Luke Marshall has been a project and programme manager for over 10years in various industries including aerospace, renewable energy and now water utilities with Bristol Water.
Luke trained as an aerospace engineer and as well as being a Registered Project Professional (RPP) is a chartered engineer with Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Luke is an author of “91 Interview Questions asked of Project Managers” and enjoys running projectmanagethis.com with the aim to make “Project Management Achievable and Fun”.
At present, Luke is programme manager at Bristol Water responsible for defining the strategy with project, schemes and business as usual activity required for above ground assets (pumping stations, treatment works etc). The programme ensures safe reliable drinking water for over 1million customers in the South West area both today and into the future.
Prior to Bristol Water, Luke was programme manager for tidal energy for Alstom and General Electric. The programme highlighted projects, studies and technology development required to progress technology into a commercial tidal energy farm at Raz Blanchard (north coast of Brittany, France).
Majority of Luke’s earlier career was at Rolls-Royce (15 years) starting as a graduate engineer he progressed into service engineering. Later, design engineering at component and system levels working towards a project system engineer for the helicopter and harrier fleet. In the final 5 years at Rolls-Royce, Luke was project manager within new projects delivering the Unmanned Air Vehicle project Mantis and later supporting French/UK project Future Combat Air System (FCAS); the next development in UAV technology.
Luke lives in the Bristol area with his wife Emma and has three young children “my biggest and most rewarding challenge”.
Presentation title: One Number to Prioritise Work?
Synopsis: In complicated portfolios with sometimes conflicting goals, stakeholders and milestones it can be difficult to prioritise programmes or projects of work. Luke presents how in his personal and professional life in aerospace, renewable energy and utilities he has gone about tackling this issue. Luke shows how he manages key stakeholders expectations using numerate methods to present priority in the proposed work. Luke has used this to good effect in stakeholders including company exec, senior management and most importantly his wife.