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Peter Fernandes (Associate)

Peter Fernandes


  • A versatile HM Government and MET Police vetted manager
  • 18 years diverse FM and Project experience gained across multiple sectors
  • Track record of successful management of large FM and Project teams, from external consultants to direct management of staff
  • Communication and presentation skills to Board Director / CEO level
  • Goal orientated mind-set, focusing on value & profit
  • Ability to swiftly evaluate processes to drive performance improvement and efficiency
  • PRINCE 2, Six Sigma (Green) & NEBOSH qualified

Key Experience

  • Successful management of TFM service contracts including service partner management
  • Delivery of wide ranging capital projects within both FM and Construction arena’s
  • FM budget responsibility to £14m; Projects to £6.5m
  • Scoping and deployment of FM contracts
  • Managing construction projects within live environments, often with stringent requirements
  • Establishing holistic dovetailing of projects’, scope & management, with Corporate business plan and FM service requirements

Consultancy Experience

Catalyst Projects Limited - April 2009 – Present
  • May 2012–Apr 2014  - Complete Mechanical & Electrical infrastructure refurbishment project for a medical SME; including procurement and management of Project Team
  • Detailed integration with FM requirements for Water services management / Legionella control and Clinical level cleaning services
  • Supporting Estates Management function during long term FM absence
  • Jan 2011-Dec 2011 - Project management role Imperial War Museum
  • Minor works FM projects; an operational services project and setting up CDM-C Framework contract
  • April 2009-Oct 2010 – Senior PM role for Metropolitan Police managing £6.5m project work portfolio for all MET properties south of Thames
  • Scope’s ranged from high security data centres to residential refurbishments; Carbon / energy reduction initiatives to major plant replacements.
  • Management of direct staff and specialist technical consultancy and M&E service providers
  • Sept 2008-Mar 2009 – Estate Manager role for medical staff regulatory body; HQ building
  • TFM of 2 public access sites together with a major refurbishment and relocation project £1.7m

Operational Experience

Amey Business Services – Dec 2006-May 2008
Contract Manager – Home Office (London Estate HQ)
  • Responsible for £2.76m p/a FM contract encompassing 6 high security buildings
  • Increased 2006/7 turnover by £750k, margin by 1.1%.  £1m of turnover achieved through innovative energy reduction FM Projects, utilising Carbon Trust framework
  • Streamlined service delivery through establishing new operating systems and near real time monitoring and Client reporting procedures
  • Managed team of 15 plus Service Partner contracts for M&E Services, Cleaning, Catering

Amey Business Services - Jun 2004-Nov 2006
Facilities Manager – Home Office (London Estate HQ)
  • TFM for HM Prison Service / National Offender Management Service site; 23k sq.m.
  • Project Management to £1.8m, including major project involving relocating 1,500 staff
  • Instigated recycling and energy reduction initiatives resulting in both Client direct and contract (manpower) cost savings

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