Opportunities in Australia with UGL

Due to our ever-growing portfolio of national projects within our transport, new energy and utilities businesses we are opening up opportunities for experienced and highly skilled Project Directors, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors and disciplined Engineers to the international market.

UGL currently have vacancies in Australia across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the following:

  • Project Directors Rail & Road and/or Power Utilities or New Energy
  • Project Managers Rail & Road and/or Power Utilities or New Energy
  • Construction Managers Rail & Road and/or Power Utilities or New Energy
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Commercial Managers
  • Signalling Engineers
  • Rail Systems Engineers
  • Communication Systems Engineers
  • Cyber Security Engineers
  • Systems Assurance Engineers
  • Drafters Electrical & Mechanical 
  • MEP Design Managers
  • Design Engineering Mechanical/HV Electrical/Structural 


If you would like to discuss these opportunities further, please email your resume mentioning the position you are interested in.


Why Australia?

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The Medicare system in Australia provides access to a wide range of health care services, free medical care in public hospitals and lower costs for prescription medicines. Certain categories of visitors, all Australian citizens and all eligible Australian residents can access these services after enrolling in Medicare.


The Australian public education system has a good reputation for its high quality of students and learning methodologies – it must be noted that academic results are not the only factor that the Australian education system teaches, with equal emphasis on how students interact, learn, do in sports etc. It is a more holistic based system.

Weather and climate

Australia is also an attractive migration destination because of its temperate weather on most of the east coast. All four seasons can be found on the Australian east coast region, with the full experience of living through the blue skies of summer and spring as well as the coolness and crispness of winter and autumn.

World's most liveable cities

The Economist runs a survey every year to rank the most liveable cities in the world. According to these surveys, multiple Australian cities make it on the best cities to live in the world list every year. 

The coffee culture

Do you love your coffee? If you do, then Australia can be considered a coffee nirvana. Australia is known for its coffee culture – everyone drinks coffee here. There are coffee shops all over the major cities, grinding fresh beans for your coffee fix. Migrants moving from countries with a similar coffee culture have one more reason to like Australia.

The food

The food is great in Australia, with multiple Michelin star restaurants, fast food chains, cafes and restaurants of every kind. Because of the large migrant population across the country, you can enjoy very diverse food options, from authentic Vietnamese to Italian and Chinese food, all being made with freshest ingredients farmed predominantly in Australia.

Pathway to citizenship

All permanent residents can eventually qualify to become an Australian citizen. A big advantage for migrants moving to the country is the fact that Australia recognises dual citizenship and that children born to permanent residents in Australia can apply for citizenship even if their parents don’t yet qualify.

You can find out more about moving to Australia on the Internations website


UGL is well-known and respected for providing end-to-end engineering, construction and maintenance services within, rail and transport, communications and technology systems, oil and gas, power, renewables and resources, water and defence markets. UGL partners with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies and government agencies, private enterprises and public institutions.

  • Currently $10.5billion work in hand to deliver
  • Major infrastructure projects across transport – rail and road, and utilities – HV transmission
  • Locations across all the major states, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

What we offer

When you join UGL you will be joining an 8,000+ strong organisation owned by CIMIC Group, one of the world's leading international contractors, where you will gain exposure to a diverse range of opportunities, which include: 

  • the opportunity to work with a team that focuses on personal development and further training
  • exposure to a diverse range of projects
  • competitive group remuneration and benefits including health and wellbeing programs with company-funded salary continuance insurance, and
  • flexible work arrangements and a culture that values diversity and innovation, evolving with market changes and new technologies.

Our team works hard and celebrates successes and efforts through our monthly reward and recognition scheme. If you are looking for a bright future and opportunity to grow your career, then join UGL – a great place to work!

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