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Senior Civil Engineer / Project Manager - Urban Development | Sunshine Coast

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Job no: 499259
Work type: Full Time
Location: Sunshine Coast

  • 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 13,500 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.

The role

We are currently seeking Senior Civil Engineer / Project Manager - Urban Development to manage a number of our most complex and high profile urban development and residential subdivision projects from our office located on the Sunshine Coast.

This role requires a minimum of 10+ years’ experience, preferably in Queensland’s land development market, to successfully deliver land development projects on behalf of our Urban Engineering business. Reporting to the Manager Urban Development, you will play a key role in the co-ordination and management of major projects across the entire project life cycle including feasibility, design and construction management. Core responsibilities include:

  • Provision of project management and project governance disciplines to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness and quality
  • Financial management, client liaison and contract administration of assigned projects
  • Oversight and governance of projects to resolve project issues and ensure project product is of high quality
  • Promotion and application of internal project management requirements
  • Provision of coaching and support to project personnel
  • Technical problem solving
  • Building and maintaining strong and effective client relationships

Suitable applicants will have/be:

  • Urban residential land development experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering (preferably with RPEQ status)
  • Knowledge of relevant design standards, codes, Local Regulatory Authority Guidelines and Australian Standards
  • Working knowledge of 12d and AutoCAD
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of technical engineering elements, implementation and governance of quality control process, financial and project management
  • A track record of achievement in a similar role and a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work
  • Knowledge of contract administration and construction supervision would be advantageous

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 is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our organisation.

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 – Urban Communities Business Unit | Level 10, 71 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia | T +61 3 9869 0920 | E    

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

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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