A winner of the property and construction category at the 2018 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards has taken the next step in her career after being promoted to Associate Director at multidisciplinary consultancy RPS.
Kuli Bajwa joined RPS in October 2015 as a project manager, and is currently involved in the delivery of landmark projects across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.
These include Moda Living’s 42-storey PRS development in Birmingham city centre and the two-storey extension and refurbishment at the Double Tree Hilton in Birmingham for Downing Investments.
Her new role will see her take on additional responsibilities within the business, as well as continue working on existing and new projects.
Kuli said: “RPS has provided huge help in enabling me to develop my skillset, and I’m looking forward to taking the next step in my career.
“Having more responsibilities for the operations of the business and the development of staff in the Birmingham office will be a new challenge and is something I’m excited to be involved in. One of my key career goals is to help raise awareness of careers in the construction industry in local schools and colleges, and I’m looking to progress this further in my new role.
“There is so much development and regeneration work going on throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands at the moment across all of the sectors, and playing a part in helping to deliver some of these means I couldn’t be better placed to continue to progress my career.”
Kuli is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Association of Project Management (APM) and has earned a PRINCE2 qualification in project management.
She is currently enrolled on Aston Business School’s Leadership Development Programme after being selected and sponsored following her win at the BYPY Awards, and is also a member of BPS Birmingham’s Property and Infrastructure Committee, where she helps organise events and tours of the city’s key developments.
Kuli is the latest member of RPS’s Birmingham team to be promoted in recent months, following Cameron Austin-Fell’s appointment to director earlier this year.
Tim Downing, Managing Director for RPS’ Birmingham office, said: “Kuli has become a key member of our Project Management and Cost Consultancy division and thoroughly deserves her promotion.
“We put considerable emphasis on developing our team and providing opportunities for them to progress their careers, pick up different skills and give them new experiences to learn and develop from. Kuli is a fantastic example of how putting in hard work and showing dedication and willing can help build the foundations for a successful career.”