Our Vision

To be the civil construction company which is most desired for its people, partnerships and performance.

Our Mission

To provide high quality tailored contracting and workforce solutions to suit any civil structures project within Australia.

Company Overview

Hawthorne Civil is a civil construction company committed to providing excellence in the following;

  • Bridge construction
  • Roadworks
  • Retaining walls
  • FRP works
  • Stormwater pits
  • Skilled labour hire
  • Ute and tool hire

Hawthorne Civil was founded in 2013 by Managing Director Enda O’Brien. Enda brings over 20 years’ experience to the company having worked on major civil and infrastructure projects throughout Australia.

We have extensive experience with bridge and marine projects, major infrastructure and roadworks. Whether our clients require tailored contracting solutions or experienced FRP crews to complement their own teams, Hawthorne Civil is ready to assist.

Our Values

Safety and Quality Excellence

Maintaining the safety and well-being of our people at all times while delivering a high-quality service to our clients.


Building and developing relationships with our clients and employees through communication and collaborative problem-solving.

Professionalism and Respect

Treating our clients, co-workers and suppliers in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.

Positive and Proactive attitude

Encouraging a positive and proactive attitude amongst employees.

Honesty and Integrity

Ensuring our conduct is completely transparent and beyond reproach.



Consistently delivering on promises and upholding high standards in everything we do.

Meet Hawthorne Civil

Enda O’Brien – Managing Director


Enda’s trade, technical and leadership experience has seen the company grow from small beginnings since 2013.

Enda’s background working on major civil projects has given him insight into where he wants to grow and lead the company. With a strong focus on creating collaborative partnerships and a hands-on approach, Enda always ensures a high level of excellence is delivered to every client through sound problem-solving, flexibility and efficient project management.

Enda is proactive in creating a great working environment for his employees and focuses on retaining and attracting hard-working professional individuals.

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katherine waller

Katherine Waller – Operations Manager


Kat’s background in business management and customer service brings a high level of efficiency and customer focus to the company. With a master’s degree in Business from the University of Queensland, Kat is central to Hawthorne Civil’s strategic and operational approach.

Kat oversees the operations within the business and will soon add compliance to her role once she completes her Batchelor’s in Law at Queensland University of Technology.

Clarence Lau – Engineer and Business Development Manager


Clarence brings over 15 years of engineering experience in major civil construction projects having worked with some of Australia’s leading top tier contractors. He has extensive technical knowledge within civil construction including structures, earthworks and drainage.

His experience spans across differing industries including building, civil, manufacturing, mining and telecommunications. Clarence provides support with technical engineering, safety systems, quality plans, and project management.