About Us

Corporate About Us

Since 1961, we have built thousands of quality assets and facilities for clients and communities. Our expertise has grown steadily to span building, civil, electrical, fabrication, marine, mechanical, pipelines, rail, tunnel and underground construction.

With over 3,500 employees and professional engineering and construction teams in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East, our clients benefit from our unique mix of local knowledge and international experience.

Our culture is founded on expertise, creativity and progressive thinking. We constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to find the best solution for every project. This attitude, along with our safe, high-quality, systematic and structured approach, has earned us the trust and loyalty of our clients.

We engage in all types of business relationships, from fixed price contracts through to risk-reward based systems such as Early Contractor Involvement.

Most importantly, we have a reputation for delivering what we promise in three key sectors:

  • Infrastructure – the foundation of today’s urban communities. From metro tunnels in Singapore, geothermal energy production in New Zealand, to award winning desalination plants in Australia, McConnell Dowell is building better communities through safe, smart, efficient transport, power and water infrastructure.

  • Resources – the backbone of economies.  McConnell Dowell is driving progress and supporting growth and prosperity in cities and rural communities through the delivery of new oil, gas and mining facilities, marine terminals, process plants and modules, cross-country pipelines and underground mines.

  • Building – the fabric of our cities.  Built Environs, our full-service building group, leads the way in delivering architecturally stunning and environmentally sustainable facilities. These include accommodation, commercial, defence, education, entertainment, government, health, industrial, office, retail, sport and transport related buildings.



McConnell Dowell is 100% owned by Aveng Limited, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa.

Without a controlling shareholder, Aveng is broadly held by the public as well as a number of institutional shareowners, with approximately 30% owned by international investors.

Aveng boasts a proud South African heritage going back more than 100 years. They have built a strong reputation for playing a major role in infrastructure development, including many landmark roads, bridges, dams, buildings and power stations in numerous developing economies.

It has built an international presence in pursuit of its vision: "Aveng - Leaders in Infrastructure."