Nick de Vries celebrates 10-year milestone /
06 Apr 2020
Having worked on some of the most prominent construction and development projects in Western Australia and overseas, we congratulate Project Director, Nick de Vries, on yet another milestone – 10 years with NS Group!
Consolidating his skills and experience gained in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, Nick is an accomplished Project Director who thrives on the challenge of large-scale and complex projects ranging from commercial redevelopment and urban renewal to residential, retail and mixed use.
He reflects proudly on a few challenging and landmark projects during his time with the company, such as the major Perth City Link project, the Golden Square A-grade office building at 32 St Georges Terrace, and the recent Forrest Chase redevelopment.
He said, “What I love about my job is solving problems and collaborating with like-minded people to deliver great project outcomes and create great places.
“I enjoy the daily interaction, not only with colleagues in the office but also with clients, consultants and contractors across various projects.
“Every day is fast paced and different, and I’m constantly learning new things along the way.”
Nick adopts a pro-active approach to project management and possesses considerable experience in leading large consultant and contractor teams.
As a senior member of the Perth team with significant practical and technical expertise, he also provides high-level guidance and support to other project managers.
“So much of what we do involves communication – it’s a critical aspect of building strong relationships and delivering successful projects,” he said.
“New and evolving technologies are making it much easier to communicate, collaborate and efficiently share information on projects.
“As many of us work remotely through the current coronavirus conditions, it’ll teach us a lot about how we can adapt and effectively manage projects, with lasting effects on how we communicate and integrate technology.”
“What I love about my job is solving problems and collaborating with like-minded people to deliver great project outcomes and create great places.”
With 18 years’ industry experience, Nick is highly proficient at managing complex projects through the full project lifecycle, from due diligence and pre-planning through to construction completion and client handover.
He combines a detailed understanding of project management and contract administration with a background in civil engineering, bringing a well-developed attention to detail to the planning, design and construction processes.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce [Management & Finance] from the University of Western Australia.
He is a Certified Practising Project Director [CPPD] and a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management [MAIPM].
- Perth City Link, DevelopmentWA [formerly Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority], WA [$4bn]
- Forrest Chase Redevelopment, ISPT, WA [$100m]
- Golden Square [32 St Georges Terrace], Golden Group, WA [$70m]
- Burswood City, Golden Group, WA [$3.6bn]
- Whitby Land Development, Golden Group, WA [$350m]
“So much of what we do involves communication – it’s a critical aspect of building strong relationships and delivering successful projects.”