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4020 Consult Emerging Professional of Year Award

This award recognises an individual who has made an impact during the early stage of their construction career regardless of age or past career.

Bhosten Savage

Bhosten Savage is a proud Indigenous Australian and emerging engineering professional who demonstrates a passionate commitment to the construction industry and delivery of major infrastructure.  

Bhosten’s Aboriginal heritage is to the Bidjara peoples of southwestern Queensland and the Dhungatti people of northern New South Wales. His Torres Strait Islander heritage belongs to the islands of Mer (Murray Island) and Erub (Darnley Island).  

Starting as an undergraduate engineer for CPB Contractors, Bhosten worked on many projects such as Brisbane Airport Corporation’s New Parallel Runway, the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade (Section 7, 8, and 9), the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 tender and the Cross River Rail Tunnels, Stations and Development package.  

Bhosten then transitioned to a graduate engineering role at CPB Contractors, remaining in tunnels on the Cross River Rail project before working as site engineer at ACCIONA, delivering portal structures for the Brisbane Metro project. 

Bhosten has worked in remote communities, delivering a bridge in Cape York with McConnell Dowell as a project engineer and is now employed as a project engineer with John Holland. 

Bhosten is committed to becoming a leader at the forefront of infrastructure delivery for remote and regional communities across Australia. 

Boris Tusevljak

Boris Tusevljak is a distinguished senior project engineer with a decade-long career in construction. He has played a pivotal role in the success of projects such as the Pacific Motorway Watland Street to Sports Drive project (WS2SD) and is known for his unwavering commitment to excellence.  

On this complex upgrade, Boris was responsible for the design and implementation of the overall M1 construction traffic staging, seamlessly accommodating over 150,000 vehicles per day. His responsibilities also include overseeing earthworks, pavements, drainage, and retaining walls, showcasing a comprehensive skill set. 

Beyond project goals, Boris mentors and guides colleagues, with a strong focus on continuous improvement. He is also deeply committed to sustainability, effectively addresses supply chain challenge, and maintains fair dealings with critical suppliers to ensure their availability.  

His transformative initiatives, such as instigating a design change from reinforced concrete barriers to vertical slipform barriers cast against an RSS Wall, saved the Department of Transport and Main Roads $150,000 and spare local residential properties from six weeks of traffic impact. 

Boris’s positive impact extends to the community through open communication, empathy, and environmental responsibility. His dedication, leadership, mentorship, and sustainability efforts demonstrate the qualities expected of a future industry leader. 

Brent Manteufel

Brent is a dedicated project manager with a strong background in the construction industry. Demonstrating sound skills in leadership, communication, and a commitment to improving the construction industry’s sustainability, Brent’s achievements on projects and within the wider community highlights his dedication to the construction industry’s wellbeing and development. 

Brent started his journey with BMD in 2015 as an undergraduate engineer. Over the past seven years, he has steadily progressed to become a project manager and invaluable member of the BMD team.  

Experienced in all construction phases, engineering disciplines and methodologies, Brent provides a high level of guidance overseeing site management, contractor supervision and management of planning and programming of works. He has worked across multidisciplinary and high performing teams to deliver major projects, including the $18 million Rockhampton Airport Apron and Taxiway Works and the $353 million Carmichael Rail Network. 

Brent’s communication style underpins his leadership skills. He places great importance on being an approachable leader who fosters a positive and open work environment. His impressive leadership capability has resulted in Brent being selected to participate in BMD’s leadership program, designed to further develop emerging leaders within the organisation. 

Callum James

Callum James is a dynamic project engineer overseeing asphalt works on the Bruce Highway Cooroy-to-Curra D1 project (C2CD1). He boasts a remarkable track record with no recorded lost time incidents, or notable non-conformances or budget overruns 

His ability to navigate evolving project scopes showcases efficiency, with a focus on best value, waste reduction, and innovative practices. As an example, he took charge of works involving traditional formwork, procuring and reusing form play and LVL over 15 times, surpassing typical usage. A notable innovation was also reutilising waste materials from the project’s asphalt scope. This involved storing and repurposing asphalt millings from an existing surface to create a hardstand for a future laydown area. Callum’s approach saved costs and also showcased a sustainable practice, even though hardstand construction was not directly within scope. 

Callum’s leadership, exceptional communication, and organisational skills contribute to the team’s success. He actively engages in stakeholder management, ensuring seamless project execution and demonstrates genuine care for colleagues, advocating for mental health. Callum’s community-centric approach, mentorship, and commitment to exacting standards make him a valuable role model in the construction industry. 

Keely Easterbrook

Keely Easterbrook’s professional drive and passion for innovative engineering solutions and sustainability have positioned her as an emerging leader in the field.  

Currently the sustainability lead for CPB Contractors on the Cross River Rail, Tunnels, Stations and Development project, Keely has helped oversee sustainability outcomes for the project’s four underground stations, twin tunnels and associated portals over the past 12 months. The project was recently awarded a Leading Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating of 81.7 points, beyond contractual requirements of an Excellent Rating (>50 points).  

Using her technical expertise, Keely developed sustainability information guides for the use of crushed recycled glass, and biodiesel in civil plant, which were distributed to CPB Contractors’ internal networks. She was also a key contributor in a multi-disciplinary research project, in collaboration with the IS Council’s Contractor Working Group, benchmarking ‘business as usual’ practices across the industry to encourage deeper understanding of what genuinely constitutes resource reducing initiatives.  

