David Cox | Managing Director R1545444

David commenced his recruitment career 17 years ago with a global PLC; transferring from their London operation to Sydney in 2006. He worked at a senior management level operating across multiple locations and business units, managing a team of 30+ consultants in addition to recruiting mid to senior level positions in construction, infrastructure and MEP markets.

In 2010, he decided to set up on his own and co-founded a technical recruitment consultancy which has been placed on the BRW fast starters list for two consecutive years. In addition to his role as a Director, he specialised in recruiting mid to executive management positions within the MEP sector Asia Pacific-wide.

David successfully exited this business in Feb 2017. In 2014, David launched Archer Recruitment to focus on the rapidly evolving international market.

At Archer Recruitment, David is responsible for the strategic direction of the business globally and maintains an active recruitment role with a particular focus on focus on senior level and retained search mandate within MEP (consultancies and contractors) and High-tech construction such as data centres, pharmaceutical and industrial projects.

Key Areas include: Retained and Contingency search, MEP, EPC/EPCM, Critical Environment, Data Centre, High-Tech Construction, Cost Planner, Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Commissioning Manager, Project Manager, ESD, Hydraulics, Senior Management, Design, Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Projects, International Recruitment

Aaron Benton | Managing Partner (North America) – Design & Construction & Cost Management

Aaron’s career in recruitment began in early 2007 with a global PLC, as a junior consultant, in a startup office, specialising in recruiting mid to senior positions in Design & Construction across the Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Civil and Heavy Infrastructure Sectors. He completed the company training program and fast-tracked his career to senior consultant in minimal time based on exceptional performance.

In 2009 Aaron relocated to Singapore with the same company joining their Oil and Gas team specialising in recruiting mid to senior permanent positions, across EPCI within the upstream sector, for both onshore and offshore projects. After a successful year in Singapore as the top biller, he decided to take a career break and took a year off to travel.

During this time, Aaron started his own company and he was responsible for all turnkey operations as the company’s Managing Director. Aaron sold his company in 2012 and became a sponsored ambassador and player for Hero Poker.

Aaron joined Archer Recruitment at its inception in 2014 as a founding staff member focusing on launching the brand throughout Asia, and in March 2015 he was tasked with developing Archer’s expansion into new International Markets. With a strong understanding of design and construction across various industries, he’s currently focusing on the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Civil & Infrastructure and Cost Management Consultancies sectors across Canada and the US.

Key Roles include: Vice President, General Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Project Coordinator, Site / Field Engineer, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Site Manager, Supervisor, Estimator, Contract Administrator, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager/Coordinator, QAQC Manager/Engineer, Commercial Manager, Project Controls Manager, Project Monitor, Cost Consultant, Cost Estimator, Risk Manager, Business Analyst, Quantity Surveyor

Samantha Soh | Practice Manager (Real Estate, Construction & Engineering) R1113934

Samantha has a Bachelors in Commerce, with double majors in PR & Marketing from Curtin University. She began her recruitment calling 7 years ago with an international specialist PLC, highly focused in real estate and construction & engineering. Samantha started her professional career with a renowned Developer in Singapore where she honed her skills in business development and delivery and had also established a wide network of industry professionals. Having come from industry, she possesses great knowledge in roles and trends, with a strong pedigree in candidate and client management.

Samantha joined Archer in June 2016 as Managing Consultant, overseeing property and construction recruitment across Asia and the pacific. With extensive knowledge in both sectors, she has been tasked to develop key clients in various markets, as well as help grow the team locally and eventually in the region.  Samantha is currently focused in the areas of construction and project management, cost and tender management, value engineering and architectural services in Singapore and Asia.

Key roles include Project Manager/Director, Commercial Manager, HSE Manager, Architectural Manager, Tender/Contracts Manager,  Technical Manager, Technical Managers/Directors, Project Managers/Directors, Construction Directors, Contracts/Commercial Managers, Investment Managers, Asset Managers, Fund Managers, Head of Workplace

Nur Aqillah | Operations Consultant R1546478

Aqillah graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor degree in Hotel Administration. She previously interned with Moove Media marketing department, supporting the work of marketing managers and executives on projects directed at maximising company profits and developing sales strategies or marketing campaigns.

With an interest in Human Resources and Talent Management, Aqillah joined Archer Recruitment Pte Ltd. She started as a Researcher/Administrator assisting consultants to effectively service the recruitment needs of all clients, with a particular focus on candidate generation and management. In this role, she initiates, builds and maintain relationships with candidates throughout the recruitment cycle and always strives to provide a high level of services to all stakeholders in the process. Due to her success in this role, she was promoted in 2016 early to the role of Senior Researcher.

