Get to know the team: Mike Moore

Our team caught up with Mike Moore, rhi’s regional director for Asia Pacific and Australia to learn more about his experience, skills and thoughts on the business.

Tell us a bit about your background?

I have over 30 years’ experience in quantity surveying and related project controls across sectors such as infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing, commercial, education, health and latterly energy. I joined what was then known as Rider Hunt International in 2006 and after a brief spell in the US, I made the move to Asia to help re-establish the business in this region.

What do you enjoy about your role and work that you carry out? 

I enjoy being part of an experienced and diverse team that can provide value to our clients. The amount of strong industry data we have in the business is a niche in the market. This is a proven differentiator for rhi, in particular in terms of our ability to support all stage of the estimating process and the range of benchmarked data we have collected from projects.

I also enjoy taking on challenging projects in new areas and sectors, or ones that require a fresh perspective for clients who are navigating the opportunities connected to the energy transition and digitalisation.

Tell us a bit about the rhi business across Asia and Australia?

To provide local advisory and assistance, rhi has permanent office locations in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia, where we undertake a range of project, consulting, and resource work region wide.  Our team recently prepared offshore decommissioning estimates for clients in Southern Australia by applying the skills and data we gained through our work in the North Sea using our rhidems system. As a global company, we utilise the knowledge, people and experience we have gain on all our projects to provide value for our clients.

We are delighted to have re-established our project services offering in Australia through a permanent office location in Perth. This has allowed us to become closer to local clients and support their evolving needs and to build our presence in oil and gas and mining sectors.

rhi has also been focusing on the further growth across Asia Pacific, including Vietnam and Indonesia, in addition to locations in Malaysia and Singapore. Since the business operates across a wide geography, we may start a project scope in one location like the UK or America, and as it becomes a live project, the scope of work will often move into Asia. I am excited about providing our clients with greater access with the growth in the region as there is a lot of market opportunity and potential for further development.

What would your advice be to someone looking to further their career?

We are fortunate to have a history of developing talent from graduate level and promoting through to management. To be successful on this journey, it is important to try to be adaptable, take on challenges and embrace change. Try to foster an environment of clear and effective communication with all parties – both your team and clients, but most importantly, learn and move forward from your experiences. Professional development and certifications with recognised organisations are also encouraged and can lead to new opportunities in the business.

Why is rhi a great place to work?

The rhi business has as an established track record that we continue to build upon through the combination of people, systems, and processes. Since becoming part of Wood, we have the benefit of being part of a bigger company with related opportunities. We continue to undertake a range of exciting work, both internally and externally, which has created opportunities to provide greater value to clients by moving into different sectors such as environment, infrastructure, and renewables where we are able to apply our range of services including specialist aspects such as schedule cost risk analysis.