At the end of each financial year, Design & Build like to come together to celebrate our wins as a team, but also to recognise the outstanding achievements of our team members. A great example of this is our Melbourne consultant for residential construction Lauren Rogers, who took out BOTH the Consultant’s Consultant and Director’s Choice awards this year.
The Consultant’s Consultant award is voted on by each member of the Design and Build team for the person they feel has gone above and beyond in their role, whether it be starting a new desk, providing support and guidance to others and living the Design & Build values. The Director’s Choice award is decided on by the managing directors of Design & Build and is awarded to the team member who they’ve felt has stood out in their commitment and dedication to their team, clients, candidates and the overall company.
“It really came as no surprise to me that Lauren took out the double win as she is respected by all our team members in Melbourne and Sydney. In what can only be described as one of our more challenging years in Melbourne, Lauren has delivered every quarter and set the standard for new team members along with receiving outstanding feedback from clients, candidates and colleagues alike.” - Andy McGregor, Design & Build Managing Director
We caught up with Lauren to find out what this achievement means for her…
What motivates you?
Matching a candidate to a role they’re genuinely excited about and delivering the good news that they’ve got the job never gets old. I’ve found this more rewarding than ever during COVID-19, being able to help out some great individuals who have found themselves out of work through no fault of their own. I’m motivated to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates. Rather than be known for having a transactional approach, I want to be considered as a valuable partner to their business and for candidates a consultant who will always work in their best interests with an honest and supportive approach.
What does career success look like to you?
My goal is to be the go-to consultant for residential construction candidates and clients in Melbourne. There’s nothing better than when a client comes back to you time and time again to fill their vacancies or when candidates refer their friends to you, as it shows you’ve genuinely built trust with them throughout the process.
What does winning this award mean to you?
Winning both of these awards was definitely a surprise but also a huge compliment. When you’re recognised not just by your managers, but your colleagues as well – it’s a great feeling! During what’s been one of the toughest years, I’m glad I could contribute not just to the company’s success but also the team culture.
What has been a highlight for the last financial year and what are your goals heading into next year?
Winning the Recruiter Insider award for best Client Experience and these awards were definitely highlights. The Xmas Party 2019 was also a highlight looking back – celebrations over Zoom just aren’t the same! Over the next year, I hope to continue establishing myself as the go-to consultant in the residential construction market, as well as growing the team and hopefully no longer working from my spare bedroom.
The Company: A household name in residential building with a long history and great reputation for building quality family homes in the Western Suburbs and towards Geelong. Currently building around 200 homes per year. Due to an increase in workflow off the back of strong sales, they are seeking an experienced Production Estimator to join their team based in the Western Suburbs. This is a unique opportunity to work for an industry leader but without the red tape usually associated with larger companies. You can expect to enjoy a relaxed work environment with plentiful on-site parking, generous employee discount schemes and flexible work arrangements (hours & work from home). The Role: Reporting to the General Manager you will have the following responsibilities: Residential building estimating including producing BOQs and take offs Produce variations as per customer requests Working to a strict schedule to produce required documentation Work with internal departments as well us external customers to deliver a seamless service Maintaining the internal database including Databuild software to ensure products and services are kept up to date About You: To be successful in this role, you will have: 2+ years experience working as a Production Estimator for a residential home builder Ideally a Certificate IV or Diploma in Building & Construction A positive and self-motivated approach to your work Excellent numerical and communication skills Experience with Databuild (preferred but not essential) What's in it for you? This role would suit somebody who enjoys estimating but is looking to work in a "family-feel" environment where they can see opportunity for growth and feel supported. You will be offered flexibility with both working hours and work from home options in this role - a company that trust their staff to get the job done. If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now or contact Lauren Rogers on 85353100 for more information.