RMS Engineering and Construction has an outstanding reputation for gender equality, especially in senior positions within the company.
At our East Timor operations, in 2015 the first senior position was awarded to a female as a Property / Maintenance Manager. This was not due to her gender, but an outstanding performance for 5 years in a junior role. This process has been continually replicated and the team of women in senior roles has expanded.
In the RMS team there are Project Managers, Construction Managers, Maintenance Managers, Site Engineers, Surveyors, and Laboratory Technicians. "We don't see this as unusual at RMS, the best people are chosen for a position, and these women are the best at what they do", said Erik Stokes, Chief Representative for RMS East Timor. "At RMS we have a very inclusive culture and foster the ethos of family and respect to offer the highest quality of work to our customers".
"In construction we are fortunate to partner with many organisations including: the Australian Government, Cardno Emerging Marks Australia, PARTISIPA, and Engineers Without Boarders Australia who stand as leaders in Timor-Leste in gender equality and women's empowerment", said Erik Stokes. "When an applicant comes through our doors, we focus on capacity, energy and enthusiasm. Construction is no longer a man's domain, and the women leaders and staff in our team will grow as our company continues to employ and increases the training and development of all our staff."