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Connor Osborne

Senior Consultant | Planning & Scheduling

What do you enjoy most about working at CMR? 

So working at CMR, I’m find it’s really engaging, really enjoy the opportunities I have professionally, but also socially and, you know, outside of work looking at developing other skills. So I really enjoy all the opportunities that CMR give to me.

What would your advice be to someone interested in working at CMR?  

So anyone who would be interested in working at CMR, I would suggest that they would reach out to anyone that works already in CMR, get some of their experiences and see what they think about CMR and go from there. Get in contact with one of the partners or Talent Acquisition Lead within CMR and see what they have on offer.

What has been your proudest achievement so far at CMR?

My proudest achievement at CMR is that recently this year I’ve actually passed five years worth of service within CMR. During those five years, I’ve sort of joined as quite a junior and have now progressed to being a Senior Consultant. And also, I’ve become a Mental Health First Aider and I’ve led on the development of mental health policies within CMR, and most recently, it’s outside of CMR, but it ties into our relationship we have with the Mental Health Foundation, I ran the London Marathon raising over £5000 for the Mental Health Foundation. So yeah, really chuffed with that.

What motivates you every day?

What motivates me every day I moved to London to work on big projects, massive infrastructure projects that were changing and ever evolving what London looked like. When I first moved, I always found it quite incredible, like the underground and now you sort of see things like Crossrail 2, HS2 and that’s what motivates me to be on massive projects like that and have an impact on the day-to-day of people in London.

How has your career progressed since joining?

My career has progressed massively since I joined CMR. I’ve been here for just over five years, I was taken on as quite young, raw scheduler, and since my time at CMR I have developed into a Senior Consultant on one of the biggest projects in the UK at the minute.

What skills do you need to be good at your job?

The skills you need to be good at what I do is, good organisational skills, really good personable skills, being able to create relationships with PMs and other people within your team. But the key element of really what I do is scheduling is being able to stick to a deadline, meet milestones and really applying that within your own work life is one of the most important skills.

How did you get into what you do?

I got into what I do just over 8 years ago. I started an apprenticeship with TfL, which is actually where I first met Neil and John Lines. They were my first two managers within within TfL. I did a two and half year apprenticeship, learning all about project planning and scheduling and from there I was taken to CMR.

When you’re not at work, what do you like to do?

When I’m not in work, I like to go to the gym. I play rugby. I do a lot more running than someone of my size should probably do. Running half marathons and marathons and go to loads of gigs, music concerts, and enjoy a good few pints on a Friday.

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“What motivates me is being on massive projects that are changing and ever evolving London and having an impact on the day-to-day of people in London.

 

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Connor Osborne

Senior Consultant 

Planning & Scheduling

connor.osborne@cmr.london