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Doug Goodbrand

Contact

(03) 365 4328

doug@theprojectoffice.co.nz

Qualifications

B. in Construction Management (University of Plymouth)

Doug Goodbrand

Doug brings a wealth of practical experience to his role. After completing a degree in Construction Management & Environment in the UK, Doug moved to New Zealand in 2012. Since that time he has worked in a Project Management capacity on a variety of complex projects, from commercial repairs and rebuilds to high-end residential buildings.

With strong organisational skills and a methodical approach, Doug is able to ensure that any given project will evolve effectively. With a solutions-orientated outlook, he is open to meeting unexpected challenges, and confident decision-making allows him to consistently find a way forward when complex issues do arise.  

Doug has a solid foundation in stakeholder management, and he champions an approachable and direct communication style. He is a firm believer in being realistic and up-front about time-frames and challenges, and is always willing to go above and beyond for his clients.

Core strengths 

  • Strong and open communication at every level of a project
  • A firm commitment to following through on promises
  • An ability to multi-task and manage multiple aspects of a project concurrently
  • A confident and decisive approach - mitigated by a willingness to seek advice and learn new skills
  • PMP certified
  • Inherently persistent and determined in the face of complex challenges

In Doug's own words
"It's great having something genuinely valuable to offer each project. As Project Managers, we bring in the broad, overarching experience of multiple disciplines, which allows us to see things our clients can't. At the end of the day we want to enable real change - and that means listening to multiple voices in order to make the best possible decisions."

Key Projects

Kiwi Property Group - Northlands Mall
This project saw Doug take on the role of Project Manager as part of a wider team, redeveloping the existing building and investigating the potential for new structures. This required a strong understanding of the overall vision of the redevelopment, as well as the ability to manage contractors, architects, engineers, builders and multiple stakeholders, all in a live environment.

Dunedin City Council (DCC) - Asset Management, Dunedin
In this role Doug worked in a project and asset management capacity for capital and operational projects. This role saw him leading multidisciplinary feasibility studies, business case developments and undertaking and facilitating condition assessments for DCC properties. This also required him to engage sub-consultants and provide recommendations for client review and action.

Ballance Agri-Nutrients - Mixing and Dispatch Plant, Invercargill
Doug was brought on in a Contract Management capacity for the construction and mechanical install of a new mixing and dispatch plant. Works were split into four contracts (NZS 3910 and Short Form agreements) for Building, Equipment Supports, Conveyors and Mechanical Install with a combined value of $1.4m. This role required strong coordination, stakeholder management and negotiation skills.

Medical Assurance Society (MAS) - Earthquake Remediation
As Project Manager, Doug oversaw the domestic earthquake repair and rebuild claims on behalf of MAS Insurance. This role saw him manage up to 45 projects concurrently (predominantly NZIA contracts) to a value of $ 3.5m over the entire project lifecycle. Key emphasis was on stakeholder management, as well as building and maintaining strong client relationships.

MWH Global, Vero Insurance - Earthquake Rebuild (Various)
In this role Doug took on the project management of commercial earthquake repair and rebuild claims on behalf of Vero Insurance. This encompassed tender reviews, processing of payment claims, variations and contract management. In this role Doug managed up to 38 projects simultaneously, ranging in value from $80k to $1.5m with a total exposure of $35m across all projects.

Doug Goodbrand

Project Manager

  • B. in Construction Management (University of Plymouth)

doug@theprojectoffice.co.nz (03) 365 4328