Mike Heaphy

Background

Mike has over 30 years’ experience working in the utilities sector and specifically groundworks to facilitate the maintenance and development of underground infrastructure for distribution network operators.

When he joined Falco as a Contracts Manager in September 2010 Mike already had 22 years of civils experience in the utility sector under his belt. His career started as a ganger working for J Murphy in 1988. In his 7 years there he worked his way up to foreman and site agent before joining MPB Limited.

In 1998 he took up a position at the Power Connect Division of McNicholas acting as an agent on a on term contract for Seeboard. A five year stint at J Browne Construction preceded a return to J Murphy where he was responsible for the civils aspect of cable installations and fault restorations.

Responsibilities

As Contracts Manager Mike takes overall responsibility for the delivery of Falco’s work for UKPN’s London and South Eastern Power Network contracts LPN and SPN. His responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and training of operational staff
  • Selection and appointment of subcontractors
  • Day-to-day communications with all stakeholders incl client, site agents, residents etc
  • Attending contract progress meetings
  • Inspection and auditing of completed works

Mike has particular experience in manging standalone projects involving the installation of high-voltage cabling and assets. He recently oversaw a 6-month project to undertake the excavation, installation and backfill of two 11kv High Voltage circuits six 630 sqm XLPE electric cables for infrastructure specialist Dunamis. As well as managing our multi-disciplined operational team on-site Mike was responsible for coordinating a variety of stakeholders including representatives from the Local Council (Thurrock), Highways England, Network Management as well as scheduling NERS surveillance visits by Lloyds.

Credentials / Accreditations

  • CPCS Appointed Person
  • SMSTS
  • CSCS Gold card
  • NRSWQ Supervisor
  • C-Skills TWC
  • Thames water Safety Passport
  • SHEA Water
  • First Aid
  • Cultural Behavioural Safety for Managers

Client Testimonial

It is a great advantage for us to have a subcontractor with expertise in both power and water disciplines.

Mick Walsh, Construction Project Manager, Tideway Central

Falco discharged their duties with great care and professionalism. Their multi-disciplined team seamlessly accommodated fluctuations in programme and unexpected challenges that occurred during the Counters Creek project.

Kevin Parcell, Contract Director, Morrison Utilities Services

Falco have provided an excellent service to Galliford Try. Our teams have worked well together to deliver on-programme and meet the needs of our client, stakeholders and Thames Water customers. Customer service has been excellent resulting in a number of written commendations from customers.

Andy Wolfe, Senior Project Manager, MGjv

Falco’s team worked with ourselves and other third parties such as Drax in a very professional and competent manner to get work completed to Thames Water requirements.

Abi Elmhori, Project Manager, Agility Alliance KCD

Falco’s performance in delivering challenging projects within a tight timescale is outstanding. Their range skills and capabilities combined with an ability to overcome obstacles and devise innovative solutions are keys to its success. Their team’s ability to seamlessly manage a number of different stakeholders and interfaces to get-the-job-done is also extremely impressive.

Tony Harrage, Technical Coordinator FLIPS Team, Thames Water

Falco undertake works in a very professional manner delivering to the required quality and met the time and cost deliverables with an excellent safety culture throughout.

Mick Walsh, Construction Project Manager, Tideway Central

We have been very impressed with the way Falco micro-managed a challenging programme of FLIPs installations in the Borough to minimise the disruption to the residents involved.

Lee Currie, Environmental Dept, Hammersmith & Fulham Council

We were very impressed with Falco’s delivery of one of the more challenging cable installation projects we have commissioned. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Shaun Rulton, Senior Project Manager, Dunamis

We are so pleased with the new Pumping Station installation (FLIP) in Putney. What was a complex and difficult task involving planning issues, significant spoil removal and excavation in a confined space was swiftly completed by the team at Falco.

Carl Leadbeater, Head of Waste Networks, Thames Water

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