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 currently working with one of Victoria's most prominent civil contractors to find a OHS Manager/Advisor to oversee multiple sites across Melbourne. The contractor are due to have record months ahead of them due to successfully winning new projects whilst simultaneously securing continuations on current projects; a testament to the work they do! What's On Offer Join a Victorian based civil contractor who specialise in the construction of subdivisions and roads; Excellent remuneration packages on offer; Strong focus on employee training and development; Progressive and diverse workforce; Vehicle, phone, laptop all included. Role & Responsibilities Oversee all OH&S aspects across multiple sites; Promote, continuously improve and drive the safety culture; Ensure compliance in line with requirements; Regular reports, audits and inspections; Ensure systems, documentations & SWMS are up-to date and adhered to; Toolbox talks and onsite inductions. About You Relevant OH&S qualifications; 3+ years' OH&S experience, ideally on civil projects in Melbourne; Ability to work autonomously; Strong focus on OH&S; Previous experience delivering site audits, safety inspections and other requirements; Received your first vaccination jab. Apply Online now, or for more information, contact Joe on 0481 748 001 or firstname.lastname@example.org All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Design & Build are currently working with an Australian owned contractor who specialise and deliver a diverse range of civil and infrastructure projects. Due to continued growth and successful tenders they are currently looking to bring on Project Engineers to work on road infrastructure packages across Victoria. What's On Offer Attractive remuneration packages on offer Strong pipeline of work and job security Excellent growth and development opportunities Strong focus on a work/life balance Role & Responsibilities Ensure OH&S & SWMS are adhered to on site; Lead and mentor other members of the team Manage and supervise site staff and sub-contractors; Liaise with clients and subcontractors and ensure things run smoothly; Manage onsite documentation efficiently; Assist with the programming of and procurement for the project; Deliver works with your project team to forecast budget and delivery dates; Lead ongoing cost improvements; Maintain and develop customer relationships with key stakeholders; Promote and develop a strong safety culture; Continually improve the skill level of our site workforce; About You Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent; Minimum 4 years’ experience, ideally in Melbourne; Experience on Road & Infrastructure projects, ideally VicRoads or MRPV. Proficient with programming and planning works, with MS Project; Excellent time management skills; Friendly, energetic, enthusiastic leadership skills. Apply Online on the link below. Alternatively, contact Joe on 0481 748 001 or email@example.com for more information. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.