She is also responsible for the generation of candidates and the development of the Archer brand through various media platforms such as LinkedIn, Online Advertising and Twitter.

Key roles include: Project Manager, Senior Design Engineer, Design Engineer, MEP Manager, BIM Manager, REVIT Modeller, Project Engineer, HSEQ, Commercial Manager. Quantity Surveyor & Rail Professionals.

Rebecca Tan | Managing Consultant (Engineering, EPCM & Energy) R1434578

Rebecca started her recruitment career in 2013 shortly after obtaining a Degree in Economics & Finance from the University of London.  She began her career in recruitment with an international Property & Construction specialist recruitment company in Singapore where she focused on mid to senior level Construction & Engineering roles with local and international main contractors, engineering consultancies as well as project & cost management firms.

In 2015, Rebecca joined a boutique local recruitment firm and further enhanced her specialisation in C&E industry - particularly within the main contractor space. She also actively recruited for Property & Facilities Management positions with prominent real estate developers, managing agents and corporate clients across various asset classes. During this period, she has helped to build teams on iconic projects in Singapore and within the region.

Rebecca joined Archer Recruitment in 2016 to assist in the expansion of the engineering and EPCM space working across all sectors including renewables and power generation. Client coverage includes both local and international engineering consultancies and EPCM platforms, across all engineering disciplines.

Key roles include: Contract/Commercial Managers, Associate Directors (C&S, M&E, Geotechnical, Rail), Senior Engineers/Engineers (C&S, M&E, Geotechnical, Rail), Technical Managers/Directors (C&S, MEP, Geotechnical), BIM Managers, BIM Modellers, Planning Manager, Project/Senior Project Managers (Building, Infrastructure & Rail) & Process Engineer.

Hassaan Cheema | Senior Consultant (Corporate Real Estate - Facilities & Project Management) R1545451

Hassaan graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2013. He started his career in recruitment in 2013 with an established international agency focusing on the energy sector. He then moved to another recruitment company to focus on the financial sector in Singapore before joining Archer in 2018.

He is currently focusing on the Facilities and Project Management desk at Archer Recruitment. His focus will be on both technical as well as management roles across South East Asia.

Outside of work, Hassaan enjoys outdoor activity and to travel and explore new places around the world.

Key roles include: Facilities Managers, BD Managers, Engineering Manager, Technical FM Director, Key Account Manager, Technical Engineer, Property/Operations Manager,  Contract/Commercial Managers; Project Director; Quantity Surveyors; M&E Quantity Surveyor

Matin Rashid | Consultant (Real Estate & Corporate Services) R1441105

Matin started his recruitment career in 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from University of London. He started out as a researcher in a boutique agency focusing on both technical and commercial roles within the manufacturing industry.

In the last two years, he has specialised in the property and real estate industry, building a strong network within the retail sector.

He is a specialist in leasing and business support across real estate and engineering at Archer Recruitment across Asia Pacific. He focuses on key functions across HR, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Sales & Marketing and Leasing; supporting middle to back office positions for contractors, property developers, consultancies and operators/client side.

Key Roles Include: Legal Counsel, Financial Controller, Human Resource Manager, Talent Acquisition, Marketing Manager, Admin Manager, Accountant, Risk and Compliance, Corporate Communications.

James Waissel | Divisional Manager (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)

James has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Reading University. He began his recruitment career 5 years ago with a specialist Property firm in London, highly focused on delivering across FM, M&E and further specialised in Building Surveying and Project Management delivery.

Having studied at Reading he has close ties with several London and UK based property professionals across the built environment and using his entrepreneurial skill set has business developed and generated a healthy network across the UK.

James joined Archer in 2018 as a Divisional Manager, overseeing Project Management, Cost Management and Building Surveying recruitment across the UK. With extensive knowledge across this sector, he has been tasked with developing new relationships with some of the UK’s largest consultancies, property specialists and developers. He has also been tasked with growing the team and establishing our name in the marketplace. James is currently focused in the areas of Building Surveying, Project Management in the UK.

Key roles include; Building Surveyors from Graduate - Director / Partners, Project Managers from Junior - Director / Partners, Rights of Light Surveyors, Party Wall Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Project Monitors, M&E Quantity Surveyors & Construction Managers.

