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Project Manager : Project Manager Aug Sept 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 29 DELIVERING ON SO MANY DIFFERENT MANDATES AND AGENDAS OVER SUCH A LONG TERM IS NOT A JOB FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED change in the future. " is includes simple but often overlooked things like ensuring the risers are big enough to accommodate future cabling needs or that the retail outlets have provision for next generation technology to handle new smartcard payment methods," says Wilson. "Our contract with Schindler Lifts includes a contribution to a joint research and development fund to look at future lift systems and technologies." A stand-out di erence in the management of the Barangaroo project is that the State Gover nment has mandated that the precinct be zero carbon and climate positive. Wilson says Lend Lease has work programs in place for construction methods, project timings and logistics, for achieving sustainability targets and for handling the commercial, legal and nancing aspects of the project. "We have done a lot of work on place-making, through architecture, urban planning and design, and we have undertaken signi cant stakeholder communications and marketing relating to these plans," he says. Best people It is Wilson's second tenure at Lend Lease, so he knows the culture and processes well for leading projects. He applies the same principles of project management no matter what the timeframe, but in Barangaroo's case adaptability for changes in the longer term is crucial. Wilson says the most important skill for any leader is "to surround yourself with the best and brightest people and ensure you give them the tools and the opportunity to contribute to the best of their ability". Colleagues describe Wilson as un appable, methodical and a man who quietly but rmly gets on with the job, engaging with people at every step. "He has the ability to think laterally and will always sur round himself with people who assist in the process," says one sta er. Some of the world's leaders in their eld are working on (
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