Chris O’Sullivan, operations manager
Chris joined VGC as a crane controller on the East London line project in 2008. By the end of the contract, in June 2009, Chris had been promoted to contract supervisor, managing the safety, competence and working conditions of nearly 200 members of staff. He is now operations manager for major projects.
Then he moved to work on VGC’s £18 million contract with Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering to widen and strengthen Blackfriars Bridge to accommodate a second double track railway line for Thameslink. Much of the work on this challenging mainline and underground project was carried out at weekends and on holidays. VGC Labour Solutions supplied over 200 workers for the project, and Chris managed a range of personnel including crane staff, section foremen, steel supervisors, carpenters, steel fixers, concrete operatives and logistics support staff.
After attending leadership and safety training courses, Chris became operations manager for major projects in February 2014. He manages all major civils projects in the south. He is also responsible for the team delivering all the labour for VGC’s Crossrail contracts, including Whitechapel, Liverpool Street, Bond Street, Farringdon and Abbey Wood stations.
“If you’re serious about your job, and serious about safety, VGC is an excellent place to work,” said Chris. “The company is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
“You will be supported to develop to your full potential. Anyone who wants to go places in a career in engineering should consider working here.”
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