Karen Parkes
Estimating Manager


The Tempo Group seems to attract spirited adventurers and our estimating manager, Karen is no exception.

Originally from the UK, Born in Newcastle, Karen was drawn to the excitement and party of the America’s Cup in 1987, Perth Western Australia and from there she fell into an estimating career that has spanned over 30 years.

Initially, Karen commenced her career in remote construction estimating residential/commercial. Remote estimating requires a detailed and disciplined mind, there is no room for error and when the truck is loaded, it can’t be missing anything.

Karen is driven by finding workable solutions, delivering projects creatively and a keen focus on the bottom line. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, especially with the site and build crews who have so much to learn from her extensive and diverse career.