A Day in the life of Paul
Continuing on with our 'A Day in the life of....' series; let's find out about: 'A day in the life of Paul Koven'
Our Design Manager and family man, Paul has been working hard on MTP Highways Designs and heads up our design team in Guildford.
Job title: Design Manager, Milestone Transport Planning Ltd.
What are you responsible for?
My primary responsibility is to undertake and produce the design for highway schemes on public and privately owned land to achieve technical approval as part of the Section 278 process. I am generally the first point of contact for clients, architects and engineers relating to the design of roundabouts, minor and major junctions and various other types of highway projects.
MTP Guildford Office, Surrey
Transport to work?
Top of ‘In’-tray?
I am undertaking the vertical design for some proposed signalised roundabout improvement works located along the A19 in Cramlington (Just north of Newcastle).
Best aspects of job?
Since starting here at Milestone Transport Planning, I have really enjoyed the various schemes we have on all over the country, from roundabout designs and major junctions on trunk roads, to smaller private accesses for proposed developments. Each and every job is unique in its own way which means it keeps me on my toes and doesn’t become tedious.
Although one of the best aspects of the job is that every scheme is different, this also provides a challenge in itself due to the varied nature and the different requirements involved with each project.
How do you relax?
Usually I find the best way to relax is by spending time with my family and friends. When at home my wife and (more so) my two young boys keep me busy and my mind focused on them when away from work. Other than that I like to go on family holidays and watch films / TV / sport, or catch up with my friends over a curry and a few beers.
My ambition is to make a success of the things important to me, both at work and in life as well. To have a happy work / life balance is important, I work hard Monday to Friday so that I can go home on the weekend and be with my family. To be able to provide for my family and see my children grow up, be happy and for them to enjoy whatever they decide to do will mean I have achieved what is most important to me.
Thank you Paul! Sounds like the ambition most families have right now, have a blessed week everyone!