NQCEC gears up for Amrun and Main Road contracts.
One of North Queensland’s leading civil engineering contractors is looking to increase its Weipa-based workforce after being awarded a contract as part of Rio Tinto’s $1.9 billion Amrun project, as well as a 9.2 kilometre stretch of the Peninsula Developmental Road from Myall Creek to the Rio boundary. This is part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package.
Directors of North Queensland Civil Engineering Contracting (NQCEC) said the company was looking for additional workers to complete works at Rio Tinto’s new bauxite mining project on the Cape York Peninsula.
Under the company’s contract with Bechtel, NQCEC will carry out project and road maintenance work as part of the Amrun project, 40 kilometres south of Weipa.
Directors said they wanted to ensure that local workers and sub-contractors were given opportunities to be part of the project and were particularly focused on increasing the Indigenous workforce engaged in the Amrun project.
“As a partly Indigenous-owned company with a policy of equal opportunity in our workforce, we have a strong commitment to ensuring the engagement of Indigenous workers on the ground, as well as affording Indigenous contractors the opportunity to sub-contract whenever possible,” a company spokesperson said.
The company employs community liaison workers and on-the-job mentors to assist prospective employees transitioning to full-time roles and works closely with local elders to help younger workers understand what’s required of them in a full-time work environment.
In addition, the company’s partner training entity Civil Safety FNQ, which operates in Cairns and Weipa, can provide accredited training in civil construction and mining services for Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainees and operators from the Cape York area and local communities.
Additionally, NQCEC is also seeking Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers and contractors for the local Weipa area and surrounding communities.
All interested parties are encouraged to register their interest with NQCEC’s Weipa office in person at 15 Iraci Crescent or by calling 07 4069 7899.
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