Careers in Construction

Our workplace culture is breaking the mould

People choose a career at Kapitol Group because they want to be part of a construction company that prioritises staff, culture, innovation, safety and quality.

Kapitol Group leads the Australian construction industry in initiatives to reduce working hours. All our staff work Monday to Friday, except our Site Managers/Supervisors who work a rotating ‘10 in 14’ program (6 day / 4 day week), giving them every second Saturday back. 

Our aim is to have the best trained workforce in the construction industry. Our learning and development program and sharing ‘lessons learnt’ culture reduces repeated errors and improves productivity—which is flowing on to reducing work-hours and better work-life balance. 

Driven by our vision and values, we’re proud to foster a workplace that’s supportive, inclusive, and non-discriminatory.  

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Work-life balance & flexibility

Ditch the long week and spend more time doing what you love. All our site staff work Monday to Friday, while Site Supervisors/Managers work a ’10 in 14’ fortnight. Leading the industry in flexibility and work-life balance, we offer remote work options, allowing you to arrange work around your life and family.

Diversity & inclusion

Our gender balance is 10%+ above industry average and our leadership team is 40% female, but we know there’s still a long way to go. We actively attract, retain, and support women in the construction industry though a range of initiatives and partnerships.

Health & wellbeing

Benefit from free health assessments (including skin checks) and flu shots every year. We also provide paid parental leave (12 weeks primary carer / 4 weeks secondary carer) and openly support time off for other important events in your life.

Diverse projects

You'll be exposed to a diverse range of projects across—commercial, industrial, residential and education construction, providing you with opportunities to broaden your experience and sharpen your skills.

Career development

Our staff are empowered to drive their own careers. We provide clearly defined, agile roles that enable fast-tracked career development. Comprehensive training, mentoring, workshops, and digital communication channels for sharing of resources and ideas make this happen.


We proudly bring people together to exchange expertise with each other every day. We link day-to-day activities with initiatives like Team Kick Offs, ‘All Hands’ meetings, annual retreats, and the use of online communication tools to share lessons learned and break down silos.

Staff testimonials

Hear what our people have to say

What impresses me about Kapitol Group is the consistent level of improvement. From their systems to company policies, they are always looking to adapt but stay true to their values. We literally get told off if we work more than 10 in 14 days a fortnight on site! This has been consistent for the last two years and is as authentic as it gets in my mind.

Michael Slater
Site Manager

Kapitol provides me with opportunities to discuss my experiences and suggest measures to make our work and life more balanced.

Rachel Cairnes
Contracts Manager

The thing I like most about working at Kapitol Group is the teams' ability to think fast and adopt the latest approaches when problem solving. The team is adaptable to change and is always thinking ahead to the future to get better outcomes.

Elliot Cattell
Construction Manager

Safety at Kapitol isn’t lip-service and it’s driven from the top. It makes my job a lot easier when I go out on projects to know I have the backing and support of upper management.

Grainne Moore
Safety Manager

Our values are real and have been from the start, even before they were written down. I love coming to work because it's great working with like-minded people who are driven to succeed.

Luke Byrne
Senior Estimator

The greatest thing about being a coordinator at Kapitol is that you're trusted with some pretty big packages early on in your career—for example I did the facade package which was a critical path for a data centre I worked on.

Melisa Fernando
Project Coordinator

Positions Available Now

We're looking for passionate people who aren't afraid to make mistakes and share their lessons learnt, are driven to continuously learn and improve, are open to working in a more innovative, productive and tech-driven way, and want to help us break the mould. If that sounds like you, let’s talk. Browse our vacancies below.

If you don’t see a role for you but are interested in learning more, hit us up. We still want to hear from you.

Join our Talent Community on LiveHire. Our Talent Community is a great way to keep informed about upcoming roles and Kapitol's pipeline of projects, even if you're not looking for a new job right now.

Note: Our Talent Acquisition team regularly engage candidates throughout the hiring process via phone, email and/or our talent engagement platform - LiveHire. We will never contact candidates via WhatsApp or another messaging service. All our phone numbers commence with +61 and our emails end with If you are unsure about the authenticity of a Kapitol job advertisement or an approach from Kapitol Group, please email or call +61 3 9103 2000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Live Hire is our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) where we advertise roles, receive applications, and manage communication with candidates. We list our current vacancies on the Careers section of our website and on our LinkedIn company page.

We always welcome expressions of interest. Typically we are either hiring immediately, or it's likely not too far away. Submit an EOI today if you feel your experience could add value to our team. 

Digital—we kindly ask for PDF or Word versions of CVs to be submitted electronically either in response to advertised roles or by way of an EOI for general consideration. 

The hiring process can vary for roles. Generally, the first step will be for a member from our Talent Acquisition team to review your suitability against a role’s selection criteria.  If deemed suitable, a phone discussion about you and us would proceed ahead of a potential in-person meeting(s).  If your interview goes well in terms of your capacity to add value to Kapitol’s capabilities and culture, we may proceed with pre-employment check(s) before an offer is made. 

We will sometimes consider candidates with relevant experience gained with companies other than builders / head contractors.  For example, we may be able to consider those who have worked for consultancies, suppliers, and other subcontractors for roles in the core of our business on case-by-case basis.  In terms of business support roles, we often consider candidates who have worked directly/indirectly within construction, and/or at times in another field of professional services.

Kapitol Group has an informal work environment with smart casual / relaxed business attire (ties, suits etc. not required), hence dressing accordingly for interviews is recommended but not mandatory.  Arriving up to 5 minutes early for your interview is encouraged.  One of our Talent Acquisition Advisors will brief you on more details closer to the time of your interview.

A mixture of queries about your interest in Kapitol, experience and approach to different technical or people scenarios will likely be posed to you, so it is recommended to prepare and come ready to share examples of what attracted you to us, what you have achieved in your career, how you would handle various challenges on the job and other relevant points of interest about you as candidate.

Yes, everyone who works at Kapitol needs to demonstrate current and ongoing working rights in Australia.  Typical documents include your birth certificate, citizenship certificate, passport, photo ID and/or visa grant notice.

Reviewed on a case-by-case basis, subject to the role and feasibility when considering financial and immigration variables. Sponsorship is at times contingently provided for highly talent candidates typically with a very niche or scarce skill-set where there’s a deficit of local talent available in the market.