EIC Activities

EIC Activities is CIMIC Group’s engineering business. It provides specialist design, technical support, research and technology for Group projects and enhances the Group’s ability to mitigate and manage risk.

EIC Activities delivers solutions, capability and innovation in the disciplines of infrastructure, industrial, building and specialist design for projects tendered and delivered by the Group. EIC Activities supports its capability through other technical groups within the ACS Group, including HOCHTIEF, Dragados and Turner.

The EIC name stands for Engineering, Innovation and Capability.


EIC Activities’ history is embedded in the engineering, construction and mining heritage of CIMIC Group. Since the beginnings of the CIMIC Group in the 1940s, and with Thiess’s heritage stretching back to 1934, the Group has established a proven track record of constructing and building major projects in the infrastructure, resources and property markets throughout Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

In 2014, the CIMIC Group combined its existing engineering skills into a new, focused engineering entity named EIC Activities.

Locations & Portfolio

EIC Activities operates across the diverse geographic markets of CIMIC Group which includes Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. EIC Activities has expert staff located in offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

CIMIC Group companies have undertaken, and are continuing to deliver, some of the largest and most complex projects across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. EIC Activities' engineering heritage is embedded in these projects. For more information visit the Projects page.


EIC Activities provides specialist advice to the Group’s operating companies across a range of markets including infrastructure (such as roads, bridges, tunnels and rail), industrial engineering (including minerals processing, oil and gas, power and utilities, water, and information and communication technology), and building (including architecture, structures and facilities).

EIC Activities undertakes early reviews of prospects to identify critical risks, provide confidence around mitigation of risk and provide engineering solutions to complex technical problems. It undertakes high level concept design and construction methodologies, and provides design reviews as required.

EIC Activities’ technical support includes geotechnical and structural design and temporary works design. It provides advice on asset life cycles, environmental engineering and the appropriate use of construction materials. A research and technology capability promotes ‘Build Digitally First’ to improve the ability to measure, map, visualise and control our business, and a research and development function seeks to capture knowledge and share innovation across our business.

Specialist team

Glen MaceGlen Mace

Glen Mace is the EIC Activities Managing Director.

Mr Mace previously held roles with CPB Contractors including General Manager Rail and General Manager Eastern Infrastructure.

He has more than 25 years of rail and civil engineering experience and has established and managed successful teams within alliance, partnering and D&C contracts on civil, rail and multidisciplinary projects, internationally.

Experienced team

EIC Activities team draws together the engineering expertise of CPB Contractors and Thiess.

EIC Activities people are subject matter experts, recognised by the industry and their peers.


EIC Activities' strategic objectives are:

  • To provide technical and engineering solutions (Engineering),
  • To connect, develop and promote engineering talent (Innovation),
  • To leverage emerging research and technology (Capability).

In pursuing these strategic objectives EIC Activities seeks to minimise risk, increase profitability and create competitive advantage.

Awards, news and resources

CIMIC Group companies have been successful in winning many prestigious awards over the years. To view, visit the Awards section.

For details on new projects awarded to CIMIC Group, please see the ASX Announcement and Media Release section.

Contact us

Email - contact@eicactiv.com

Sydney OfficeBrisbane Office
Level 19, 177 Pacific Highway
North Sydney, NSW 2060
PO Box 1002
Crows Nest, NSW 1585
P: +61 2 8668 6333
Level 6, HQ South Tower 520 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
PO Box 1077
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006  
P: +61 7 3215 4600
Melbourne OfficePerth Office
Level 6, 567 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
PO Box 264
Collins Street West, VIC 8007
P: +61 3 9228 7700
202 Pier Street
Perth WA 6000
P: +61 8 6436 6000
Adelaide Office 
Level 1, 13 Greenhill Road,
Wayville SA 5034
P: +61 8 8238 5000
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