Paul Gay

Paul Gay


Originally from Melbourne, Paul moved to Brisbane in 2004. Proudly born into a construction /engineering family, Paul is the son of the now retired Director of Land Engineering, (mid tier Civil Contractor) Lyle Gay and has grown up within the civil/commercial construction industry and his career has naturally progressed in this sector.


With over 20 years recruitment experience, Paul is a successful and seasoned professional recruiter specialising in construction management/engineering.

Having an extensive industry network of contacts formed over 15 years, a data base of over 30000 candidates, and seeing a need and opportunity in the Queensland construction sector, Paul started Foundation Recruitment in 2007. The company has successfully operated through what some would describe as a very challenging market.

Paul’s 12 month contract with global construction firm Laing O’Rourke exposed him to internal recruitment. He found out first hand the challenges clients face in identifying and securing candidates and the some-times challenging internal processes that need to be adhered to.

Paul’s approach is to effectively partner with his clients and to actively consult for them. As every client has different requirements, Paul provides an individual tailored service to meet their needs. His strong relationships with clients and candidates alike are built on trust and his “straight up” and “non-fuss” approach has constantly resulted in repeat business. With a reputation for providing a “pragmatic approach” to recruitment, he continues to successfully source the right candidate for the right job!

Many of his values in business transition from his twenty five year AFL football career including many years as a senior player and a senior coach.

With the company in expansion mode having offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, Paul has continued to build his team with experienced specialist recruiters. With their unique mix of knowledge and experience Foundation Recruitment is able to provide a “one stop” shop for all of your recruitment needs no matter how complex.

Paul is happy to discuss your recruitment needs and can be contacted on:
Mobile: 0415 379 586

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