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.
I was very satisfied with the service provided by Neil and I found all my interactions with him to be very professional and of a high calibre
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.
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.
Mike is a personable character who understands the industry, his clients requirements and his candidates. I have no hesitation in recommending Mike. He possesses an integrity not commonly available within today's market and is assiduous in his research prior to proceeding for either party. I would use Mike's services again and would encourage others to do so.
Neil is a dedicated person and more supportive to his clients. Whenever I requested Neil’s assistance, he had dealt with it in a very professional manner with the prompt response and action to all my requirements. I would highly recommend Neil to anyone seeking employment
I have set up a meeting with Mike well before touching ground on Perth in September 2011. In the meeting itself, Mike explained the Australian engineering markets and inspired a trace of hope. One month later, Mike set up an interview in Sydney for me. Although the trip did not materialize in anything, it showed that his service is extremely useful for immigrants who have low exposure to the Australian job market. Therefore, I would recommend his service, particularly if you are into roles with contractors.
My experience in dealing with Neil was a very positive one. I found him to be knowledgeable about the industry and having great connections within the industry it gave me options for the next chapter in my career. He listened to what I wanted and chased down every opportunity which resulted in a great career position with a reputable company. I have no hesitation in recommending Neil’s services to help you progress in your career
Mike has recruited for Delaney Civil over the last 2,5 years and has developed a strong understanding of our way of working, company culture and pays close attention to key indicators that result in a good fit for our business. He has a good understanding of what we do and has an approach that seeks results without being intrusive. I’d recommend Mike as an expert recruiter with excellent market knowledge and personable manner about him.
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 is a really good recruitment consultant and spends a lot of time to get to know the candidate, their career history and career goals. He is very well switched on to the market and is extremely persistent and committed to continually searching the market and staying in regular contact with candidates to ensure he finds them the right role. A very personable style and I would recommend Mike to anyone looking in the market.