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Associate / Senior Associate Engineer - Tailings Dams

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Job no: 498928
Work type: Full Time
Location: Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth

  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment, flexible conditions to help with work-life balance

About SMEC

SMEC has joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 10,000 dedicated people working across a network of 100 offices in 40 countries.

SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.

Consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 50 of the ‘2016 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 69th in the ‘2016 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

We are currently seeking a talented Associate / Senior Associate Engineer - Tailings Dams to work closely with our other specialists to deliver tailings dam feasibility, design and supervision projects within Australia and internationally. We are seeking a Tailings Dam specialist engineer to assist SMEC to further develop our existing tailings business, working within our national and international renowned dams team, working closely with our National Manager Mining Resources.  

Location is flexible. In Australia, our Melbourne office is the preferred location because it is home to our core of technical strengths in our Dams business, however, other offices in Perth,  Adelaide or Brisbane offer attractive alternatives, if required. Nevertheless, the role will functionally report to our Delivery Manager - Dams in Melbourne but can be based elsewhere as a national resource also servicing overseas e.g. PNG.

You will play a key role in:

  • Assisting to grow and our dams and tailings dams business in Australia and overseas
  • Supporting SMEC Internationally on tailings projects globally

With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

Suitable applicants will preferably have/be:

  • Australian experience
  • Degree qualified to a minimum of Bachelors level
  • Able to undertake local and some international travel
  • 8 to 12+ years’ experience
  • Civil Engineering strengths and tailings expertise
  • Technical strengths: safety audits, dam safety
  • Experience working collaboratively with to lend technical expertise as required.  

In return, SMEC offers you the benefits that come from working in a global multidisciplinary consultancy in an environment where your fresh ideas and enthusiasm will be welcomed and rewarded. SMEC offers a family friendly environment that embraces work-life balance flexible working arrangements, if required).

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact: David Wood | Senior Resourcing Specialist | SMEC – Australia & New Zealand Division | Level 10, 71 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia | T +61 3 9869 0920 | E  


SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities. To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

Currently, this role does not require Agency input. SMEC does not accept unsolicited resumes from Recruitment Agencies and is not responsible for any associated fees.


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