This week we are celebrating our superstar consultant, Denise Kostoulias’ 1-year anniversary with Design & Build. Throughout the last 12 months, Denise started a new desk within our Engineering team and has successfully managed to place candidates with 20 new clients due to determination and her strong work ethic.
Here she shares her achievements and highlights of the last 12 months and what’s in store for her in 2020…
So Denise, what would you say you have learned most throughout your 12 months at D&B?
I’ve learned that as long as you apply the Design & Build values to your day to day work no matter what you will get a positive outcome.
What’s been your proudest achievement so far?
Professionally, I would have to say my recruiter insider efforts. At this stage I have received over 120 reviews within 12 months from candidates and clients I am working with. I love that they’re taking time to give me feedback which helps me improve on my own internal process.
And personally, I was invited (forced) to go skydiving with the High Achievers crew at D&B and I have lived to tell the tale! (Proof in the photo below)
How has your role evolved?
My role has evolved by coming into the business with a cold area that hadn’t been targeted in the past to now being a thriving market where clients are choosing Design & Build as their preferred recruiter. I have gone from focusing on prospecting new business to being delivery-orientated for our respected partners.
What are some of your highlights from the year gone?
Honestly it would have to be simply joining this team. The culture here at Design & Build is fantastic and I’ve been lucky enough to make a few life-long friendships even with some people halfway around the world.
What’s in store for you in 2020?
Starting in 2020 I will be transitioning into a new team here at Design & Build as there was an opening to work in the thriving Commercial Construction space. I will be inheriting a desk which dates back to Andy’s (Managing Director) days in recruitment! I’m excited for the upcoming challenges next year and look forward to taking on a different market.
NSW State Manager, Kelly reflects on Denise’s soaring year with us…
“It has been a pleasure to work with Denise over the last 12 months. She is full of energy, always has a smile on her face and has an enviable work ethic! Denise has built a desk from scratch and introduced over 20 new clients to the business here at D&B. She is a consistent high achiever and genuinely cares about the welfare of her clients, candidates and colleagues alike.
Fondly known as DK… We look forward to the next 12 months working alongside you!”
If you're looking for a new role in the Commercial Construction space for the new year, why not reach out to Denise today on firstname.lastname@example.org to see what projects she has coming up in the new year!
This award-winning construction company has been operating for over 30 years within the Property and Construction market. They are now looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their team and work on an Industrial project located in South-Brisbane. The ideal candidate will have experience working on Industrial projects valued up to $50M. As the Project Manager you will be responsible for: Project Planning, scheduling, cost control and budgeting Writing of construction program and hands-on project management delivery of work Provide good technical knowledge and commercial awareness to the client High-level planning, teamwork, communication and negotiating skills Maintaining high standards of health and safety on site Playing a lead role in an ambitious company that has sustained growth through their years in Commercial Construction To be considered for the position of Project Manager you will require: Minimum 5 years' local experience in Project Management on Commercial projects as a principal contractor Tertiary qualification in Construction/Engineering or a trade background Previously worked on at least 3 industrial projects (warehouse, data centre, etc) Experience running projects up to $50M in value For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Denise Kostoulias on (02) 9376 8200 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration. #LI-DK1
Site Engineer required for defence projects in Brisbane. Well respected by their clients and competitors in the industry, this client offers a great opportunity for you to gain exposure to high-profile projects. Our client delivers an array of works from new builds and fit-outs, through to heritage or remediation. Their diverse portfolio is what attracts Australia's top talent and their flat line management structure is what retains them. Due to several newly awarded projects, there is an immediate need for a Site Engineer to join the team. As the Site Engineer you will be responsible for: • Managing the OH&S on site • Assisting with Project Management • QA of all works carried out • Liaising with all key stakeholders relevant to the project To be considered for the position of Site Engineer you will require: • Building and Construction Degree or relevant tertiary qualifications • Minimum of 2 years' postgraduate experience working for a principal contractor (new build, fit-out or refurbishment) • Australian Citizenship • Strong communication skills and a proven ability to meet strict deadlines • Full drivers licence as there will be travel required across Brisbane • Experience on defence projects is highly desirable For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Denise Kostoulias on (02) 9376 8200 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. #LI-DK1
