Founded in 2012

In September 2012 the Directors noticed a huge lack of service being delivered to companies throughout the North West WA. Seeing that again and again in the companies that they were working for, decided to partner up and made a commitment to provide the best service around, which is still one of KBSS Engineering’s core commitments today.

Company Milestones

Our Values

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build sustainable relationships that deliver safe, high quality and cost effective engineering and fabrication services to those in the infrastructure and mining sectors. We succeed when our clients succeed.

Vision

To lead the way for all small business’s engaging the resource sector, excelling at all undertakings and delivering on all expectations. Through an intelligent training schedule and impeccable mentoring and management systems, we will provide the most versatile and flexible workforce, empowering both employee and client.

Culture

We recognise our people as our most valuable asset and the foundation on which KBSS has been built. We employ capable and passionate individuals who are committed to team success and recognise that engaging people with the right cultural fit and skillset is paramount to meeting the needs of our stakeholders.

KBSS teams represent a broad cross section of skills, backgrounds and experiences. We invest significant resources in to the ongoing training and development of our team and encourage every individual to achieve a high standard of personal and professional excellence.

KBSS values the relationships we have fostered with local indigenous communities and traditional land holders in the area we operate. We openly and actively seek young locals who we can train to become multi skilled valuable attributes to our company.

The People of KBSS

We recognise our people as our most valuable asset and the foundation on which KBSS has been built. We employ capable and passionate individuals who are committed to team success and recognise that engaging people with the right cultural fit and skillset is paramount to meeting the needs of our stakeholders.

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KBSS Engineering is a company that is represented by its people through workmanship, solution based thinking, and objectivity. Over the years, clients have engaged us to undertake small projects, or assist alongside our clients workforce. Repeatedly, our skilled workforce execute and exceed the expectations of clients which has resulted in KBSS being called upon to complete a range of small and large projects within Australia and beyond.

The Strength of Our Culture

History and culture have consistently been a focus of our operation. The core of our success has been built around fostering partnerships between traditional land owners within Australia, and has brought with it, an expanding workforce that can be identified by its diversity and professional pride.

Our culture has developed not only through presenting employment opportunities, but through internal organisational planning. Ongoing education, training and support has allowed the strength of local community attributes to become an integral part of the day-to-day culture from an operational perspective.

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Guiding Our Direction

To continue growing the industry reach of KBSS Engineering and its people, a curated team of leaders has been appointed to ensure that sustainability, success, and growth continue to be achieved objectives.

Cory Byers – Managing Director – KBSS Group

Cory founded KBSS in late 2012 having seen a shortage in the market for companies that can deliver great service and decided it was time to make a difference.

With the ongoing successful growth of the company and the strategy behind that growth, Cory has been a key part of managing aggressive growth from a start-up company to $50m revenue in a short period of 5 years.

Cory attributes KBSS’s competitive advantage to its people and culture. Its core values of safety and wellbeing, integrity, achievement, teamwork and loyalty are the foundation of the way the company operates.

Today Cory determines the strategic direction of not only KBSS Engineering but of all companies within the KBSS Group which includes our Globe Hill JV and KBSS BRIDA JV.

Guiding Our Direction

To continue growing the industry reach of KBSS Engineering and its people, a curated team of leaders has been appointed to ensure that sustainability, success, and growth continue to be achieved objectives.

Michael Kenyon – Group Financial Controller

Michael has held senior roles with both private and ASX-listed corporations over the past 23 years. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Edith Cowan University, is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He commenced his finance career with roles at then ‘Big 6’ professional services firms, Ernst & Whinney and Price Waterhouse before joining diversified industrial company, Vysarn Pty Ltd in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer.

Since that time, Michael has held CFO roles with listed corporations, most recently at Pacific Energy Limited for five years until it was privatised in 2020. He is currently the CFO and Company Secretary for WA Kaolin Limited, where he has been since 2019.

He is also a non-executive director for both an ASX-listed company involved in mining services and a leading Catholic aged care, family, health, disability and community services provider in Perth, Western Australia.

More Than Just A Workplace

Here at KBSS we support the communities where we operate and where our people live and work. We encourage and provide assistance to community and sporting organisations, schools, charities, shows and events.
Our people give their time and make personal contributions in volunteer roles and through charities. We support education, medical services, Indigenous initiatives, and a range of charities through funding, donations, help in kind and encouragement of involvement by employees. We encourage and assist employees to raise funds for charities through participation in events including;

  • Karratha City to Surf
  • Mothers Day Classic
  • Port Walcott Volunteer Marine Rescue
  • Cancer councils shave for a cure
  • Various Local sports clubs
  • Movember, World’s Greatest Shave

Diversity and Integration

KBSS Engineering was founded in Karratha, Western Australia. A big part of this industrialised community is the diverse ecosystem of workers and residents from local and international backgrounds. The local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, has, for many years, been an integral part of the KBSS working culture. We acknowledge Indigenous people as being the original carers of their lands and the importance of preserving their culture and customs. As such, KBSS Engineering embodies the following three guiding principles:

Respect

We recognise and respect the local customs and practices of Indigenous people and their communities and the importance of these practices in preserving and protecting their culture.

Opportunities

We are committed to providing long-term, sustainable employment, training, education and business opportunities for Indigenous people and their communities.

Relationships

We see that having strong, sustainable and respectful relationships with Indigenous people and their communities is crucial to ‘closing the gap’ of disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups.

KBSS has furthered these relationships to the stage of having a strong Alliance with the Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation (BRIDA) of Roebourne and have worked closely together for many years. The relationship is one of mutual benefit giving local Aboriginal people employment opportunities and training whilst assisting KBSS Engineering to fill employment vacancies.

Globe Hill, a company of the Thalanyji people having Native Title over the Onslow region, has signed a joint venture (JV) with KBSS Engineering to set up a relationship with a local Pilbara Company that has a proven track record in the oil and gas industry, and who can also offer various services to the Wheatstone Project, whilst giving opportunities to the traditional owners.

A Commitment To Safety

KBSS are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment to ensure a high standard of Occupational Safety and Health for all employees, visitors & contractors and sub-contractors is maintained. Management shall make every reasonable effort in the areas of accident prevention, control and removal of hazards and injury protection.

This is achieved by:

  • Developing and implementing, in consultation with our employees, a comprehensive and effective Occupational Safety and Health Management Plan (OSHMP).
  • Ensuring that all laws and regulations are complied with. Where adequate laws and regulations do not exist, KBSS develop and apply standards and word practices that reflect management’s commitment to high levels of safety and health. At all times, this is achieved through the consultation and involvement of its employees.
  • Implementing risk management programs for the control of hazards.
  • Providing training to ensure that high standards of work and safety are maintained.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement in occupational safety and health and safety performances.
  • Ensuring that no task shall commence if safety and health standards are compromised.

All employees are responsible for their own safety and the safety of their fellow employees. The success of a safety and health programme is dependent upon the total commitment and cooperation of all employees of the organisation, including management.

The safety committee and employee initiatives shall be totally supported by management.

Award Winning Business

We’re proud to have been recognised in the 2017 Karratha & Districts Chamber or Commerce & Industry Awards (KDCCI) with three awards, including an entry into the Hall of Fame, for being awarded the Best Business (20+ Employees) Winner for three consecutive years.

In 2017 KBSS Engineering were recognised by the KDCCI as Winners in the following categories:

  • Best Business (20+ Employees)
  • Hall of Fame! Best Business (20+ Employees)
  • 2017 KDCCI Best Business of the Year

*Photos courtesy of CB Snaptz & Pilbara Site Pics

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