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 25+ 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.
Outside of work Neil's time is either spent with his family, running ultra marathons or on the rugby field as a volunteer Rugby Coach at Scarborough Wests Rugby Union Club and RWA Referee.
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 was brilliant - moved swiftly and professionally. He listened to what I wanted and target that goal. Appreciate your help Neil, thank you.
Mike has supported me in my recent transition into a new role. He has got this great understanding of what the business needs, securing right candidates for the role and supporting the process throughout, with regular follow up and feedback to both sides. I highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants to make a career move.
Neil has always provided a high level professional service and delivered the requested results
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
Neil is a very efficient and conscientious recruitment consultant. He was instrumental in introducing me to my current employer and kept me bang up to date throughout the whole process. His quick reaction in putting me forward and promoting me effectively contributed to me securing my current role. I would not hesitate in recommending Neil to represent anybody to a future employer and would happily work with him again
Mike is a great Recruiter with a good eye for matching the right candidate with the right role. Mike's enthusiasm and willingness to help is invaluable. He is excellent at reading your skills and personality and thorough in communicating the needs of his clients. His professionalism and knowledge help create the win-win situation for all parties involved. I have no hesitation in further recommending Mike.
It has been a pleasure dealing with Neil, who has always dealt with me with the utmost level of Professionalism, Honesty and Pro-activity. His approach to recruitment gives you the assurance that you are in safe hands and I would highly recommend him over the many “run of the mill”; recruiters currently operating within the Perth Market
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.
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.”
I have dealt with Mike since late 2012 and he has always proven himself to be very professional and honest in all my dealings with him. Among all the recruiters that I have dealt with over the last 2 years of tough times in the WA market he has consistently given me good, solid advice and always had the perspective of the recruit in mind. He has successfully placed me once on a good project with good people and had a great feel as to whether the "fit was right".