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Senior Environmental Planner - Brisbane

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Job no: 499283
Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Location: Brisbane

  • 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 an experienced senior/associate environmental scientist/planner to join the team in Brisbane on a Full Time or Part Time basis. With 10+ years’ experience, you will lead and assist in delivering complex environmental planning and/or environmental assessments for our key clients.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead and assist in the preparation high quality environmental reports and advice for clients
  • Lead and assist in the preparation of proposals
  • Undertake peer review of environmental reports and advice
  • Manage multi-disciplinary teams, including to coordinate and manage specialist sub-consultants
  • Develop, facilitate and enhance relationships with internal and external clients through effective business development.

Ideal applicants will have/be:

  • Degree qualified in environmental sciences, planning and/or engineering.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • A network of industry connections and ability to develop and maintain positive client relationships.
  • An ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders including government agencies.
  • Industry experience in the water sector.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the relevant Queensland planning and environmental legislation is necessary.

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 Nicholas Fischer-White on

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.


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

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