Our Process

 Get the right person for the job easily every time, the Contec Way!

Our Team

Our tried and tested recruitment process has been refined over the years to ensure that you get the best possible person for the position – every time, hassle-free.

We have developed a stringent set of standards that guide our rigorous scrutiny of each applicant, in order to maintain our reputation as a leading recruitment service provider to the Australian engineering, construction and property markets.

When you enlist us to handle your recruitment, you’ll see just how efficient the Contec Way is in locating and recruiting the ideal candidates that meet your requirements. Talk to us about how we can help you.

Our Mission

We strive to deliver quality services and exceed expectations of both clients and candidates. We provide our clients and candidates with honesty, integrity and professionalism at all times.

We aim to give candidates the best opportunity to be placed in jobs that are personally and professionally suited to them. 

We are committed to making the recruitment process smooth, efficient, and cost effective and to providing our clients with exceptional candidates that will contribute to the growth and future success of their business.

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Meet the Team

James Paul

James is an accomplished recruitment professional who is approaching 20 years -experience in recruiting white collar construction and engineering professionals in Queensland.
After completing his University degree at the University of Queensland James spent several years working with disadvantaged young people as a youth worker for the Salvation Army and Mission Australia before commencing a career in recruitment.

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After working for two high-profile recruitment firms for five years James established Contec Recruitment in 2006. James has a renowned reputation in the Queensland construction industry working with local building contractors for over 10 years and supplying high quality white-collar staff to organisations of all sizes and participating in industry events and forums including the Master Builders. It was James’s aim to establish a boutique recruitment firm that put’s a higher level of importance on customer service and promotes positive long-term relationships with clients. It is his belief this is something that is not provided by the larger recruitment firms.
When not in the office James enjoys boxing, surfing, travel, watching Rugby League  and regular trips to Stradbroke Island.

(T): (07) 3250 9505
(E): james@contec.net.au
(W): https://contec.net.au

Justin Paul

After living and working overseas for five years in hospitality management, Justin returned to Australia and started his career in recruitment.

Initially working in labour hire this was the perfect training ground and proved to be a fast-paced and challenging environment for Justin as he managed large blue-collar workforce recruitment drives for large industrial clients in South East Queensland.

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Justin’s career quickly developed and he was offered an executive recruitment position with a recognised global recruitment firm specialising in white collar recruitment for the construction industry in Queensland and was immediately recognised in this business for his high level of performance gaining both accolades from his management and a growing list of repeat clients who valued Justin’s high level of customer service and a level of integrity that made him stand out from his competitors.


In 2007 Justin was offered a senior consultant role with Contec Recruitment to work as a specialised recruiter to the Civil Construction industry. In the last 10+ years Justin has forged his position in the local industry the leading recruitment provider to civil contractors and has developed as an intimate understanding the industry in Queensland. He has witnessed the recruitment business evolve into offering so much more than purely filling staff requirements. Organising networking events and providing clients with key contacts within their industry to boost their business has proved Justin to be a valuable contact for his clients beyond that of a typical recruitment consultant.

As a director in the business Justin takes great pride in the Contec Recruitment. This commitment has seen the business continue to flourish and is still based finding cost-effective solutions for clients in sourcing high-performing personnel to help grow their business and deliver projects on time and budget.

For more information on Recruitment within Civil Infrastructure please contact Justin Paul.

(T): (07) 3250 3504
(E): Justin@contec.net.au
(W): https://contec.net.au

David Howe

David has worked in the recruitment industry since 2007, initially in the UK before relocating to QLD in 2010 and specialising in commercial construction. For nearly 9 years, David was the Recruitment Manager for one of QLD’s largest and most successful privately owned construction companies.  This was at a time that they grew in revenue from $100m to $500m.  The time David spent working for a builder has afforded him a wide spread network of trusted  colleagues and peers.

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Now working consistently with some of the best principal contractors, sub-contractors, client side representatives and developers in QLD, David is able to provide a consistent, diverse and exciting portfolio of opportunities to his candidates.   This covers a wide spread of projects in different sectors and sizes – From $500k to $250m in Commercial,  Retail, Residential, Industrial, Education, Health, Defence and more!  David is known for having a very transparent approach to recruitment, taking the time to understand what motivates his candidates and aligning that with the needs of his customers.    Outside of work, David is a lover of travel, sport, music, good food, great wine and spending quality time with his friends and family.

Samantha Webber

Samantha is an experienced recruitment specialist within the civil construction market, focusing on projects across QLD, WA and ACT. With over 5 years’ experience, she partners with reputable contractors, securing resources on civil infrastructure projects including roads, pipelines, windfarms, utilities, marine & bridges. She has previous experience recruiting across multiples verticals internationally in UK & Australia.

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Samantha has built exceptionally strong relationships within her market which ensures the best possible outcome for both her clients and candidates with a quick turnaround in assisting projects. She is an engaging, quick to act and a reliable consultant. Samantha has a fresh approach and is a passionate problem solver for her market. When she isn’t recruiting, she is traveling the world and has a soft spot Townsville and the NRL NQ Cowboys.