Enjoy the benefits of our extensive client and candidate network in the construction industry. We’re placing great people across Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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We’re finding best-in-class engineering professionals for major infrastructure, water, power, rail, marine and urban development projects.

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Take advantage of our market insights and executive career coaching in the construction and engineering industries.

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Why work with us?

We’re Specialised

We’ve got laser sharp focus in Engineering and Construction.  In fact, that’s all we do.  So we know the people, the industry and have perfected the process to getting it right.

Our Reach Is Wide

We’ve placed people from Kalgoorlie to Kyogle; Abu Dhabi to Adelaide. Our depth of knowledge of Construction and Engineering recruiting is unparalleled. The Boleyn Group has a vast network of clients and candidates across Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, UK and Asia.

We’re Trusted & We Deliver

Our clients and candidates come back to work with us time and again. They know we’ll deliver. We’re discreet, we have a sense of urgency, and we care about your business like it’s our own.

We’ve Got the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Recruiting Great Talent

Over 20 years of continuous improvement, our team have refined our recruitment processes, maximising efficiency and delivering benefits of best practise outcomes to you every time.

We’re Exclusive

Because we’re boutique, every placement is important. We offer an exceptional personalised service that goes way beyond the brief. You’ll have access to our Director, John Farrow, and exclusive opportunities tailored just for you.

We find you challenging, lucrative international roles

Our executives and senior professionals are placed in companies all over the world. We find opportunities to develop your skills on projects of massive scale.

We’ve built our solid reputation working with Clients like these.


Every day we’re finding talented people Australia’s best jobs in Engineering and Construction.

We believe with the right opportunity your potential to achieve is unlimited.

Over 20 years in the industry, we’ve built extensive networks and expertise in finding you the best roles in Building and Civil Engineering – across Australia and around the world.

And for employers, our goal is to leave no stone unturned in finding you the right people for the job. Every time.

We’re opening up opportunities for people in some incredible places. See how we can help you too.

Our Director: John Farrow

John takes pride in opening doors to the world’s best workplaces.

Renowned as one of the most experienced consultants in the Engineering and Construction Recruitment landscape, John Farrow has forged deep networks across the globe.

In over 20 years, he’s worked with some of the world’s most impressive Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Property and Energy firms. John’s extensive industry knowledge is highly valued and his connections are second to none.

Always accessible, John’s mentored thousands of candidates throughout their careers. He offers confidential counsel to executives driving the biggest businesses across Australia.

John is a trusted advisor to Tier 1 corporations through to family businesses undergoing transformation and growth. John’s specialist experience means he has full understanding of all sides of business in his niche area.

John’s wealth of experience brings efficiencies and his hands-on recruitment approach ensures you have executive level recruitment on your job. Every time.

As an established industry recruitment advisor, Boleyn Group partners with many of Australia’s largest and private corporations, together with some of the world’s most prominent multi-national corporations.

“We take great pleasure in seeing candidates thrive in their careers. Many go on to jobs where they’re responsible for hiring more great people. And they return to us time and again.”

– John Farrow, Director

John and his team have built an exceptional talent pool of candidates, including:

  • General Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Senior Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Design Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Estimators
  • Superintendents
  • General Foremen
  • M&E Specialists

Take advantage of what The Boleyn Group can do for you.



We can help you find your next job

Finding your next career role is easier when you have established and trusted career advisors on your team. We take pride in opening doors to Australia’s best work places.

And we’re partnering with some of the world’s most dynamic engineering and construction employers.

From building retail shopping centres in Sydney and high-rise construction in Brisbane, to large scale public works buildings including regional prisons and suburban hospitals; we’re finding people great opportunities to grow in their career.

We can also give you opportunities to work internationally on projects of scale rarely seen in Australia.

We find staff for leading building contractors & client-side project management consultancies, in a thriving international market with an ever-expanding appetite for talented hires.

Opportunities are there for people with drive and ambition. The sky’s the limit for people like you.

Wondering what roles are out there? Even if you’re exploring the possibilities, you can talk to us.

“We want to see you thrive in your career. Finding you the best possible job for your skills, ambitions and personal needs is what we’re all about”.
John Farrow, Director Boleyn Group

Our Director, John Farrow has access to some of the best engineering and construction jobs in Australia, and across the world. He’s placing people into companies undergoing rapid change, into innovative corporations at the absolute bleeding edge of the industry.

The Boleyn Group takes great pleasure in seeing candidates thrive in their careers. Many go on to jobs where they’re responsible for hiring more great people. And they return to us time and again.

John will have a confidential discussion with you to tailor opportunities around your training and experience, career ambitions and personal needs.

