Meet the Team

Najla Sarkis

Managing Director / Project Director

Najla is the managing director and founder of NCS Project Solutions and is a proud member of the Australian Institute of Project Management. She has close to 30 years of experience in the construction industry, both in Australia and overseas. Her experience ranges across multiple key sectors including health, aged care, education, government, commercial, industrial, and more.

Najla has a unique insight and ability to respond to the specific needs of different clients – she does not prescribe to a “one size fits all” approach and has a proven track record in building client relationships, providing a solutions oriented service, navigating challenging tasks to ensure the best outcome for her clients

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Tom Boulton

Senior Project Manager

Tom is a diligent Project Manager who continues to successfully manage and deliver on a multitude of projects across various sectors. Tom’s studies in engineering, design, and project management have given him a well-balanced knowledge of the industry with a focus on the importance of holistic design to achieve the best possible outcomes in projects for all stakeholders. With a particular affinity for stakeholder and contractor management, he thrives on navigating projects in delicate operational sites, and is always seeking to fully realise the potential of projects by achieving the high-level drivers of the project, ensuring he adds value at every opportunity. He has successfully delivered a number of projects in the health, aged care, and commercial sectors.

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Pascale Sarkis

Senior Project Manager / Building Services Specialist

Pascale is a Building Services Specialist with specific experience in the spheres of Building Services design and construction. Her Master’s Degree in Engineering and Project Management has helped to balance her knowledge in the industry, especially in the management of the building services components where she has been able to make valuable contributions across multiple projects. Pascale’s previous experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer for a specialised Design and Construct contractor in Australia and overseas accents her project management skills, allowing her to excel in achieving design efficiencies to meet client requirements as well as coordination and stakeholder management. Pascale is a keen team player with high attention to detail, making her a valuable member of any project team.

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Daniel Letts

Senior Project Manager

Daniel diligently aids team members across all phases of a project’s lifecycle. His experience in project management relates primarily to aged care, health, and commercial projects. He prides himself on providing great services for his clients, delivering projects at a high standard, meeting required timelines, budget constraints and stakeholder expectations. He is a hands-on operator who is well-versed in managing project teams, ensuring required results are achieved and building solid relationships with all involved in the project. His adaptability has proven advantageous, enabling him to rapidly develop new skills whenever needed, to allow project teams to adapt to any situation that arises.

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Melinda Makarichi

Project Manager

Driven & self-motivated Project Manager with over 3 years industry experience. Passionate about working with people and finds fulfilment in finding solutions to problems. Looking for an opportunity to develop industry expertise under the support of a collaborative team. Can confidently work autonomously and work effectively within a team. Have grown in the management of budgets, stakeholders, consultants, contractors and defects.  

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Martin Gregorc

Project Manager

Martin joined the NCS team in 2021 and supports all project teams to help deliver exceptional project management services. He recently completed a Bachelor of Applied Science – Project Management (Honours) degree at RMIT University. Martin is a highly dedicated and driven individual who can work collaboratively in teams to build and cultivate relationships. He prides himself on a commitment to top-quality workmanship and excellent client service. He has demonstrated a natural ability to make sense of challenging circumstances with his highly developed problem-solving skills and ability to identify best practices. Martin’s motivation towards assisting the company’s operations and long-term goals solidify his value to the project team.

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Ian Cheang

Project Manager

Ian is a passionate and driven project practitioner, with a proven track record supporting construction projects from conception through to fruition. Educated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Project Management, Ian is a well-rounded, analytical, and professional team player; dedicated to achieving project success. Ian’s local construction experience has provided the key fundamentals in building local partnerships with clients & trades, working collaboratively with contractors and consultants to ensure project benefits are reached and deliverables are met.

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Drexl Flores

Project Manager

Drexl is a Project Manager with a diverse range of experience across the commercial, government, healthcare, and education sectors with a strong background in building services. Drexl’s role has exposed him to all project delivery elements from contractor administration and program management to managing multidisciplinary consultants and contractors during construction.  
 
Drexl has demonstrated concise communication and stakeholder management skills due to his history in complex projects in live environments which required a considerable amount of coordination or organisation. This paired with his aptitude for problem solving from his tertiary background in electrical engineering has seen Drexl successfully deliver projects in an efficient and client orientated manner.  

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Layla El-Fahkri

Assistant Project Manager

Layla, an RMIT University graduate in Civil and Infrastructural Engineering, brings a wealth of expertise to the team with a background of two years as a Project Coordinator in the construction industry. Over the last 10 months, Layla has transitioned to the role of Assistant Project Manager on the client side. Recognised for her commitment to excellence, Layla thrives in collaborative environments, excelling in teamwork and cultivating relationships to elevate project outcomes. Her problem-solving skills and keen eye for identifying best practices position her as a valuable asset in navigating challenges. 

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Josh Casic

Assistant Project Manager

As an Assistant Project Manager, Joshua takes on a pivotal role in assisting and providing support to the project team throughout the entire duration of a project. Joshua is a highly dedicated and driven individual who shows commitment to growing as a project management professional within the built environment. He has demonstrated his self-efficiency and ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Working collaboratively to create meaningful relationships with others and achieve best project practices including delivering projects on time, within budget and exceeding client expectations.

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Laurents Paluoja

Assistant Project Manager

Laurents is a driven individual who brings with him over two years of invaluable experience as a Project Coordinator within the dynamic field of commercial construction. Laurents is dedicated to nurturing strong relationships and joins the NCS team with a proficient understanding of construction processes. His time in the industry gave him a comprehensive understanding of the construction lifecycle, honing his expertise in project coordinating and a proactive approach to solving problems independently. With an honours degree in construction management, Laurents’ transition into Project Management showcases his natural commitment to clear communication and action-oriented solutions, ultimately resulting in the successful delivery of projects.

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Reethika Rani

Project Coordinator

While pursuing her master’s in project management and 3+ years in AEC as a BIM Architect equip Reethika, a driven Project Coordinator, with both technical expertise and a passion for the field. Joining NCS, she brings her architectural knowledge and honed collaboration skills, fostered by experience managing budgets, stakeholders, and project intricacies. Eager to leverage her growing expertise, Reethika is excited to contribute to the success of NCS projects.

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Liem Salim

Project Coordinator

Liem has joined NCS team as a Project Coordinator while pursuing a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at RMIT University. Eager to thrive and excel in every endeavor, Liem brings a proactive approach to project operations, ensuring seamless coordination and delivery. Dedicated to ensuring project success, Liem is committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of project management, leveraging skills such as meticulous attention to detail and a drive for continuous improvement. Liem’s adeptness in these areas makes him a valuable asset to the team, contributing to efficient project execution and overall team success in the construction industry.

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