Our people are specialists in the water industry and their knowledge, dedication to customer service and experience is unsurpassed.
They are important to us, so we provide a positive, enjoyable and nurturing working environment where they are well informed and recognised for their good work. Our staff are given the opportunity to develop their careers with us while maintaining a healthy, work life balance.
We are committed to increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders in our GO workforce and have implemented a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
This strategic document supports our business plan and it includes practical actions that drive our contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities we work in.
Our informative and inspiring RAP journey includes the recruitment of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island apprentices and trainees, tradespeople and white-collar staff, with more than 4% of GO's employees already identifying as aboriginal.
It has also led to partnerships with various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander companies throughout Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland and many of these have been invited to tender for work on our projects.OUR RAP PLAN
Our subcontractors, consulting partners and suppliers are highly valued by GO and critical to our business. We treat them as part of our team, include them in our decision making, keep them well informed and pay them on time.
Throughout Australia, we engage local subcontractors to undertake earthworks, pipelaying, concreting, building and electrical works. We make sure we provide them with professional project management and a safe working environment
We provide regular opportunities for undergraduates, trainees and apprentices to join our design or construction teams.
We know our future leaders will come from within the business, so we encourage our staff to develop their careers by joining our mentoring program and undertake a variety of roles within the business.
Richard joined GO in 2020 following an extensive global career where he gained 40 years of water industry experience working with Thames Water, CH2MHill, John Holland and MWH Contractors.
In this time Richard has directed many significant water projects and programs of work, acquiring a comprehensive range of technical, administrative and management capabilities in the business and operational delivery of construction projects.
Primarily servicing water and wastewater management clients in the municipal, power generation and petrochemical sectors he has progressed from construction and project management to operations and regional management roles responsible for portfolios of work as large as $150m per annum. His portfolio includes a wide range of contract delivery models including Alliancing, ECI, EPC, Turnkey Design and Construct, DBO, BOO and BOOT. Many of these projects have been Sole Sourced and many delivered through Joint Ventures.
Richard's substantial technical and commercial capability combined with an engaging personality has earnt him respect and admiration from GO's clients, staff, consultants and supply chain.
Our management team brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience that is specific to the water industry, ensuring that our projects are delivered safely, on time and in accordance with appropriate quality standards.
Our managers work in the roles they enjoy; they have authority, are involved in decision making and help to determine and deliver our business strategies. Many of our managers and other team members have been promoted from within the company, allowing us to retain a large base of knowledge and experience for the benefit of our clients.