BMD – Australia’s Biggest Construction Companies

BMD is one of the biggest privately owned construction companies in Australia

BMD, Empower Engineers & Project Managers, JMac Constructions,


BMD is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction companies.

How did BMD start?

BMD started as a family business in 1979. The company was named after the company’s founders. The B in BMD stands for founder and Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power’s sister Beverley and her husband Bevan who were both partners in the business for the first 12 months. The M stands for Mick Power, and the D for his wife Denise. ¹

What companies are included in the BMD Group?

The BMD Group operates five companies including ²

BMD Constructions

BMD Constructions operates across all major industry sectors with capabilities including airport, defence, oil and gas, port and marine, rail, mining and resources, roads and highways, tunnelling, water solutions, energy infrastructure.²

BMD Urban

The market segments in which BMD operates include:

  • residential, industrial and commercial land development
  • Federal, State and Local Government infrastructure
  • trunk infrastructure associated with private development projects
  • commercial building projects. ²

BMD Industrial

BMD Industrial delivers structural, mechanical, piping and electrical solutions for various clients and industries across Australia. ²

Empower Engineers & Project Managers

Empower Engineers & Project Managers (Empower) delivers engineering advice, program/project management and detailed design services for residential, commercial and industrial development projects, as well as for roads, water, and sewer infrastructure projects. ²

JMac Constructions

JMac specialises in all aspects of landscape construction including residential, commercial, industrial, public infrastructure, environmental rehabilitation and long term care and maintenance. ²


Urbex was established in 2003 and undertakes residential and commercial development projects in sole ownership, joint venture and consortium partnerships throughout Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin, Townsville and Mackay. ²

How many staff does BMD have?

BMD has approximately 1,700 staff spread across 18 offices.

What sort of projects does the company deliver?

BMD delivers projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion.

Which sectors is the company involved in?

BMD operates in the urban development, transport infrastructure and resources and energy sectors.

What are some Projects that BMD has delivered?

  • New Parallel Runway Project – Civil Works Package – Brisbane, QLD – $50 million
  • Seventh Street Extension – Sydney, NSW – $18.5 million
  • Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 1 – Bringelly, New South Wales – $118.5 million
  • Fortescue River Bridge Replacement – Pilbara, WA  – $9 milllion
  • Christies Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

What are some current projects BMD is involved in?

Inland Rail

A partnership between BMD Constructions and Fulton Hogan, trading as InLink has been selected as the contractor for construction of Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail Project between Melbourne and Brisbane. The JV has been granted $300 million funding for the first section of the 1,700km rail line. The company is currently upgrading the existing rail infrastructure to prepare for heavier and longer freight trains.

Springfield Central Sports Complex

Partnering with JMac, Ipswich City Council and Lendlease, BMD is continuing to work on the construction of the Springfield Central Sports Complex.

This sporting development in Greater Springfield worth $67 million is due for completion this year and will include 8 tennis courts, 16 netball courts, 8 rectangular fields, 4 ovals, an athletics track, 3 clubhouses and 600 car parks.

Princes Highway West Upgrade

BMD Constructions is progressing works in south-west Victoria, having installed the final six bridge beams over Birregurra Creek.

Yan Yean Road Upgrade between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road in Melbourne’s North

The construction started in December 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid-2019. It involves intersections upgrade, dangerous road bends removal and switching traffic onto newly completed sections of road.

Brisbane Airport Runway

BMD together with CPB Contractors as the Skyway Joint Venture is building Brisbane’s new runway.

Does BMD offer a Graduate Program?

BMD may offer graduate positions in the following roles:

  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance and Accountancy

Additionally, the BMD Group provides vacation employment to students in the penultimate and final years of their tertiary studies.  You can apply by sending your CV and application to [email protected].

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¹ BMD Timeline. BMD Group.

² Our Companies. BMD Group

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