Graham Van Der Meulen
Estimator and Contract Administrator
As Senior Estimator and Contracts Administrator, Graham brings with him extensive experience in the construction industry. At Diamond Property Developments, Graham is responsible for developing pre-construction estimates and managing the target cost model through construction.
Graham commence his career in the industry as an apprentice carpenter and after completing his apprenticeship Graham continued for many years as a qualified carpenter where he gained significant trade knowledge. Graham feels that the acquired knowledge in project based construction roles has aided his post 30 year experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in his capacity as a construction supervisor and a project manager. He later specialised in estimating, proposals and bid management and together as a registered building practitioner enriched and enhanced all projects to both private and public sector clients in both pre-construction and construction situations.
Graham has participated in the full spectrum of the construction industry, in particular during his years registered as a building practitioner this enabled him to work on a vast variety of projects in several construction areas across the entire project life cycle, including residential, commercial and insurance projects.
With a career that has crossed different industries, including Construction and Oenology, Graham utilises his on-site strengths to enhance his ability to estimate, plan, bid, lead and support a project from conception through to completion, while ensuring all interested parties and associates requests are considered, consequently ensuring a high performance culture on Diamond’s pre-construction and construction operations.