The distinctive orange branding of Geocon’s construction division is a familiar sight from Gungahlin in the north to Tuggeranong in the south.
Among the buildings reshaping the national capital are Wayfarer in Belconnen, Southport in Tuggeranong and the dramatic twin towers of Infinity in Gungahlin. The Geocon flag is now flying atop the ambitious mixed-use Republic precinct in Belconnen – the largest development of its kind in the ACT – and many more projects are in the pipeline.
The catch-cry of the dedicated individuals who put their blood, sweat and tears into building the most innovative and ambitious projects in Canberra is #webleedorange. Skill, dedication and determination are bywords for the job.
"Safety is paramount in everything we do"
Steve Vizy, EH&S Manager
What we do
The scope of work of Geocon’s construction team has changed dramatically since the business was launched in 2007. Then, a handful of full-time staff focused on building low-rise residential cottages and townhouses in Canberra’s suburbs.
Today, the 85+-strong team, and up to 500+ long-term contractors, is responsible for creating the most ambitious residential apartment and hotel developments ever seen in the ACT, breaking records for height, scale and amenity.
With demand for innovative housing choices in the capital showing no sign of slowing, Geocon’s construction division continues to expand across disciplines including construction, site and project management, engineering, workplace health and safety, architecture, design and more.
How many people can say they played a part in shaping the future of a city? At Geocon. being involved in building some of the biggest and best projects in the country is all in a day's work. And we're on the lookout for those with the skill, dedication and determination to be part of Canberra's leading construction team.
Geocon’s fully integrated business affords its workers the rare opportunity to be involved and engaged throughout the entire lifecycle of a development. After 18 months’ work, Geocon’s pioneering Wayfarer project in Belconnen rose from the ground in dramatic fashion and now provides a new focus for this important town centre. Watch Wayfarer come to life.
What experience do I need to apply for the Graduate Program?
To be eligible for the Graduate Program you must currently be undertaking construction-based training such as Cert IV in Building and Construction (Building) or similar, or be completing a university course such as a Bachelor of Building and Construction.
What types of roles are available in the Graduate Program?
We have two streams available. The first stream is for a cadet project engineer which allows the cadet to pursue a career through the project management side of the business. The second stream is for a building cadet which can lead to potential roles such as foreman or site manager.
Does Geocon require pre-medical checks?
Yes, we require all our staff to undergo a pre-medical check. This is organised and paid by Geocon.
Does your site team change with each project?
We like to change team make-up once a new project has started so each employee is able to build strong relationships across the business and to experience different working styles.
Does Geocon provide training?
Yes, it's an incredibly important part of our business. Developing the skills of our staff through training and mentoring, as well as personal development courses, ensures a strong succession plan is in place.
Do you hire crane drivers?
Yes, we hire our own drivers along with dogmen and riggers. These team members are employed as construction workers and are required to undertake general construction work as part of their duties.