Commercial Manager Kevin Fenley


Joined ACE: Kevin joined Absolute Civil Engineering as Commercial Manager in February 2016.

Qualifications: ONC, HNC in building studies to CIOB. SMSTS and NEBOSH certification.


  • Kevin has a 35-year pedigree in construction, starting out as an apprentice bricklayer and climbing the ranks to assistant foreman before setting his sights on a career as a Quantity Surveyor and subsequently Commercial Manager.
  • His QS training and work experience took him to senior QS at which time he moved into project management, programme management, contract and framework management roles.
  • Kevin has worked on a huge variety of construction and civil engineering projects including; warehouses, schools, complex concrete structures, landfills, roads, sewers, wind farms and plot works valued up to £20million.

Most memorable or unusual jobs to date:

“Many, many memorable projects some of which I have built by myself. Travelling to and from work, from Darlington to Consett where our offices are, I pass several houses, buildings and structures with bricks, stone and concrete I have laid myself. Then there are the many sites I have been financially responsible for and some I have managed scattered all over the region and beyond to as far afield as Wick in Northern Scotland.”

What is the biggest benefit for clients working with Absolute Civil Engineering?

“Absolute Civil Engineering are a fledgling company with an excellent work model and sound future work load. I am very impressed with the team of experienced, professional managers, engineers and operatives at Absolute Civil Engineering.

“My aim is to strengthen the team with both the management, commercial and practical skills I have attained throughout my career whilst ensuring existing turnover is not compromised and Absolute Civil Engineering’s customer base and work types increase.”