Starting out his career as a qualified Civil Engineer in South Africa and the UK, Neil developed strong site based technical experience working for Tier 1 Contractors on large scale civil engineering projects. He found the transition to construction recruitment seamless as he can relate easily to industry professionals and subsequently spent 20 years working for only 2 recruitment agencies where he specialised in the Building Construction & Property sectors. This stable employment background provided him a network of repeat business and a solid foundation to fulfill his ambition of owning his own recruitment business, Infracon Australia.
Neil’s nationwide network covering the Building and Property sectors, allows him to service the entire property lifecycle from front end client-side organisations, through design development, construction delivery and maintenance. Neil believes in doing what he says he’s going to do, he operates with integrity, honesty, professionalism and goes the extra mile to ensure his clients and candidates are provided with the best recruitment service they’ll ever experience.
As a co-founder of Infracon Australia, Mike brings 20 years of construction industry experience, and over 10 years of infrastructure recruitment experience across Australia providing technical professionals in the civil, mechanical, electrical, and SMP sectors predominantly.
Since arriving in Australia in 2010, Mike’s reputation has been built on delivering a highly personable service, a genuine desire to understand the client and candidate requirements to achieve the best long-term fit and a style that is often described as down-to-earth, humble and authentic.
With a technical background in design, Mike has a keen interest in the design and construction of infrastructure projects with his knowledge developed in the market allowing him to thoroughly engage and understand his clientele, which in turn enables Mike to find that suitable fit.
Like the name suggests, Infracon Australia specialises in Infrastructure & Construction technical recruitment to the Building, Civil Engineering and Property sectors. We cover the entire industry life-cycle servicing organisations with professional personnel on the client-side, though the design process, construction delivery and ongoing maintenance. In addition to providing technical personnel to these organisations we provide Business Support personal too.
Neil provided me with a career opportunity 100% in line with my ideal job I described to him. I was always kept up to date with current opportunities available in the market.”
Thank you for all your hard work and professional assistance/support. I got this job myself - I believe. But I was only able to do so because you got me on their radar and hence my foot in the door. I know that three other recruiters told me they approached this company on my behalf and since joining the team here, I've been told that you were the only person who actually did contact them for me. So, in my book - you're honest, you do what's in a candidate's best interests and you move quickly, yet diligently. They are the qualities I look for in my network and you are someone I take my hat off to. Thanks again
Would highly recommend Neil Cruickshank, he has an excellent understanding of construction roles updated with market requirements. Delivers professional and personal advice. Neil thank you for all your efforts, appreciate your support.”
Keep up the good work.
I would highly recommend Mike recruiting services. Mike has been very helpful, extremely professional and has excellent market knowledge.
After showing interest in a Perth based role advertised by Neil, he was responsive with his reply and quickly organised an interview for the role. Following the interview, Neil was quick to call find out how it went. The subsequent offer, start date negotiation and contract signing were all handled very professionally. Neil answered questions promptly and gave feedback at various stages of the process. Thanks to Neil I will be heading back to Perth in a matter of weeks to start a new and exciting chapter in my career
Mike has assisted me over a number years with recruitment in our Construction and Engineering space. Mike has not only been professional and a pleasure to deal with, he has always provided us with quality candidates suited to our business.
After being in WA for less than a couple of days, Neil came to me highly recommended by a mutual acquaintance. I cannot recommend Neil highly enough. Neil worked quickly and professionally to get me an interview. After having reservations about the speed at which things were moving, Neil's reassurance and knowledge of the local construction market helped me secure employment in a very slow market. Well done Neil I really appreciate your help.
Mike Gray and the Infracon team delivered a highly professional, no fuss, genuine service that helped me secure my new role. Mike brings an authentic and genuine approach towards the recruitment game like I hadn't experienced before. With strong connections in the WA construction sector and a very sound understanding of what's happening right now in the current market, I immediately knew I was in great hands with Mike. Mike found a role that aligned my values with a company that is now my new employer. The process began on a Tuesday and within several, he was able to get me in a room (normally the hardest part for a lot of us..) and the rest of the process was set in stone. I will be recommending Mike and Infracon to my network of industry professionals looking for new beginnings and opportunities in the construction sector.
Neil has made a great effort to understand the skills for the role we are presenting for & screened & reference checked candidates before presenting them to us
Mike has a very good understanding of the civil contracting industry and demonstrates a high level of commitment to satisfying my recruitment needs when requested. His communication during the recruitment process is excellent.