Build your career with Hutchies

There are more than 70 career pathways in the construction industry – and all of them can be accessed via Hutchies. We are regularly looking for talented individuals to come and join the Hutchies family, from trainees and apprentices, through to team leaders and managers. Check out our current career opportunities for more information.

When you join the Hutchies fold, you get the advantage of all the great things that come with a tight-knit team culture, together with the training, support and career opportunities that only a large organisation can offer. The development possibilities at Hutchies are virtually endless. We celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and innovation and we’re committed to empowerment and autonomy for our people. If you’ve got the drive, we’ll take you places.

If you have the passion to achieve success, always challenging yourself to push harder and do better; if you lead from the front and are not afraid to make courageous decisions; if you believe in blazing new trails through innovation and ingenuity; Hutchies will give you the opportunities you’re seeking, to stretch yourself and achieve your goals. Over more than a century, we’ve created many structures – and built innumerable careers.

If working in construction is more than just a job to you, come and join us. Build a career with Hutchies.


In 2003 I started with Hutchinson Builders and as they say, ‘the rest is history’. I love my job … I could not see myself doing anything else.

Terry Bowden

Site Manager

The Hutchies Way

Hutchinson Builders is a business based on people and relationships. We’ve never been a conventional construction business — and this continues to be a differentiator for us. Our culture is unique. Our achievements are the products of integrity, lifelong relationships, and a whole lot of heart –– characteristics rarely seen in modern business. Our success has grown from our distinctive organisational structure, and the enduring partnerships we have nurtured with suppliers, sub-contractors and clients. Our structure plays a large role in what sets us apart. It’s our backbone; our framework; our nerve centre. Ready access to business leaders is rare in large organisations, and yet our flat structure makes it easy for anyone to talk to the most senior people in Hutchies. Our structure reflects our culture: inclusive and accessible. In fact, it’s our golden rule – anyone at Hutchies can call anyone at any time about anything.

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Scott Hutchinson, Chairman

​I believe the strongest measure of a company’s culture is the longevity of its employees. Hutchinson Builders is currently holding more than $20M of long service leave and employee entitlements – a compelling indication of the average tenure of our people. The fact that so many people have made their career here at Hutchies is our proudest achievement. I believe that work is about more than how you earn an income. Given that we’ll spend around 100,000 hours of our lives working, I think it’s imperative that work is more than a means to an end. People should be encouraged to follow a path they find rewarding and challenging in a happy, fair and supportive workplace. It’s an employer’s job to create this kind of workplace, and if the company gets this right, then the people will stay. Hutchies nurtures an environment that supports professional development, champions innovation and endorses a range of social events. We are all about people. It’s the human side of our business that has made us great so far. The relationships; the dedication; the loyalty. We are immensely proud of the entitlements we currently hold. They are a demonstration of the degree to which we have got the balance right for people to stay and continue to build on our success.


Russell Fryer, Managing Director

Hutchies is and always will be a proud family-owned and operated business. We’re extremely proud of our heritage as an established and trusted builder of choice for thousands of clients throughout Australia. Our people are empowered by our flat and autonomous structure with ownership, support and accountability to achieve great things. Hutchies’ diverse workforce, exciting projects, geographical locations, and stable financial position makes us a reliable builder across all industry segments and in tough market conditions. Our aim is to deliver high quality solution based services to our clients by developing our people to be industry leaders. We invest in education, innovation, and experience, and our individual construction teams are supported by some of the best professionals across several specialist in-house disciplines. As a registered training organisation (RTO), we have a culture of continuous learning and improvement, providing opportunities for experience across a wide range of projects and sectors. With teams operating from Cairns to Hobart, Hutchies is a place where you can grow and call home.

A Fair Go For All

Hutchies is committed to continuing to build a diverse and representative employee base. We believe it makes good commercial sense to develop a workforce as multi-faceted as the communities in which we live and work. We have dedicated ourselves to building – and continue to nurture – open, honest, fair and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders in the workplace.

Our award-winning Statim Yaga (start work) initiative has trained and employed hundreds of Indigenous people across the construction industry. We work with all levels of government across Australia, and our subcontractor and supplier networks to create genuine opportunities that improve employment parity. Our in-house Social Responsibility Team has become known as the go to specialists in this space, with their connections to country, respect for history, and energy to create real and long lasting opportunities for First Nations people.

We've also been proud long term partners of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) — striving to continue improving the construction industry through the advancement of women.

We were born as a family business, and we’ve held on to the core values of forming long-term connections, taking care of each other and the community, and working towards a common goal. We’re passionate about staying integrated with our communities, giving back, and doing the right thing.

The story of Hutchies has great appeal to all of us as a community and as individuals. There is something real, genuine and inspiring about it – 5 generations – across each one – authentic, purposeful leadership with a clear vision – a shared ethos firmly grounded in integrity, diligence and service. A culture where relationships are key, where people matter, where people take care of each other, pulling together – hugely critical in this rigorous competitive industry – construction. Where that Australian thing we call “a fair go” is solid, understood and agreed.

