Frequently asked questions

The best way is to apply for a position that is already advertised.  You can search all our jobs here – fill out one or more of the fields in the job search form and submit for a list of all matching opportunities.

When you find a position you are interested in, please ensure you have viewed the full advertisement before applying. This advertisement will list vital information about the position.
All applications are submitted and managed through our confidential, online recruitment system. It should take you no more than 10 minutes to submit your application, which should include a covering letter, an up-to-date CV/ resumé and any relevant certificates.
Create your own career profile with your previous work experience, job interests, education and contact details. Your profile allows us to match your skills and experience to job opportunities as they become available. We can also send you email alerts about your preferred roles when vacancies arise.
 You can view or update your profile any time by signing in here.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated response direct to your email address confirming receipt of your application. 

While the recruitment process can vary across our company, the standard process for the majority will flow as follows:

Upon your application being suited to the job position you have applied for, someone from our talent community will reach out to you to discover your skills and experience further whilst also providing you an overview of our business and the position for which you have applied.

Following your initial discussion with us, if you both feel the position is a match, your resume will be shortlisted and passed on to the hiring manager recruiting for the role for further review.

Following a successful review from our hiring managers, you'll be invited for an interview to meet with our team to discuss your skills and experience in more detail and provide you the opportunity to learn more about the team you have applied for and ask any questions you may have. This will be done either in person, via telephone or by video conference, dependent on your location.

During the recruitment process we may require you to participate in some of the below key elements:

  • online application
  • telephone interview
  • behavioural interviews
  • psychometric testing
  • site visit (where applicable)
  • reference checks
  • medical checks
  • background checks (police check).

If you are successful in your final interview, you will be asked to participate in completing a pre-employment medical which aims to:

  • ensure you are fit to undertake the expectations of the role safely and won't put yourself or others at risk of illness or injury
  • establish your general health so that we can monitor you and identify any pre-existing medical conditions

UGL covers all costs associated with the pre-employment medicals.

On occasions, we use psychometric assessments for leadership and specialised roles. The recruiter looking after you during the process will inform you if this applies.
Before an offer is extended, two professional verbal referees will be contacted. Please ensure that you have spoken with your referees and asked their permission before you provide their details to us. You will be notified before we contact anyone to ensure we have your consent.

It may take us up to two weeks to review your application. At UGL, we don’t rush this step. It’s important that we make sure we select candidates who are right for our company and right for the role.

You can also track your application at any time by logging in using your username and password.

Once you have successfully completed the UGL selection process, your recruiter will contact you to extend a verbal offer of employment. Following this, we will then send you a written employment contract.

Our recruitment team is able to answer any questions you may have throughout the process.
Absolutely. You are welcome to apply for any of our advertised positions that you believe match your experience and interests.
  • provide contact details so that we can communicate with you easily (a home/office and mobile number, as well as your email address, helps us to reach you)
  • take the time to check your responses to the questions in the application process, and check your spelling and grammar
  • if your contact details change after you have submitted your application, please log back in to our online recruitment system and update them.
The information you provide is only used for employment purposes. Your details will be treated confidentially in accordance with our privacy policy.
Yes. We always look to see if vacancies can be filled internally before advertising elsewhere. The promotion of internal talent is a key aspect of working at UGL and the wider CIMIC Group. Employees are encouraged to discuss their career goals and aspirations with their managers and to engage in the career development opportunities UGL has on offer.
Should you no longer wish for UGL to store your details on the database, please contact us and we will update our records accordingly.
If you forget your password, please click the 'Forgot your password?' link and follow the instructions.
Yes, there is a detailed graduate program that provides participants with opportunities across Australia on many of our major projects. Please visit our graduate page for more information on the CIMIC Group graduate program.
Due to high demand for placements, all applications for secondary school students wishing to undertake general work experience placement should be made with the support of a UGL employee who is well known to you. This UGL person will liaise with their local manager for an available placement.
We employ short-term and temporary employees, as well as project-based contractors across the company.

We also partner with a panel of contingent recruitment providers to assist in resourcing our project and short-term needs as they arise.

Browse our current vacancies above.

If you like UGL but haven’t quite found the right career, you can still express your interest by submitting a general resume through our online careers platform. Create a profile here and complete all the relevant sections.

We’ll keep your resume in our system in the geographic region in which you applied, but your information won't be tied to a specific job opening. Our recruitment team will contact you if there’s a fit with one of our opportunities.

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