Design & Build are currently working with an established Fit Out and Refurbishment firm that has been in the NSW market for over 15 years. They are looking for an experienced Foreman who has a strong skill set on fit-out and refurbishment projects over $5M. This company has a very tight-knit culture and a can-do attitude who can get stuck in and enjoy what they do. As the Foreman you will be responsible for: Conducting site inductions for staff and sub-contractors Managing the sub-contractors to ensure they are fulfilling their roles and responsibilities, monitoring their performance daily in regards to safety and quality and report deficiencies to the Site Manager Assisting the Site Manager in the commissioning and handover of the project by ensuring all relevant documentation is completed and provided to the Project Manager Managing cost control for certain aspects of the project, as directed by the Site Manager, in order to ensure the project meets its required performance targets in relation to budget To be considered for the position of Foreman you will require: Minimum 4 years' experience as a Foreman or Supervisor with a trade background Experience working for a Tier 2 or Tier 3 builder Proven capability in delivering NSW Government projects Refurbishment experience highly regarded Demonstrable experience delivering projects up to $5M Proven experience of effectively manage a team including sub-contractors, in a professional manner and ensuring the longevity of relationships For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Denise Kostoulias on (02) 9376 8200 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. #LI-DK1
Design and Build are working with a well-known builder that has been in operation for over 40 years. They are successful in delivering Education, Health, Retail, Residential and Fit Out projects across Australia. Due to a number of upcoming projects, there is a need for a Project Coordinator to join their team. The projects the Project Coordinator will be involved in are fit-out and refurbishment projects. As a Project Coordinator you will be responsible for: Preparation of subcontractor packages, scopes, lettings, procurement schedules Progress claim assistance and external variations Review, negotiation and finalisation of subcontracts Management and tracking of project expenditure, inclusive of subcontractor claim Administration of RFIs to clients, architects and consultants Administration of the project HSE system QA of works carried out (on-site) To be considered for the role of Project Coordinator you will require: Minimum 2 years' postgraduate experience as a Contracts Administrator, Project Coordinator or Project Engineer for a Commercial Builder (local experience) Experience delivering fit-out, refurbishment or makegood projects Experience working on NSW Government projects highly regarded Jobpac experience essential A background with a Tier 2 or Tier 3 contractor is preferrable Strong attention for detail and proven communication skills For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Denise Kostoulias on (02) 9376 8200 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. #LI-DK1
Exclusive to Design & Build, our client is one of Sydney's leading Builder Developers and has been constructing high-rise buildings for the last 20 years. Located in the Sydney Metropolitan region, they have continuously maintained their pipeline of projects and are going through a key period of growth. They are now looking for an experienced Draftsperson to join the drafting department to work on residential and mixed-use towers. The projects typically sit around the $40M mark and can range anywhere between 5-storeys up to 20-storeys. The role will entail the production of construction documentation and details, liaison with estimators and site managers, and project coordination. As the Draftsperson you will be responsible for: Timely production of design and drawings for mixed-use building as per building Codes of Australia Liaising and coordinating with Project design/construction team, external consultants and site personnel Delivering different design stages which includes, marketing, design drafting, consultant coordination and producing construction documentation producing required documents for council approval as a part of obtaining construction certificates To be considered for the position of Draftsperson you will require: Architectural drafting qualifications Revit is a requirement - must have used this software in a previous role Proficient understating of ADG, DCP and LEP Understanding of NCC Experienced working on da/cc for apartments Understanding of the construction phase of projects and delivering on-site Willingness to work for a Developer Ability to work full time in an office as this is a permanent, full-time role Ability to start in February 2021 or alternatively as soon as possible For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Denise Kostoulias on (02) 9376 8200 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. #LI-DK1