Some of the best jobs are not advertised. Our clients come to us exclusively to find top professionals for current and upcoming projects.

You can always be assured we understand and respect your need for complete confidentiality. So, when you’re talking to us, it’s always in confidence.

The Boleyn Group consistently have rewarding openings across the Building and Civil Sectors for:

  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Design Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Estimators
  • Superintendents
  • General Foremen
  • M&E Specialists
  • Site Managers
  • Construction Managers

What are you waiting for?

Call us today for a confidential career discussion.



Construction and Engineering’s in our DNA.

Growing your business? Need quality permanent staff or contractors fast?

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to hire the best person for the job. So, you can get on with doing what you do best.

We’ve refined our processes to make it super-efficient, so you’ll have your next hire sooner.

1.    CALL US
Tell us about your needs, location, skill sets, challenges and culture.

Finding & screening best-in-class candidates.

You interview the cream of the crop, we’ll do thorough reference checks.

We’ll help you negotiate a great deal & take care of the rest.

Of course, we help with on-boarding your selected candidates, and continue to monitor their performance and progression in the role.

From far flung construction sites across Australia and uber-builds in the Middle East; to the slick urban outfitters in the UK and Melbourne to public works projects in Sydney and Brisbane; we can find you the right people. Boleyn Group works in tiny outback towns, large regional centres and thriving international cities.

Our people are building hospitals and prisons; freeways and new urban precincts. They’re constructing bridges and shopping centres, apartment towers and state-of-the-art fit-outs. Proudly operating in Australia since 1999, Boleyn Group’s depth and breadth of engineering and construction recruiting is unparalleled.

“We want to see you thrive in your career. Finding you the best possible job for your skills, ambitions and personal needs is what we’re all about”.
John Farrow, Director Boleyn Group

We’re working with Tier 1 Global corporations, Tier 2 construction and engineering firms, large corporations and rapidly expanding large family-owned building companies. We recruit for project based construction projects in public facilities.

From General Managers and Project Directors, Superintendents, Engineers and Projects Managers. We’ve got you covered.

We want to help you maximise productivity. We understand the challenges you face in hiring and retaining staff in hard-to-find areas. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and can find you agile people who can adapt to change and bring new ideas and energy, driving your business further.

We don’t try to be all things to all people. We’ve got razor sharp focus on the Engineering and Construction industry. That’s how we’ve established ourselves as a trusted supplier of top talent into Construction, Engineering and Executive roles for over 20 years.

No problem. Over the years we’ve employed a philosophy of best practise continuous improvement. We’ve streamlined and perfected our processes so we can find the best people in engineering and construction for you – fast.

We represent some of the industry’s most coveted career professionals. They’re busy and don’t have their details on recruiter databases.

They prefer to be kept informed of opportunities through us. We hand select potential roles for them.

We understand the challenges of finding great people for project-based work. Changing demands within your business can mean fluctuating staff needs and hiring contractors can be a great way to go.

Sometimes, you might want to make sure someone’s the right fit before you proceed to a permanent hire.

Many of our contractors are so good, they’re offered permanent jobs. We’ll help find you smart people who can hit the ground running.

We manage all the admin too. We can put them on the payroll and invoice you. So, you can get on with running business the way you want to.

Once we’ve successfully placed a candidate with you, we continue to monitor performance over the following months to ensure it’s working well. In the unlikely event a candidate does not work out within 12 weeks, we replace them at no cost to you.

Looking for ambitious new talent?

If you’d like to make a new hire, or have a chat about what you need, call John today.


We’re working on sites all over Australia, Asia, the UK & Middle East.

The Boleyn Group has established a truly international presence in construction recruitment. Our comprehensive client list and deep candidate talent pools cover both Australian and international construction markets.

John Farrow and his team have long-established relationships with small, mid and top-tier contractors; as well as specialist fit-out and refurbishment companies operating in commercial, industrial, retail, hospitality, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Looking for work in construction?

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Construction Roles Boleyn Group Covers

Whether you’re working in consultancy or contracting, local or abroad; we’ve got you covered.

Our opportunities offer you the right balance of career progression, challenge and remuneration to suit your needs.

  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Design Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Estimators
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Site Managers
  • General Foremen
  • M&E Specialists
  • Development Managers


Take Advantage of The Boleyn Group’s Global Connections in Engineering

Civil infrastructure is rapidly expanding and is a major employer of engineers, project managers and superintendents across Australia. The Boleyn Group is well positioned to open doors for you.

Take advantage of our long-established working relationships with all the major contractors, working either independently or in joint venture / alliance partnerships.

Engineering Professionals: whether you’re interested in highways, desalination, nuclear, marine or urban development projects, we’re here to help.

