Employer information

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Construction, Civil engineering
Company size
Sydney, Australia

Workplace initiatives at CIMIC Group

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy to be introduced March 2019
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year coming 2019
Employee turnover rate 16%
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* In progress 2019
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 10 weeks**
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 1 week
Paid volunteer days No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave No
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership

About CIMIC Group

Who are we

CIMIC Group is an engineering-led construction, mining, services and public private partnerships leader working across the lifecycle of assets, infrastructure and resources projects.

We are comprised of our construction business CPB Contractors, including Leighton Asia and Broad, our mining and mineral processing companies Thiess and Sedgman, our services specialist UGL and our public private partnerships arm Pacific Partnerships – all supported by our in-house engineering consultancy EIC Activities.

Our mission is to generate sustainable returns for shareholders by delivering projects for our clients while providing safe, rewarding and fulfilling careers for our people.

CIMIC Group is a collaboration of more than 50,000 people across 20 countries. Each individual brings their own story, experience and perspective to their job and this diversity of thought, experience and skills makes our business stronger. 

We recognise that:

  •  Diverse and inclusive teams promote innovation, performance and productivity;

  • These advantages are strongest when our workforces reflect the diverse communities in which we work; and

  • These diverse communities provide a valuable source of talent.

The primary aim of our Diversity and Inclusion Policy is to increase and leverage the diversity that exists right across our businesses. Our priorities are set out in four key areas.

Workplace culture – cultivate an inclusive workplace

We undertake a range of activities to raise awareness and promote inclusion including training programs in unconscious bias awareness, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, bullying and harassment. We also use workforce reporting to track diversity participation.

Gender diversity – promote and improve female participation and achieve gender equality

We’re improving how we attract, retain and develop women at all levels in the CIMIC Group. This includes addressing the challenges associated with relatively small numbers of women entering the engineering trades and profession and ensuring women are represented across diverse areas and in leadership roles. We’re taking steps to redress the pay equity gap as well as addressing the underlying cause. We are members or partners of the:

  • National Association of Women in Construction and

  • Diversity Council of Australia.

National participation – invest in local employees

Our training and talent programs develop local leaders and graduates to ensure the future workforce is reflective of the country in which we operate.

Indigenous Australia – increase indigenous employment and the use of indigenous suppliers

Opening opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a social objective we share with our clients. Through our construction business CPB Contractors we support the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program.

Our company’s recent achievements include:

  • The launch of WINTR, the CIMIC Group women’s network on LinkedIn.
  • CIMIC Group was named by LinkedIn as one of the best companies in Australia for attracting and keeping top talent. We were ranked as the sixth best company to work for in 2018.
  • Our commitment to sustainability was recognised through inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Australia Index. We were the only construction and engineering company to receive the acknowledgment. 
  • Our Fit for Work Fit for life health initiatives now include health and income protection benefits (and more) for eligible employees. 

To view additional achievements from our WORK180 endorsed operating companies click on the links below:

Click here- CPB Contractors. 

Click here- Thiess.