At Connexus Recruitment, we take pride in being more than a typical engineering recruitment agency. Our expertise lies in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of engineering jobs in Melbourne. Specialising in Building Services Engineering and recruitment for the Built Environment, we have thrived in this sector for over a decade. Our unique, consultative approach differentiates us, fostering long-term relationships based on integrity and trust with both our candidates and reputable engineering firms in Melbourne.
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Our recruitment philosophy revolves around comprehensively understanding each candidate's ambitions, skills, and experiences. This individualised approach ensures that we align engineers with roles that suit their expertise and career objectives.
Our extensive experience in the industry provides us with deep insights into Melbourne’s local engineering job market. We leverage this knowledge to guide our candidates towards enriching engineering careers.
Through years of experience and active engagement in industry organisations like the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), we have developed an extensive network of contacts. This network spans leading design consultancies, contractors, and client-side entities throughout Australia, enabling us to offer diverse engineering job opportunities throughout Melbourne. Our connections serve as your gateway to a fulfilling and progressive career.
We specialise in several key engineering disciplines, including:
This specialisation ensures that we understand the intricacies of these fields and can effectively match candidates with their ideal engineering jobs in Melbourne.
We place your best interests at the core of our recruitment process and want to see you succeed and hit your goals. By being thorough in the way that we vet our candidates and clients, we are able to use our industry knowledge in both recruitment and the building services engineering industry, to offer honest and thorough advice throughout the entire process.
Our network includes includes tens of thousands of highly skilled building services engineers, across Australia, New Zealand and Europe that are active or passive in the market, as well as hundreds of engineering design and construct firms, ranging from boutique practices to large mutli disciplinary consultancies (and everything in between).
Recognising the uniqueness of every career path, we adopt a consultative attitude to recruitment. We delve into your professional and personal aspirations to find local engineering jobs in Melbourne that complement your goals.
Over the years, we have fostered relationships with leading companies, from boutique firms to major global engineering companies. This allows us to provide insights into their team dynamics, project scopes, and development opportunities – all tailored to boost your career.
We cater to engineers from junior to senior levels, including associate, principal, director, and state director positions
While our clients rarely seek graduate engineers through us, preferring direct recruitment through graduate schemes and university partnerships, we gladly offer advice and resources on how to land your first graduate engineering job.
Salaries in Melbourne vary based on experience, qualifications, and the specific engineering discipline, ranging from $60,000 for entry-level roles to over $300,000 for senior positions, reflecting the city's dynamic and expertise-driven engineering sector.
*the above salaries do not include superannuation, bonuses, or commissions.
You can check out our most recent Building Services Engineering salary guide in our resources hub. Click the link to download a copy.
Essential skills include a comprehensive understanding of design and construction processes, innovative thinking, strong communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and proficiency in technical tools like drafting software and Excel.
Engineers in Melbourne have opportunities for advancement into technical leadership, project management, or team leadership roles in consultancies, contracting firms, or client-side project management. Achieving chartered status with institutions like CIBSE can significantly boost career prospects.
Once you are fully qualified, you could apply for chartered status at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) or another construction engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council. This would improve your job prospects and help you progress in your career. You could also apply for NER (National Engineering Register) or other discipline specific accreditations such as FPAS, C10, C14 and Class 2.
We have over 15 years of combined experience in recruiting within Australia’s engineering sector, specialising in Building Services, growing our network, and conducting the research for you. Our network ranges from boutique building services design consultancies, to national tier 2’s and global tier 1 multi disciplinaries. It also extends to subcontractors, builders, developers, and client-side consultancies. We’ve spent our time getting to know these companies, inside out and out; their strengths, weaknesses, project portfolios, working cultures, development opportunities, working from home policies, when they recruit and what type of engineers they typically recruit for.
When you come to us, we take similar care in getting to know you as an engineer. Your career plans and what you want to achieve, your goals and ambitions, and what drives you. We listen to the type of employer you want to work for, the leader you want to mentor you, the types of projects you want to work.
From here, we use our ‘research’, and industry knowledge to advise companies that we recommend you meet with. Utilising our network, we’ll reach out to these companies in a confidential manner, with a view of setting up an initial introductory chat. And then the fun begins. We’ll guide you through the interview process, giving you tips and recommendations along the way, and when it comes to it, negotiate the best possible package for you. Should you find a position that suits you, we’ll guide you through the resignation and subsequent onboarding process.
We’ll then be on throughout your career, acting as your eyes and ears on the market, and been on hand to offer advice around how to continue to build on your career.
Over 90% of the building services jobs that we place candidates in aren’t active jobs and are ‘off-market’. Our client is always looking for good engineers and using our market knowledge, we’ll make introductions to potential employers that align with your goals and ambitions, not just live jobs.
Yes, in fact, we have helped many engineers, at all levels, make the move from overseas, providing they have a valid visa (permanent residency or working holiday visa is most common). In some cases, we can assist those that need visa sponsorship before they relocate to Australia.
With Connexus Recruitment, you're not just seeking a job; you're crafting a future in engineering. Our hands-on experience in the industry, coupled with a deep comprehension of Melbourne's engineering job market, uniquely positions us to offer guidance that's both informed and genuine.
Trust us as your partner in exploring Melbourne’s engineering landscape, and discovering roles that resonate with your skills and ambitions. Our commitment to your success defines us as leaders in Engineering Recruitment.
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