Our People

Why it Works

Our teams are known for their open and proactive approach and are committed to the principles of collaborative contracting. We understand for our clients the delivery journey is as important as the final product.

Each Novar Group team is defined by the project they are delivering. Our teams are selected on a best-fit-basis. Novar Group have the resources to appoint the right people for each project based on technical skills and the role they will play within the broader construction team. From the initial tender stage, we involve nominated team members – chosen specifically for the best fit of skills and character to the client’s project ensuring consistent and expert guidance from the start. Novar Group is fortunate to employ a pool of talented people, across all levels of staff who bring experience in all market sectors.

Ongoing training and development programs keep our staff skills at the forefront of industry best practice, essential to successful project outcomes.


Meet the Team

Brad Black / CEO

Having successfully started 2 companies in the past 10 years, Brad is dedicated to giving the customers what they want on time and to the highest quality without compromising safety.

Damien Heather / HSEQ & Systems Manager

Workplace Health and Safety Adviser with over 30 years practical experience within the construction/civil industry and fifteen years hands-on experience as a Workplace Health and Safety Officer. Strong focus on Workplace Health, Safety and Environmental compliance to promote a safety-first culture within an organisation. Personal interest in workplace teams and individuals in assisting them in performing their roles to the optimum whilst not compromising safety. Extensive experience delivering construction & civil projects and detailed knowledge of Rail, Defence, Council, TMR & RMS technical specifications and the commercial implementation of such requirements. Strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills via means of consultation & collaboration with diverse stakeholders, project teams or individuals within the project organization and across multiple sites within a dynamic business or complex project environment. Academic qualifications that complement my practical experience in planning, resourcing, hazard management, prioritizing HSEQ risk and compliance monitoring. Strong ability in preparing, maintaining & managing records, perform data analysis & develop reports and follow up matters pertaining to evidence of HSE due diligence.

Matt Paterson / Senior Project Engineer

An experienced Chartered Professional Engineer and RPEQ with a demonstrated history of working in the construction and building industry, Matthew is skilled in Civil and Building Works, Quality Assurance, Safety, Interpersonal Skills, and Construction across a multiple industry sections including airports, Department of Defence, Mining, and Transport and Main Roads. His experience extends across multiple states in Australia and is familiar with a range of different specifications, local, state and federal standards, Codes of Practice and legislation and will draw on the experience of technical experts where required. Matthew is committed to delivering the best possible value for the client through a non-negotiable attitude to Safety, Environmental and Quality outcomes. He is strong in interpreting and understanding complex problems and developing sustainable solutions for all Stakeholders involved with each project he works on. He has a Bachelor of Engineering achieving Honors focused in Civil and Construction from Queensland University of Technology. 

Brad Jenner / Superintendent

Brad has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and has become a key leader in Novar Groups execution of contracts and will be at the spear head of all our technical projects to ensure specification compliance and Client satisfaction.

Tim Cole / Site Supervisor

Tim has over 14 years’ experience in the civil and mining industry, having delivered large-scale, complex projects to many top-tier organisations.