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About Us

 

Jabin is a 100% Indigenous-owned engineering consultancy. The company is owned and led by two Indigenous engineers, Dennis Jose and Grant Maher. The two owners bring a wealth of experience in both project management and engineering design and as such offers both services to its clients. 

Jabin’s clients include those looking for quality outcomes for their infrastructure and housing projects or assistance with managing programs of work over several geographic areas. This extends from Government clients to the private sector. Jabin’s project managers have extensive regional and remote experience. This type of experience builds knowledge of how best to deliver projects that have unique constraints.

In addition to undertaking projects in our own right, Jabin assists clients by adding experienced personnel to their in-house contingent workforce to be involved in specific one-off projects or be relocated to site-based roles.

Jabin is supported by a network of project managers, architects and engineers with similar experience and knowledge and has the backing of several capacity partners should the need arrive.

Certifications and awards

  • Jabin carries Certified Supplier status issued by Supply Nation.
  • In 2017 Jabin Project Management won Supply Nation Registered Supplier of the Year.

About Dennis Jose

Founder, Managing Director

Dennis is a descendant of the Yidinyji Nation in Far North Queensland. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Master of Environmental Engineering and was awarded Registered Project Manager (Certified Practicing Project Manager) status by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Dennis’ career commenced in local government before moving into the private sector with global engineering consultancies where he has spent most of his career. As a school leaver Dennis moved away from his community and then returned with qualifications and experience to help develop communities across Cape York through delivery of projects including water and sewerage upgrades, roadworks and housing construction and refurbishments. A stage of Dennis’ career that he is thankful for. 

 


   About Grant Maher

Director

Grant Maher is a descendant of the Gumbaynggirr and Biripi people from Northern New South Wales. Grant has 16 years experience as a structural and façade engineer and is a Registered Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow within Engineers Australia.  Grant holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Struct), Bachelor Commerce and Master of Design Science (Sustainable Design). 

With an aptitude for efficient design strategies and value engineering solutions, supported by a holistic understanding of project stakeholder goals. Wide and varied project experience across a range of industries, not limited to: commercial, retail, government, aviation, health and educational infrastructure. Experience complemented by a passion for quality, sustainability and precision.

Grant has been heavily involved with mentoring of young indigenous engineers and has worked with Engineers Australia to develop the Indigenous Engineers Group to provide support, networking and developmental opportunities for current and future Indigenous Engineers.

 


About the logo

Jabin is the Yidiny word for the crest of the Cassowary. The Cassowary is the majestic icon of the rainforest country where Dennis was born. As the Cassowary confidently moves forward without fear, Jabin aims to do the same. Constantly moving forward our client’s goals and moving forward Indigenous enterprise in Australia.