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 was brilliant - moved swiftly and professionally. He listened to what I wanted and target that goal. Appreciate your help Neil, thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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 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".
Probuild has been dealing with Neil Cruickshank since 2008. Neil is extremely professional & responsive. They work very hard to understand our requirements, culture & business. Neil screens all candidates & only propose high calibre individuals in line with our needs. They have a good understanding of the market & provide a high quality service to us & value add to the challenges we face as a business
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, thanks for making this introduction and for all your work in bringing this to fruition. I think he will be a good fit with us and I'm looking forward to developing our capability with him
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.