About Conset /

Structures. It’s what we do. Conset operates in the structure and concrete services market, turning design ideas and inspiration into quality projects that stand the test of time.

The dedicated Conset team delivers full structure concrete construction services to commercial, retail, residential, sporting and recreation, pharmaceutical, medical and civil sectors. Our capability covers the full spectrum of structural works including excavation, concreting, formwork, precast installation, steel fixing, post tension and project redesigns.

With years of experience, the Conset team has an enviable reputation for impeccable quality and outstanding finishes. Led by our innovative leadership team, we deliver the best construction approaches for a wide range of structure projects and meet their specific requirements.

Our engineering capability value-adds throughout all stages of the projects we undertake. Leading with our engineering expertise assists us in winning work, refining structural designs and improving project outcomes regarding programming and costs.

Structural engineering feedback is communicated back to the wider Conset team with the aim of boosting innovative thinking while continually improving performance and enhancing project delivery and client expectations.

A key competitive advantage of Conset is our adaptability and diversity. We’re proud to implement better solutions and deliver swift construction timeframes. We uphold our client partnerships, safe working environments and team performance to the highest standards.

We make construction projects come to life and find new ways of delivering quality outcomes across a variety of sectors. We’re driven to create change together and at the heart of what we do are our core values.

Our shared values guide us in everything we say and do and help develop opportunities that showcase our high-performance culture.

SAFETY

We are Safe Today to Enjoy Tomorrow. The safety of our staff, contractors and communities we work in is always paramount.

RESPECT

We respect each other, the communities we work, and the environment.

RELATIONSHIPS

We achieve our goals through teamwork. Developing long-term mutually beneficial relationships with clients and suppliers and celebrating our successes together.

WELLBEING

We stand for all to be happy, healthy and prosperous. We value the wellbeing of our employees and promote a healthy work-life balance in all we do.

CULTURE

We passionately embrace a service culture resulting in a sustainable future. The way we work draws on the strong values of family and respect and is distinguished by strong performance, innovation and excellence.

INNOVATION

Our constant quest for improvement ensures we embrace emerging technology and innovation across every project we undertake.

Our Team /

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry and hundreds of construction projects under his belt, Joe is the Managing Director of Conset and has earnt himself a reputation of consistently delivering quality projects with drive and passion. From humble beginnings, Joe now oversees more than 400 diverse and highly skilled staff and has been instrumental in shaping the company’s focus on continuous training and upskilling. The positive culture at Conset is renowned, and Joe plans to keep it that way.

Ray Dando

Construction Director

Coupled with his extensive engineering, project and commercial management experience in the civil sector, Ray oversees and drives Conset’s construction effort. Proficient in business development and with expert leadership and management skills Ray is also responsible for the company’s future direction and prowess. Ray is well known for his inspiring leadership. His ability to deliver outcomes beyond customer expectations is highly regarded within Conset and the industry as a whole.

Andrew Fairbairn

Pre-Contracts Director

With solid industry knowledge and an astute approach to construction pre-contracts and tendering, Andrew has built an undisputed reputation for winning. Having secured nearly $30 million of contracts the civil construction sector alone, Andrew is an accomplished leader and mentor for Conset’s Pre-Contracts Team.

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

Nabeel’s calibre and experience in the construction industry will be a key strength in driving the Civilex group of business’ growth and consolidation. As a proven leader with an impressive foundation of engineering skills, business acumen, shared values and the natural ability to bring people together, Nabeel will materialise the strategic vision taking advantage of key market opportunities, partnerships and new business into the future.

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas has been a CFO for more than 18 years. He provides high level commercial insight and economic strategy to our Board of Directors, leads the Finance Team and develops policies and procedures. Nick’s key role of preparing financial statements, managing the budgeting process, and measuring and controlling business risks is paramount to our success. Nick also supports our Project Managers and Administrators with legislative assistance relating to the financial management of projects.

Olivia Bartolo

Group Corporate Services Director

Olivia’s focus on delivering a seamless employment experience for our employees and exceptional work outcomes has her held in high esteem. Her extensive experience in employee and industrial relations, change management, succession planning, and the development and delivery of HR processes and policy development positions her as a go-to cultural leader within our business.

