Our people are the cornerstone of Fyfe’s success, and our culture enables our employees to thrive in a supportive, respectful, and engaging workplace with opportunities for growth and career development.
Fyfe employees feel connected, valued, and have a sense of belonging. Our connected culture keeps our employees engaged in their work and with each other, across our 14 offices.
With the help of our employees, our culture has developed over 40 years and continues to evolve as the business grows and thrives.
We love to maintain a healthy work life balance and our people are proud to don the Fyfe kit while cycling, golfing, running a marathon or playing touch football. You will often see our people raising funds for charity, supported by Fyfe.
It’s no secret that we love some friendly competition, and this is particularly evident in the Adelaide office with Friday afterwork table tennis extravaganza matches!
Each Fyfe social committee organises regular team catch up events such as monthly drinks, games, sporting and cultural events, and the all-popular trivia nights.
I’ve been at Fyfe for a few years now and the culture here is truly great. I love that collaboration is deeply ingrained in our work ethic; we always exchange ideas and offer each other support. This cooperative atmosphere is a constant source of inspiration. Within the company, every individual's input is highly valued and celebrated.
It's an environment that fosters innovation and personal growth, making every day at Fyfe a rewarding experience.
Not only does Fyfe have an excelling workplace culture, with everyone having the shared goal of providing high quality work for our clients, but the work is stimulating as well. My time at Fyfe has been very valuable in providing a practical, real-world implementation of the theoretical concepts that I have learnt at university.
As someone who learns best by doing, Fyfe has given me a great opportunity to thrive in a practical and real-world professional environment. I am able to work on a large variety of projects across Australia, and with advanced technology including drones, LiDAR units, GPS and 3D modelling software.
I began my career at Fyfe as an Undergraduate Civil Engineer.
Currently, I am studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Structural) (Honours) with a Bachelor of Finance at The University of Adelaide. I have two more years of full-time study left.
As an undergraduate civil engineer at Fyfe, my role is to assist the project managers with an array of tasks such as undertaking tender assessments and opinion of probable costs, writing design reports and stormwater management reports, undertaking HEC-RAS flood modelling and CAD tasks and attending site meetings.
Maths and science were always my favorite subjects at school, so I think that is what attracted me to Civil Engineering. In Year 10, I completed work experience at an engineering firm where I spent time with an engineer who worked in the mechanical, chemical, electrical, and civil fields. It was a great experience that introduced me to the world of engineering. Civil engineering stood out to me because it finds solutions for everyday problems and makes society a more convenient and comfortable environment for everyone.
I have found Fyfe to have a culture rich in diversity where the organisation champions all their employees to work to the best of their abilities.
At the beginning of 2021, I decided to defer my university studies for six months to have a break and gain some work experience. I didn’t expect to get a full-time job during this time, but the knowledge and skills that I have gained over my time at Fyfe have been second-to-none. When I resume my full-time studies again, I will begin working for Fyfe part time, which will be an exciting new challenge to balance full-time study and professional work before.
My favorite thing about Fyfe is the people. Since my very first day, the team accepted me with open arms. It has never been too difficult for someone to take the time to explain something to me. I find it an inspiring workplace because of how professional and intelligent everyone is but also how supportive and friendly they are.
Fyfe has been incredibly supportive and flexible, giving me a scholarship and allowing me to work full-time at Fyfe during my university holiday. I have also been offered a permanent position after university, which motivates me to learn as much as I can and finish my degree, so that I can get working!
My role at Fyfe allows me to prepare and draft electrical drawings, calculations, risk assessments, work packs, and site instructions for new and existing energy and resource installations/projects.
I began my journey at the University of Adelaide, completing a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Science. When I came to Fyfe, they paired me with a buddy, provided lunch and learn sessions, social events and actively encouraged me to pursue engineering chartership. The process of becoming chartered can take a while, but it is a great way to validate your skills as an engineer. Fyfe has supported my pursuit of chartership engineering, through lunch and learn sessions from Engineers Australia and assisting me to attain certain engineering skills and knowledge.
I love getting involved in social events as well. For example, escape rooms, office table tennis competitions, BBQ's, Friday drinks, volleyball and young pipeliner association events.
One of my highest achievements working for Fyfe to this date is The Cooper Basin (CB) Grand Tour. I flew up to the CB and scoped out several locations for water flow meters. Starting in Moomba, I went down to Big Lake, across to Strzelecki, Gidgealpa, and up as far as Charo oil fields. This experience allowed me to travel to different sites and talk to operators about what we were planning to do and see that our plans fitted with the pipework operation of the facility. It was a great experience to see the things we design, operating in the real world.
At Fyfe, everyone is warm and approachable, happy to answer my endless supply of questions. I love working at Fyfe as the work atmosphere is incredible and provides me with further learning opportunities.
I was referred to Fyfe by a friend for a part time position working in the Perth office. Working at Fyfe has really helped me in developing many technical skills including 3D modelling and AutoCAD software and learning what Fyfe’s structural and electrical engineers do. During my time are Fyfe I have been fortunate to work on some big projects where I have been able to put my knowledge into practice, such as working on projects on Varanus Island and collaborating with Fyfe's other offices.
I always feel encouraged to progress in my career at Fyfe. For example providing the opportunity for support in future studies. My time in Fyfe’s Perth office has given me invaluable experience in a small and diverse team where we work together well and learn from each other. One of the benefits of working in a smaller team is that you get to try other things you wouldn’t normally do working in a larger team. The Perth team gets along extremely well, making me look forward to work every day. My colleagues have been supportive in every aspect of my career, teaching me certain tasks step by step and answering all my questions.
While I work as part of a small team, I know that our collaborative, inclusive and supportive culture helps us to reach our professional goals while providing quality solutions for our clients.