Matching talent with successful employers

Unearthing your potential. goals. success.

We may not be engineers – but we know engineering.

The people we represent are the candidates who make our clients’ companies more dynamic, innovative and progressive. Our clients and candidates set us apart; we’re proud that our work enables you to do what you do best – make a difference in the industry and community. Aptus is where talent and successful employers meet.


Meet the team

Founding Director

Tom Murphy

Tom founded Aptus Personnel (Aus) in March 2010. The foundations of Aptus are a true reflection of Tom’s personality – a friendly, open person with a genuine interest in the quality of service to people’s careers and the employers they choose. Tom’s philosophy is “if we don’t provide the best environment, mature fun culture with true flexibility in working conditions, we simply don’t deserve to attract nor retain the leaders of our industry. Ultimately then who are we to advise our clients and people on career choices?”

To this day Tom continues to enjoy working with several key clients, mentor our consultants and is actively working on Life According to Murf focusing on coaching and empowerment.

Lee McAndrews

Managing Director | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Lee McAndrews

Lee is responsible for servicing our clients across Buildings, Land & Infrastructure. Lee works with Engineers, Drafters/Designers, Project Managers, Planners, Surveyors, Urban and Landscape Design from graduates to Directors assisting with Strategic Appointments in both private and public organisations.

Lee has spent most of his career in civil construction however in 2010 he decided to take a leap into recruitment. With Lee’s understanding of construction & technical areas of a project, he is a key contributor to Aptus and the industry as a whole.

Lee’s areas of specialisation are Structural Engineering, Drafting, and Management across Buildings, Civil Structures & Telco.

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Associate Director, Civil Manager | Civil Consulting

Ian Willett

Ian comes from a strong sales and recruitment background having worked as Team Manager, Sales Executive and has been a Recruitment Consultant for over ten years now.

After 7 years within sales Ian decided to move into recruitment and in 2010 he started working as a 360 consultant in the Rail Infrastructure industry. After a successful career in the UK Ian decided on the move across to Australia and is now servicing our clients national, predominantly within the Civil & Infrastructure space (consultancy to construction). Ian has built strong relationships as a result of providing the right fit for clients and candidates ensuring long term sustainable solutions.

Ian’s Areas of specialisation are Engineering, Design, Project Management & Surveying for Land Development & The Built Environment.

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Principal Consultant | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Siobhan Barrett

Siobhan has been with Aptus since late 2014 and is a passionate advocate for both her clients and candidates. With a decade in customer service before recruitment, she always strives to put people first, providing the highest level of value possible.

Her areas of focus cover Structural Consulting across buildings and infrastructure, incorporating Engineering, Drafting, Modelling, BIM and all things digital.

Siobhan is highly dedicated and passionate about her career and the industry as a whole. She believes having a strong understanding of the built environment, the latest projects and market changes is key to a successful career. She engages people with the utmost respect and integrity and holds developing long-lasting relationships to the highest degree.

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Recruitment Consultant | Civil Construction

Locklan Masters

Locklan joined Aptus in April 2020 to oversee the civil construction space, specialising in white-collar engineering and supervisory roles for contractors nationwide.

With just short of 2 years of industry experience, Locky has worked with some of Australia’s biggest contractors. Locky strives to consistently provide a thorough and professional service to his clients and candidates by gaining a strong understanding of requirements and duties associated with every role he works on.

Locky’s areas of specialisation include supervisory staff, engineering, estimation, project management, and contract administration.

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Talent Resourcer | Civil & Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Viv Ellis

With a real passion for people, Vivienne joined Aptus in November 2020 to match top talent with great companies. With a background in Customer Service and Recruitment, Vivienne assists in the Civil and Buildings, Land and Infrastructure teams.

Vivienne knows that the strongest asset to any place of business is their employees, she prides herself in creating strong, meaningful relationships with all her candidates and has developed many longstanding careers.

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Cadet Recruitment Consultant | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Caio De Godoy

With a very strong incentive to build relationships while upholding a passion for people, Caio joined Aptus in the Buildings, Land & Infrastructure team to explore his skills of building strong, bonding relationships amongst clients and candidates.

Caio is driven by the great satisfaction he gathers from helping clients and candidates alike, and helping candidates portray their skills to their desired passion of work.

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Marco Vithoulkas

Resourcer/Trainee Recruiter | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Marco Vithoulkas

With years of experience in sales and customer service, Marco has always loved helping others and has a great passion in matching employees to their dream job and company. Marco joined Aptus in October 2021 and assists in the Buildings, Land & Infrastructure sector here at Aptus.

With a determined and committed approach, Marco understands the importance of individualisation and takes it upon himself to ask the right questions in order to get you where you want to be.

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Senior Recruitment Consultant | Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

Chey Gordon

With over seven years of experience working in the staffing and recruiting industry, Chey is a people person who thrives on building relationships and delivering results, while priding herself on her ability to match the right person with the right role.

Chey has worked on specific recruitment and candidate search assignments on behalf of clients such as recruitment agencies, internal HR teams of corporate clients, as well as having spent more than two years managing the outsourced recruitment function for an organisation consisting of 400+ staff.

Chey is covering all things MEP Services here at Aptus.

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Accounts Officer | Accounting & Finance, HR & Business Support

Laura Oswald

Laura first joined Aptus as an Accounts Officer and has been an invaluable member of the team ever since. With a strong background from multiple Finance and Administrative roles in the last 9 years in the UK and Australia under her belt, Laura brings with her experience in the Engineering, Landscaping, SaaS and Production firms.

Laura’s strong passion for analysing just about anything, saving money where possible and her thorough understanding of finance and administration fuels Aptus’ operational services.

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Marketing Coordinator | Marketing

Elise Schumacher

Elise is a Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing expert, with an affinity for content creation and refining her creative and business-minded skill-sets.

Elise is extremely passionate about creating content that is simultaneously engaging and informative across social media, web, and print platforms. She specialises in copywriting, design, campaign management, and product development. With almost a decade of experience in the retail sector, alongside her Bachelor of Communications (Media), she is a sales-focused and creative jack-of-all-trades with the drive to constantly learn and up-skill.


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