Workforce Development & Industry Participation Lead - Laing O'Rourke - Sydney

Last updated 8 months ago
Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Workforce Development & Industry Participation Lead to join us on a major infrastructure project in Sydney, NSW. This permanent role offers great career prospects with a privately owned tier 1 constructor and international engineering enterprise.

Key responsibilities

Lead the development and implementation of the Workforce and Industry Participation Strategy for the project, to make a positive impact on the Sydney community through skills development. Engage and collaborate with internal teams, and external community and stakeholder groups, to drive and deliver workforce participation. Identify and cultivate job and training opportunities, and establish and maintain relationships with key employment, training and industry stakeholders. Monitor, report and track progress of workforce development strategies. Lead monthly Workforce Development and Industry Participation meetings.

About you

Experience in developing and delivering workforce development projects, ideally gained on major infrastructure projects. A relevant qualification in Adult Education, Vocational Education, Organisational Development, Education or Human Resources, and a Cert IV or equivalent in Training and Assessment. High-level skills in stakeholder engagement, communication, planning, policy and procedure development, and report writing.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.