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McConnell Dowell Group

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McConnell Dowell is the Creative Construction Company, building better communities through safe, smart, efficient infrastructure.

We are an international and diverse group with one culture and one goal – to ensure we remain the very best. Working at the forefront of the construction industry, we provide our people with a stimulating environment that challenges them to think laterally and excel beyond even their own expectations.

At McConnell Dowell, we drive
progress through personal initiative, responsibility, autonomy, backing ourselves, challenging others and being resilient. We’re progressive in our nature. This has resulted in an enduring, well- defined culture that is cohesive, shares the same goals and has an unbeatable team spirit. So no matter where you are – Australia, the Pacific, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Middle East, New Zealand – there is only one McConnell Dowell.

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Built Environs

Construction

Built Environs is a progressive building construction company with a reputation for professionalism and delivering complex projects on time and within budget. And, while we’re proud of our achievements as a company, we are defined by the quality of our people.

  • It is our people who build critical relationships with our clients and their stakeholders.
  • It is our people who manage teams of subcontractors and trades to ensure onsite cohesion and a high-quality outcome.
  • And it is our people who, everyday, work to uphold our standard of quality, best-practice operations and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.

Workplace culture

Our culture is one of openness and inclusion. We empower our people to contribute to the success of the business and suggest ways in which we can improve our performance.

With a history spanning 25 years, Built Environs is a team of energetic, highly skilled and progressive people who benefit from many initiatives that contribute to our enjoyable workplace culture:

  • Social club.
  • Support for involvement in sporting activities both within and outside of working hours.
  • Study support.
  • Company breakfasts.
  • Family-friendly working arrangements wherever possible.
  • Weekly casual days.
  • Regular staff functions and engagement opportunities

Training and development

Our achievements as a company would be impossible without the talent and commitment of our people. This is why we are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best employees.

We focus on enhancing the wellbeing of our workforce through skills and professional development, supporting lifelong learning, and participation in the direction of the organisation.

To enable our employees to realise their full potential, we provide in-house development programmes dedicated to:

Work experience

Built Environs offers school students, undergraduates and graduates the opportunity to observe and become familiar with the building construction industry through work experience placements.

Rest assured that work experience with us does not involve making coffees and photocopying. A placement with Built Environs provides a genuine opportunity to learn and work in a structured environment in South Australia or Western Australia.

Your application for work experience should include:

  • A brief letter introducing yourself and detailing your preferred next career step and availability.
  • Your current curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of your academic history or academic transcript from your school or university.

Register your interest to complete a work experience placement with us by emailing hr@builtenvirons.com.au

Life at McConnell Dowell

A strong brand and culture of success

Over 50 years of operation, McConnell Dowell has successfully delivered the most technically complex projects time and time again, building a reputation as a key player in the Australian and New Zealand construction industries.

Construct world-class infrastructure to improve communities

McConnell Dowell thrives on joining a community during and beyond a project. Whether it be the construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail or a remote marine wharf in Western Australia, McConnell Dowell delivers impressive infrastructure for the betterment of the communities in which we operate.

Work and travel to international destinations

McConnell Dowell is part of the Aveng group which operates across four continents. As a member of the McConnell Dowell Group, there are opportunities to take your career across the globe.

Fulfill your goals

McConnell Dowell is committed to the development and enhancement of our people. Not only are our employees equipped and empowered to carry out their role with the skills they need, our employees have the opportunity to drive toward their own goals which is encapsulated in our performance review program.

Strong teamwork ethics and approachable leadership

Our success is built upon the relationships of our people. It is in the DNA of McConnell Dowell employees to cultivate supportive teams that provide an environment where you can not only grow and be challenged, but enjoy yourself while working alongside your mates.

Be a person and not a number

Each and every employee brings a different perspective to the challenges that we face every day. We value the diversity of our individual employees because their different perspectives allow us to continue to deliver first-class infrastructure across the McConnell Dowell footprint.

Show us your creative talents

As a multi-disciplined company building tomorrow’s infrastructure, McConnell Dowell offers exposure to a new and unseen work environment in every challenge and project that we undertake. Employees at McConnell Dowell have the freedom to innovate in a safe environment, with the structure of a strong and established company.

A global workforce

With a workforce spanning the globe, we know that having a constant and solid company culture ensures we operate to the best of our potential. We are all about straight talking, building team spirit and maintaining the highest level of safety standards.

A values based organisation

Our company vision and values guide the behaviours and business practices of all of our employees and help to build lasting relationships with clients, governments and communities through a commitment to clear and effective communication.

A safety driven culture

Safety is at the core of the McConnell Dowell business. With a large and diverse multicultural workforce, we equip all of our staff with training and development opportunities to constantly improve our capability in the building construction industry and ensure that everybody is safe in their working environment.

