Our newly promoted NSW State Manager Kelly Harrison has a recruitment career spanning almost 15 years across 3 different countries. We spoke with Kelly to congratulate her on the promotion and take a deeper dive into what she loves about recruitment and the challenge of leading a team.
“My 7 ½ year D&B journey has without a doubt been a wonderful experience, I’ve seen the team outgrow 3 offices and gone from a team of 4 to the 24 we are today. My vision of Design & Build is a continual discussion I have with Andy (Andrew McGregor, MD) and my promotion was an extension of those conversations where we found it came at the right time for our clients and candidates along with myself. The basis of those conversations was essentially ‘this is what we've been working towards. Let's put it into practice and we'll officially commence 1st of July 2019.’
The rebrand and updating of the company’s vision and our mission are so very important to and what I've always believed as a recruiter, reflecting my perspective on how I've walked into work every day since 2005.
The latest chapter for me is to be now leading and managing our NSW business across the Construction, Engineering, Property and Business support sectors.
I’m proud to be supporting a well grounded team who are 100% on board with becoming ‘the most trusted recruitment agency in Australia".
Kelly wraps up the conversation with some advice all of us regardless of your profession should take on board...
“Leave the office every day and feel like you've achieved something. It might be something significant that you have been working on for some time or could be as simple as having a conversation with a colleague who needed your advice. But leave the office knowing you’ve made a difference… It means you will be so much more motivated and content coming back to work the next day to achieve the next thing.”
Thanks Kelly, great advice.
If you are a Cost Planner or QS who has been looking for an opportunity to work on construction projects that shape the city skyline and a company who are recognised globally as leaders in their field then this opportunity could be for you. Our client have been shaping Sydney's city skyline for generations and are embarking on a number of high profile and exciting projects across retail, commercial and residential up to value of $1bn. As a result of this growth they are looking to appoint a Cost Planner to join their high performing team. Key responsibilities of the Cost Planner will include: - Prepare construction cost plans during initial phases of project development Design development and cost optimisation. Value management Advise on construction risk during initial phases of project development Finalisation of cost plan to a BOQ. Attend design meetings and provide cost advice. Set up trade budgets This opportunity can offer a Cost Planner: - An opportunity work on commercial projects in excess of $200m in value A team of high performing professionals who are leaders in their field An opportunity to work with an employer of choice who have an ongoing commitment to gender quality A mentoring program that focuses on career development A purpose and value to reimagine urban life If you would like to learn more about this opportunity please click apply or give Andrew McGregor a call on 02 9376 8200. Thanks for your consideration.