Jensen Projects
Our Team

Meet the Jensen Team

Rael Shakenovsky


Rael is the Founder and Managing Director of Jensen Projects. He brings over 15 years' industry experience, gained at luxury residential builders and a large Tier 2 construction firm. A passionate advocate for men's mental health, he is also a qualified yoga instructor.

Dennis Safonov

Senior Project Engineer

Dennis is qualified as a Civil Engineer but first and foremost is a people person. His people management and client service focus are an asset on all of his construction sites, as are his detailed planning and problem solving skills.

Jesse Turner

Senior Project Engineer

Jesse brings a range of experience from large scale construction projects through to high-end fast track fitouts, as well detailed estimating and tendering. His enthusiasm and attention to detail bolster his collaborative approach to delivering results within the parameters of time, cost and quality.

Ben Ray

Project Engineer

With a background in Business Development, Ben understands the importance of fostering genuine relationships to deliver on a shared vision. His commitment to quality is regularly reflected in the positive feedback we receive from clients and subcontractors alike.

Mitchell Thompson

Site Manager

With a trade background in Carpentry, Mitch understands exactly what it takes to run a safe and efficient site. His keen eye for detail, personable approach and passion for uncompromising quality ensures he can deliver the outcomes our clients expect.

Tanya Poggo

Marketing, Business Administration and Design Management

Tanya's unique style, creative vision, and reliable nature infuses her marketing, business administration and design management - assisting in all aspects of the Jensen office. Tanya has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree and 15 years industry experience in interiors. She is a mother of three and works part time at Jensen, balancing her professional responsibilities and her family.