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Graduate Technologist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: George
Categories: Civil, Roads and Highways

  • 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 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. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 50 of the ‘2016 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 45th in the ‘2017 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and energized Graduate Technologist to join a leading infrastructure consultancy and contribute to the growth and development of a business with a reputation for technical excellence and strong client relationships. We are looking for candidates with a passion for innovation and providing innovative problem-solving that will add value to SMEC. The successful incumbent shall be highly productive in their day to day tasks and also strive to align themselves and their work ethic to our company values.

Primary purpose of level

This position is responsible for technical design of projects within the Section, and providing assistance to Engineers/Scientists/Other Professionals/Consultants

Key Responsibilities 

With a minimum of 1 year of practical experience in the design of municipal infrastructure and/or roads/traffic, your key responsibilities will include:

• Making good decisions on own initiative.
• Querying details and suggesting more acceptable solutions.
• Drafting technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality.
• Showcasing ability to present/ represent your specific technical work (presentations / meetings). Familiar with work procedures.
• Completion of specifically assigned tasks to time and cost.
• Developing an understanding of local functional business technologies and markets.
• Showcasing ability to check and inspect constructed works for compliance to design and specifications with minimal supervision.
• Awareness of time and cost implications on projects

Key Performance Indicators

• Quality
• Professionalism
• Awareness of time and deadlines
• Awareness of company’s systems and procedures

Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Suitable applicants will have/ be:

• BTech (Civil Engineering) degree from accredited university/college
• Minimum of 1-3 years' practical experience in the design of municipal infrastructure and/or roads/traffic.
• Proficiency in civil design software (Civil3D or similar) is essential, as well as the ability to produce accurate drawings to a high standard within set deadlines.
• Previous site experience will be advantageous

Closing Date: 22 March 2018

Details of the package on offer will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

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.

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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