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Technical Principal Environmental Scientist - Environment

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Job no: 500337
Work type: Full Time
Location: Parramatta, 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 ‘2016 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 69th in the ‘2016 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

Due to recent growth, SMEC's environmental team in Sydney is looking to expand and requires a Technical Principal, Environmental Scientist with Environmental Effects Statement EES/EIS/General Approvals experience focused on infrastructure projects (Roads/Rail/Utilities).

With a minimum of 20+ year’s relevant experience in Environmental Approvals and project management, you will play a key role in leading and delivering complex major infrastructure projects in NSW for our key clients. The role will also be responsible for the management of client relationships and for ongoing business development in the NSW Environmental Approvals.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure that technical tasks undertaken meet appropriate technical standards and the requirements of the client and SMEC
  • Apply project management principles in carrying out tasks and accomplish project deliverables to the required standard and in a timely manner
  • Proactively collaborate with appropriate team members, contributors and stakeholders to maintain quality, timeliness and co-ordination of project deliverables
  • Build and maintain effective relationships internally and externally and contribute to effective client relationship management
  • Actively contribute to the commercial success of projects and the team

Suitable applicants will have/be:

  • Degree qualified in Environmental Sciences or related field
  • Substantial experience in major transport/infrastructure projects in NSW
  • 20+ years of experience in managing relevant environmental approval and resources projects
  • Excellent project management skills. Ability to lead a team to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Team management experience. You will be able to motivate and lead a team of high performers

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.

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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