare time?
I have a 16 month old boy who takes up all of my spare time, I take him swimming and enjoy playing football for a 6 a side team in Sheffield.