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Projects Management

Capital Works

Jon Simcock

Jonathan Simcock - Project Manager
Jon is responsible for managing capital works projects within the division. He is a chartered British Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has over 20 years experience within the construction industry, working in both public and private sectors. For the last 10 years Jon has worked extensively within the University sector. Prior to employment with Cardiff University, Jon worked in private practice on major capital projects for BT and Railtrack. 


Mike Thomas - Project Manager




Nigel Griffin

Nigel Griffin - Project Engineer
Nigel is responsible for providing mechanical and electrical support for Capital works projects, advising on design and specifications to project managers, consultants and contractors. He has been with the university for 10 years working with building energy management systems, managing refurbishments and assisting with new-build projects. He studied mechanical engineering at university and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Association of University Engineers. Previously Nigel worked at the family firm for nearly 20 years, where he gained valuable management experience.

Colin Evans

Colin Evans - Clerk of Works (Mechanical)
Colin is responsible to ensure mechanical contractors carry out their work to the correct specification and to a good standard.  He also supports our projects team with carrying out surveys, commenting on design/maintenance issues and liases with the various schools and consultants throughout the projects.  He is a new member to the projects division but has had connections with the University since 1993 as a Plumbing and Heating contractor.  He has over 35 years experience in mechanical services with the last 20 years self employed.  He is a member of Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering and has attained a PGCE teaching qualification.


Nigel Ralphs - Clerk of Works (Building)





Robert Howick - Clerk of Works (Electrical)



Minor Works

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts - Project Manager
Paul is the Project Manager. He manages the Minor Works team, who facilitate the University's Schools and Divisions when carrying out construction and refurbishment projects. He studied Building Surveying at University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building. He has 20 years experience in the construction industry and has previously worked in the private and Housing Social sectors.

Peter Bourne

Peter Bourne - Architectural Project Officer
Peter is an Architectural Technician and Access Auditor, with over thirty years construction industry experience, within the public sector, before joining Estates’ Minor Works Team in early 2009.  He will liaise with the University’s Schools and Divisions to develop project briefs and designs (utilising computer-aided design) for alterations to the University’s academic buildings with the Team, and prepare, manage and supervise building contracts to successful completion.


Howard Clubb - Project Engineer (Mechanical)
Howard is responsible for the preparation of designs, specifications, drawings and tenders associated with the mechanical engineering services projects carried out by the Minor works team.  He is also responsible for the preparation and management of the mechanical engineering services refurbishment works carried out annually for the Residences division.
Howard has been employed within the building services industry for nearly 30 years and is a member of the Association of University Engineers.  During his career he has worked  as a Contracts Manager and Senior  Mechanical Design Engineer for private sector companies involved in the design and installation of systems for local government, health authorities, educational institutes and the commercial sector.

John Crofts

John Crofts - Project Engineer (Electrical)
John has nearly thirty years experience working in the electrical installation industry.  John joined the University in 1991 and has sat on the University Safety Committee since 1997.  John is responsible for the design and supervision of Electrical Service Installations (e.g. Power, Lighting, Fire Alarms, Data and Audio Visual), on all projects undertaken by the Minor Works Team.  He will liaise with the University’s Schools and Divisions to develop and prepare project briefs and designs that meet their requirements and, subsequently, manage and supervise these electrical works to full completion.