Design & Build is excited to welcome our newest addition to the Melbourne Construction team, Joe Thorpe! In addition to being a keen Manchester United fan, Joe has had extensive recruiting experience both in Australia and the UK and will be focusing on senior civil positions within the construction sector.
During his first week, we wanted to find out a little bit more about Joe, what attracted him to Design & Build and what he hopes to bring to the team. Read his answers below:
What was it that attracted you to Design & Build?
I was looking for a company that strongly values training, development, and career progression. I had previously recruited in the blue-collar construction space and D&B offered me the opportunity to continue working within the construction space, but recruiting for white-collar roles. It also helps that D&B have an excellent reputation in the market!
What does Building Trust mean to you?
To me, Building Trust means developing strong relationships and bonds with candidates and clients through honesty, transparency, and knowledge of the market. By following these principles, and providing a quality service that’s expected of us, we’re well on our way to becoming a trusted brand!
What first drew you to recruitment- and what are you excited about when recruiting within the Civil Construction space?
I’d like to say I grew up as a child with top billers are my idols, but as with many others, I seemed to stumble across recruitment straight out of university. Since then, I’ve enjoyed recruitment due to its fast pace and unpredictability from day-to-day! Working in Melbourne rather than sunny Manchester is also a bonus. I’m excited to work within the Civil Construction space as there’s so much scope to work in- whether that be road, bridges or subdivisions!
What do you hope to bring to the team and your new role?
Hopefully some knowledge and experience from trades, as well as an honest and positive approach.
What motivates you to work hard?
The drive to succeed to the best of my abilities.
What is your biggest fear?
Growing old. 18 feels like yesterday.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Melbourne with a few months in Barbados & Manchester.
Once again, welcome to the team Joe- we are excited to have you onboard and can’t wait to see what you achieve! If you would like to find out more about the civil construction roles Joe will be working on, you can contact him on:
Phone: 0481 748 001
Design & Build are working with a leading infrastructure services company in Australia & New Zealand who pride themselves on working smart, safely and sustainably. We're looking for a Senior Pavement Engineer to join the team to work on the Western Roads Upgrade, one of Melbourne's most exciting projects. Based in the Western suburbs, you'll be a in charge of data analysis and modelling to ensure that the right treatment is applied, leading to lowest whole of lifecycle cost and sustainable long-term maintenance for the asset. What's on offer Highly competitive salary dependent on experience Flexible working situation Excellent growth and development opportunities available for a leading contractor Range of company benefits including health, insurance, banking, flights, accommodation and much more Role & Responsibilities Analyse and review pavement information including but not limited to historical treatments, condition data Provide advice and management of specialised and detailed pavement testing requirements to manage the pavement assets more effectively Assist in detail scoping and treatment selection Quality control and assurance of the work delivered is to the scope, meeting standards set by DoT documentation and contractual requirements Management of Quality Systems About You Tertiary qualifications in civil engineering and pavement engineering A minimum of 10 years of civil engineering experience in roads and pavement infrastructure with extensive knowledge of pavement treatments, sealing and asphalting products and practices. Experience in whole of life cycle asset management Understanding of with Road Management Act, Road Management Plan and asset maintenance works Expert knowledge in pavement design process, construction and maintenance best practice to advise on pavement treatments Pavement modelling skills not essential but highly regarded. Deep understanding of DoT design and construction standards Interested? Contact Joe on 0481 748 001 / email@example.com for more information or Apply online below now. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Design & Build are currently working closely with a growing contractor who are looking to bring on a Site Engineer to work on their rapidly growing pipeline of projects. Formed in 2016, the company are aiming to change the way civil projects are run and offer an inclusive and welcoming culture. You will have the opportunity to join a company who have exciting plans for the future, and provide employees an excellent chance to grow and develop. If you have strong career aspirations and have the right attitude to succeed, the company will offer help and guidance to reach those goals. About the role - You'll gain invaluable experience on varied projects - civil works, utilities, structural, substations and terminals. - You will have the chance to get involved in every aspect of the project. - You will be providing help and assistance to the current Engineering department - You will have a close relationship with the PM and Director - Salary $80k-$100k depending on experience - Fully serviced company vehicle - The office is based in SE Melbourne About you - 1 -3 years' experience - Experience working on substations and terminals would be highly advantageous - Excellent communication skills - Ability to work well within a team - Genuine desire to grow and develop your career For more information, contact Joe on 0481 748 001 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Apply Online below.