GRAHAM’s civil engineering division has continued to improve and develop their delivery teams through the appointment of a new team member. Katie Jones has joined GRAHAM’s civil engineering division as they continue to expand and win a number of significant contracts throughout the UK and Ireland.
Katie Jones is the former Highways England LEAN Manager and will be bringing a wealth of experience from her six year stay at the company. Katie will be an asset to the company as the Civil Engineering division of GRAHAM continues to win Highways England contracts in a range of areas in the UK.
LEAN techniques will continue to be a central part of all of GRAHAM’s civil engineering projects, another reason why Katie Jones’ experiences and specialist knowledge gained through her appointment will be valuable to the company. Highways England are ensuring at the moment that all of their partners use LEAN practices within their projects, therefore the appointment of a team member as experienced with specifying and delivering these practices as Katie will provide GRAHAM’s civil engineering division the opportunity to expand and win more contracts going forward.
LEAN management is known for being the systematic method put in place to eliminate inefficiency. Highways England has been working to make a rang eof efficiency savings through the use of LEAN principles and encourages the businesses operating as a part of their supply chain to do the same.
Katie Jones will help to develop the industry leading approach to LEAN at GRAHAM within construction as she did during her time at Highways England. During her career, Katie has been responsible for the training of more than 100 client supply chain personnel through LEAN Awareness Training Sessions, and was also in charge of deploying eight FLITe practitioners on the £230 million Manchester Smart Motorways project. Katie is delighted to join the Civil Engineering Division and is looking forward to helping them develop their strategy in order to improve their wider business.