Joe Giles

Joe Giles

Joe GilesProject Leader

Take us through a typical day at Bailey for you…

There’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ day! I’ll generally start early, getting all admin and paperwork out the way, having coffee with the estimating and technical support guys and agreeing strategies for new projects. A day in the office will always involve a lot of phone calls to prospective and existing clients regarding the projects they are working on, and handover meetings for secured projects with the Project Managers, along with a lot of banter with the rest of the team! (Keeping each other humble!)
My role means I travel a lot for pre-order project meetings with our clients, presenting and negotiating. So a lot of time is spent on planes, trains and automobiles!

What’s your favourite thing about working for Bailey?

The atmosphere and ‘can do’ attitude of all who work here. Plus the fact that we’re always doing something new – every project is different.

What’s the most challenging aspect of your job and how do you overcome it?

Developing people skills is a must. The ability to connect with people, and stay ‘in the moment’ during tough negotiations is critical. You must be able to handle rejection and not take it personally as you’ll get a lot of it on the job

What advice would you give to someone who would like to work as a Project Leader

Developing people skills is a must. The ability to connect with people, and stay ‘in the moment’ during tough negotiations is critical. You must be able to handle rejection and not take it personally as you’ll get a lot of it on the job.
Couple that with a competitive spirit, acceptance of responsibility and hard work, and you’ll enjoy every minute!
It’s an extremely enjoyable role, I love every day!

What three words would you use to describe the company?

1. Quality
2. Ingenuity
3. Dynamic

Do you have any nickname? What is it?

‘Ginge’ (for obvious reasons)

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Teriyaki Aubergine Donburi

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

1. Smartphone (so I can phone and text clients)
2. Laptop (with CRM access)
3. One of our estimators, Jordan Devenish, so he can still price my projects!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Too many things to list!

What is on your bucket list?

Drive speed trials on salt plains

If you were given a choice, where in the world would you like to go?

Himalayas

If you want to contact Joe to discuss your requirements, you can email him directly – Email Joe Giles here.