Leeds Delivery Unit Commercial Director, Balfour Beatty
Cameron has 30 years of commercial experience working within a number of civil engineering sectors including: public realm, highways, coastal, flood, wind energy, power and industrial. Cameron is responsible for commercial delivery of Balfour Beatty’s Leeds Delivery Unit, where he works closely with the Operational and Managing Director to ensure each project operates profitably.
Cameron is a key member of Balfour Beatty’s work winning team and in his role, he engages with customers to ensure they are informed on the project’s financial position. He proactively assists with any issues that require resolution, focusing on delivering value for money to secure repeat business from Balfour Beatty’s customers. Cameron effectively manages risk and ensures his team of 35 Balfour Beatty commercial staff has the required training and development to deliver cost certainty to customers.
How did Cameron get started in the industry?
At 17, I started in the construction industry as a labourer on the Scalby Mills Pumping Station project in Scarborough. A trainee Quantity Surveyor role became available on the project, which I applied for and was accepted. The company enrolled me into a college day release programme, where I attained an ONC, HNC and BSc in Civil Engineering over the following years. I worked 4 days a week on site and spent 1 day a week at college, and I found this a great way to balance theoretical learning and on-the-job training. During this time I also worked on the construction of Scarborough’s SeaLife Centre.
What does Cameron enjoy most about his current role?
I enjoy working in a dynamic and exciting industry with teams of great people, delivering incredibly interesting, important and diverse projects that support the communities we work in.