Our story



Building on our past. Ready for the future.

We started out as a small engineering consultancy in Australia more than 50 years ago. We’re proud of who we are and where we’ve come from. So instead of leaving our past behind, we’re building on our credibility as an engineering partner in energy, chemicals and resources to become a solutions provider leading partners and societies to a more sustainable future.

Right now, we’re bridging two worlds as we accelerate to more sustainable energy sources, while helping our customers provide the energy, chemicals and resources that society needs now.

And we’re delivering sustainable change as we help our customers meet global demand while driving innovation and sustainability across our projects.

Our journey is marked by decades of change, adaptation and growth. As the world has evolved, so have we.

Here's our story

Welcome to today's Worley, and a moment that's pivotal in our history. Our new brand direction represents our commitment to leading the energy transition, driving change, and making a lasting impact. It also reflects our past, and the values and ambitions that propel us towards a future where sustainability and innovation define everything we do.

Animated image showing the creation of Worley's new logo.


The 2010s witnessed the rise of clean energy, streaming services, the first full face transplant and the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

For us it was about consolidating our global position, as we made pivotal acquisitions including Jacobs Energy, Chemicals and Resources, diversified our capabilities, and committed to energy transition and sustainability.

Animated image showing previous logos including Jacobs.


The 2000s were marked by the rise of social media, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of the first self-driving car.

Meanwhile, we were strengthening our commitment to sustainability, expanding across Africa, the Middle East and Canada and celebrating our public listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Animated image of a person in a crane installing WorleyParsons logo on the side of a building.


The 1990s saw the rise of the internet, the invention of the digital camera, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

It was also the decade we expanded our global presence, acquiring companies in Canada and the United States. And established ourselves as a key player in the global engineering and consultancy services industry.

Animated image showing merging of multiple logos to form WorleyParsons logo.


The 1980s were all about big hair, neon colors, Crocodile Dundee, the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer, and the first mobile phone.

Back then, we were focused on expanding our services and global footprint, playing a crucial role in the North West Shelf Gas project, which marked our entry into the world energy market.

John Grill and two other people holding a framed image of an office.


The 1970s were a time of disco, bell-bottoms, the invention of the first personal computer, and the official opening of the iconic Sydney Opera House.

We began our journey, as a small engineering consultancy in Australia, laying the foundation for what would see us become a global leader in engineering solutions.

John Grill, Chairman of Worley.
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