​We know what our expertise is and how best to deliver it effectively and professionally whilst ensuring the highest level of quality.

The core difference is that you receive what is generally considered to be a much higher and more personalised level of service from a small, local specialist firm whilst receiving the benefits that networked and compliance orientated large recruiter can offer. You leverage the reach of a national business and access the extensive talent pool of a candidates you require to improve your business and project performance.

We believe every client has a unique set of circumstances and our service is always tailored to your specific situation.

​​Our primary focus has and always will be within our core industry verticals of the Built Environment and Infrastructure. Our consultants have operated and recruited within these sectors for over 25 years and as a business we have a large amount of collective experience with far reaching client and candidate networks on which to leverage.



We specialise predominantly placing intermediate to executive level professionals across all aspects of commercial, engineering, project management, supervision, design and corporate services within each of these specialist verticals.


Permanent Placements

We partner with many companies who need to identify and hire quality, strategic employees to have a high impact on the long-term success of their business. We deal with all salary levels from graduate to supervisor, through to senior management and executive positions. We draw on our specialised sector knowledge and networks to give you an accurate picture of the talent available in the market before sourcing the best people available.

We regularly work on assignments where strategic mapping and technical search are used. Our thorough search focuses on identifying passive candidates in the industry who could be suitable for the role. We approach these candidates with the perfect mix of discretion and confidence to spark interest in the opportunity we can offer them.


Many of our assignments are retained at a senior/executive level and in these instances we are able to provide a more extensive process which includes formal reporting, long lists and additional support throughout the process.

Each recruitment campaign is unique, and our recruitment methodology is always subtly shifted to meet our client's specific needs, site locations, and market position. To achieve this, we undertake a variety of steps to fully understand both our clients and our candidates. A vigorous screening and registration process keeps our quality management levels at an extremely high standard.

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Temporary Staff


We combine our placement and consulting capabilities and help you develop a workforce solution matching your new requirements. Our consultants can then help with sourcing and managing new employees and setting up payroll on your behalf.

Our established talent pool can quickly provide ongoing temporary workers for your ad hoc needs or to fill resource shortage during a project. The hiring of emergency staff at last minute rates can quickly absorb any profits expected from the delivery of the project. It's a situation that needs careful management. For longer projects we can provide fixed term contract employees.

Temporary staff are supplied on an hourly, daily or weekly basis and are charged at a cost per unit. The Constructive Collective takes care of all payroll and administration for the payment of workers.


2004 was a turning point for me to which you had a very big influence in. Your placement of me as the senior estimator in Abergeldie Contractors was the perfect fit for me. You were able to find a niche in a very competitive market that changed my career for the better. I attribute this success in my career to you as previously mentioned, for your ability in placing me with a very successful company. Over the years we have stayed in touch and celebrated my anniversaries with Abergeldie and also the celebration of my being one of your longest appointments, if not the longest.   All of this and your personable approach to your profession is, why you are successful and well respected in this industry.

Joe Franco

Giles, Thanks for restoring my faith in the recruitment industry. After making contact on a personal level and explaining what has been happening in the Constructive recruitment space, I mentioned that we were looking for a particular type of individual to join our growing business. This was no ordinary placement as it required someone with entrepreneurial skills as well as a need to be compliant and engage widely with industry. This was no introvert or extrovert, this was someone I described from a general discussion. You listened, and we got a person that has fitted into our organisation perfectly. Thank you for listening.

Sam Turnbull

I cannot thank Giles Keay enough for his drive, commitment and determination in finding me a suitable and prosperous placement, following my family's move from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast.As if it weren't challenging enough moving interstate, the onset of Covid-19 created further difficulties in finding opportunities; let alone arranging interviews around my existing work schedule between Sydney andour new home. Giles presented a number of possibilities, eventually landing me an offer from a local and respected company with not only good remuneration, but also clear pathways towards career development.My family and I are now settled and feeling at peace thanks to Giles and his diligence. I would highly recommend Giles to other professionals looking for a personalised and caring approach to assist their career journey.

James Burns

My relationship with Giles started when I posted on linked in that I was in need of support. Giles reached out to me and said “I will help you”. I thought to my self wow that is a statement I have been wanting to hear. Not only did Giles support me in looking for work for me he continually checked in to ensure I as feeling ok and positive. In the most uncertain times (Covid-19) Giles found a role that he said you will be perfect for this company. He was able to get me an interview, he coached me for the interview. He talked to me prior to the interview to ensure I was calm and ready. After the interview I had an offer on the table in 2 days. I would recommend Giles to everyone. He is an inspirational leader in the field of recruitment. He cares about his Candidates and works so very hard for each one us. Giles thank you for your help and support.

Roger McIntyre