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After years of studying it’s now time to put your education into action. GHD is a leading graduate employer and we aim to attract great talent to our community.

With more than 70 service lines, we are able to offer you the opportunity to contribute to challenging and interesting projects, both locally across the GHD network. Our people work in cohesive teams, with open communication and leaders who take an interest in development of their people.

A global team means a global opportunity. At GHD, we have many career opportunities and are committed to employing and retaining talent across our business.

  • Engineering – civil, chemical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, mechanical, mining and structural
  • Environmental and earth sciences
  • Architecture – buildings, interiors and landscapes
  • Planning
  • Project management
  • Metallurgy
  • Commerce, economics and management

Trainee/Cadet drafters

GHD also employs graduate drafters with appropriate qualifications, such as an Associate Degree in Engineering or a Diploma in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Geotechnical, Structural, Mining or Industrial Engineering, or Building Design.

An understanding of basic AutoCAD, Civil 3D or GIS applications is essential.

You will be provided with mentoring and continuing on-the-job development activities to further build and refine your skills.

  • All applications are managed through our confidential online recruitment system
  • Attachments should include a covering letter, academic transcript and an up-to-date resume. These do not need to be three (3) separate documents.
  • You are able to attach up to 10 documents in total for all applications, not 10 documents per application
  • Please ensure that you compress each document so that they are no larger than 1MB each
  • For large academic transcript files we recommend that the information be copied into a word document and PDF before uploading your application

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GHD has a well-developed structured Graduate Development Program for recent graduates to accelerate their skills development and ongoing learning.

This program, which is tailored to suit the office you will be working in, introduces graduates  to a range of business, technical and leadership skills through a combination of tailored learning and development programs, site visits, business and social networking events, and mentoring.

Young Professionals group

Our Young Professionals group was established 10 years ago and is a networking group for people with less than 10 years’ professional work experience. It provides a unique opportunity to build strong working relationships with your peers, while equipping you wih the necessary workplace skills to achieve your career goals and reach your potential through a range of diverse social, community and professional development activities.

Your Professional Development

We are committed to the professional development of our people.  We understand that continuing growth and development through on the job and specialised programs, is important to all our people.

GHD provides career pathways and diverse learning opportunities for you to acquire the experience and knowledge you will need to be an effective member of our network and to strengthen our global community.

The GHD Business School offers a comprehensive portfolio of technical, operational and leadership programs designed to develop individual capabilities and support on-the-job development.

You can tailor a development plan to suit your short and long-term career goals at GHD.

Click here to view the GHD Business School video

At GHD you will have opportunities to work on challenging projects while being part of a global community of professionals who contribute to the economic, ecological and social prosperity of the communities in which we live and work. 

We will provide you with:

  • A friendly and enjoyable workplace
  • Opportunities to contribute to high-profile and interesting projects locally and throughout the world
  • Family friendly practices
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • A Performance Review and Development Program to support your career and personal development
  • A team environment where small groups of talented people collaborate to achieve the best results for our clients
  • Competitive salaries
  • A workplace that is based on mutual respect and appreciation of individual and cultural differences

And welcome your participation in our:

  • Innovation, Safety and Sustainability initiatives
  • Professional Development programs including mentoring, seminars and training
  • Networking groups including Women in GHD and Young Professionals
  • Office social groups and activities
  • Annual GHD People Survey where you can have your say so that we can improve what makes GHD such a great place to work
  • Community engagement programs

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