After work experience as a blasting contractor’s labourer and finishing his Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Melbourne, Andrew started working as a graduate engineer with Thiess Pty Ltd (the largest construction company in Australia) from January 1998 for 11 years, gaining project management experience and knowledge in many diverse sectors including Water (dams, water treatment plants & pipelines), Building (stadiums), Mining, Rail, Roads and Structures (bridges).

After working as Project Manager on a road construction project with Thiess, he moved to VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd in October 2008 in a senior management position to gain experience in a smaller, diverse private business and add value by improving and growing the business while developing and fostering client relationships.

Following the desire from Andrew to own and run his own business, Novel Group was established in 2011.