Our Purpose & Values

Our Purpose and Values are a part of McConnell Dowell’s identity and nurture our commitment to change, growth and fulfilment. These virtues unite us in our efforts to achieve a common purpose. Most importantly, they are goals with integrity that help attract the right people to our business.

We value the capacity and commitment to:

  • Safety & Care
    Home without harm, everyone every day. The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, the community and the environment is paramount
  • Honesty & Integrity
    We do what is right – consistently and transparently
  • Customer Focus
    We build relationships by collaborating and delivering on our promises with excellence.
  • Performance Excellence
    We hold ourselves and each other accountable and always strive to exceed expectations.
  • Working Together
    We respect and cooperate with each other and leverage our rich knowledge and diversity.

We understand the competitive advantage of having a diverse workforce, and appreciate the unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives each employee brings to their work.

We believe in equal opportunity and champion an inclusive workplace culture.

Key Areas

Civil and Marine

Our creative approach to civil and marine infrastructure projects isn’t the only thing that sets us apart from our competition. It’s our engineering capability.

This difference means we think outside the box, explore every possible project solution, and find the best one for our customers.

So whether it’s a port, jetty, wharf, dam, outfall, seawall, bridge, road, rail or industrial project, we offer solutions that deliver value.

Rail

With a range of accreditations across the Group, an impeccable safety record, and a team of highly trained specialists, our rail construction and maintenance capability provides the fullest scope of solutions for our customers, backed by the expertise of Aveng Rail. We have experience in safely conducting a full range of construction works within a live rail environment and have a full collection of plant available for use to deliver services in the two most critical rail sectors: track construction and maintenance, and rail structures.

Pipelines

When it comes to pipelines, we like to think big, with over 200 projects delivered to date, totalling over 30,000km across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. As one of the largest pipeline contractors in the region, we have laid pipeline in diameters of up to 50 inches. Our capability spans our product and pipe type installations in remote, urban and environmentally sensitive locations.

Tunnel & Underground

With over 30 years’ experience, the delivery of 130km of tunnels, and over 3 million tonnes of material moved, our tunnelling capability is unrivalled: this is the MCD Group difference. We are renowned for our road header, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), pipe-jacking and micro-tunnelling expertise and our capacity to provide fully integrated engineering and construction solutions. Our expertise covers the whole range of tunnelling, from specialist soft ground techniques (full faced balanced earth pressure machines) through to hard rock tunnelling.

Building

As the commercial building brand of the McConnell Dowell Group, Built Environs has the ability to deliver everything from small scale refurbishments through to major developments across Australia.

Industrial & Mechanical

With specialist skills in mining and metals, oil and gas, chemical processing and water markets, we provide complete construction service in green and brown-field facilities construction from engineer, procure, fabricate, field erection, civil, mechanical, piping and electrical installation works through to commissioning.

Our People

We are committed to providing a working environment for our people that develops them to the best of their ability and harnesses innovative thinking, while giving them a challenging and rewarding environment in which to work. We are also committed to providing a workplace that is safe for our people to work and one that does not adversely affect the environment. The value of our people is priceless and we want them to be motivated to work for us as their employer of choice, to be as enthusiastic and proud of their employer as we are of our people and their service to us. The McConnell Dowell Group employs people from many different nationalities and backgrounds. Diversity in our workforce enhances our ability to deliver innovative solutions to our customers. We are committed to treating every employee with fairness, respect and equality.

Health & Wellbeing

McConnell Dowell offer a variety of programs across the physical, mental and wellness spectrum.

We are constantly evolving our offerings to ensure our employees are given the help and support they need to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Our aim is to make McConnell Dowell a great place to work.

Our Health and Wellbeing initiatives bring our vision for our workplaces to life, by linking people, place and technology together. This then creates a vibrant, energetic, engaging and productive working environment.

We value flexibility and provide a workplace that meets the changing needs of our employees, thus creating a great place to work.

Our programs are designed to:

  • raise employee awareness on the importance of understanding health risks and the impact they have on our lives.
  • assist employees to optimise their health and supports healthy choices and behaviour change through information, health initiatives and on-line tools to enable them to their best.
  • encourage our employees take an active role in managing their health, lower health risks and improve our chances of preventing chronic disease.

We aim to provide preventive and proactive interventions, identification and or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing.

Graduates

The McConnell Dowell graduate program will put you a path to career success, by providing you with opportunities to learn and fulfil your potential.

You will benefit from our culture of progressive thinking. It’s an approach that seeks current opportunities, embraces change and has a clear strategy for our future. Our graduate program has been carefully developed to provide the best graduates the chance to put their skills to work. It is a practical program with an emphasis on learning and development. We provide an in-depth introduction to a career in Civil Construction, Human Resources, Finance, HSEQ, Commercial and New Business/Tendering. You will work with people who are passionate about what they do and generous with their knowledge and experience.

