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Team Leader - Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

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Job no: 499263
Work type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne

  • 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. 

The role

We are currently seeking a Team Leader - Communication & Stakeholder Engagement to Develop and deliver communication plans including activities, materials and tools to use in projects, primarily across VIC, SA and WA.

The holder of this position will be a role model of the SMEC values, ethics and code of conduct and all aspects of this position will be carried out according to these guiding principles.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Developing and delivering communications and engagement project plans and services for SMEC projects;
  • Building community and stakeholder relationships;
  • Support the wider business, in particular the environment, transport and water groups with consultation services;
  • Assistance in the development of proposals, new business ventures and marketing activities.

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

  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to engage with key stakeholders
  • Experience in an Engineering, Consulting and Construction industry desirable.
  • Implemented activities outlined in Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement plans and all relevant sub-plans (Roads/Rail/Water/Planning sectors)
  • Management of Consultation Manager, web based contact management system
  • Responding to community enquiries and complaints about projects
  • Drafted notifications and project managing them through the approvals process including liaison with construction staff, clients and designers
  • Managed the distribution of notifications to the community through doorknocks, letterbox drops, e-mail notices, and the internet
  • Coordinated production of information for client websites with internal and external stakeholders and designers, including gaining internal and external approvals
  • Generated community updates and internal newsletter

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 people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

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

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 Nicholas Fischer-White –

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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