International Opportunities for Engineering Professionals

Our far-reaching international network has helped us build an enviable reputation in relocation recruitment and placement.

Our depth of experience in this area suits expat candidates and stand-out individuals by finding challenging opportunities on international projects of considerable scale.

Be assured when you talk to us, it’s always in confidence.

Wondering what engineering opportunities are out there?


Looking for work in engineering?

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Our clients work in civil, rail, roads, bridges, tunneling, and water and marine.

They’re looking to partner with the following candidates:

  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Design Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers

As well as:

  • Estimators
  • Superintendents
  • General Foremen
  • M&E Specialists
  • Quality Managers
  • Site Engineers

We also have a portfolio of consulting engineers:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Road, Bridge, Tunnel, Facade Designers
  • Cad Technicians
  • Principle / Resident Engineers



Executive Construction and Engineering Recruitment

We’ll go Beyond the Brief to Find an Executive Role That’s Perfect For You.

Clients retain our recruiting services to find senior-level executives essential to ongoing growth and sustainability – critical in today’s environment.

Our recruitment process distinguishes us from other recruitment agencies, enabling us to go well beyond the obvious job openings to find you a coveted role that’s just right for you. 

We Give Employers Access to Latent Talent

Similarly, for employers, we know talented professionals not actively pursuing a new role. We can broaden your candidate pool, finding high calibre operators for your next project.

We’re Placing the People Driving Change in Some Amazing Places.

Leveraging our market and industry knowledge, we identify potential candidates through a proactive and strategic approach. We’re always expanding our networks and have the best practice approach to explore the marketplace to find key people with the characteristics essential to thrive in their role.

Call us today and see how we can help.

We’ve Formed Partnerships with a Diverse and Select Group of Valued Clients

Our clients understand the need for an executive recruiter to work effectively as an extension of their business. Our clients range across: 

  • Publicly listed companies
  • Private equity firms
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Family owned companies.

Get Expert Insights From Our Career Recruiters

The Boleyn Group offers you a confidential, professional recruitment service with:

  • Continual talent mapping
  • Behavioural profiling
  • Rigorous 360-degree referencing and
  • Final shortlisting
  • On-boarding & career counselling.

We’re placing the cream of the crop into the world’s most dynamic companies.

We can help you find:

  • Chief Executives
  • General Managers
  • Operational Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • State Managers.


John was recommended to me by a close friend at a time when I was seeking a new role in Australia whilst still overseas (which I subsequently learnt is very difficult to achieve).

“John’s professionalism, and extensive knowledge and network within the construction industry was instrumental in finding that first role in Australia.”

“In the years that followed, John introduced me to another rare and unique opportunity which was not advertised and which was (and still is) ideally suited to my skills and experience.”

John has also assisted me in turn in finding top quality candidates for challenging roles that I needed to fill. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services, both when seeking a new opportunity, and when seeking staff to fulfill unique and challenging roles.

Peter Bennett, Altura Group Pty Ltd
I engaged John in 2012 to recruit several roles within the property development and facilities management fields. The roles included an assistant BD manager, a personal assistant, and 2 FM managers. All of these roles services the investment arm of the business and in particular a large worker accommodation village in Queensland.

“In all cases my experience with John was exceptional and would recommend him strongly. He quickly understood the business and was instrumental in crafting the role descriptions.”

“John was very responsive during the recruitment process, which kept things moving. Above all was his vast network of contacts and this is where the real value-add was. All roles were promptly and successfully filled.”

Brad Kelman, Barangaroo Delivery Authority
I have used the services of Boleyn Group and in particular John Farrow a couple of times now and most recently for the recruitment of a candidate to fill a senior position in the business.

“John invested considerable time and effort in the identification of a candidate, carefully matching the required skill set and cultural fit.

“I would certainly recommend the services of John Farrow.”

Jason de Vos, Managing Director: JDV Projects
I worked with John to secure a suitable position when relocating back to Australia from a decade working overseas.

“I have been very impressed by John’s directness, willingness to understand my particular needs and desire to deliver for the Client exactly the professional Client was looking for.

I was very impressed by John’s in-depth understanding of the Australian and International construction market together with his professional and personal manner which helped smooth the transition.”

“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending John when looking to secure a Senior Management position in the construction or engineering sector.”

Ed Obiala, Project Director: Laing O'Rourke
“His in-depth knowledge and network spans a number of industries and the candidates he presents are always high calibre.

I would have no hesitation in recommending John’s services if you were seeking a trustworthy and knowledgeable recruitment supplier to partner with.

Tara Nguyen, Leader | Talent Acquisition | RPO | Human Resources | Business Partner


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