Downer Group

Downer Group has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2023. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Downer designs builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. With a history of over 150 years, Downer is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and the New Zealand Stock Exchange as Downer EDI Limited (DOW). Downer is an ASX 100 company that employs approximately 33,000 people, primarily in Australia and New Zealand.

Downer is proud to support customers to create and sustain the modern environment. This continued success relies on Downer’s people. Downer strives to create a fulfilling, inclusive and flexible workplace. Downer recognises and values the experience, skills, knowledge and strengths of people who deliver for the business and customers.

Downer Group has established policies and practices that enable its people to feel and do their best. The company’s operating environment allows employees to come to work and return home safely every day. Using The Downer Standard, Downer can provide strong human resource strategies upheld by Downer’s unique management policies that maximise employee engagement and communication within the organisation.

Downer is proud to provide strong training and development initiatives that are hosted in-house. For example, the THRIVE program. A dedicated professional wellbeing and personal leadership program for women at Downer is designed to cultivate and develop women at all levels across the business.

The implementation of Downer’s remuneration and reward strategy focuses on market-competitive remuneration packages to attract and retain industry-leading talent. This strategy draws on the collective remuneration experience of the team and includes a focus on industry competitiveness and further incentives. Lastly, Downer’s strong Zero Harm culture is the key driver of their safety performance. Downer’s commitment to Zero Harm, patterns of behaviour, and the way they approach work and solve problems all strongly influence the performance of their systems and processes.

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