We are delighted to announce that one of our dedicated engineering consultants and resident karaoke lover Sam Carew, was promoted to Lead Consultant last week! Since joining our Sydney office over three years ago, Sam has been a driving force in building our network within the civil infrastructure space and has worked with many reputable clients on recruiting for some significant national infrastructure projects. To celebrate this important milestone, we spoke to Sam about the upcoming opportunities he will be focusing on in his new role and his goals for the rest of 2021. See his answers below:
Congratulations Sam on this amazing achievement!
How did you first get involved In recruitment?
Well, I actually started on the other side of the fence and picked up some agency work as a labourer when I was on school holidays via the recruitment company my brother worked for. After about 3 hours, the site manager decided labouring wasn’t really for me and told my brother it might be best for everyone if I was switched to the office to help with resourcing!
What brought you to Design & Build?
I was lucky enough to find my job with Design & Build whilst I was still in the UK and getting ready to move to Australia. After a few interviews with Andy, Tom & the management team – it was clear that the way D&B approach things was in line with how I operate and I jumped at the chance to join. They even let me delay my start date for a few months so I could travel around once I arrived in Australia, before starting up!
What’s your favourite part of your job?
Day to day it is definitely the people. It makes it a lot easier to get up in the morning when you genuinely enjoy coming to work.
“Sam has been key in establishing Design & Build as a leading provider to civil / utility contractors in Australia. In the short time he’s been with us he’s established a number of key clients that will only go to him for some of the largest projects in NSW and Australia.
His recruiter insider results show that he continues to build trust with his clients and candidates and really is a true leader in his market. "
Alex Scott, Engineering Division Manager
What’s been your proudest achievement since working at Design & Build?
Aside from this promotion, I count myself lucky to have been able to secure several interesting high volume recruitment contracts on some pretty iconic projects – they will definitely live long in the memory!
What does becoming a lead consultant mean to you?
The part I’m most looking forward to is being able to mentor and guide the more junior consultants coming through. Earlier this year we launched our associate program so there is going to be some excellent opportunities for people wanting to take their first steps in recruitment. I’ve got a lot of battle scars and war stories over the years, so I hope to be able to help them on their way.
Can you provide a little more information on what you’ll be focusing on in your new role?
My aim is to continue to manage and grow our client base across the engineering construction sector as well as bring on new consultants to work alongside me – there’s plenty to get at and I’m looking forward to having a team to deliver with me.
Do you have any exciting roles you’re currently working on?
I have a few exciting opportunities I’m currently working on, see below:
Job Description: An industry-leading rail contractor is looking for a high-level Commercial Manager to join their team and get involved in the delivery of a major project in Brisbane. The role will require the successful candidate to be based from their Sydney office initially for the project start-up phase and then transfer to the Brisbane site where they will be a key member of the leadership team and play a pivotal role in the delivery of the project.
Location: Regional NSW
Job Description: A leading civil contractor based in the mid-North Coast region is looking for a Project Engineer to join their team and work on the delivery of a variety of infrastructure projects including Major and Minor Road Upgrades, Bulk Earthworks, Subdivisions and Mining. A great opportunity for a project manager looking to gain exposure working on projects up to $100m.
Job Description: A respected tier 3 civil contractor are looking for a Senior Estimator to join their team and help them on the delivery of a diverse range of projects across the infrastructure sector – specialising in utilities.
Job Description: This is a unique opportunity to be involved in one of the most high-profile projects in Australia. With the first of its kind in engineering solutions and design, this mega infrastructure project is one of the most complex and challenging projects this generation and has the possibility to be career-defining. As the Tunnel Engineer, you will be directly involved in ensuring the coherence of the design of large tunnels and undergrounds works/structures associated with this major project.
To find out more about the role listed above, or to get in touch with Sam for a confidential chat about the job market and upcoming opportunities within engineering, you can contact him here: email@example.com
Are you a Project Engineer with a track record of delivering complex infrastructure projects? Are you now looking at an opportunity that will allow you to step up and be a Project Manager? Want a long term project opportunities based in Sydney? Look no further... A leading construction contractor is looking for someone of your background to assist in the delivery of a newly awarded infrastructure project! With a substantial pipeline of future projects already being lined up - this is an opportunity that deserves to be explored As a Project Engineer you will be responsible for: Manage project activities and work scope Liaise with Client, Subcontractors and all project stakeholders Acting as focal point for technical advice on contractual matters and providing the project with best practice construction methods Ensure project is delivered in scope of contractual constraints Management of plant, labour and materials Monitor monthly forecasts The requirements for the Project Engineer are: Degree qualified as a Civil Engineer, Construction Management, or equivalent 7+ years experience in civil infrastructure construction, ideally with a Tier 1 or Tier 2 contractor delivering infrastructure projects Must be an experienced Project Engineer who is ready to step up in to a Project Manager role Experience with Temporary Works and structures Effective communications skills and experienced in client and sub-contractor management Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.
This successful and established organisation are considered a leader within their field and due to a solid portfolio of work and continuing growth they are looking to appoint a Project Engineer. A prominent part of this role will be successfully managing road upgrades, complex utility and civil construction projects located in Sydney As the Project Engineer you will be responsible for: Project Planning, scheduling, cost control and budgeting Hands on delivery of roads, infrastructure, pavement and drainage delivery of work Provide good technical knowledge and commercial awareness to the client 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 civil construction To be considered for the position of Project Manager you will require: Minimum 3-5 years' experience delivering projects in NSW Degree qualification in Engineering Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills Degree qualification in relevant field At least 2 years experience in a Site or Project Engineer on For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
This contractor are one of the best run businesses in the game. Robust management team including former executives from Tier 1s, they are known throughout the industry for their quality of work and can-do attitude With accredited systems and qualifications in place, they are flying in all areas - client base includes numerous government bodies as well as Tier 1 contractors and private developers What's really stand out is there ability to self-perform all aspects of work, carrying a directly employed workforce that is 2nd to none Due to numerous contract wins - they are now looking for a Crew Leader / Supervisor to join the team in Sydney As the Crew Leader / Supervisor you will be Responsible for running Civil Crews, completing daily risk assessments and plant checks. Lead from the from the front in a hands on role, willingness to operate machinery & plant Involved in a wide range of projects, predominantly in the utilities space (Power/Water/Comms) Ensure works carried out safely and to company polices What you can bring to the role: Passion for you do and able to motivate teams, this contractor want you to grow with them Experience leading crews in civil construction works Sound background with utilities (power/water/comms), including pit & pipe, trenching, laying conduit kerb, gutter, concrete works Experience operating machinery Full clean driving license and willingness to travel around Sydney For any questions relating to this role give Sam Carew a call on 0411982347
Project Engineer required to join a leading civil contractor based in the New England region to work on the delivery of a variety of infrastructure projects such as Major & Minor Road Upgrades, Bulk Earthworks, Bridges, Subdivisions & mining This is a great opportunity for you to gain exposure working on projects up to $100m As the Project Engineer you will be responsible for: Manage project activities and work scope Lead the project team with technical advice on contractual matters Drive the project so that is delivered in scope of contractual constraints – Budget, Time, Environmental, quality and safety Supervise the work crews Requirements of the Project Engineer are: • Engineering (civil) degree or equivalent • Strong Computer skills and familiarity with estimating software • Ideally experienced with Roads, Earthworks and/or bridges • Sound knowledge of the NSW construction market including sub-contractors For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.