Stewart Harding

Stewart Harding

New York, NY, US




More than ten years experience working internationally in various capacities within the construction industry at both a practical and management level. A versatile, analytical hard worker, committed to quality and continual improvement.

Achievements & Skills.

• Projects include construction of a $200 million dollar hotel and office development in Singapore, a science library at the University of Western Australia, and the restoration of several historic buildings in Toronto, Canada.

• The first student from a modern apprenticeship course at Bishop Auckland Technical College to go on to acquire a Bachelor of Science Degree.

• Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and AutoCAD. Working knowledge of Primavera.

• Experienced in all wet trades including brick work, stone work and plastering. Also competent in construction carpentry.



Retail Group of America, New York, NY, US, Planning Project Coordinator

Created a planning framework using Microsoft Project for the design and construction of a large number of retail stores for a Saudi Arabian franchise owner, who is looking to expand into the United States.

Utilizing Microsoft Project, created a program which scheduled the planned construction of numerous stores nationwide, as well as incorporating all other aspects of the business, such as: merchandising, marketing, recruitment and store operations

Following a change in strategy from the Saudi Arabian management, the scope of the expansion was significantly scaled back, as such my position was included in a round of redundancies. My immediate supervisor, the head of construction and the HR manager are all willing to provide positive references.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

Tiong Seng Contractors, Singapore, SG, Planning Engineer

Large construction company involved in major commercial and infrastructure projects in both Singapore and China.

Produced all program’s and schedules for the construction of the ‘PARKROYAL on Pickering’ hotel and office development in Singapore, also coordinated the numerous sub contractor’s program’s and delivery schedules.

Set work targets, deadlines and required delivery dates for all site staff, sub contractors and suppliers, and ensured all efforts were made by the relevant parties to achieve these goals.

Monitored and recorded all works and progress on site, compiling a weekly progress report for the main client/consultant progress meetings. Created remedial catch up program’s when necessary, highlighting any impacts to the master program.

Involved in various contractual aspects, including the writing of NEOT and other contractual letters. Collaborated with consultants in the compiling, writing and submission of the final extension of time document.

Mar 2011 - Mar 2013

Heritage Restoration, Toronto, ON, CA, Mason

Company specializing in the restoration and refurbishment of commercial properties in and around Toronto.

Completed various historical restoration projects, including a prominent church in the city, an art deco cinema and an Edwardian hospice. This involved a high level of intricate work and analytical processes.

Delegated tasks, outlined technical drawings to colleagues and completed a daily job safety analysis.

Undertook and oversaw masonry work, ensuring that it was carried out to a high standard.

Oct 2009 - Aug 2010

S&C Lee Ltd, Bishop Auckland, GB, Mason

Involved in all aspects of domestic construction.

Undertook all masonry and brickwork in the construction and renovation of domestic properties

Jan 2009 - Sep 2009

Scope Interiors & Karool Construction, Perth City, AU & Melbourne, AU, Carpenter & Mason

On a 1 year working trip to Australia, gained additional experience in the following:

Scope Interiors - Carpenter in the construction of a new science library at the University of Western Australia.

Karool Construction - Mason in the construction of an architect’s private residence in Melbourne.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

EC Harris, Birmingham, UK, Building Surveyor

Worked as part of a team that managed all of the Law Court buildings and offices throughout the Midlands area of England.

Roles included the management of reactive and programmed repairs and maintenance, as well as the planning and overseeing of refurbishments, writing specifications and managing tender processes.

Oversaw the grounds maintenance program for all buildings within the portfolio. Also managed a refurbishment project at Birmingham Victoria Law Courts, an English Heritage Grade 1 listed building.

Completed stock condition surveys and damage assessment surveys for a local regional authority.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2006


Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, GB, Bachelors, Building Surveying

Sep 2003 - May 2007

Bishop Auckland Technical College, Bishop Auckland, GB, Bricklaying

Sep 2000 - May 2003

Areas of Specialization