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.

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.

Ruben Assouline

Site Manager

Ruben is a Site Manager who’s been working in the industry for 12+ years. He’s a qualified carpenter and joiner, and holds a Certificate IV in Building. Ruben is truly passionate about building and being part of a team to design and construct the desired space. He has an infectious personality, which makes him a pleasure to work with for all those involved.

Paul Gawney

Site Manager

Pauly joined our team with 10+ years' experience working in the industry. He is well trained to manage a variety of sites, holding Certificates in Carpentry. Pauly aims to run each project with the highest level of efficiency and attention to detail whilst simultaneously maintaining a calm and collected site.

Tanya Poggo

Design Management

Tanya's unique style, creative vision, and reliable nature infuses her design management. 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.