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.

2017 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.

Brian Loughlin

Outstanding Achievement Award

Leo Karadimitris

The ADG Excellence Award

Chris Morrison

Embracing & Driving ADG Culture

Humam AbuHamdia

Team Player Award

Kenneth Venkataramiah

Team Player Award

Kobe Nye

Team Player Award

Sam Warner

Team Player Award

Vanessa McHugh

Team Player Award



Brian Loughlin, Outstanding Achievement Award

"Brian has shown on many occasions that he is willing to lead by example and provide the support and assistance that we all need, no matter how busy Brian is he always makes himself available to the team. During his time at ADG, Brian has taken to the responsibility of Practice Manager with great pride and determination. He has certainly proven that he is a leader we can all respect and look up to."


Leo Karadimitris, The ADG Excellence Award

"Over the past 12 months, Leo has demonstrated a passion toward his team's success in both project delivery and mentoring. He has shown integrity beyond his experience and is always exceptionally proud to stand by the ADG projects he works on. Leo regularly organises training and development sessions for his peers and shows an enthusiasm for the innovation developed within our ADG team. A team focused mindset has seen him develop into a well-respected engineer, with strong relationships with both his colleagues and clients. His dedicated team approach has assisted Leo in achieving a wide range of personal goals and accelerated his technical abilities."

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Chris Morrison, Embracing and Driving ADG Culture

"Prior to leaving for Darwin, Chris drove the social club and office activities on the Gold Coast and lead by example - even if you are not in his direct team, you can see that he works hard to meet deadlines, is encouraging to younger engineers and the drafting team and is happy to help out, keeping the office moving in the right direction."

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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