Working with us

Join our team and grow your career! We are always on the lookout for new talent.

As we celebrate our 20th year at Building Engineering, we are proud to have successfully delivered over 400 projects to a total value in excess of $1 billion across a wide range of industry sectors. We have endless opportunities to grow your career.

Both in the office and on-site, we place a premium on accountability and honourable dealing. Our management structure is designed to empower staff and encourage transparency. We actively seek out architectural challenges and technical complexities, undertaking a diversity of projects to expand our understanding of what is achievable.


Our progressive culture is defined by the leadership of directors Tom Basel and Chris Doufas. Their partnership and core values underpin all facets of our business. Tom and Chris have invested strongly in a can-do working culture that doesn’t cut corners, believes in the skills and ideas of its people, and inspires excellence. Respecting fairness and responsibility alongside thorough planning and an enduring passion for engineering and architectural design translates to the continued results the business delivers for our clients.

With a flat management structure, all senior leaders are accessible within the business. Once you join the Building Engineering family, you instantly develop a sense of ownership, accountability, and responsibility. You will be working in an environment that fosters respect and good humour. A place where your achievements are celebrated.


Our Ethos


Our key objective is to ensure we have a truly inclusive workplace where every individual can shine regardless of gender, culture, identity, age, work style, or approach. We support and improve equality outcomes in the workplace and take a leadership position on diversity practices.


We are a family-run business that understands the demand for a healthy work-life balance. All employees are equally represented, valued, and rewarded by implementing workplace flexibility that accommodates differences in the background, perspectives, and family responsibilities. These include flexible working arrangements to accommodate family needs and access to our employee assistance program.


We recognise that staff training is fundamental and of primary importance to the success of our business. We actively promote career development opportunities and offer staff scope to provide input into the development of our business as we continue to grow.

We continue to invest in supporting our staff to develop their skills. Many of our management team members initially started with us through the Graduate Program.

We are proud to maintain strong staff retention within our business and pursue a policy of promotion from within.


Graduate Program

The Building Engineering Graduate Program provides the skills needed to develop a career in construction.

As one of the most well-respected graduate programs in the industry, the program targets young professionals who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree in construction, engineering, or architecture.

The Building Engineering Graduate Program is an 18-month full-time program that provides graduates exposure to multiple departments within the business including estimating, and construction.

Building Engineering’s friendly, diverse culture enables people and the company to thrive. A key feature of the Graduate Program is the buddy system. Each graduate is assigned a senior mentor with whom they check in, sit in on meetings and undertake site visits to their projects.

Building Engineering guides and teaches young construction industry professionals the values and skillsets required to set them up for a successful career.

Building Engineering offers graduates exposure and hands-on experience in many facets of the construction industry – from pricing to project delivery – with a friendly, energetic team of highly skilled construction professionals.

We will nurture and mentor you, building construction knowledge while promoting accountability, fairness, and honourable dealing.



Hear From our Team

Sophie Goodman, Project Manager
Sophie Goodman, Project Manager

“I joined Building Engineering as a Cadet in 2016. I have now progressed to the role of Project Manager and am working on the Lort Smith Animal Hospital development. The genuine, family atmosphere at Bldg.Eng is great. The 100% commitment to clients, projects, and safety follow through to the staff. Management takes a genuine interest in my learning. My opinions are encouraged and questions answered, allowing me to continuously improve. The resources and knowledge available to me at Bldg.Eng is endless and I am excited about the future opportunities.”

Jake Lewis, Project Manager
Jake Lewis, Project Manager

“I started with Building Engineering in 2017 as a Cadet while I was still studying. I have since been promoted to a Project Manager and am currently leading the team on the Ivanhoe Grammar School – Plenty Campus Aquatic and Wellness Centre. If you are enthusiastic and willing to learn, Building Engineering provides you with every opportunity. Everyone from the top down was willing to invest time, energy, and effort to give me the best start to my career.”

Chris Morrison, Project Manager
Chris Morrison, Project Manager

“Immediate acceptance. That sums up my experience since joining the Bldg.Eng team as a Cadet while still completing my degree. The open-door policy from the directors and senior staff has allowed me to advance my knowledge quickly. The variety of exposure, from estimating to visiting the site and the construction phase and seeing projects through to completion has been immense. The social scene and work-life balance have also been amazing, lots of fun events.”

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