Strengths of the McConnell Dowell graduate program:

• Two-year program with Flexible Rotations.

• You will have the backing of a multi-national organisation.

• You will learn in a company that has a Values-based culture, one that prioritises safety, cares about its people and is responsible for building better communities.

• You will work on large scale multi-disciplinary projects.

• You will have the opportunity to network and be mentored by senior leaders

Indigenous Opportunities with McConnell Dowell

Over 50 years of operation, McConnell Dowell has successfully delivered the most technically complex projects time and time again, building a reputation as a key player in the Australian, South East Asia & Middle East, and New Zealand & Pacific construction industries.

Fulfil your goals

McConnell Dowell is committed to the development and enhancement of our people. Not only are our employees equipped and empowered to carry out their role with the skills they need, our employees have the opportunity to drive toward their own goals which is encapsulated in our performance review program.

Strong teamwork ethics and approachable leadership

Our success is built upon the relationships of our people. It is in the DNA of McConnell Dowell employees to cultivate supportive teams that provide an environment where you can not only grow and be challenged, but enjoy yourself while working alongside your mates.

A values-based organisation

Our company vision and values guide the behaviours and business practices of all of our employees and help to build lasting relationships with clients, governments and communities through a commitment to clear and effective communication.

A safety-driven culture

Safety is at the core of the McConnell Dowell business. With a large and diverse multicultural workforce, we equip all of our staff with training and development opportunities to constantly improve our capability in the building construction industry and ensure that everybody is safe in their working environment.

Identity

We are a proud multicultural organisation of over three thousand employees. We celebrate our cultural differences, and our individual and collective achievements.

Flexibility

Throughout your career there will be situations that change when and where you are able to work, McConnell Dowell is committed to working with you along the way to offer tailored solutions to meet your changing needs.

Sustainability

We act today with the future in mind. McConnell Dowell is committed to working together to protect and maintain our environment – we think creatively and sustainably when building infrastructure and resources for our communities. Ensuring a sustainable tomorrow for our teams, customers and the environment, means we must perform to the best of our ability today.

Local engagement

Working with Traditional Owners, we develop programs tailored to the area that we work in to engage with local employees at both entry and experienced levels. We have established partnerships with trusted organisations that have resulted in the successful placement of staff, supervisors and engineers on multiple projects.

Community

We aspire to work with local individuals and companies to transform communities for the better. Our projects involve the community at every step, and we partner with them to create the best results for our towns and cities.

Gender Equality at McConnell Dowell

McConnell Dowell thrives on joining a community during and beyond a project. Whether it be the construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail or a remote marine wharf in Western Australia, McConnell Dowell delivers impressive infrastructure for the betterment of the communities in which we operate.

Fulfil your goals

McConnell Dowell is committed to the development and enhancement of our people. Not only are our employees equipped and empowered to carry out their role with the skills they need, our employees have the opportunity to drive toward their own goals which is encapsulated in our performance review program.

Strong teamwork ethics and approachable leadership

Our success is built upon the relationships of our people. It is in the DNA of McConnell Dowell employees to cultivate supportive teams that provide an environment where you can not only grow and be challenged, but enjoy yourself while working alongside your mates.

Be a person and not a number

Each and every employee brings a different perspective to the challenges that we face every day. We value the diversity of our individual employees because their different perspectives allow us to continue to deliver first-class infrastructure across the McConnell Dowell footprint.

A values-based organisation

Our company vision and values guide the behaviours and business practices of all of our employees and help to build lasting relationships with clients, governments and communities through a commitment to clear and effective communication.

A safety-driven culture

Safety is at the core of the McConnell Dowell business. With a large and diverse multicultural workforce, we equip all of our staff with training and development opportunities to constantly improve our capability in the building construction industry and ensure that everybody is safe in their working environment.

Unique career paths

The diverse range of opportunities at McConnell Dowell let our employees point their career path in any direction they choose. Just like the course of our lives, our career path is not linear. As your life and aspirations change direction, a company like McConnell Dowell has opportunities at every turn to challenge and excite you.

Flexibility

Throughout your career there will be situations that change when and where you are able to work, McConnell Dowell is committed to working with you along the way to offer tailored solutions to meet your changing needs.

Graduate development

Our two-year Graduate Program provides the opportunity for all participants to rotate through our various functions and gain experience in multiple engineering sectors, including Marine, Pipelines, Tunnels and Rail. We provide flexibility to our Graduates who are managing family responsibilities whilst kick-starting their career in the construction industry.

Respect

Respecting and valuing differences based on all the elements that make each human being unique, McConnell Dowell Group is focused on creating a culture where different perspectives can be heard for the benefit of our communities

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