There's always a way.

Grampians is all about working side-by-side with clients to find ways to solve complex challenges. We’ve been supporting the civil construction industry for over 30 years, providing civil works and services that have enabled the successful delivery of some of South Eastern Australia’s biggest construction projects.

Whatever the challenge, facing it always starts with understanding. With a focus on long-term relationships built on trust, our competent engineering and experienced supervision support work side-by-side with clients and stakeholders to get to the heart of their needs, proactively finding solutions that enable them to achieve the outcomes they’re looking for.

It doesn’t end there. We’re constantly evolving, innovating and developing new business processes to meet the ever-changing needs of industry and the environments we work in.

Every client is different, but each relationship is guided by three core principles.

Close collaboration

Working side-by-side with clients, their representatives and stakeholders, we align our interests with theirs to proactively overcome delivery challenges.

Delivery assurance.

We have a proven ability to deliver complex civil works, responding swiftly to client needs. Taking a ‘best for project’ attitude over a purely commercial focus we guarantee output of the highest quality, without compromising on safety or ethics.

Respect.

Ever mindful of the environment and communities we operate in, we have the OH&S, quality, environmental and project management systems of a Tier 1 civil contractor, actively engaging in dialogue and taking the necessary steps to protect what matters.

Our values

Inspiring action.

We are impactful.

We’re doers and determined to make a meaningful difference for the better. It means we’re not afraid to lead the charge and set the standard when it comes to processes and expertise.

Our action speaks for itself – we are at the helm of some of the most valuable projects in the industry and throughout Australia.

Building confidence.

We are dependable.

We can be trusted to keep our promises. Our business is built on long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, with honesty and transparency at their core and effective delivery as standard. Not one for standing still – our adaptability and agility are testament to our team’s skills, working collaboratively and forming partnerships with clients.

Innovating with integrity.

We are resourceful.

Innovation – it’s something we use a lot in our industry. We imagine new ways to solve problems and realise our clients’ vision and see every project as a chance to develop customised solutions, built around proven processes.

Across operations and construction projects, we lead from a position of insight, combining better business sensibility with exceptional value.

Showing we care.

We are genuine.

Core to the promise of care is safety. We have a positive safety culture across our entire workforce, and clearly outline the standards expected, helping our people minimise risk and stay safe.

We hold a positive, inclusive and considerate attitude toward people, projects and our planet and proactively shape the right culture for our people.

Our team

Grampians is united in the pursuit of high performance and the desire to build long-term relationships with stakeholders. With a focus on ability and ambition, each team is assembled to meet the specific needs of a project, drawing on relevant skills and experience, while aligning with the core objectives of clients.
Bringing a wealth of experience, the Grampians’ leadership and management team take responsibility for project outcomes, while leading the creation and delivery of our culture.

Jim Leithhead

Director

The founder of Grampians, Jim instills the same passion and experience today as he did 30 years ago. His strong leadership guides our strategic direction, and is backed by a natural ability to inspire culture and build relationships. A highly respected industry leader, Jim’s knowledge and experience in earthworks and civil construction is the backbone of Grampians’ success to date.

Jim Leithhead

Director

The founder of Grampians, Jim instills the same passion and experience today as he did 30 years ago. His strong leadership guides our strategic direction, and is backed by a natural ability to inspire culture and build relationships. A highly respected industry leader, Jim’s knowledge and experience in earthworks and civil construction is the backbone of Grampians’ success to date.

Jim Leithhead

Director

David Caserta

General Manager

A tactical problem solver with significant major project delivery experience, David’s drive to deliver and exceed client expectations is key to his success with commercial relationships, enabling us to expand our capabilities.

David Caserta

General Manager

A tactical problem solver with significant major project delivery experience, David’s drive to deliver and exceed client expectations is key to his success with commercial relationships, enabling us to expand our capabilities.

David Caserta

General Manager

Jason Tenney

Plant Hire Operations Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in the plant hire and contracting industry, Jason’s diverse management experience is supported by an extensive network of resources and highly skilled contacts. From clients and partners, to suppliers and leading industry figures, many people in Jason’s network he’s come to think of as friends.

Jason Tenney

Plant Hire Operations Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in the plant hire and contracting industry, Jason’s diverse management experience is supported by an extensive network of resources and highly skilled contacts. From clients and partners, to suppliers and leading industry figures, many people in Jason’s network he’s come to think of as friends.

Jason Tenney

Plant Hire Operations Manager

Justine Paragreen

Construction Manager

Justine is a results-orientated, hands-on leader with an awe-inspiring track record for maximising the profitability and efficiency of projects delivered safely.

She is a seasoned construction manager with a niche in problem-solving, risk and hazard assessment. Her diligence has contributed to the successful delivery of several major projects in Victoria and we couldn’t be prouder to have her as a part of our hardworking team.

Justine Paragreen

Construction Manager

Justine is a results-orientated, hands-on leader with an awe-inspiring track record for maximising the profitability and efficiency of projects delivered safely.

