Klohn Crippen Berger

Klohn Crippen Berger has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020. 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.

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd (KCB) is an international consulting firm with a strong reputation for quality service and technical excellence in a range of engineering and geoscience capabilities. KCB’s Australian operations opened in Brisbane in 1993 and in Perth in 2011, and have worked on some of the largest and most challenging resource sector projects in the region.

KCB are recognised as technical leaders for mine waste and mine water management services across Australia and in remote and equatorial environments, including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Fiji, Mongolia and the Philippines. In 2019, the organisation made the decision to move from being a branch to a subsidiary business, and subsequently KCB can now operate as an Australian business.

KCB’s engineering and geoscience consulting services comprise a variety of technical specialties, including geotechnical and civil engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, and geochemistry. They also offer environmental services to complement these design and assessment strengths, where it is of advantage to its clients.

KCB is committed to sustainability throughout its business operations and professional services, and publish their progress in an annual Sustainability Report. The company strives to balance social, environmental and economic considerations to meet the needs of its clients, the community, employees and other key stakeholders.

The business is governed using an integrated management system consisting of quality, health and safety, and environment (QHSE) procedures. Their management system is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards. KCB’s QHSE Policy includes its goals of developing a culture of quality, fostering a safe and healthy workplace culture, while reducing its environmental impact.

KCB uses a Quality Management System (QMS) to provide a consistent and disciplined approach to project management and to its engineering, geoscience and environmental consulting service provision. KCB’s QMS has been registered to the ISO 9001 standard since 1999. The QMS includes review and checking procedures for calculations, designs, drawings, tender documents and cost estimating.

In addition to the development of its people, KCB supports employees through its Employee Assistance Program, insurance benefits and additional superannuation provision as well as promoting fun through staff celebrations and gatherings both in the office and outdoors.

Career and professional development is a joint venture between the company and its employees. To provide guidance to employees, KCB has created policies, programs and resources specifically designed to assist employees with their development needs. Through its diverse mix of clients and project types in many parts of the world, KCB’s professional staff can develop satisfying and long term careers at the firm.

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