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

25th Governor General of Australia at Hutchies’ Toowong 105 Year Party



Careers in the industry



Offices & yards



Target for Indigenous workforce



Construction & support teams

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Statim Yaga

Indigenous Employment Program external-link


Supporting Women in Construction

Annual Sponsor of NAWIC

Congratulations @shandog11! We're so proud of you for picking up the NAWIC QLD 2016 Award for Achievement in Health & Safety. We are lucky to have you! We had a wonderful night at this year's awards. Well done to all winners. #nawicqld16 #humansofhutchies


Hutchies believes in investing in people. Our mission is to find the right person, and provide them with the right training to set them on the ultimate career trajectory. Our very own award winning training division, Hutchies Training, has a completion rate of 90% (well above the industry average) and delivers hands-on, enterprise-based learning experiences that will equip you with the most up-to-date information on equipment, policies and the latest construction techniques. Our hands-on leadership development program makes it possible to move through your entire career with us – from apprentice to team leader.

We are super-proud to have been awarded the 2017 Large Employer of the Year by the Australian Training Awards — the second time we've picked up this accolade.

Upskilling & Collaboration

Estimators' Conference

Held annually

Design Managers' Conference

Held annually


Team Leaders' Conference

Held annually

Statim Yaga

Indigenous Employment Program

We’re proud to be building Indigenous careers in the construction industry. Through our Statim Yaga employment and training program, run in partnership with the Australian Federal Government, we have placed more than 400 candidates into employment since 2015. Hutchies is strongly aligned with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, communities, businesses and individuals. Our commitment to building relationships on the basis of hard-earned trust and respect is a big part of everything we do.

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Hutchies People


Jilleasa Challenor

Human of Hutchies

“When I finished school I had the urge to pursue a career in construction and had an opportunity to get into landscaping / concreting before moving onto Q-Build where I got into contracting and admin. It wasn’t until I got to Hutchies when I realised how much I loved being a CA and how I get to work from both in the office and on site. Being in the mix of it, has its own challenges. I love the organised chaos of site. No matter the days, even when they’re long or never ending, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life.” #humansofhutchies Jilleasa Challenor, Contract Administrator


Bree Hoek

Human of Hutchies

"Within the time I’ve been with Hutchies I have been privileged to work with numerous extremely supportive men and women in varying roles on a vast amount of different projects and in several areas of the country and the business as a whole. The encouragement I have received at Hutchies has allowed me to take advantage of every opportunity I have been given and has allowed me to grow and continue advancing in my career." #humansofhutchies Bree Hoek, Contracts Manager


Joey Cassin

Human of Hutchies

“The most challenging thing in this industry would be trying to create that good work life family balance. We obviously do big hours in the industry, we’ve got deadlines to meet and sometimes that means we have to work longer hours to meet those deadlines, but we also have to go home to our families and have family life as well, having to switch off when we leave at 5.30pm/6.00pm at night to go back to family life, spending time with kids, then having to wake up at 4.30am to be on site at 5:30am and doing it all again.” #humansofhutchies Joey Cassin, Site Manager


Ben Clarke

Human of Hutchies

"It started after we had gone to the circus when I was about four years old. After that my parents put myself and my two siblings into the circus “The Flying Fruit Flies” and after that came basically 10 years of performing on weekends. I definitely didn’t have the normal childhood with footy on Saturdays; I trained for the circus every morning and night ready to perform on weekends. My experience as a kid going from training sessions to performances was great practice for the busy life at Hutchies!" #humansofhutchies Ben Clarke, IT Manager


Adam Luxton

Services & Commissioning Manager

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Phil Shield

ESD, Green Star & BIM

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Mark Croce

Project Engineer


Duy Phan

Project Manager


Justin Clark

Team Leader


Paul Sheehan

Site Manager


Russell Fryer

Managing Director

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Jamie Mifsud

Contract Administrator

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Trevor Bruiners

Cost Planner


Matthew Dawson

Team Leader - Civil


Nick Colthup

Team Leader


Mitch Grimmer

Team Leader

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Dominic Bauer

Site Manager

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Martin Tanner

Cost Planner


Matt Williams

Human of Hutchies

"I joined Hutchies straight after high school to begin my carpentry apprenticeship. Almost five years on I’m now working in an office based role, which is not something that I had even considered when I first started. It’s a testament to Hutchies as they’ve always provided the opportunity for anyone willing to put their hand up & have a go.” Humans of Hutchies #humansofhutchies - Matt Williams, Project Administrator


Rob Diamond

Human of Hutchies

"The first construction company that I worked for was Lovemore & Company in Cape Town. I had graduated from university, was living in Durban and had faxed my CV to various companies trying to get a foot in the door with a reputable company. Moving to Cape Town was the move that gave me a great opportunity in the construction industry and what I learnt there has proved invaluable to my future employment in London and Brisbane.” Rob Diamond, Project Manager #humansofhutchies


Sarah Smith

Human of Hutchies

"I honestly never would have imagined that I would end up working in the construction industry after growing up being invested in performing arts but after only 12 months of being in a construction team, everything changed. There’s something really special about the way we build here. Our company culture backed by its diversity really makes Hutchies special.” Humans of Hutchies - Sarah Smith, Cadet Contract Administrator #humansofhutchies


Owen Power & Gilbert Town

Humans of Hutchies

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