Brian Cottam     

Name: Brian Cottam
Affiliations: (NECReg)
Address: 12 Creamore Corner, Wem, Shrewsbury,
Post Code: SY45YB
Current Position: Head of Commercial
NEC Experience: Training
NEC 4 day course – NEC Project Manager Accreditation Course
NEC on Line training Courses – 3no
NEC on Line submission to complete accreditation course.
Various in house training of NEC at Heathrow

NEC experiences
Managing NEC option C contracts on various projects at Heathrow airport ranging from £1m to £55m. Works involved working alongside Project Managers in dealing with stakeholder management, scope change, programme acceptances, agreeing constraints and interfaces for inclusions in Works Information documents and then managing contracts post contract.
In this period I also was the lead Contracts Manager for the MSP advising on all contract matters and managing change, applications, notices and programme submissions via Cemar which allowed full sight of matters on all projects.
I also become responsible for Managing the Terminal Modernization and restoration program of works including dealing with Project Managers in setting up various projects under NEC options , A,C and E and agreeing all works information associated with the same. I also remained responsible for managing all contract matters post contract and ensuring timeframes were met for all communications.

On the Northern Line extension I was drafted in to oversee commercially the introduction of performance management structure for £1bn of works. In this period we introduced a full reporting structure and integrated the same within an existing £600m contract including agreement of all control accounts. This was an NEC option C which had set of on the wrong footing in reporting terms so took some careful discussions to bring some collaboration back into the project.

At Manchester airport I was commercial lead for the airfield team where I worked alongside the senior project manager and subject matter experts in order to agree scope, phasing, interfaces and constraints and prepare works information for inclusion within     the proposed framework tender.

Member of the APM
NEC Projects: Heathrow Terminal 4 – Departure Lounge    NEC Option C    Contracts manager    £25m    June 11    Jan 13
Heathrow – Eastern airside Road and Underpass    NEC Option C    Contracts Manager    £55m    Dec 10    July 12
Terminal Modernization and Transformation Programme at Heathrow    Various NEC options    Head of Cost, Commercial, Projects Controls and Planning    £180m / annum    Nov 12    Oct 14
Northern Line Extension    NEC – various options    Consultant – setting up commercial / project controls process    £1bn    Oct 15    Feb 16
Manchester Airport Transformation Programme    NEC - Various    Commercial Lead for Airfield works    £150m    Feb 16    July 16

Member of the ICE Register of:
NEC3 ECC Project Manager

Contracts Manager  |  Procurement Specialist  |  Consultant  |  Cost Advisor

Industry Type:
Public  |  Private

Industry Sectors:
Building  |  Highways and Transport  |  Civil Engineering