The ADG Culture

As an engineering firm, our culture and values go well beyond achieving the best outcome delivery for our clients.


We challenge ourselves and convention to create unique, focused and sustainable solutions which add value to our customers and stakeholders. We foster a culture of continual learning through partnership with industry and education.

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We are proud to live with integrity, Our honesty and authenticity earn respect and trust. This is demonstrated through collaboration with our team, clients, community and peers.

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We empower our people with a culture of trust and support. Our strength lies with a talented and diverse team whose agility is not bound by geography or sector. We collaborate with our clients and share the benefits of innovative solutions.

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We share a passion for what we do and why we do it. Our passion drives our day to day activities and relationships and underpins our sense of urgency to deliver on our promises.

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Our project teams are multi-disciplinary, using our combined strength and expertise to provide the best possible outcome for our clients. We communicate across offices, states and countries with our colleagues, partners and clients.

We don’t just grow in terms of our job titles. We are continually learning new approaches to design, collaborating with engineers, draftspeople and technicians across multiple disciplines and drawing from the knowledge and experience of our leadership team.

If we require advanced technology, we find it.

If we need to think about a problem differently to achieve the right outcome, we do it.

If we have an idea which will save our clients time, money and risk, we speak up.

We think differently

Led by an experienced, responsive and engaged team of senior engineers, our hands-on management team is dedicated to guiding our staff through all projects and sharing their knowledge.

Focused on solutions and problem solving, there is no detail too small, no issue too inconsequential - the lines of communication with our approachable leaders is always open and accessible.

The team at ADG regularly gets together to hear about our new projects, new technology and simply to catch up.

2018 Staff Awards

Since 2011, ADG have recognised and celebrated the contributions of our staff to our business culture and success with our annual staff awards. The winners are voted by the entire company - the leadership team, the managers and the team members, so each recipient is incredibly deserving and is well respected by our team.

Dominic Brock

ADG Excellence Award

Lachlan Pagan

Outstanding Achievement Award

Tim Mullen

Team Player Award

Timothy Fairlie

Team Player Award

Adam Gaffel

ADG Innovation Award

Alaya Kota

ADG Innovation Award

Sam Chernanko

Peer Recognised Excellence

Greg Taylor

Peer Recognised Excellence

Tatiane Lazarotto

Peer Recognised Excellence

Brian Loughlin

Embracing and Driving ADG Culture

Dalton Glasby

Embracing and Driving ADG Culture

Julio Pinochet

Embracing and Driving ADG Culture

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Dominic Brock, ADG Excellence Award

"Dom always shows exceptional commitment to ADG and his projects. He is thorough, organised, accurate and always seems to be calm regardless of the pressure he and his team are under. He is a great asset to ADG, his pod and the culture in the office."


Lachlan Pagan, Outstanding Achievement Award

"Lachlan has had another huge year this year. He has been thrown a lot of challenges with the Brunswick Street Music Venue project and has consistently met each of them with a level head, open mind and excellent problem solving skills. The client team and dynamic has been extremely demanding and Lachy has killed it every time."

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Timothy Fairlie



Timothy Fairlie, Team Player Award

"For his 120% commitment to delivering projects to satisfy client needs and a similar commitment to looking after the team members. Tim is a weapon and he should be recognised for his excellent leadership of the Gold Coast Structural Team."


Alaya Kota, ADG Innovation Award

"Alaya has proven her commitment to engaging and implementing a strategic framework around delivering innovation across all spectrums of the business. Throughout the year, Alaya has consistently and effectively driven the implementation of this framework whilst also managing her duties for the Brisbane Structural Team. She has encouraged everyone to get involved in the project and has worked tirelessly to ensure it has the best possible chance of succeeding."

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Sam Chernanko




Sam Chernanko, Peer Recognised Excellence

"Sam is an absolute pleasure to work with and has fully embraced the ADG culture during his time with the company. He demonstrates solid leadership potential and collaborates with clients very effectively. Sam has excelled since starting with ADG, he puts in 100% everyday and always lends a hand. Sam has braved the Australian weather and adapted to the Australian mateship attitude with him assisting his discipline and the greater office."


Julio Pinochet, Embracing and Driving ADG Culture

"Working with Julio allows staff to observe major cultural fundamentals. Acting professional in front of clients and in all client matters, striving to deliver highest quality and most efficient product remind them at all times that this is the ADG brand, and supporting staff in training to deliver high standards without compromise. The greatest reward for acknowledging Julio in this way will be to witness his gratitude for receiving it. He wears the ADG brand with pride."

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Graduate Program


Undergraduate Work Experience

Each year, ADG invites applications for work experience placements for undergraduate engineers in their final two years of study. Students studying structural and civil engineering are welcome to apply for vacation work experience in all offices across Australia.

We are committed to supporting our engineering and education community by providing industry placements for students with a requirement to complete compulsory practical hours.


Engineering Graduates

Our Graduate Program opens each year in February and we invite engineering graduates to apply. Our program is one of the most exciting, hands-on experience that launches graduates straight into the industry, and we have positions available in all offices across Australia. Our graduates start on real projects from day one, are provided with exceptional mentoring from colleagues at all levels of experience, and are encouraged to collaborate, question and influence the projects they work on. Our culture welcomes self-motivated individuals who are looking for a long term, evolving position and a chance to lead and mentor future project teams.

Positions are available in our Structural, Construction Services and Civil engineering teams.


Key Dates

Undergraduate Work Experience - 2018/19

Applications open: 02 April 2018

Applications close: 31 July 2018*

Graduate Program - 2019

Applications open: 26 February 2018

Applications close: 31 July 2018*

*Application close date may vary subject to available positions being filled.


There may be graduate positions available at other times, please click here to view open positions.


Scholarship Programs


The UQ ADG Scholarship

Each year we award an annual prize of $5,000 for students in the second, third and fourth years of their Bachelor of Engineering. We began this in 2014 to encourage and support Civil Engineering students who have been educationally disadvantaged as a result of their financial, geographic or cultural circumstances.


The Griffith ADG Scholarship

Each year we award two $1,000 prizes for female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Engineering at the Gold Coast Campus. This scholarship encourages female participation in the engineering professional field and aims to assist them with their financial commitments while studying.

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