Padraig Reilly 21 Pembroke Court Cun Glas Bishop O Donnell Galway Ireland 16-09-2013 To whom it may concern, Dear Sir/Madam In 2011 I graduated as an Architectural Technologist with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and in 2012 I graduated with a Higher Diploma in Health & Safety from the National University of Ireland Galway. I am applying to fill a vacant position at your company. I have been granted a USA 12 month working visa to work anywhere in America. Currently I am employed with Office of Public Works (OPW), as an Architectural Technologist (Part Time), in the Western Regional office Galway City. I have been project manager on many large scale upgrade projects, including the replacement flat roof of Michael Davitt House, Castlebar and Customs House, Galway City. Responsible for tender packages consisting of drawings, specification documents, scope of works and health & safety requirements, also daily site supervision of works and implementing correct health & safety to site workers and the general public. I am passionate about all aspects of architecture, health & safety and the construction Industry. Your company captured my attention because it is a busy, progressive and innovative multidisciplinary office and you deal specifically with areas that I am particularly interested in, including sustainable design, green architecture and passive house design. While working with Hayhurst & Co Architects, London I have acquired a sound understanding of the daily workings of a busy office environment, working on projects such as primary schools and residential from design stage, including drawing, specification writhing, contract administration, site inspections and sourcing of products. During the completion of my Degree in Architectural Technology I acquired a high level of competence with Revit Architecture and AutoCAD 2012. I have a strong knowledge of construction technology, current building regulations and how the construction industry operates. The Higher Diploma in Health & Safety has equipped me with the knowledge and awareness of construction health and safety and risk management from design to implementation, including the application of such regulations as Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005, General Applications Regulations 2007 and Construction Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (construction) Regulations 2006. Previously I have worked as a Tiler on many large scale projects such as apartment blocks, residential and shopping complexes. I was placed with a managerial role which consisted of dealing with clients, foremen and supervision of employees within the company. This shows I have the capabilities to manage and coordinate projects from start to completion. I am a person who likes to achieve and understands how important it is to work within a team with strong relations among colleagues. I feel that I would be an ideal candidate for a position at your company with my educational and working background. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I would be available for interview by Skype or when I arrive in November/2013. Yours sincerely Padraig Reilly
Padraig Reilly 21 Pembroke Court, Cuan Glas, Bishop O Donnell Rd, Galway, Ireland Mobile: 0035387-7528014 Telephone: 049-4335437 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Driving License: Full clean Irish Driving License. Profile: Completed a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Health & Safety at The National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2011 I graduated in Architectural Technology (Bachelor of Science Degree) at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Before completing my degree I was employed as a Tiler, while working in the construction industry I developed a strong interest for architecture, design, construction technology and health & safety. Education: 2013-1week: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Course, Amicus Technology, Galway Modules: Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the tools for parametric building design, detailing and documentation. 2011-2012: Post-Graduate Higher Diploma in Health & Safety, National University of Galway Modules: Safety & Risk Management, Occupational Hygiene, Occupational Health, Project Management, Legal Studies, Change Management, Environmental Monitoring. End of Year Dissertation: Analysis of Sick Building Syndrome, the symptoms, the causation of symptoms, monitoring, air-flow and the preventive measures to implement. 2008-2011: Bachelor of Science Degree, Architectural Technology, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway Modules: Design & Detail, CAD/BIM, Planning & Practice, Environmental Studies, Surveying, Contracts & Law, Conservation Architecture, Construction Technology, History of Architecture, Structural Mechanics, Building Services, Materials, Communications, European Studies. Final Year Project: A five story mixed-use building which consisted of a car park basement, library, restaurant and bar on ground and second floor, the next three floors comprised of apartments with two core stair-wells and lift shafts. A strong emphasis on environmental factors was considered through-out the design processes. The building was designed to meet B.S Fire Regulations, TGDs Building Regulations, HomeBond, Local Planning Legislation and Health & Safety issues. The project was produced using two programs, AutoCad 2012 and Revit Architecture. 2003-2004: Computer aided design (CAD) FETAC LEVEL 11, Part- time course, Amicus Technology, Galway 1996-2001: Leaving Certification 2001, Moyne Community School, Longford, Ireland Work Experience: 2012-Present (Part-time): Office of Public Works â€“Regional Architectural Office, Galway City Duties: Architectural drawings, Contracts, Site Supervision, Site meetings, Implementing site health & Safety, Sourcing materials and products. 2012-4 months: Project Manager, Capital Assets, Galway Duties: Capital Assets are a specialist Property Asset Management advisory firm. They are a multi-disciplined practice which deals with portfolio management, property investment and funding, property receiver, property development, asset and property management. My role as Project Manager primarily dealt with planning applications, research of properties, surveying properties, report writing, design issues, financial strategies, costing, health & safety issues, BER certs, dealing with clients, developers, planners, architects, engineers, and bank personal.
2010-1 month: Architectural Technician, Hayhurst & Co Architects, London Duties: Design team meetings, Designing private houses & extensions, using AutoCAD to produce Drawings, preparing application for Full, Outline and Retention Planning Permissions, sourcing products and meeting clients. 2009-2011: Part-Time, Architectural Technician, Gerry McCabe, Architectural Technician, Cavan Duties: Designing private houses and extensions, using AutoCAD to produce Planning Drawings, preparing applications for Full, Outline and Retention Planning Permissions, liaising with clients, survey sites, meeting with County Planners. 2004-2008: Tiler, Des Gavin, Tiling Contractor, Co Westmeath Duties: All aspects of floor and wall tiling, site meetings, dealing with suppliers, working on wide range of projects, apartments, shopping centers, residential and commercial. My main role within the company was a managerial role which consisted of liaising with clients, foremen and supervision of employees within the company. Skills Profile: While working with T h e O f f i c e o f P u b l i c W o r k s I developed a strong ability to work by myself as project manager and as part of a team. During the Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Technology I developed good time management & organizational skills, for each project the lectures placed a strong emphasis on tight deadlines. The course developed my IT skills, AutoCAD 2012, Revit Architecture, Photoshop, SketchUp, Eco-teach, MS word, Excel and PowerPoint. The course also gave me an in-depth understanding of building regulations and construction processes. During the Higher Diploma in Health & Safety I developed strong communication and presentation skills both written and oral, through report writing, group work and in the module of Project Management and Change Management I learned how to plan, organize, manage, lead and control recourses to achieve specific goals. The course has equipped me with a good awareness of Health & Safety legislation, among workers, Construction Health and Safety, Asbestos Management, Fire Safety of Buildings, Workers Personal Protective Equipment and Environmental Monitoring such as air, chemical, waste pollution, vibration, light and noise. I have a proven ability to take an analytical and systematic approach to researching and solving problems demonstrated through numerous technical projects. Interests & Achievements: I am currently in the process with membership of IOSH the Chartered body for health & safety professionals and I am a member of the Engineers Ireland the professional body for engineers in Ireland. I enjoy participating in a variety of sports including Gaelic football and soccer at club level. While at NUIG I was a member of the kayaking club where I gained a level 2 in proficiency, also I am an active member of NUIG Taekwondo club where I won many sparring companions through-out Ireland. I am very interested in the arts, practically music and film, and I play guitar. I enjoy travelling and have travelled extensively in Europe and South-East Asia. Referees: Jane Fitzgerald Regional Architect Office of Public Works Galway City 0035391-546480 email@example.com
Mary Rodgers Head of Building Department Galway Mayo Institute of Technology 0035391-742877 firstname.lastname@example.org