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David Lymburn

19th July 2017


What is your role?

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

What is it like working for Soben?

It’s very enjoyable. It can sometimes be quite challenging when deadlines come around at once and workload peaks. However, there is a feelgood factor that comes with clubbing together in preparing the Bills of Quantities to these set timescales at a world-class standard.

It’s an environment which allows you to continually grow and gain experience through the increase in responsibility, which is another aspect I enjoy thoroughly.

What projects have you worked on for the company?

Capital Square, Semple Street, University of Strathclyde Health and Wellbeing Centre, LIDL Eurocentral, Royal Albert Dock, Forth Valley, Google HQ, One Nine Elms are a few of the notable ones.

What is your favourite project and why?

Google HQ –– this particular project sticks out for me due to the innovation in the design and complete uniqueness to it.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

If all goes well, I hope to have a degree behind me and to have obtained/be working towards achieving my APC (Assessment of Professional Competence), allowing me to qualify as a chartered surveyor.

I also hope to have progressed into a position where I can manage my own projects.

What keeps you sane at work?

The working environment at the office is great, I’m surrounded by a good bunch of guys which helps a lot.

What are your hobbies?

Rugby, football and I also enjoy keeping fit and attending the gym regularly.

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Favourite film?

Django Unchained