8 March 2018

Privately-owned major Australian infrastructure company BMD Group press for progress

Privately-owned major Australian infrastructure company, the BMD Group is providing greater flexibility for primary and secondary carers with a new paid parental leave offering launched today. Primary carers are now entitled to 18 weeks of full paid parental leave or 36 weeks at half pay, with access to flexible working arrangements and return-to-work strategies. The policy allows employees to take up to 52 weeks leave in total including unpaid leave. In addition, BMD also recognises the important role that secondary carers provide to families and now offer 1 week full salary parental leave in addition to access to unpaid leave. With 1,700 employees, BMD is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, consulting and urban development organisations and demonstrates a high level of commitment to employees. BMD Group Executive Director – Operations Scott Power said BMD is strongly committed to rewarding loyalty and consistent high performance evidenced in the number of our long serving employees “BMD is an inclusive employer that empowers our people and recognises the positive impacts that diversity can have on our business including productivity and innovation.” “Today on International Women’s Day, I am proud to pledge BMD’s commitment to a gender parity mindset with this policy the next step for our business. Our focus is on attracting, retaining and developing the best people and we continue to evolve, providing flexibility and benefits that make BMD a great place to work, with an understanding of the importance of family life outside work. BMD Group Board Chairman and Managing Director Mick Power AM said BMD has a strong culture based on family values. “At BMD our business is our people, a mantra that is demonstrated by our loyal, dedicated and committed workforce. Since starting the company 39 years ago it is great to see more women in the construction and engineering industry both onsite and in our offices. “This initiative is among the best offered within the construction industry and represents BMD’s commitment to press for progress in making an enduring difference.” For all media enquiries please contact Katie Murphy, Corporate Communications Manager – 0467 736 131. _________________________________________________________________ BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development for clients and partners in the urban development, transport infrastructure, resources and energy sectors. Since 1979, BMD has employed a relationship based business model founded on certainty, collaboration and performance. With approximately 1,700 staff throughout Australia, BMD has the resources and experience to deliver projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion.

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