Due to continued company growth, we are delighted to have recently welcomed a number of new recruits to the Elkins team! In this blog we speak to one of our new Site Managers, Mark Rains, to find out more about his role and interests outside of work.
What’s your job title?
What does your role involve?
Babysitting! Only joking… I manage the day to day health and safety on site, ensuring we all go home at the end of the day to our loved ones. I liaise with the client as required, keep in close contact with our residents and take care of all required paperwork. I ensure the team are working to their method statements and our work follows the agreed programme. I am blessed that I am taking care of a challenging but very rewarding project at the moment and the sub-contractors are a good team to be working with.
What’s your background?
I worked in contract flooring after leaving school but decided to get into site management just over six years ago.
What have you enjoyed most about your time at Elkins so far?
I have enjoyed the warm welcome from everyone at Elkins since I joined. The support has been brilliant and I have really enjoyed my experience so far. I am looking forward most to getting my head down and showing the business what I can do, becoming a loyal, dependable and hardworking member of the team that continues to thrive.
What attracted you to this job?
I’ve been aware of Elkins for a long time and I had worked with a couple of people in the business at my previous jobs. I like that it’s a smaller business than others I’ve worked at before, it’s a bit more personal and I already feel valued, which may not have always been the case in previous employment.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like to cook. I also like taking my good lady to experience some fancy restaurants, but it can be pricey so not all the time! I play golf (badly) and enjoy the trips away, which are always great fun with the boys.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Funny, dependable, adaptable.
We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?
That would have to be a Peroni, but I am partial to a decent gin and tonic!