What We Do
Every day, Thiess is delivering iconic projects that are shaping our world and building a more sustainable future across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and India.
As one of Australia’s largest employers of engineers and project managers, Thiess provides you with unparalleled opportunities to contribute to technically complex, large-scale projects. We play a pivotal role in building vital infrastructure, delivering resources to Asia, and providing essential services to our communities.
For our mining clients, we plan and schedule operation and production work, design and construct mine infrastructure, manage fixed plant including coal handling and preparation plants, and operate and maintain a $3 billion fleet of equipment.
In our construction business, we build roads, bridges and tunnels, railways, dams, high-rise buildings and hospitals to name just a few. We are responsible for delivering some of Australia’s most innovative construction projects, including Airport Link and the Victorian Desalination Plant.
We are also a leading provider of services to industrial and commercial clients and government agencies across the water, energy, telecommunications, infrastructure, waste, and remediation sectors. Thiess Services is playing a lead role in delivering the National Broadband Network that will provide super-fast internet access for up 37 per cent of Australia.
From city centres and regional communities right across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and India, we offer career pathways, skills development, and international opportunities. When it comes to your career, if you want to join an organisation with great leadership, integrity, communication and teamwork, it’s time to connect with Thiess.
- Employs 19,000 people across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and India
- Has a $7 billion turnover
- Has Work-In-Hand of $23.8 billion as at January 2012
- Is the world’s largest contract miner
- Is the first international mining contractor to be awarded a contract in India
- Provides solutions through operating divisions, subsidiaries, alliances and joint ventures
- Was founded in 1934, so has a long and proud history
How We Do It
If making a difference is important to you, you’ll want to be part of an organisation that has the clout, experience and resources to turn vision into reality. By working with Thiess, you’ll be building and leaving a positive legacy for the future.
From humble beginnings almost 80 years ago, we’ve amassed enormous depth and breadth of experience, capabilities and skills. This means you’ll set up your career by working along-side and learning directly from the industry’s best.
It’s important to realise that to build a fabulous career you have to be exposed to the ‘right stuff’. Success at work, as with everything in life, comes from embracing opportunities. Thiess provides you with those career defining opportunities - you simply have to grab them and make them your own.
Our culture is anchored in FOUR values that we actively support on a daily basis. We value:
Trust - Dependable. Reliable. Certain. We deliver on what we promise. Qualities like integrity, honesty and care keep our people safe and enable relationships that go the distance. It’s the essence of what sets us apart – the backbone of our business.
Passion - Energy. Enthusiasm. Drive. A relentless commitment to be the best – going the extra mile to achieve results that exceed expectations. We safeguard our people, value diversity, enhance communities and transform environments. It’s not just a job...it’s in our blood.
Innovation - A spark. A quest. A problem solved. A pioneering spirit that values ideas and seizes opportunities. A willingness to challenge and change, making the complex simple. It takes creativity, courage and collaboration to deliver cost-effective, smart solutions.
- Excellence - Discipline. Leadership. Performance. Simply, the uncompromising standard we hold ourselves accountable to every day. We deliver high quality projects through high quality service. It’s what attracts and retains the best and converts projects into partnerships.
Diversity is important at Thiess. We are focused on providing excellent work opportunities for all of our people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and women.
All-in-all, we take our role as a corporate citizen very seriously. You can feel proud working for Thiess as we are firmly focused on delivering safe, sustainability and socially responsible outcomes at all times.
At Thiess we have a culture of generosity and actively supporting the communities in which we work and live, committing time and financial resources to local charity and not-for-profit organisations.
Thiess' social responsibility program, Care, enables each employee to make a real difference.
Through Care, the company supports local communities by offering grants to worthy community initiatives that have long-lasting benefits. The program also supports workplace giving and matches employee contributions dollar-for-dollar. Volunteer leave is also available. Our people can take one day each year to support a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation.
Every project represents a great opportunity to engage with the local communities and businesses – to provide employment and training opportunities as well as economic benefits through support and active involvement.
Whether it is through long-term partnerships with organisations, charity fundraisers or using our skills and resources to assist those in need, our teams ensure their contributions to our communities go beyond the requirements of simply delivering our projects.
As a Thiess team member you’ll get to work on some of the largest and most innovative projects around.
We’ve included just a handful of examples across our mining, construction and services operations to show you the sorts of work you might soon be helping to deliver.
For more examples of how we are helping our clients achieve great outcomes, check out the Thiess corporate website...Thiess.com.au