Curriculum Vitae - Mark Baker

Contact information

Mark Baker
Jl. Tukan Pulet
Denpasar
Bali, Indonesia

Phone number (UK): +44 208 133 5962
Mobile number (Bali): +62 85857 012490
Fax No (UK): +44 208 196 2350
e-mail: mark@candm.org.uk

Languages

Englishnative
Germangood but not recently used
Frenchbasic level
Chinese (Mandarin)basic level (written and spoken)
Indonesian (currently learning)

OBJECTIVE

To enrich and expand my knowledge and experience in the fields of architectural and environmental urban design.
To exploit my interior and exterior design skills.

TARGET JOB

Desired Job Type:

Permanent

Work Load:

Full-time

Salary:

25,000.00 GBP Per Year

Site Location:

No Preference

Description of my perfect job:

Creative
Innovative
Part of motivated team
Interacting with end users and their managers
Opportunities to learn more

Career Level:

Mid Career

Date of Availability:

immediate

Company Size:

Medium (100 - 999)

Category:

Architectural design, Ecological protection

Description of my ideal company:

Forward looking. Prepared to invest in research and development. Having clients that I would be likely to interact with as part of my job. Respected in their field. Having a clear focus as to their market.

Preferred Work Locations

Kunming, Yunnan, China; Kuching, Malaysia; Bali, Indonesia; Vancouver, Canada

Work Status

Would need work permit/visa (UK National)

 EXPERIENCE

1/2011 - Present

Universitas Udayana, Bali, Indonesia

student (full-time) of Indonesian language and culture

6/2009 - 1/2011

Initiative Developpement, French NGO, Kunming, China

Architectural Advisor

Responsible for providing technical advice to NGO; field surveys; fesability studies; construction drawings; estimates; assessment of embodied energy use; construction supervision; adaptation of existing designs to improve biogas production; innovative designs in rural mountain communities; recommendations regarding technical training; involvement as a team member in ID policy discussions; translation of NGO Web site (French language to English); advising on legal English for employment contacts; arranging cross partnership discussions with other European NGO's involved in Biogas projects in Yunnan, China.

6/2008 - 1/2011

Yo Yo English School, Kunming China

Kunming University of Science and Technology

Teacher of English Language ;







Assist in preparation of English exams for Chinese Students undertaking Master degrees

9/2007- 1/2011

Dong Fang College of Eastern Language and Culture, Kunming, China:


Student (Full Time) – Study of Chinese Language and Culture

3/2007-9/2007

Yunnan Normal (Teaching) University, Kunming, China

Student (Full Time) – Study of Chinese Language and Culture

4/2006 - 6/2009

University of East London (Graduate School of the Environment)

Student (Part Time) - Master of Science: Architecture, Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies. Study in UK, and research undertaken in Malaysia and Indonesia linked to the course. (8/2006 – 3/2007)

MSc Thesis (7/2008-1/2009) graduated with Merit June 2009

6/1989 - 8/2006

Rushmoor Borough Council (Local Government),Farnborough, UK

Development Control Officer (2001-8/2006)
responsible for providing technical advice to elected politicians, companies, local residents and Central Government Departments as an expert on engineering design, highway and transport design, within a time critical and sensitive environmental constraints.

Approving, rejecting and revising urban domestic urban layouts and commercial estate layouts. Able to successfully defend my decisions in Planning Inquires, government committees and in public meetings when challenged.  Representing my employers at development negotiations and agreeing financial contributions within the strict UK Government rules for urban development.

Community & Business Liaison Officer (1999-2006)
Assisting local community to promote and develop their desires and gain access to project funding. Assisting local businesses to develop within strict UK Government Regulations and avoid conflicts with those regulations. Liaison between separate Departments (Planning, Environmental, Tax, Legal, and Local political sensitivities).

Local Government Officer responsible for ensuring fiscal security of public funds and proper use of combined business and public funds on special projects.  

Highways Development Officer (1990-2001)
Approving, rejecting and revising urban domestic urban layouts and commercial estate layouts. Able to successfully defend my decisions in Planning Inquires, government committees and in public meetings when challenged.  Representing my employers at development negotiations and agreeing financial contributions within the strict UK Government rules for urban development.

Highways Section 38 Supervisor (1989-1990)

  • Responsible for monitoring, supervising and approving contractors on urban housing sites and commercial business estates.

  • Responsible for writing legal contracts with contractors within strict UK regulations.

  • Agree payments to contractors. Responsible for ensuring accurate records of construction and maintaining project record history.


10/1987 - 6/2000

Solution Designers Ltd, Woking, UK

Company Secretary

  • Responsible for ensuring the UK legal requirements for the Company were correct.

  • Agreed and supervised budgets

  • Completed and verified day-to-day Company accounts.

  • Ensured clients bills were sent out correctly and in due time. 

  • Competed tax submissions on behalf of the Company

  • Calculated employee pay and ensured payment was made.

  • Responsible for ensuring all employee records were correct and up-to-date within strict UK Employment regulations. 

  •  Representing the Company at business meetings and Chamber of Commerce meetings.

1982-1989

Woking Borough Council

Assistant Highways Engineer(1984-1989)

  • Responsible for special projects, urban design for large housing estate.

  • Assisting Senior Highways Engineer in preparing contracts, contractual payments, budget preparation, surveying, supervising contractors and approval of payments.

Drainage Engineer(1982-1984)

  • Responsible for urban housing drainage design.

  • Supervising pumping station maintenance.

  • Responsible Officer for emergency situations.

  • Approval of payments to contractors.

  • Preparation of legal enforcement papers.

1980-1982

Balfour Beatty, Civil Engineering

Quantity Surveyor
Responsible for bills of quantities, motorway construction materials, contractual legal claims, supervising remedial works, handling local resident incidental issues.




EDUCATION

2011-

Indonesian Language study

Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Bali.

2006-9

MSc Architecture - Advanced Environmental Engineering Studies (Merit)

Centre for Alternative Technology, University of East London, UK

2007-2010

Chinese Language study

Yunnan Normal University, Dong Fang College of Eastern Language and Culture, Kunming.

1997

GCSE French 

Woking College, UK-Surrey-Woking

1996

GCE A Level Law

Addlestone, Surrey

1977-1980

HND Building Construction and Surveying

Guildford College of Technology

1975-1977

OND Construction and Surveying

Chester College of Technology

1975

O Levels

Carlott Park, Ellesmere Port

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Graduate Member of the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers

REFERENCES

Trevor Harding

T J Harding Ltd

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James Pettit

Chartered Engineer, Rushmoor Borough Council

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