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Diversity & inclusion

Diversity & inclusion

Aurecon is committed to maintaining a culture based on respect

Aurecon's innovation aspiration is dependent on our ability to recruit and inspire a diverse workforce and to create an inclusive, high-performing culture where everyone can be their full authentic selves within a vibrant community. We have initiatives and policies to foster talent from all walks of life to ensure a fair working environment where opportunities are available to everyone.

Aurecon is an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE), as awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia.

Aurecon is also a founding member of The Diversity Agenda in New Zealand. In February 2020, as part of our continual diversity and inclusion aspirations, we signed the Diversity Agenda’s Diversity Agenda Accord.

Aurecon is committed to creating sustainable and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, and Māori in New Zealand, as highlighted in our Reconciliation Action Plan and through our partnerships with Iwi.

In January 2019, Aurecon became the first consulting engineer in New Zealand to be Rainbow Tick certified. We maintained our accreditation in 2020. The Rainbow Tick is a quality improvement cycle designed to make an organisation a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation.

In May 2021, Aurecon achieved SIlver Employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) (from Bronze status in 2019-2020) recognising Aurecon Australia’s performance in LGBTI+ inclusion. Aurecon shared this status with employers such as EnergyAustralia, The University of Queensland and Westpac.

Aurecon - Silver Employer - Australian Workplace Equality Index
Aurecon is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality with a focus on the lived experience of our people
Flex Able Certification is awarded to organisations and the company's employees work to ensure flexible work options are a reality.
Aurecon first NZ engineering company to achieve The Rainbow Tick

Recognition for our commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Aurecon named an Inclusive Employer for 2019-2020 by Diversity Council Australia
  • Kylie Cochrane awarded Gold in the Champions of Change Female Leadership category at the Consult Australia Awards for Excellence in 2018
  • Aurecon awarded the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion award from the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning & Heating in 2017
  • Aurecon awarded the Inclusive Workplace award from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) in 2016
  • Flex Able Certification from WORK180
  • Work-Life Balance award from Diversity Works New Zealand in 2020
  • Highly Commended in the Partners Life Emerging Award category at the 2019 New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards

Investing in our people

Our development initiatives to help us deliver on our inclusive diversity commitments include:


High Potential Women’s programme

Aurecon Design Academy (ADA)

This is a three-year training programme aimed at developing our future Design Directors through a series of intensive and distance educational interventions for a select group of senior technical practitioners within the business who are selected as Design Scholars.

Aurecon U

Aurecon's internal digital learning platform designed to advance technical expertise, improve business acumen, build leadership capability, and support career aspirations.

Careers Hub

Aurecon's custom built intranet hub to help foster career growth and help Aurecon employees understand the availability of career paths and opportunities.

Education Assistance Programme (EAS)

Education funding for post graduate qualifications.

Emerging Professionals Programme (EPP)

Aurecon’s Graduate Programme

  1. On Boarding
  2. Mentoring for Success
  3. ECIDS (Early Career International Development Scheme)
  4. Limelight
  5. Professional Skill Development
  6. Technical Training Framework
  7. Professional Accreditation
  8. On the job learning

High Potential Executive Development

Custom built and targeted Leadership Development initiatives aimed at Aurecon’s High Potential Leaders across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.


i40 Skills Development programme focused on:

  • Design thinking methodology
  • Strategic conversations
  • Visual thinking
  • Facilitation
  • Design

Internal/external performance/leadership coaching

Targeted performance/leadership coaching available on as needs basis.

International Compliance Programme

Aurecon’s online international compliance programme designed to outline employee responsibilities and standards:

  1. International Health & Safety Programme
  2. Anti-bribery & Corruption
  3. Code of Conduct

L50 Executive Development

Custom built and targeted Leadership Development initiatives aimed at Aurecon’s Top 50 leaders.

Leadership Foundations Programme

Aurecon’s High Potential Leaders Programme:

  1. Leading Self
  2. Leading Others
  3. Leading the Business

Line Manager Series

Structured certificate programme designed to build line management and leadership skills of all line managers across the organisation:

  1. Introduction to Line Management
  2. Delegation
  3. Giving Effective Feedback
  4. Courageous Conversations
  5. Managing Performance
  6. Motivating Others
  7. Coaching Others
  8. Beyond Management – Leading Inclusively
  9. Mental Health Line Manager Awareness
  10. Onwards and Upwards
  11. Inclusive Leadership

LinkedIn Learning

An extensive, high-quality library of world-class content led by expert instructors.

Mentoring for Success Programme

  1. Mentor workshop
  2. Mentee workshop

Formal mentoring programme partnering experienced employees with more junior employees, focused on developing:

  • Leadership skills
  • Technical expertise
  • Project management skills
  • Client skills

PPME Presents

Aurecon's PPME (Programme and Project Management Expertise) Community of Practice runs knowledge sharing events fortnightly. It provides project, industry or regional project related updates and discusses lessons learnt.

Project Leader/Project Management Skills

The Aurecon Project Leader Capability Development Programme provides a career development path for our emerging and existing project leaders. The programme allows participants to share experiences and apply practical solutions to successfully manage Aurecon's risks and deliver projects effectively.


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