Paul Baigent

Procurement Lead

Paul joined the consultancy in 2019, and brings considerable corporate organisational transformation expertise, specialising in procurement, category management and supplier relationship development. Paul has worked for major infrastructure organisations across the UK and internationally in a variety of sectors including digital, railway infrastructure, nuclear, construction, manufacturing, power generation, and many more.

 

Paul has operated up to Group Director level and has a proven track record of empowering and advancing knowledge and high performance across cross-functional disciplines. In addition, he has developed many strong multi-site teams.

 

With a broad knowledge of contract management techniques and terms of contract, Paul has an in-depth understanding of Procurement PCR 2015, including Negotiated Procedure and Competitive Dialogue, NEC 3, FIDIC and other forms of contract. He also has experience in developing bespoke conditions when required. Paul is an accomplished negotiator, project manager, coach and team leader.

     Additional Skills and Expertise:

 

  • Business Outsourcing
  • Organisational Transformation including Business Process Re-engineering
  • Development of Partnerships & Joint Ventures
  • Supply Market Analysis & Strategic Planning
  • Training and Skills delivery

Chris Founds

Lead Managing Consultant

Chris brings over 30 years of senior-level executive experience from both public and private sector. He has operated as a Highways Director, Project Manager, Business Development Director, and in various advisory roles.

 

A Civil Engineer by background and more recently specialising in project and programme management, Chris has advised a range of infrastructure projects for Combined Authorities, National Transport Bodies, County Councils, Contractors and Consultants. Chris specialises in delivering complex infrastructure and brings a confident and trusted approach with clients.

 

Chris leads our training and skills academy. He is Co-Owner and Lead Managing Consultant of CJ Founds Associates.

      Additional Skills and Expertise:

 

  • Project and Programme Management
  • Technical Advisory (Digital and Infrastructure)
  • Collaborative Working Champion
  • Interim Management and Leadership
  • Business Transformation and Restructuring
  • Highways and Transportation

 

Pete Smith

Contracts Manager

Pete offers a combination of both public and private sector expertise and a focus on intelligent transport, highways, and telecoms. He specialises in programme and contract management, working collaboratively with delivery partners and contractors, managing performance, and providing assurance through the deployment stages of contracts.

 

Pete also delivers outsourcing, transformation and strategic planning.

     Additional Skills and Expertise:

 

  • Programme Management
  • Performance Management Frameworks
  • Contract Management
  • Technical Advisory

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Lead Managing Consultant

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Procurement Lead

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Sarah Founds

Engineering Director

Sarah provides engineering expertise and delivers sustainable transport solutions for walking and cycling projects, together with Road Safety Engineering advice, including Local Safety and Traffic Calming Scheme Design recommendations.

 

With a thorough understanding and background of public sector delivery, Sarah provides expert knowledge for clients and support engineering delivery.

     Additional Skills and Expertise:

 

  • Traffic and Transportation Engineering support
  • Accident Investigation and Prevention advice
  • Safety Audit management
  • CCTV Engineering solutions

 

Connor Boothroyd

Consultant

Connor specialises in project controls and supports delivery across all commissions. With an assured and carefully planned approach, Connor provides intrinsic support to the overall programme team in managing risk, programme schedules and stakeholder engagement. Connor has a meticulous focus in right-first-time and solving engineering and technical challenges through innovative solutions. This provides a robust can-do approach for any delivery challenges.

     Additional Skills and Expertise:

 

  • 3D Civils, BIM and CAD
  • Engineering specifications
  • Dig Once infrastructure coordination
  • Risk Management
  • Project Coordination

WHERE TO FIND US

 

Kielder House

Marshlands Road

Little Neston

Neston

Cheshire

CH64 4AD

M: +44(0) 7931 651 662

 

E: info@cjfoundsassociates.co.uk

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