28 September 2018
Natasha Baum (Willmott Dixon)
Position held: Bid Manager
The Judges say..."Quietly confident in her ability to deliver, the panel felt Natasha would be able to get the very best out of a team by using a variety of leadership styles."
Natasha began her career at Willmott Dixon as a Sustainability Manager and two years ago started a current role as Bid Manager. Responsible for project delivery in the preconstruction phase, Natasha’s projects have included schools, an office development and more recently, two flight simulator facilities. She demonstrates the same focus, attention to detail and proactive approach to all projects, whether they’re £10m or £40m schemes.
Natasha excels in collaborating with the Operations and Commercial Teams during the preconstruction phase, meaning that the whole team get a better understanding of the project. In these early stages, she encourages Supply Chain members to review the design and feed into the project construction programme. The building design benefits from their specialist knowledge, programme duration's have greater predictability and the whole project team is motivated through participation by all. This also allows Natasha to build and develop not only her own relationships with the Supply Chain partners and consultants, but also to create wider networks for learning and best practice.
Natasha has been shortlisted for the Women in Construction, Green Leadership award, and most recently was nominated by her peers for the Willmott Dixon Building On Better Award in three categories – Customer, Quality and Local Hero.
“This category looks for Young people in the industry (<36 years of age) who have already demonstrated a positive impact on their peers, their organisations and the wider industry - individuals with potential to be exemplary leaders of the future.” explains Jack Venner, Regional HR Manager – South, Tarmac; head judge and sponsor of the G4C Future Leader Award. “Quietly confident in her ability to deliver, the judging panel felt Natasha would be able to get the very best out of a team by using a variety of leadership styles.”
Natasha will now go onto the final Constructing Excellence National Awards, held on the 16th of November, competing with category winners from other regions around the UK - we wish them and all our other winners in London and the South East the best of luck!
We will be launching the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2019 shortly after the nationals on the 19th of November for works carried out this year! You can register your interest here.