With operations around the state, we provide jobs and opportunities for hundreds of Queenslanders.
We have about 100 employees based at our Kogan Creek Power Station at western Darling Downs near Chinchilla.
We also support local business and have contracted Queensland-based company, Golding Contractors, to operate our neighbouring Kogan Creek Mine, providing jobs to about 60 employees.
Our staff are fortunate to live and work in and around Chinchilla and Dalby and enjoy its tight knit and supportive community.
We also have about 250 employees at the Callide Power Station in Biloela, Central Queensland.
The friendly town of Biloela is much loved by our staff who enjoy the great fishing, camping, four-wheel driving, and the beautiful national parks.
We run a suite of programs to kickstart the careers of Queenslanders, giving them opportunities in the energy industry.
Each year we provide apprentice and trainee roles for members of the community, where they complete on-the-job and formal training so they finish with qualifications and experience in trade, technical or administrative areas.
We also take on a cohort of engineering students under our scholarship program every year. Last year, we had our largest intake ever for our vacation program. Graduates rotate through different areas of the company to get a solid understanding of our business.
Supporting diversity at work
We are strongly committed to building a workplace that best reflects the communities where we operate and ensure we have an inclusive workplace that supports all of our employees to perform their best. We have set employment targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in line with the Public Service Commission’s inclusion and diversity targets.
Our targets include:
- Lift the percentage of Indigenous employees in our workplace to three percent by 2022 (as per the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy).
- Invest in developing the capability of Indigenous employees.
- Expand the range of Indigenous employment opportunities at CS Energy to include apprentice, graduate and trainee roles.
- Increase the percentage of Indigenous candidates in talent pools.
- Invest in sponsorship of Indigenous employees to develop career pathways.
We have also achieved gender pay parity since 2016 and our CEO Andrew Bills is a Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Women were placed in more than half of the leadership roles that CS Energy recruited for in the last financial year.