Site manager is right at home in Bendigo

The Bendigo Advertiser is continuing to publish a series of profiles on some of the people helping to build the new Bendigo Hospital.

ROB McGregor, who relocated to take up the role as site manager for the new Bendigo Hospital project, said he loves living in Bendigo.

“Lend Lease were looking for people to relocate and I put my hand up,” said Mr McGrego, who has been based in Melbourne since the mid-1970s.

"My wife Suzie and I made the decision to be involved in the project at all levels. I didn’t want to work until Friday and then leave and go home for the weekend, this is home.

“Bendigo is going to be my home for the next three years.

“My wife also works in the hospital, as a nurse. She gave up her job in Sandringham and moved here and I think I will have more trouble now getting her to move back.

"I love the sense of community you get around here, people go out of their way to give you the opportunity to work with them."

As site manager of the project Mr McGregor is responsible for the management of site relations, safety, industrial relations, programming, quality, and day-to-day activity.

He said he usually works on big projects but that this one is more complex.

"It is a health job so everything has to be done exactly right; we are only on the structural phase but the level of detail even for the prototype is more advanced that what I would be used to.

"But managing people is managing people.

"I love it. I am one of those lucky people that still goes to work at 6am not because I have to but because I want to.

"This is a fantastic project.

"It is going terrific; we are right where we want to be.

"Everyone wants this hospital and you get the feeling that you are doing right by the town; we are building something the community needs.

"It is a privilege to build it."

Keep an eye on the Bendigo Advertiser's Hospital HQ page for the next hospital profile. 

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