Specialist Recruitment Team

Brett McDowall

Brett McDowall

Director

Apart from being a Pro Tennis/Golf player or a Rockstar nothing beats working in the Construction Industry. It's dynamic, challenging and rewarding! Every day there's a new curve ball which is effectively dealt with and results are delivered leaving lasting legacies of beautiful Building and Infrastructure structures that make the world a better place.

I love being a small player in this incredible industry and with over 30 years industry experience I have the experience, knowledge, intel and contacts to add value should you either be looking for a new role or looking to recruit the strongest individual to your team.

Chris Petras

Chris Petras

General Manager - Recruitment

In my dreams I'm Roger Federer but when I'm awake I'm the guy that's been working in the recruitment industry for 21 years with the last nine years dedicated to the construction and engineering market working as a Senior Recruiter for CPB (Leighton) one of Australia's leading Contractors. I get a real buzz in placing the best people into the best jobs.

I pride myself in the career advice and opportunities that I can share with individuals and the upfront manner and general construction knowledge I can display with our clients. We do make a difference

Jasper McDowall

Jasper McDowall

Director

On completing my studies in Psychology and Business at the University of Otago NZ, I packed my bags and headed off to the UK to begin my recruitment career. Working across several different industries prior to construction, one thing remains constant. It is all about people, and that is why I love what I do. Working closely with clients and candidates alike, the challenge is always identifying people and opportunities that are right for each other. This is no different in construction, if anything it is more important when tasked with building teams to create iconic infrastructure for generations to come.

I know that the construction industry is built on hard work, good relationships, industry knowledge and integrity. This sums up what Oxford does and how I operate within it. We know that to create a great team, you need great people and that’s exactly what Oxford has done for the past 20 years; found great people. Construction is a fast-paced, demanding, all-consuming and awesome industry to be a part of!

Taylor Andrew

Taylor Andrew

Senior Recruiter

At Oxford I specialise in Engineering recruitment for Civil Construction in Australia and New Zealand, using the depth and breadth of my expertise and market knowledge to ensure we create the unique match that makes individuals and companies flourish. I also specialise in supporting the Geelong Cats during the AFL season…and each day after! Within Oxford my aim is to fully understand both our clients and candidates, working to understand what both parties are looking for from technical and cultural fit.

Being in the construction industry has given me great appreciation for road improvement projects to decongest traffic and reduce the stress of commuter traffic as well as a keen interest in developing Brisbane’s underground transport network.