One of our consultants for the Sydney residential team Anca Marinescu has double the reason to celebrate as not only does this week mark her fourth year with Design and Build, but she has also been promoted to Senior Consultant! Since joining the Design & Build team four years ago, Anca has become an integral part of the residential construction team and has built strong relationships with a number of clients that now rely solely on her to assist them with their recruitment needs.
We caught up with Anca this week to find out more about what this double milestone means to her: how does it feel to celebrate four years with D&B off the back of her recent promotion, what are her goals moving forward and the exciting new roles she is working on at the moment. See her answers below:
Congratulations Anca on all your hard work and achievements over the last four years – here’s to many more!
How Did You First Get Involved In Recruitment?
I just applied to an Associate- level role and called the company to follow up. They invited me in for an interview and I got the role straight away. All within 2 weeks of landing in Sydney and no relevant work experience!
What brought you to D&B?
My friend started with the company before me and had told me about the fun work culture. Plus, I’d already heard that Kelly Harrison, who I work closely with, was an amazing recruiter in my industry, so I thought I’d join her team and learn from the best.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
I think my favourite part is being able to build a new relationship with a new company, or re-building and strengthening an old relationship with an existing client.
What does becoming a senior consultant mean to you?
I think this promotion reflects my experience level within recruitment and places me in a position where I can now hopefully be seen as more of an expert in the market I recruit in.
"A massive congratulations to Anca on her well-deserved promotion to Senior Consultant this week. I am not sure where any of the Residential Team would be without you! Anca is one of the hardest working and most disciplined consultants I have worked with, in the last 16 years in recruitment. She takes personal pride in doing a good job, is trustworthy and honest and can always be relied on. She's still learning what “banter” means and still entertaining us every day by trying to put it into practice! Happy Anniversary and congrats on your promotion! "
Kelly Harrison, NSW State Manager
As a senior consultant what key roles/areas will you be focusing on?
My focus will still be on the same area of residential construction: all roles within volume residential home building across NSW.
As a senior consultant, what are your goals for the rest of 2021
I want to expand my client base and continue to focus on building and strengthening my relationships with volume home builders so that I can then provide my candidates with a greater and more diverse selection of job opportunities.
Do you have any exciting roles you’re currently working on?
I’m looking for a Senior Estimator and ArchiCAD Drafter for a good client of mine based in South West Sydney, and I also have a rare opportunity for a Procurement/Purchasing Officer in Newcastle. The details of these opportunities are listed below:
Job Title: Senior Estimator
Location: West Sydney
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Description: A great opportunity for a senior estimator who is passionate about estimating for residential companies to work for an established residential builder in Southwest Sydney. The role will include responsibilities like job takeoffs, creating BOQ’s, issuing supplier orders and liaising with construction supervisors and managers.
Job Title: ArchiCAD Drafter
Location: West Sydney
Job Description: An exciting opportunity for an ArchiDAD Drafter to work for a residential builder that’s not only at the forefront of the housing industry but offers a structured and ongoing training and development program designed to assist staff members. The successful applicant will be proficient in ArchiDAD, have experience working with a home builder, a diploma in Design and Drafting and ability to work and thrive within a fast-paced environment.
Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location: Newcastle/Hunter Region of NSW
Job Description: A unique opportunity for a procurement officer to work with a lively and cohesive team environment that specialises in the construction and development of multi-housing projects. The successful applicant will require experience in a similar role with a strong background in housing projects and significant and demonstratable communication skills, a strong customer service focus and the ability to problem-solve.
To find out more about any of the roles Anca has discussed, or to get in touch with Anca for a confidential chat about the job market and upcoming opportunities within residential construction, you can contact her here: email@example.com
This company is well established in the Newcastle area for new homes. They have several medium density townhouse and detached home projects starting up and also have a high end home range of homes of custom homes they build. They build 400 homes a year plus additional commercial projects such as schools, industrial sheds, and fast food stations. Office support with estimating, drafting/design and customer service teams in place to assist with the day to day tasks and problem solving. The role: Mainly office based Managing a large multi-res unit site and some aged care projects Managing the civil groundworks to completion/handover Coordinate, program and schedule jobs, trades and materials Oversee site staff and liaise with internal office staff (Estimators, Drafters..) Solve design and construction issues that arise on site Report to the Sr. Project Manager and the Director To be considered you must have: 1 years' experience as a Jr. PM or PM Experience on new-built homes Excellent communication skills and previous experience of liaising with both internal employees and external suppliers and stakeholders A drivers license and white card Strong computer literacy required Please email Anca Marinescu on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 02 9376 8200 for more information
This company is looking for a CA to work on commercial projects, townhouses and custom homes. They build 400+ homes a year across the Hunter Valley and have been in the Newcastle market for over 10 years. This is a great opportunity to establish a long term career within a local industry leading and well established business with clearly defined areas for growth. Working in a team alongside the Project Managers and Estimators. Roles and Responsibilities of the Contracts Administrator will include: 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 Take offs, quotes, estimates and ordering materials Sourcing suppliers and negotiating rates Tendering for projects Estimating may be required To be considered for the role of Estimator/Contracts Administrator you will require: Degree qualified in construction management or equivalent Experience working as a CA on new built commercial OR residential projects (schools, daycares, industrial, townhouses, retail) Knowledge of Newcastle construction market and subcontractors Strong attention for detail and proven communication skills Please send your CV to Anca Marinescu to email@example.com or call on 02 9376 8200
Design Manager Large residential home builder based in Sydney who has been operational for over 10 years is looking for an experienced residential Architect, Designer or Design Manager to head up a custom housing division of the business. They undertake projects across home building, land development and custom developments and have a strong reputation across NSW. Stable and secure role as the company is large and has strong sales. Role is created due to a strong pipeline and current project workload. Roles and Responsibilities of the Designer/Design Manager will include: New product design Liaising with sales team and taking client briefs Concept design Designing and coordination with estimating, drafting and site teams to acquire quotes and prices Managing design and development to position the builder as a market leader Delivering an innovative and high quality product range, accessible to local NSW markets Grow and lead a future team Report to the upper management of the business To be considered for the role as Design Manager you will require: Construction Management or Architecture Degree or similar Proven experienced as a Design / Drafting Manager working within a residential builder or experience as a Building Designer or Architect for residential homes Project portfolio covering project and custom home builds or communities etc. Excellent communication and leadership skills and senior management experience Good construction knowledge If you feel your experience matches the person specification please contact Anca Marinescu on 02 9376 8200 or click apply. Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted and your application will be treated as strictly confidential.