Alexander Kholmov | Consultant (Low/Medium/High Rise Residential & Property Development)

Alex attended the University of Western Ontario where he was elected as the youngest President in Lambda Chi Alpha - Western Fraternity history and is the only President to have served 2 terms, having been elected by his peers.

In 2016 Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Criminology and after leaving University he spent close to two years working for Carlsberg in the Alcohol sales industry, both in a marketing and territory sales capacity.

Following this, he switched industries and started out on a new career path as a recruitment consultant with a Global PLC. There he focused solely on all aspects of residential construction and development. Through his experience working in this sector he has found a tremendous passion for the industry and has a strong network of candidates within the Canadian construction industry. At Archer Recruitment Canada, he is focusing on Low/Medium/High Rise Residential and Property Development across Canada and the USA.

Key roles include: Vice President; Project Director; Director: Associate Director: Design Manager; LEED Project Manager; Project Manager; Senior Project Manager; Construction Manager; Assistant Project Manager; Project Coordinator; Estimator; Site Superintendent

 

Dominic Tay | Consultant (Renewable Energy) R1769418

Dominic completed his Diploma in Business Management in 2011. Dominic started his professional career in a construction and agriculture company where he supported the project managers and development of a new product alongside the directors.

In 2017, Dominic joined a recruitment company from London to help grow its business in the oil and gas sector.

In 2018, Dominic joined Archer Recruitment as a Recruitment Consultant tasked to develop the renewable energy desk and is currently focusing on both technical and management roles in the solar, wind, hydro and biogas sectors internationally.

During his free time, Dominic is a hobbyist photographer and occasionally participates in extreme sports.

Key roles include: Director, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Wind Turbine Professionals, Wastewater Manager, Solar Director/Manager Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Construction, Commissioning, Maintenance and Health and Safety

Amy Saunders | Principal Consultant – ICI and Civil Construction

Amy graduated with a degree in Business Law and post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice. After 5 years working as a Lawyer, specializing in Commercial Property and Insurance, which included a year spent working in Brisbane, Australia, Amy decided on a change of career and started on a new path as a Recruitment Consultant for the world’s largest recruitment brand.

With 8 years’ experience in senior and executive level recruitment in the UK, working with a range of clientele from SME to global blue-chip businesses, Amy has gained a wealth of experience in providing a first-class recruitment solution and has built an excellent reputation based on honesty, integrity and delivering the highest quality of service. Amy is a consistent top biller and has successfully developed high-performing teams around her.

In 2019, Amy emigrated to Toronto and joined Archer Recruitment Canada as Principal Consultant, specializing in Construction for Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (ICI) and Civil & Infrastructure.

Key Areas Include: Vice President, General Manager, Operations Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Project Coordinator, M&E Manager & Coordinator, Field Engineer, Superintendent, Site Manager & Site Supervisor, Chief Estimator & Estimator, Contracts Manager & Administrator, Health & Safety & Environmental Manager & Coordinator, QAQC Manager & Coordinator

Nick Rogerson | Senior Consultant (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)

Nick has a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies from the University of the West of England. He began his recruitment career with a global company in Bristol upon graduating in 2011, and has five years’ experience working for a specialist property consultancy in London, recruiting across the Business Support, Facilities Management and Building Consultancy sectors. He has a strong professional network in the industry and has worked extensively with multi-disciplinary consultancies, private property companies and in-house property teams.

Nick joined Archer in 2019 as a Senior Consultant, focused on Building Surveying, Project Management and Cost Management recruitment across the UK. With strong experience and knowledge across the sector, he will focus on developing new and existing relationships to further Archer’s presence as a leader in the London market.

Key roles include; Building Surveyors from Graduate - Director / Partners, Project Managers from Junior - Director / Partners, Rights of Light Surveyors, Party Wall Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Project Monitors, M&E Quantity Surveyors & Construction Managers.

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Aaron Benton
Managing Partner (North America) – Design & Construction & Cost Management
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Samantha Soh
Practice Manager (Real Estate, Construction & Engineering)
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Nur Aqillah
Operations Consultant
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Rebecca Tan
Managing Consultant (Engineering, EPCM & Energy)
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Hassaan Cheema
Senior Consultant (Corporate Real Estate - Facilities & Project Management)
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Matin Rashid
Consultant (Real Estate & Corporate Services)
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James Waissel
Divisional Manager (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)
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Alexander Kholmov
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Dominic Tay
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Amy Saunders
Principal Consultant – ICI and Civil Construction
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Nick Rogerson
Senior Consultant (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)
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