Graduate Civil Engineer

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At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day. 

If you want to start a career with impact, whether solving everyday problems through to tackling some of the great challenges our clients and communities face, you’ll find that here.  That’s why we pledge to empower all our people to make a positive impact and ensure you’re provided the necessary training and experiences to make those aspirations a reality.

We know community impact is important to our staff.  Our GHD in the Community program partners with not-for-profit organisations to provide opportunities to work on pro-bono projects, volunteering and fundraising for philanthropic and humanitarian causes.  As a business we also funnel some of our profits into the GHD Foundation, a registered charity that works to address disadvantage and inequality in children accessing STEAM education in our countries of operation.

What does being a Graduate mean for you?

Outside of the technical development you’ll gain working within your team, you’ll also join GHD’s two year Graduate Development Program. The Graduate Program will connect you peers across Australia, New Zealand, the broader Asia Pacific region and the Middle East.   

We offer optional rotations in the second year of your program to help explore your career pathway, a structured approach to promotions and salary reviews over your first two years and a culture that is friendly, inclusive and not built on hierarchy.

Want to know more about life as a Consultant in GHD?

GHD, in partnership with The Forage, a global provider of job simulations, have developed a self-paced Virtual Internship where you’ll start to explore what a career in our Engineering teams looks like.  You’ll hear from one of the Leaders in our Rail team who’ll outline some of the topics we cover, as well as talking you through a bit more of what we do in GHD. 

The Virtual Internship should only take you 3-4 hours to complete   We’re not asking you to undertake complex calculations, but rather understand some of the challenge we work with on a day to day basis.

To learn more, access our Virtual Engineering Internship here.

What will you do in the role?

  • The role encompasses a wide range of skills working with technical leads across water, civil, coastal and marine engineering and environmental science.
  • You will have opportunities to work collaboratively with our valued clients, to deliver projects that provide long-lasting community benefit to the community working on the whole life cycle from tendering to delivery and handover.
  • There will be opportunities to undertake site-work conducting inspections and data collection for a wide range of projects.
  • You’ll be able connect in with a wider team of experts and build a network to share insights, knowledge and improve your overall technical capabilities.

Karratha is thriving. With massive investment in infrastructure, many people are making the move to the city. With great weather, endless family friendly activities, excellent schooling, great places to eat and drink and a fantastic arts precinct, there is plenty to enjoy about this coastal town.  Maybe you are the keen explorer, boaty or love fishing; Karratha provides the perfect base for access to outstanding land and water-based activities locally and within the wider Pilbara and Kimberley areas.   

We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Have recently graduated or will graduate at the end of the year with a degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Are passionate about the consulting industry.
  • Have strong communication teamwork and communication skills.
  • Embrace our shared commitment to safety in all aspects of our work.
  • Have the ability to work as a dependable member of a multi-disciplinary team and self-prioritize workload
  • Be willing to travel to clients’ sites from time to time.
  • Great technology skills will be beneficial.

What does the rest of GHD’s process look like?

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition team members who manage each of our regions. If your application is shortlisted, we will get in touch with you for a Video Interview, where you’ll get the chance to introduce yourself and make another positive impression on both our TA team and hiring managers.

If you’re successful at our Video Interview stage and are invited for an interview, our team will contact you via email, text or phone to get that scheduled in. Interviews will either be face to face in our office, or via MS Teams if virtual.  Prior to our interview we’ll also ask you to go through some online testing through one of our providers, Saville.

If the interview goes well, we’ll be in contact to discuss an offer, where we’ll go through salary, start date and our background checks.

In our application process, we want to be as inclusive as possible to ensure everyone has an equitable chance of proceeding through.  If you identify as someone who is neurodiverse, or who has a disability and may require changes to any of the processes outlined above, please respond to the question at the start of our process and we’ll be in touch where appropriate.

How do you apply? 

1. Select the "Apply" button

2. Please allow up to 10 minutes to complete the questions. 

3. Upload a copy of your updated cover letter, CV and academic transcript/s.

If you’re successful through our recruitment process, your full-time position will start in February 2025. There may also be ongoing opportunities for casual work throughout your final year of studies.

Interested? Apply now.


Come together and make a meaningful impact.

We bring our people together to create something bigger and solve some of the world's most complex problems. Come and experience the power of commitment and see strategy and ideas come to life when you join GHD.

Let's drive real change.

Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.

That’s why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today.

See where your commitment could take you.
That’s the #PowerOfCommitment

Who we are 
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It’s what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity’s most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come. 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering, Engineering Civil Structural, Engineering Electrical,
  • Work rights:
    Australian Student Visa, Australian Citizen,
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:

    Feb 2025 (approx)

  • accepts international


  • Salary


  • Closing Date:21st Jun 2024, 3:59 pm


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