Jensen Projects
Our Team

Meet the Jensen Team

Rael Shakenovsky


Rael is the Founder and Managing Director of Jensen Projects. He brings over 20 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

Project Manager

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

Project Manager

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.

Daniel Nunez

Project Engineer

Daniel found his passion for construction a little later in life after being a teacher for several years. Now fully qualified as a Carpenter and a Construction Management graduate, Daniel brings a unique set of experience to the Jensen team. Daniel describes himself as a fitness enthusiast, which is a bit of an understatement when he runs laps around us at our weekly gym sessions.

Michael Paradise

Project Engineer

Mikey recently graduated with first class honours from UTS with a Bachelor of Construction Project Management. He pursued his Cadetship with Jensen 3 years ago and has progressed into the role of Project Engineer. Mikey focuses on resolving and delivering high-end details and quality workmanship whilst also having a huge passion for delivering an exceptional client experience. After work, Mikey kicks off the steel caps and slips on the climbing shoes to conquer the rock climbing wall.

Tom Magiropoulos

Site Manager

Tom's experience is essential as he takes the reigns as a Site Manager at Jensen running our ground up projects. He also mentors many of our leading hands and foreman. Tom has a diploma in Building Science along with over 40 years of invaluable experience working in the construction industry. The team needs to be careful sitting too close to Tom, as his wife is always delivering delicious Greek baked goodies. After a hard week of work, Tom looks forward to Friday night footy, where he grills up a storm and supports the bunnies.

Tanya Poggo

Interior Designer

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.

Victoria Panourakis

Interior Designer

Victoria has a bachelor of Interior Architecture and brings 6 years of industry experience to Jensen as an Interior Designer. She is passionate about the overall atmosphere of interior spaces and intricate design details. Victoria's friendly and vibrant nature is a delight to be around and when it's time to get work done her ability to focus is truly a sight to behold. Outside of work, Victoria loves to experiment with new recipes as well as keep her weekends jam packed with all the latest bars and restaurants that Sydney has to offer.

Rafael Ginges


Raf is currently working as a Building Cadet whilst studying a Bachelor of Construction & Property Management at the University of NSW. Raf is eager to continue expanding his knowledge by learning from Jensen's experienced team during his Cadet programme. In his spare time, Raf loves to take surf trips down the coast and spend quality time with his friends and family.