Mace has appointed its first ever chief technical officer to oversee a single team working across the contractor’s development, consultancy, construction and operations divisions.
The contractor’s current technical services director Stephen Jeffery will take on the newly created role, maintaining his current directorial responsibilities and his leadership of Mace’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing division.
Mace said the new team would comprise a range of technical experts from across the business including specialists in engineering, design, BIM and digital.
Mace’s new team will have responsibility for:
- BIM and digital
- Managing the design process
- Modern methods of construction
- Productivity measurement and improvement
- Improving Mace’s supply chain
- Quality and service excellence
Mr Jeffery has worked at Mace for nearly 22 years, assuming a directorial role in 2005 having begun his career as an M&E project manager. He has worked on projects including the Shard and More London.
Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds said: “The fact we have chosen Stephen is an indication of the absolute trust and belief that the Mace Group board and I have in his knowledge, expertise and commitment to the company and doing things differently.”