John Giofches

Operations Manager

John is responsible for overseeing all Conset projects, from concept right through to delivery. Having worked with Conset for eight years, John has developed enviable skills and vast construction methodology knowledge to deliver innovative and robust projects. He guides our clients through each phase of the build, engaging all stakeholders with his considered approach and style.

Damien Gatt

Senior Project Manager

In the 20 years Damien has worked within the construction industry his passion, energy, work ethic and decisiveness have become legendary. As a leader within the Conset construction team, his projects consistently meet program, delivering on the integral aspects of procurement, subcontractor, supplier and financial administration. Damien utilises his passion and expertise to pre-empt solutions and communicate project progress to clients.

James Hope

Engineering Manager

James has extensive experience in all aspects of construction design, procurement and building processes with a variety of Tier 1 companies over the past 16 years.

He leads and collaborates with the wider team ensuring value-added initiatives are implemented for achieving best project and team outcomes. Skilled in refining structural designs, James attains project cost and time efficiencies by working with the team to continually review, innovate and improve on commercial performance and project outcomes.

Leigh Kelly

Group Financial Controller

Leigh has more than 20 years of finance experience in major Australian corporate groups.

Previously working in manufacturing, retirement living and engineering sectors providing executive-level support, Leigh specialises in the delivery of high-performance management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, financial statement preparation and corporate governance processes to support business decision making.

Leigh will lead our finance team across all business streams and provide executive financial advice to grow and sustain the group.

Greg Richards

Project Manager

Amassing more than 16 years’ experience in the industry, Greg appreciates the importance of project planning and overseeing the finer details to ensure consistent quality and high-performance standards are met every time. Greg has traversed many other construction roles including a start as a Concreter, Leading Hand, Foreman, and now Project Manager. He is a strong advocate of safety and teamwork and values his close work with staff and subcontractors to deliver projects safely, on time and to the highest standard.

Tin Vo

Project Manager

Tin joined Conset in 2008 bringing with him crucial attention- to-detail skills obtained from previous roles within the Finance Sector. In the 10 years he has been with Conset Tin has seen the company grow and has synchronously worked from an Accounts Payable role into Project Management, a journey that has given him greater insight into the business as a whole. Located both on site and within Head Office, Tin enjoys working alongside a range of people delivering diverse construction projects throughout Victoria.

George Markelis

Group HSEQ Manager

George is responsible for developing, auditing and reviewing our safe work practices making sure we meet – and exceed – industry standards and legislative requirements. With a vast range of skills including construction management, workplace safety, contractor management and project planning, George works closely across the department teams to assist with implementing appropriate safety management systems on each project.

Ben Virtue

Group Manager of New Business & Strategy

With a development career spanning over 15 years in the construction industry, Ben is an extremely experienced and accomplished Business Development Manager. He carries an enthusiasm and passionate commitment to networking within the industry, consistently sourcing valuable and diverse opportunities for our business. Ben is adept at negotiating and his inherent ability in reading market direction ensures mutually beneficial success for our business and our clients.

Sandra Constanzo

Group Commercial & Legal Manager

With a Masters in Construction Law and having been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria Sandra’s commercial knowledge is unsurpassable. Her experience as a Construction Lawyer, coupled with exceptional negotiation skills in the implementation of contracts in the construction and civil engineering industry with Tier One contractors is second to none. She is a cornerstone to our ongoing business success.

Kris Bogdanovski

Group Assets & Logistics Manager

With previous hands-on roles as well as supervisory and management positions, Kris brings an enormous amount of experience to the business. Formal qualifications as a mechanic, a passion for plant and machinery and management skills afford Kris a real advantage in the industry. Kris’ solid knowledge of our extensive fleet of plant and equipment and his technical understanding, coupled with solid planning, organisational, and negotiation skills ensure we provide the best-fit for our projects.

Who We Work With /

Whether you’re building a new development, or breathing new life into an existing structure, we have the technical expertise and industry knowledge to deliver your project. We work with leading designers, builders and developers to create outstanding results.