Buildability was established with a clear vision in mind – to combine Simon’s 24 years of construction industry knowledge and David’s 10 years’ recruitment experience, to create a service that focuses on insight, knowledge and relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Simon and David have grown Buildability from the ground up. Now they offer Australia a comprehensive recruitment service including both Construction and Engineering professionals and Trades and Labour Hire.
With his unparalleled knowledge of the industry, Simon Whiteside has a unique approach to his work in construction and engineering recruitment. Having worked as a site manager on smaller, but often complex projects, his experience also extends to working as a general foreman on projects up to $200m. During his 24-year career, he’s worked for some of the world’s leading property and infrastructure companies – including Lend Lease in Australia and the UK.
He also brings with him an in-depth knowledge of fly-in fly-out (FIFO), having worked on a refurbishment of a gold mine in the Solomon Islands – which involved a major civil package. Simon truly has first-hand insight into the industry. His background and knowledge is a real advantage when advising clients and candidates – in any area of construction and engineering.
With an outstanding record of success, David Shapiro has worked in construction, engineering and property recruitment for the past ten years. He’s placed candidates of many different disciplines and experience levels in roles for medium and large contractors and gained key industry contacts in that time. His experience has seen him develop a network of talented and skilled people across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
He prides himself on finding the best possible solutions for his clients, with personalised, open and honest advice. He’s also a firm believer in a transparent recruitment style, which leaves each party comfortable knowing that every opportunity found for a candidate is one they’ll find well-matched to their experience and needs.