About Us

Careers

GPA is a progressive engineering firm, backed by over 30 years of experience and a renowned reputation for providing the highest quality engineering, project management and construction management services.

We lead in, and are dedicated to:

  • Safety and quality in design and implementation
  • Client service
  • Staff development
  • Environmental protection

 

GPA: committed to your professional development

Long term thinking is central to GPA’s culture. We are committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment that enables their professional development, contributes to a rewarding career, and offers them the chance to reach their full potential.

Staff have the opportunity to work on prominent industry projects, and the option to contribute to, and participate in, leading industry organisations and research.

GPA’s Graduate and Work Experience Program offers yearly placements, with participants frequently continuing at GPA for the progression of their career.

Work Experience Program

GPA’s Work Experience Program is open to undergraduates, Australia-wide, who have permanent residency and are studying in their penultimate year. The program is offered across all engineering disciplines and run from our Adelaide and Brisbane offices. Work experience is provided to undergraduates and can be tailored to meet individual university course requirements.

Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to work on business-relevant projects, develop their skill set, and gain industry experience, while completing their qualifications. They will also develop contacts through on-the-job networking and have access to a wide scope of GPA senior staff.

GPA frequently attend university job fairs to recruit for undergraduates. Applications for the Work Experience Program are collected throughout the year. GPA’s interview process begins in July with successful applicants notified throughout September. In most instances the Work Experience Program will commence in November.

Graduate Program

GPA’s Graduate Program is designed to ease graduates into the workplace and give them the skills necessary to become part of the larger team. Places are open to engineering graduates across all disciplines throughout Australia; undergraduates that have completed GPA’s Work Experience Program may be offered the opportunity to progress to the Graduate Program.

The Graduate Program is a three-year, full-time, in-service program, aimed to develop technical, safety and soft skills through a variety of structured and on the job learning opportunities.

The GPA Graduate Program provides:

  • Support to graduates through a buddy system
  • A program of training and development courses
  • A mentor to talk through any problems

Our greatest asset: you

We hold a traditional view, striving for employees to advance and continue their careers at GPA. We know that our greatest asset is our people and place great importance on staff development, ensuring staff are both challenged and engaged.

Our goal is to appoint employees for the long term, fostering career development and progression through the company. Success in doing so is reflected by our industry leading staff retention rate of at least 97% per year, as well as the length of years of experience per engineer.

Consistency in staff enables GPA to maintain strong client relationships, with clients benefiting from people who are highly skilled, motivated and experienced, that understand their respective organisations’ cultures, preferences, assets, systems and methods of operating.

GPA are always on the look out for talent and seek to grow and strengthen organisational experience as opportunities arise. If you wish to enquire about any future positions at GPA, please send an email, with resume and cover letter to hrs@gpaeng.com.au.

For work experience, graduates or junior engineers, please include a copy of your academic transcript. Applicants must have Permanent Residency.

GPA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity and encourages applications from women and indigenous Australians.