Life at HDR
We want to build a better future, so we bring our talents together to add value, promote growth and inspire positive change.
HDR is a place where you can accomplish as much as you’re willing to, in your work and in your career. We rally behind a good idea — and each other. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by collaboration, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions and collaborate to make great things possible.
Why work here?
“Working here offers the opportunity to exchange design ideas, trends and technical expertise within an extended global team. I love working on local design solutions within a global context and pushing our own boundaries to create projects that are not only well-considered in the Australian market but that are recognised internationally. I also benefit from knowledge transfer from our work across a broad spectrum of sectors that flow into each other and mesh into incredible outcomes.”
— Alex Wessling, Director, Sydney
"Working globally is similar to embarking on a journey filled with unforeseen adventures, hope, continuous learning and cross-cultural experiences."
"HDR’s people are problem-solvers who aren’t afraid of the novel, crazy or complex. Their willingness to not be intimidated by the new and the grit to always find a way through the difficult is why I enjoy working at HDR."
"HDR employees have opportunities to work on projects that align with their personal career goals and projects that ignite the employee’s professional passion to be creative and make a difference."
"There are several reasons why I like working at HDR. One is the diversity and complexity of the issues that we help our clients solve. Another is the quality of the people working for this company."
"Our management team encourages open communication, fairness and flexibility, creating a culture that fosters an enjoyable workplace. These are just some of the reasons I feel fortunate to work at HDR."
"Being an employee owner means your daily contribution provides a tangible return to you. There is no other investment I trust more than the company I know best."
"I often feel like a kid in a candy store learning from the best, and I know I can ask for help when challenges arise. Everyone genuinely wants to serve our clients by delivering designs that exceed expectations."
"HDR’s culture is anchored in mutual respect, collaboration and a shared sense of purpose to make great things possible for our clients and communities."
"HDR is a flat company in terms of management layers: This means everyone counts, and everyone relies on each other for success. Everyone in the organisation is an integral part of the whole, and therefore a team."
"I enjoy being part of a company that has strong foundations, where we come together to celebrate achievements, fostering a community spirit that makes us feel connected."
"No matter how challenging the issue, I can always find someone within the organisation who not only has the technical know-how, but who is also excited to jump in and collaborate in finding the best solution from both an economic and technical perspective."