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Team Leader - Water Resources

Western Sydney - Parramatta, Canberra, Sydney, Western Sydney - Campbelltown

  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment across the business

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 13,000 dedicated people working across a network of 95 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 ‘2017 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 45th in the ‘2017 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

We are currently seeking a Team Leader - Water Resources. With a minimum of 10+ years’ experience in a hands-on capacity, you will play a key role in:

  • Providing support and proactively collaborating with team members, contributors and stakeholders to maintain quality, timeliness and co-ordination of project deliverables
  • Providing expert advice and demonstrating advanced technical skills, ensuring that analysis and design tasks undertaken meet appropriate technical standards and the requirements of the client and SMEC
  • Demonstrating a good level of project management skills while accomplishing project deliverables to the required standard and in a timely manner
  • Active contribution to the commercial success of projects and the team and contributing to successful business development

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 have/be:

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • A Minimum of 10+ years' experience in Drainage/Flooding Engineering.
  • Water Resource and/or NSW Roads experience will be highly looked upon.
  • Experience working on Road/Rail and Water projects
  • Technical experience in TUFLOW desirable
  • Design and Construct experience will be highly regarded
  • Familiar with relevant Australian Standards and Transport, Road and Marine Services' specifications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment and be able to mentor less experienced team members.

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.

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 Miles Pullen –

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

SMEC is committed to equitable recruitment practices and encourages applications from peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. 

All recruitment activities go through our Resourcing function and currently, this role doesn't require agency input. Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees

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