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Mark Mikoljczak
Commercial Manager
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Career:

Mark has been in the construction industry for over 20 years, with considerable experience in all forms of contract delivery. He has been with SHAPE since 1995 and is a senior member of the ACT SHAPE team.

His technical knowledge in all facets of the construction industry proves him to be an effective manager who champions innovation, common sense and planning initiatives.

Mark’s extensive experience allows him to apply and interpret advanced project and risk management tools and ‘know how’ throughout the development and delivery of the project.

Tom Sparkes
General Manager
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About:

Originally from Mildura Victoria, Tom moved to Adelaide to attend university. He is an avid sports fan and a ‘cult member’ of St Kilda Football Club (AFL), Liverpool FC (EPL) and Oklahoma City (NBA).

Tom’s most memorable travel experiences include sailing around Croatia on a yacht and sitting courtside at an NBA game in LA. His favourite cuisine is Italian, and he enjoys daily walks to the park with Lenny, the chocolate Labrador, and Willow, the Kelpie.

Career:

Tom is a constructive leader, highly organised and commercially astute. His experience is in delivering projects to tight budgets and challenging schedules.

Tom has extensive knowledge and experience of contract management and possesses a particular strength in problem-solving.

Tom’s calm and methodical approach enables him to stay focused in pressured environments. He excels at creating and maintaining relationships between all stakeholders while motivating his team to achieve successful project deliveries every time.

Jai Garland
Finance Business Manager
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About:

Jai loves to travel and experience new places. She enjoys a good coffee every day and is great at footy tipping, despite not being a huge fan of just one team.

Favourite Quote:

Hurdles are there to be jumped.”
Julie Bishop

Career:

Jai has been with SHAPE for 30 years and has been an integral part of the company’s growth and change.

Jai holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Canberra University and as Finance Business Manager, she uses her specialist knowledge to manage SHAPE’s Project Management Systems, Payroll and Company Share Schemes.

Peter Spilker
Project Director
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Nickname: Spilks

 

About:

When Peter is not delivering projects, you will find him on any type of board – surf, snow, wake and the occasional skateboard. Peter also enjoys glamping, golf, coffee and is a sucker for craft beers.

 

Career:

Possessing a very high-level of initiative and a natural passion for problem-solving, Peter has strong management and communication skills and, since joining SHAPE in 2010, has managed several successful multi-million dollar projects.

Peter’s vast experience includes the delivery of projects in occupied, highly-sensitive environments. While on these projects, Peter has been responsible for ensuring an on-time and on-budget delivery, as well as aiding with the delivery of quality workmanship.

Brad Hammond
Operations Manager
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Nickname: Hamma/Sponge

 

About:

Outside of work, Brad winds down by getting outdoors and camping with his family and friends. He is also an avid sports fan, following Formula 1 and Supercars religiously, while being a long-suffering Carlton supporter in the AFL.

He considers himself a bit of a tech geek and enjoys researching and playing around with computers and home automation.

 

Career:

Client communication and satisfaction is Brad’s primary focus when working on any project, which is evident through his great client relationships. His detailed knowledge of SHAPE’s project delivery systems enables him to effectively manage the implementation of these systems to ensure a quality outcome for the client with respect to quality and work, health, safety and environment (WHS&E).

Brad has developed an acute understanding of the risk associated with completing construction works within occupied high-profile spaces. Not only does Brad understand the risks, but he also has a critical understanding of potential mitigation strategies to ensure safety while enabling programme certainty.

Experience, impeccable planning and coordination skills, empower Brad to ensure projects remain on schedule and in-line with quality expectations.

Kevin Hodson
Commercial Manager, Bid & Strategy
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Nickname: Kevo

 

About:

Kevin served in the British Army in a force protection role. He is interested in new technology and enjoys using his 3D printer to create small inventions.

Kevin has several pets including one dog, one cat, several starfish and sea urchins, 15 fish, around 15 species of coral and one lobster named Zoidberg.

 

Career:

Kevin joined SHAPE in 2007 and now fulfils a senior leadership position within the ACT team. Kevin oversees the preparation of SHAPE’s tender proposals, including the preparation of costings, project planning, programming and commercial risk assessment.

Outside of tender proposals, Kevin uses his commercial and technical expertise and experience to support project teams working on design and construct forms of engagement.

MBA Awards:

  • Project Existing Technical Difficulty of Innovation – 2015-18
  • Project Manager of the Year 2016
Nathan Morrison
Client Service Manager
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Nickname: Nate

 

About:

Nathan is a practising cicerone, Seinfeld enthusiast and an infrequent golfer.

 

Career:

Beginning his construction career as a carpenter and later attaining a Diploma of Building and Construction, Nathan has been in the construction industry for over 14 years. After beginning his career at SHAPE in early 2015, Nathan has quickly established himself as an integral part of the SHAPE team.

Nathan has created a niche in the SHAPE Canberra branch as the local Client Service Manager, which involves being the single point of contact on a project – from design to delivery.

Nathan is responsible for ensuring the delivery of your project meets your time and budget expectations, as well as aiding with the delivery of quality workmanship.

Kosta Kouparitsas
Project Manager
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About:

Kosta loves the ocean. In his free time, he enjoys paddle boarding, snorkelling and spending time with his wife.

 

Favourite quote:

“Common sense is not so common.”
– Voltaire

 

Career:

Kosta has been in the construction industry for 10 years and was instrumental in the planning and delivery of multiple large scale, complex projects.

Kosta brings with him a sound knowledge of all aspects of design and commissioning as well as years of experience in client relations, project delivery and value management.

His unique skill set allows him to contribute to all aspects of project delivery, from design and value management to commissioning and acceptance.