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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 | Residential Construction

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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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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Resourcer/Trainee Recruiter | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Talin Hagopian

Talin has spent almost a decade in customer service and retail roles, with an education background in HR. She believes in providing a solutions led approach to every client’s needs and delivering quality results. Service is paramount to her.

Talin has recently joined Aptus and is very passionate about assisting people. Talin is responsible for covering structural consulting across buildings and infrastructure, incorporating engineering, modelling and drafting.

Talin is very eager to start her Journey as a recruiter and to place her first placement

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Resourcer/Trainee Recruiter | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Holly Scally

Holly has almost 10 years experience in customer service and sales roles and has a real passion for people. She has also gained experience in the construction industry, working on some major projects which include the Parramatta Light Rail and the reworks of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This will benefit not only herself but her clients greatly.

Holly is a driven, hard working individual who prides herself on building and maintaining strong relationships with people.

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Office Manager | 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.

As of March 2022, Laura has been promoted to Office Manager, while overseeing all administrative and financial duties behind the scenes at Aptus HQ.


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