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. In 2019, the organisation made the decision to move from being a branch to a subsidiary business, with KCB now operating as an Australian business.
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. 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 their 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.
Leadership starts at the top with KCB’s President and senior management team and continues through all levels of the company with their Principals and Associates. KCB strives to provide leadership through continual engagement and transparency. The company provides regular forums for employees to provide feedback on business activities. KCB is employee owned with share options offered to proven leaders who develop through the internal career programs in the organisation.
KCB is committed to developing their employees through the training, tools and resources that will enable their professional development. Career and professional development are 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 a diverse mix of clients and project types in many parts of the world, professional staff can develop satisfying and long-term careers at the firm.