Managing Director - Story Scotland
Managing Director - Story Scotland
John joined Story Contracting in February 2015 after spending 18 years working for Balfour Beatty. He has 30 years’ experience within the Civil Engineering and Rail sector.
John joined Story Contracting following the successful award of the SCOT004 Framework for Buildings and Civils Renewals in September 2014 under the CP5 Renewals Collaborative Delivery Programme (RCDP) by Network Rail.
“My favourite thing about working at Story is the support from across the business to deliver for our clients, regardless of the challenges that we need to overcome. And we do this in a professional, collaborative manner with pride and a smile – great place to work!”
Craig joined Story Contracting in 2016 from Balfour Beatty, where he had worked for 18 years after graduating from the University of West Scotland.
As part of the Senior Management team supporting the Regional Director in Scotland, Craig’s role is to lead the operational function of the division, delivering commercial success and driving continuous improvement throughout the regional business. Cultivating a collaborative relationship with clients, he ensures that the business plan is delivered safely and efficiently and that compliance standards are adhered to throughout construction operations.
“My favourite thing about the role is working with my colleagues – they are all amazing at their jobs and very focused and hard-working. I genuinely don’t ever have a day when I don’t look forward to coming to work.”
Planning Controls & Quality Manager
Serge joined the business in 2015 after working for Balfour Beatty for 12 years, and for Morrison Construction for two years prior to that.
As the Planning & Controls Manager, Serge provides tender bid management support for programme and quality submission documents. Project control is also a significant part of his role including the compilation and monitoring of design and construction programmes, as well as providing technical design support for permanent and temporary works.
“I enjoy the variety of my role as it allows me the opportunity to work with and support different parts of our business – such as winning contracts, planning, project delivery and client relations.”
Senior Quantity Surveyor
After working for Carillion for three years, Randeep joined Story Contracting in 2018. He is currently involved in a number of projects, ranging from an Access for All (AfA) scheme at Stirling Station to Platform Extensions on the H2M Project. His role as a Senior Quantity Surveyor means that he is involved in a variety of different projects, and he thrives upon the unique challenges that each project brings.
“Story Scotland has provided me with the perfect grounding and structure to help me achieve my goals. The strong ‘One Family’ culture makes Story one of the best companies in the construction industry to work with. I look forward to a long and prosperous career here.”
Heather joined Story Contracting as part of the company’s apprenticeship scheme in the summer of 2017, at just 17 years old.
She is currently working on the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Depot in Govan, which is one of the biggest projects for Story Scotland. Because this is such a busy and versatile project, it’s a great place for Heather to learn the roles of an Engineer.
“I had just turned 17 when I started my placement, still in my fifth year of school, and I left school a year early to take the job. This was a big risk at the time but one I certainly don’t regret taking now.”
David joined Story Contracting in 2015. Before joining the business he worked for Balfour Beatty for 8 years, starting as a Graduate and progressing to Sub-Agent level working on high-profile projects such as the construction of The Kelpies.
David is responsible for growing the non-rail civils business in Scotland. He oversees any schemes that are on the ground and also meets regularly with clients and designers to introduce Story Scotland and find out about future schemes. He also works on quality submissions and provides programme and resource input for tenders.
“My job gives me the chance to engage with people from all levels and backgrounds, and I really enjoy getting to know people and forming good working relationships.”
Project Agent (Graduate Programme)
Victoria joined Story Contracting in 2017 after graduating from Abertay University. She was attracted to the business because of the opportunities for career progression and development.
Victoria’s role essentially involves taking a project from the design stage through to completion. This includes liaising with the client, designers, site team and various subcontractors in order to achieve the finished product. She produces project documentation to support the works taking place and carries out checks throughout to ensure works are carried out as per design.
“My favourite thing about the graduate programme is the flexibility and variety. It is great to be able to experience working in different areas of the business whilst still maintaining a job role.”
Darren joined Story Contracting in 2015 when the Scottish division consisted of only six employees. He was keen to be part of building the division’s success. Fast forward four years and Story Scotland has had record growth and expanded to 125 employees.
As part of Darren’s role, he oversees the delivery of the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) construction depot, on behalf of Ansaldo STS, in Glasgow. The team are delivering the design/construction of a new test track facility for the testing and commissioning of a new fleet of driverless trains, to support SPT with their plans to upgrade the Glasgow Subway Network.
“It’s the best feeling waking up every day knowing I am working with great people who I can always trust.”