From Army Engineer to Resources Manager

A qualified civil engineer, Colin left the Royal Engineers after 24 years, and joined contractor Taylor Woodrow as a resources manager. He says:

“After 24 very enjoyable years in the Royal Engineers serving in Germany, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, the Middle East and Norway, I left the Army in February 2012. I joined Taylor Woodrow in April 2012 and spent three years as the resources manager on the £420M extension of the Nottingham Tram Network.
My role was to ensure we met our commitment to the City Council on local employment, training and procurement. I am now working on our tenders for HS2 developing plans for establishing apprenticeships and a diverse workforce including military veterans.
I run the company’s leadership programme and have developed and deliver project management training to our delivery teams. While I have a civil engineering degree, I am employed for my leadership, my planning skills and my ability to get things done rather than my engineering knowledge.”

Colin Tomlinson
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