IDPM Principal

CHRIS RUMBLE
career Profile

 

Professional project manager with 20+ years experience delivering innovative design and construction projects for office fitouts, commercial renovations, and relocations together with a strong portfolio of interior design, construction and refurbishment projects across commercial and government organisations.

With extensive knowledge of complex corporate fitouts, I have successfully completed many major office relocations in Australia and the UK. I have high quality standards and a focus on customer service; have twice won the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award; and have had my works published several times.

With expertise specialising in project management and interior design, I have unique expertise and intricate fitout knowledge ranging from concept planning and design development through to implementation, handover and occupation.

I lead projects integrating all aspects of the fitout process, from project plan development to managing the design, tendering, procurement and construction activities. I have a wealth of knowledge, diverse industry contacts, dedication, active project involvement and high attention to detail, guaranteeing project success for my clients.

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Qualifications & Training / Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Building), Building Surveying, Master Project Director (MPD).

Project Management / Project plan development, time and cost planning, risk assessment, authority approvals, value engineering, quality management, procurement, tendering, code compliance, construction management, and defects management with a strong attention to detail.

Interior Design / Balancing creativity, affordability, efficiency, innovation, time, work culture and corporate image into well thought-out and bespoke office designs that add value through favourable client/visitor impressions, improved staff morale and productivity.

Leadership / Integrating multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of designers, architects, engineers, authorities, principal contractors and interface contractors and ensuring their roles and responsibilities are being effectively carried out.

Communication / Highly developed written and verbal skills with strong presentation skills and proven success preparing tender documentation, contract administration and client reporting.

Master Planning / Comprehensive strategic planning considering all phases of the project end to end.

Government Procurement / Recent success in government tendering and solid understanding of NSW Government procurement guidelines and probity

Contract Administration / Experience managing Head Contracts ranging from Government Construction, Australian Standards and Master Builders.

Interpersonal / Consultative approach with proven success liaising, delegating and negotiating with multi-disciplinary stakeholders.

Customer-Focused / Highly recommended by past clients with a strong focus on client satisfaction.

Safety / Excellent knowledge of WHS and environmental legislation, commitment to safe work practices, current Construction Industry White Card.

CLIENT SIDE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

As Managing Director of IDPM, I provide superior Interior Design and Project Management specifically for office fitouts, I have completed 100’s of Sydney office fitouts and office designs, and won two industry awards. My portfolio of quality driven fitout project has enabled me to develop significant expertise across all aspects of client side project management with specialist skills in:

Client Representation / coordinate and facilitate the design and construction activities to fast track and streamline project completion within CAPEX budgets.

Project Plan Development / outlining the key objectives of the project and how they can be successfully achieved can save valuable time and money if established at the beginning of the project.

Time and Cost Management / thoroughly scoping project activities and the sequence of events to ensure milestone achievement with minimal cost overrun.

Risk Assessment / studying the probability, the impact, and the effect of every known risk on the project, as well as the corrective action to take should that risk occur.

Value Engineering / a problem solving process based on function analysis to help determine cost effective alternative solutions where required.

Design Management / integration of consultant services with all project stakeholders to produce value engineered cost effective design solutions to suit end user requirements.

Authority Approvals / coordination of landlord, engineer and council approvals to ensure designs are approved swiftly and designed within building constraints and BCA compliance.

Construction Management / monitoring project implementation by way of monthly reports, progress updates, construction photos, cost summaries, cash flows and KPI’s.

Integration / appoint and integrate client side interface contractors such as Audio Visual, ICT and security contractors into the construction program.

Meetings / chair and minute weekly Project Control Group meetings with Principal Contractor and design consultants to ensure all roles and responsibilities and being met throughout the meeting.

Contract Administration / developing risk assessments, determining appropriate contracts, managing the tender process, tender review, assessment and award, progress claims, variation approvals, RFI’s and Defects Liability Period management.

Defects Management / manage the design consultant’s inspections of the finished product to ensure finished product is in compliance with the design and functioning accordingly.

Commissioning / ensuring consultants and contractors provide As Built drawings and council documentation in compliance with the code. Safety - ensuring appropriate WHS management plans are in place and managed accordingly.