She is a seasoned construction manager with a niche in problem-solving, risk and hazard assessment. Her diligence has contributed to the successful delivery of several major projects in Victoria and we couldn’t be prouder to have her as a part of our hardworking team.

Justine Paragreen

Construction Manager

Brendan Swaine

Project Manager

Brendan has the experience and knowledge to lead teams to successfully deliver the highest quality projects. Having worked on a variety of projects, his broad understanding of the construction industry coupled with specific experience delivering renewables projects, such as the Collector Wind Farm and the Murra Warra Wind Farm as a Senior Project Engineer make him an invaluable asset to the Symal construction team.

Brendan Swaine

Project Manager

Brendan has the experience and knowledge to lead teams to successfully deliver the highest quality projects. Having worked on a variety of projects, his broad understanding of the construction industry coupled with specific experience delivering renewables projects, such as the Collector Wind Farm and the Murra Warra Wind Farm as a Senior Project Engineer make him an invaluable asset to the Symal construction team.

Brendan Swaine

Project Manager

Ben Williams

Workshop Manager

Managing the day to day running of our workshop operation, Ben plans, directs, and coordinates the maintenance operations, mechanic servicing, fleet and equipment hire, repairs and workshop administration and management of staff. Ben does it all, his position has a real impact on our business and the presentation of our fleet, ensuring our vehicles and equipment continue to operate safely on every job.

Ben Williams

Workshop Manager

Managing the day to day running of our workshop operation, Ben plans, directs, and coordinates the maintenance operations, mechanic servicing, fleet and equipment hire, repairs and workshop administration and management of staff. Ben does it all, his position has a real impact on our business and the presentation of our fleet, ensuring our vehicles and equipment continue to operate safely on every job.

Ben Williams

Workshop Manager

Dale Salmi

Regional Operations Manager

When it comes to operations and construction management, there is no one more equipped to deliver technically complex projects than Dale. Gaining extensive practical and managerial experience over the last 20 years in the tunnelling, mining, services, and civil construction sectors, Dale has built an impressive career and formed solid partnerships with major international and local civil companies having successfully and safely delivered challenging projects in remote locations.

Dale Salmi

Regional Operations Manager

When it comes to operations and construction management, there is no one more equipped to deliver technically complex projects than Dale. Gaining extensive practical and managerial experience over the last 20 years in the tunnelling, mining, services, and civil construction sectors, Dale has built an impressive career and formed solid partnerships with major international and local civil companies having successfully and safely delivered challenging projects in remote locations.

Dale Salmi

Regional Operations Manager

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

Joe unites the Symal group, inspiring us all to strive for a better tomorrow, every day. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Joe has worked on hundreds of diverse construction projects. With drive and passion for the business, Joe embeds a positive culture across 500+ highly skilled staff.

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

Joe unites the Symal group, inspiring us all to strive for a better tomorrow, every day. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Joe has worked on hundreds of diverse construction projects. With drive and passion for the business, Joe embeds a positive culture across 500+ highly skilled staff.

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

Ray Dando

Director

Ray is a strategic problem-solver, skilfully managing engineering, project operations and risk while establishing key commercial relationships. Over the past decade with us, he has inspired leadership in others and consistently delivered beyond client expectations.

Ray Dando

Director

Ray is a strategic problem-solver, skilfully managing engineering, project operations and risk while establishing key commercial relationships. Over the past decade with us, he has inspired leadership in others and consistently delivered beyond client expectations.

Ray Dando

Director

Andrew Fairbairn

Director

Andrew is an innovative thinker and has a solid industry foundation and an astute approach to pre-contracts. Over the past decade with us, he’s built, a strong reputation for foresight, accuracy, and efficiency, enabling our clients, and our business, to move forward with confidence.

Andrew Fairbairn

Director

Andrew is an innovative thinker and has a solid industry foundation and an astute approach to pre-contracts. Over the past decade with us, he’s built, a strong reputation for foresight, accuracy, and efficiency, enabling our clients, and our business, to move forward with confidence.

Andrew Fairbairn

Director

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

With a strong vision and an ambitious approach to progress, Nabeel’s experience in the construction industry is a key growth driver at Symal. A proven leader, with a track record for forming effective, long-term partnerships, Nabeel has the engineering skills and business acumen to bring people together through shared values.

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

With a strong vision and an ambitious approach to progress, Nabeel’s experience in the construction industry is a key growth driver at Symal. A proven leader, with a track record for forming effective, long-term partnerships, Nabeel has the engineering skills and business acumen to bring people together through shared values.

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Lowrie

Chief Operating Officer

Michael’s passion to empower people, develop careers and embed a culture of engagement helps drive Symal’s vision to “Build Better Together” and deliver beyond expectation. Contributing over 30 years of construction experience and knowledge of delivering large and complex projects, Michael oversees construction operations nationally, positioning Symal for the next stage of evolution.

