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Johnstaff

4.5

About Johnstaff

  • Construction & Property Services
  • Engineering Consulting

What it does: Professional management services in Project Management, Construction, Cost Management and Advisory
Staff stats: 200+ in Australia and New Zealand
Hiring grads with degrees in: Building & Construction, Project Management and Civil Engineering.

Interested in getting hands-on, client-side experience on significant social infrastructure projects?

The Johnstaff story

With 200+ staff, we’re an employee-owned business that’s big enough to attract iconic projects and professionals who are leaders in their fields, but small enough to remain genuine and unpretentious. We’re one Johnstaff.

Johnstaff’s goal is simple: to help Australian and New Zealand businesses and government agencies achieve the best solutions for their business or infrastructure investment needs.

Johnstaff has nine offices across Australia and New Zealand – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Geelong, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, and our 200+ people collaborate with clients to help them get the best investment outcomes from major business initiatives and social infrastructure projects.

In 1991, when Johnstaff was established, we were known for our expertise in the health sector. While we are proud to retain our position as leaders in this sector, with our work over the last three decades, we’ve grown our reputation in the justice, aged care, transport, education and research, commercial and retail and pharmaceuticals sectors.

In the past five years, we have delivered projects and infrastructure worth more than $57 billion. We’re talking about significant projects – hospitals, roads, universities, transport hubs, schools and prisons. We’ve worked on iconic projects throughout Australia and New Zealand – like Melbourne’s Federation Square, Sydney’s Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct, Monash University’s New Horizons Research Centre, Chatswood Education Precinct, Western Australia’s Alfred Cove Care Community, the National Disability Insurance Agency headquarters in Geelong, Sydney’s West Connex, Hopkins Correctional Centre at Ararat, AstraZeneca Respules12-15 in Sydney, Melbourne’s Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre and James Cook University’s Discovery Rise Clinical Practice Building.

Take your next career step with the Johnstaff team.

Our culture

We’re professional, genuine and unpretentious. We think outside the square to find solutions that work. We don’t pull precedent off the shelf and call it a job done.

We’re looking for passionate, talented and collaborative individuals who won’t be afraid to tell us if they think there is a better way to meet our clients’ goals.

Our program

The Graduate Program is open to Building & Construction, Project Management and Engineering students and runs for 12 months – with two six-month rotations in Project Management and Construction. This means that our graduates gain hands-on, client-side experience on a wide variety of projects and initiatives at all stages of their planning, construction and operation. Graduates work in office-based Project and/or Construction roles, or site-based Construction roles.

The program is designed so that graduates get real exposure to the client-side across multiple industries – including the health, education/research, aged care, justice, transport, commercial, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. 

The program includes structured learning outcomes focused on:

  • the holistic overview and approach to the project management cycle;
  • consultant engagement process;
  • contract administration and procurement;
  • expanding on-site construction knowledge and experience;
  • site processes and knowledge;
  • OHS/WHS legislation;
  • understanding of the cost management relationship; and
  • site coordination.

In support of the program, all graduates will have a dedicated buddy, and work within a team-oriented culture and supportive environment.

Importantly, we offer our graduates permanent positions from day one.

Apply now

  • Applications open on 1st of February 2021, opportunities detail can be found here. A CV, Cover Letter & Academic Transcript is required.
  • Applications close 31st May 2021.
  • Short-list of candidates identified
  • Shortlisted candidates to provide further requested documentation.
  • Phone interviews for short-listed candidates will occur, in which we’ll talk about your career goals, your skills, and can answer your questions about Johnstaff
  • In-person interviews. By now we know you have the technical ability so it’s time to meet each other and talk about your aspirations and what we offer in more detail
  • Reference checks
  • Offers to successful candidates are made during July 2021.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 3 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.5
Culture
9.3
Satisfaction
9.3
Office Work Environment
9
Recruitment
9.5
Culture
9.3
Satisfaction
9.3
Office Work Environment
9
Recruitment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Johnstaff has a great family culture and huge appreciation for all its staff. It cares about employee development and provides great opportunities on really impressive & interesting projects.
  • The opportunity to be involved in both the contractor side through the construction services division as well as the client side project management side.
  • This work can require a lot of travel if you are site based depending what project you are assigned.
  • Limited time/exposure due to 6-month rotations.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney and Melbourne
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
E
Engineering & Mathematics
P
Property & Built Environment

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Angie Kyparisis

Angie joined Johnstaff in 2017 and is a Project Administrator within our Construction Services team
  • Day in the life

Angie Kyparisis

Angie joined Johnstaff in 2017 and is a Project Administrator within our Construction Services team
  • Day in the life

Angie Kyparisis

Angie joined Johnstaff in 2017 and is a Project Administrator within our Construction Services team
  • Day in the life

Angie Kyparisis

Angie joined Johnstaff in 2017 and is a Project Administrator within our Construction Services team