Managing Director / IDPM Pty Limited / February 2002 - Current
Award winning interior design and office fitout company that has grown organically since its inception in 2002. IDPM specialises in high quality, cost effective, personalised solutions that provide either complete office fitout solutions or single discipline interior design and project management services as required.
1991 / Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Building)
1991 / Building Surveying
2004 / MPD Master Project Director - AIPM
Member Australia Institute Project Management (MAIPM) / since 2001
Member Design Institute of Australia (MDIA) / since 2005
Master Builders Association / since 2006
2008 / Master Builders Award - Excellence in Construction Award Interior Fitouts up to $1 million for AXA Rosenberg - Level 42 Gateway Building, Sydney
2006 / Master Builders Award - Excellence in Construction Award Interior Fitouts up to $2 million for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Level 35 Chifley Tower, Sydney
Available on request.

Young and Rubicam / Project Manager / 2014

Project Outcomes:

  • Engaged by WPP to undertake the project management of 2000sqm office refurbishment whilst still being occupied.
  • Managing contractor delivery approach used to meet client objectives.
  • 12 weeks from project approval to handover, inclusive of construction documentation, building owner approval & staged construction phases.
  • A difficult project delivered within budget of $750/m2 and on time to a very high and unique standard.

Northrop Engineers / Project Manager / 2014

Project Outcomes:

  • Engaged by Northrop to value engineer the design process for a 1300sqm office refurbishment.
  • Project management role covered the conceptual design, authority approval & Head Contractor appointment.
  • My role was to oversee the conceptual design and add value through cost effective solutions.
  • Project successfully delivered to meet the programmed construction start.

Financeplus / Project Manager / 2014

Project Outcomes:

  • Completed this 500sqm makegood and office fitout in 12 weeks from Design concept to Handover.
  • Project Management role covered the design management, programing, cost management and construction.
  • Project delivered within capex and as per the program.

Wunderman & Bienalto / Project Manager / 2014

Project Outcomes:

  • Completed this $1.2m fitout in 12 weeks from Design freeze to Handover.
  • Project Management role covered a complete office fitout of 1000sqm over the one floor.
  • My role was to manage and integrate the various disciplines of design, authority approval, construction and cost management.
  • Project successfully delivered to meet the deadline and within capex.
  • Awarded the 2014 Sydney Design Award, Interior Design Category.

NovoRail / Transport for NSW / Client Project Manager / 2014

Project Outcomes:

  • Engaged by TfNSW to manage the relocation of Novorail Offices from CBD to Chatswood.
  • Project Management role covered integration of end user requirements, with building owner, architect and builder.
  • Fast tracked project using the Design and Construction delivery method.
  • Many project complexities overcome by all integrating all stakeholder and consultants.

Lightspeed Research & GMI / Project Manager / 2013

Project Outcomes:

  • Engaged by Lightspeed to facilitate and integrate the design desciplines and manage the budget.
  • Completed this 650sqm office fitout for approx $1100 / sqm.
  • Challenged by the building owner to complete their makegood works, this project was delayed.
  • Awarded the 2013 Sydney Design Award, Interior Design Category.

Transport for NSW; Asset Standards Authority / Client Side Project Manager / 2012 - 2013

Project Outcomes:

  • Completed this A$2 million budgeted project 10% under budget.
  • Project Management role covered a 2,000 sqm complete office strip out and fitout with project timeline spanning eight months and construction completed in two stages.
  • Fast-tracked the tendering process and successfully introduced new consultants and contractors enhancing value engineered solutions.
  • Project successfully achieved on time in very tight timeframes to meet the expansion of Asset Standards Authority and well within the budget of $900 per sqm.

Transport for NSW; ETTT Project Alliance / Client Side Project Manager / 2012 - 2013

Project Outcomes:

  • Completed this A$2 million budgeted project 20% under budget.
  • Project management role covered a 1,400 sqm fitout with project timeline spanning six months and construction completed in just seven weeks.
  • Successfully integrated the fitout design with the building owner works to compress the construction program.
  • Overcame significant complexities with the building and building management both in receivership so communication between the Lessee and Lessor was extremely slow. In addition, the ETTT Alliance had not yet been formed, so the design was undertaken without full end user direction.
  • Project completed in very tight timeframes, despite significant complexities, to ensure relocation of staff was successfully achieved on time and well under the budget of $800 per sqm.

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Phone: (+61) 2 9238 4271