Michael Lowrie

Chief Operating Officer

Michael’s passion to empower people, develop careers and embed a culture of engagement helps drive Symal’s vision to “Build Better Together” and deliver beyond expectation. Contributing over 30 years of construction experience and knowledge of delivering large and complex projects, Michael oversees construction operations nationally, positioning Symal for the next stage of evolution.

Michael Lowrie

Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas’ high-level and long-term commercial insight and economic strategy are invaluable to our Board of Directors. As CFO for almost 20 years, his management skills ensure financial statements, budgeting and risk analysis always keep us on track to deliver on our promises.

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas’ high-level and long-term commercial insight and economic strategy are invaluable to our Board of Directors. As CFO for almost 20 years, his management skills ensure financial statements, budgeting and risk analysis always keep us on track to deliver on our promises.

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Angela Cilia

Corporate Services Manager

Talented multi-disciplinary team manager, Angela is responsible for quality corporate services including human resources, IT, marketing and office management that supports business growth and achieves strategic outcomes. She is passionate about business improvement, diversity and inclusion, staff engagement, and influencing culture while delivering social procurement outcomes.

Angela Cilia

Corporate Services Manager

Talented multi-disciplinary team manager, Angela is responsible for quality corporate services including human resources, IT, marketing and office management that supports business growth and achieves strategic outcomes. She is passionate about business improvement, diversity and inclusion, staff engagement, and influencing culture while delivering social procurement outcomes.

Angela Cilia

Corporate Services Manager

Ben Virtue

Manager of New Business and Strategy

Ben’s ability to read market direction combined with his partnership-first strategic approach ensures mutual success for our business and our clients. His enthusiasm shines – it’s one of the reasons he’s been such a great ambassador for us, delivering great opportunities as a result.

Ben Virtue

Manager of New Business and Strategy

Ben’s ability to read market direction combined with his partnership-first strategic approach ensures mutual success for our business and our clients. His enthusiasm shines – it’s one of the reasons he’s been such a great ambassador for us, delivering great opportunities as a result.

Ben Virtue

Manager of New Business and Strategy

Matt Coe

Pre-Contracts Manager

The perfect fit for a team as diverse as ours, Matt’s 14 years of civil experience spans the project life cycle, from design and tender, to final delivery. His work with PPPs and D&C across civil, rail and other infrastructure, give him a strong insight into the needs of industry stakeholders.

Matt Coe

Pre-Contracts Manager

The perfect fit for a team as diverse as ours, Matt’s 14 years of civil experience spans the project life cycle, from design and tender, to final delivery. His work with PPPs and D&C across civil, rail and other infrastructure, give him a strong insight into the needs of industry stakeholders.

Matt Coe

Pre-Contracts Manager

Sandra Costanzo

Commercial and Legal Manager

Sandra’s vast experience as a construction lawyer, allows us to manage corporate risk, making her a cornerstone to our ongoing business success. Sandra brings a wealth of commercial knowledge to our business and the clients we work with.

Sandra Costanzo

Commercial and Legal Manager

Sandra’s vast experience as a construction lawyer, allows us to manage corporate risk, making her a cornerstone to our ongoing business success. Sandra brings a wealth of commercial knowledge to our business and the clients we work with.

Sandra Costanzo

Commercial and Legal Manager

George Markelis

HSEQ Manager

Our work comes with great responsibility to the communities we serve. Taking the lead on developing, auditing, and reviewing our safe work practices, George makes sure our teams meet – and exceed – industry standards and legislative requirements.

George Markelis

HSEQ Manager

Our work comes with great responsibility to the communities we serve. Taking the lead on developing, auditing, and reviewing our safe work practices, George makes sure our teams meet – and exceed – industry standards and legislative requirements.

George Markelis

HSEQ Manager

Richa Koshy

Strategy and Growth Manager

With over a decade’s commercial and operational experience, Richa is passionate about mutual success. Her strategic strength helps us form long-term client relationships and industry partnerships that balance innovative outcomes and performance growth.

Richa Koshy

Strategy and Growth Manager

With over a decade’s commercial and operational experience, Richa is passionate about mutual success. Her strategic strength helps us form long-term client relationships and industry partnerships that balance innovative outcomes and performance growth.

Richa Koshy

Strategy and Growth Manager

Kris Bogdanovski

Assets and Logistics Manager

Kris brings an enormous amount of diverse experience to the group, consistently delivering on productivity levels. With a passion for plant and machinery, management skills, and a mechanics qualification, he manages assets in excess of $30 million and is a unique hybrid of technical and organisational genius.

Kris Bogdanovski

Assets and Logistics Manager

Kris brings an enormous amount of diverse experience to the group, consistently delivering on productivity levels. With a passion for plant and machinery, management skills, and a mechanics qualification, he manages assets in excess of $30 million and is a unique hybrid of technical and organisational genius.

Kris Bogdanovski

Assets and Logistics Manager

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