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.
I have been dealing with Neil for several years and highly recommend his services.
Neil has been very professional and completely reliable in our business dealings. His honesty and integrity is refreshing and I look forward to our continued working relations and having Neil as a business partner for years to come.
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
I can highly recommend Neil’s recruitment services. His effort in securing that much needed 1st interview and the follow up communication is second to none...”
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’s professionalism and tact helping through the transition from one workplace to another is worth commendation. Moving jobs can be a difficult time that requires sensitivity, confidentiality and confidence, all qualities which Neil has in spades.
If you are ready for your next move then Neil is the guy you want in your corner. I would highly recommend getting in touch with him before you go anywhere else
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.
I have known Neil for a number of years. During my dealings with Neil, I found him to be very professional in the way he conducts his business. He is also an excellent communicator and is well informed of the events / news of projects and key people in the building industry in Perth. I would not hesitate to recommend him for recruitment services to any clients or candidates
Mike has been a quality source of good candidates for the past 18 months. With his thorough knowledge of the construction industry, you can rest easy knowing you'll have a couple of cv's waiting for you in your inbox within 48hrs of giving him a brief.
Neil, thanks for your efforts over the past 2 years while I was in Perth, on the Joondalup Shopping Centre project. You have found us a few gems and I am sure you will continue to find our WA team some quality candidates moving forward.
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".