Keely has honed her ability to persuasively communicate with a wide variety of colleagues and stakeholders and has mentored multiple civil undergraduates undertaking sustainability thesis projects. Her dedication, specialist knowledge and proven ability to innovatively problem-solve continues to add unique perspective and value to the work of her team. 

Oliver Pyke

Over the past six years, Oliver Pyke has been involved in the delivery of major infrastructure and highway upgrade projects in urban and regional settings across Australia. 

A civil engineer, Oliver has taken on complex projects and proven himself to be a remarkable leader in the construction industry. In the past 12 months, he was promoted to senior project engineer on the Lawrie Street Upgrade project in Central Queensland before undertaking the same role on the Rockhampton Ring Road project. 

Working in large multi-disciplinary teams and in live traffic conditions, Oliver has amassed invaluable experience in complex and high-risk earthworks operations, pavement engineering, cement treated applications, and sealing, asphalt and associated civil works. 

Oliver continually demonstrates resilience, critical thinking and an ability to tackle projects with patience and perseverance. He employs an open and transparent communication style, and builds trusted relationships with team members, stakeholders and the communities he works in. 

Oliver’s genuine approach and ability to inspire those around him make him a relatable role model, particularly for newcomers to the industry. His contribution extends beyond the confines of his role, leaving a positive impression beyond the construction site. 

Preston Chambers

Preston Chambers has made a significant impact in his 18-month career, demonstrating exceptional leadership, innovation and commitment to safety. Recognised for his mature, authentic, and respectful approach, Preston’s emotional intelligence sets him apart, making him a trusted advisor. 

Starting as graduate safety coordinator at Fulton Hogan’s Infrastructure Services branch, Preston transferred to the construction branch soon after to work on the Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade project. In early 2023, Preston stepped up to take on the safety coordinator role with the Fulton Hogan Hull McIIwain Joint Venture (FHHMJV) team delivering the central package of the Coomera Connector Stage 1 project.  

It was Preston’s enthusiasm and drive in this role that led to his nomination for an internal Safety Award at Fulton Hogan, where he was recognised for going above and beyond to raise effective risk management, encourage a ‘safety always’ culture and proactively demonstrating visible health and safety leadership. 

Preston’s strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, and focus on solutions distinguish him in the construction industry, making a significant positive impact on both his colleagues and the broader construction community. 

Sean Keen

Over his 11-year career, Sean Keen has progressed from graduate engineer to area manager. He has developed into a strong team leader and contributed to a range of complex projects across Australia for companies including Rio Tinto, Lendlease and ACCIONA. 

During his time working on the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade, Sean played a pivotal role in planning a ground anchor solution for a cantilever walkway structure. The solution overcame complicated design issues and delivered a contingency plan to divert 60 percent of Brisbane’s sewerage through a bypass without compromising safety or integrity. 

Sean is currently an area manager with ACCIONA, managing the works for the Adelaide Street tunnel as part of the Brisbane Meto project. He initiated early works risk assessments on the project, ensuring effective risk management was in place that was supported by the Project Verifier and key stakeholders. 

Sean prioritises his team’s wellbeing, supports their decisions and desires to pursue innovative solutions, and encourages them to think outside the box when approaching sustainable construction practices.  

He is also passionate about contributing to the future of the construction industry, presenting industry overviews and engineering career pathway options to school students and community groups. 

Tim Meehan

Tim Meehan is a passionate engineering manager, specialising in the delivery of marine construction projects across Australia and the Pacific Islands. 

Leading from the font, Tim Meehan understands the value of good communication to ensure all parties involved understand the ‘the big picture’ and work towards a common goal. 

As senior project engineer on McConnell Dowell’s Shiploader and Berth Replacement (SABR) project, Tim oversaw all elements of construction, from demolition to the structural installation of the new wharf facility, while overcoming challenges posed by an exposed location and COVID-19 lockdowns. 

He is currently the engineering manager on the Aura and Harmony project, providing much needed water and sewer infrastructure for communities and highly focused on mitigating impacts to local communities. 

Tim is also focused on creating a safe space for his team and understands the amplified stressors involved in Fly-In-Fly-Out work. Tim continually supports his team and has organised learning development opportunities such as  Fly-In Fly-out Worker Women in Engineering information sessions for graduates and in-field dedicated learning sessions with engineers. 

4020 Consult

4020 is delighted to support the Young Professional of the Year Award. 4020 was established to provide our client’s within the Construction, Engineering & Renewables sectors with a highly effective approach to managing their People strategy and Recruitment operations. With a clear focus to overcome the challenges that often beset SMEs, 4020 Consult engages in genuine partnerships with a select group of clients to enhance their people engagement strategies while also optimising their staff performance through training and coaching. The very core of our business though has always been recruitment, where we specialise is attracting the highest quality of candidates through our extensive networks and search techniques.

Our members.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia
Bielby Holdings
BMD Constructions
Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd
CPB Contractors
Decmil Group Limited
Fulton Hogan
Georgiou Group
John Holland
Martinus Rail Pty Ltd
McConnell Dowell
Seymour Whyte Constructions