Siamuzwe-Manase, Valentah

Dr Valentah Siamuzwe-Manase

Dr Valentah Siamuzwe-Manase – is a Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying-Part Time and the Graduate Apprentice BSc [Hons] Construction and the Built Environment [Quantity Surveying] Programmes. She is a lecturer on the Quantity Surveying Programme in the BSc and Master’s Degree Programmes. Prior to joining academia, Dr Siamuzwe-Manase worked in industry for 7 years in various positions including Senior Estimator and Quantity Surveyor. She was a Senior Estimator for Costain Civil Engineering Group, responsible for the commercial aspects of bids of values up to £100 million. Dr Siamuzwe-Manase also worked for Interserve Project Services as an Estimator. At Interserve, she worked with Interserve's Strategic Projects Division on their Framework projects under schemes as PFI and Building Schools for the Future (BSF). Project values under these schemes ranged between £20 and £200 million. This was an interesting aspect of her estimating career which opened her eyes to the investment world of business. Dr Siamuzwe-Manase also worked as a Quantity Surveyor for Hyder Consulting and Peter Richards and Partners. Over the years, she has worked on various forms of contracts including Two Stage Tender, Design & Build, NEC Forms of Contract and Partnering Contracts under frameworks such as PFI, PPP, BSF and Procure21. Dr Siamuzwe-Manase has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Glasgow Caledonian University. Her doctorate examined diversification as a strategy for achieving Enhanced Firm Performance, Financial Stability and Competitive Advantage for UK Construction Contracting Firms (CCFs). She holds an MBA from Birmingham City University, a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Management from University of Central England and a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying from the Copperbelt University in Zambia. Dr Siamuzwe-Manase has achieved the Aurora Women in Leadership accolade, is a Prince 2 Practitioner and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).