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Team Leader / Senior Engineer - Urban Engineering Design

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Job no: 502853
Work type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne

  • Flexible and friendly working environment
  • Highly attractive premium Docklands office located 300m from Southern Cross Railway Station 
  • Be part of an organisation that helps to shape our communities, industries and the global landscape
  • Outstanding career prospects

About SMEC

SMEC provides unique opportunities to work on iconic industry projects with experienced colleagues and leadership teams. We support and empower employees to drive innovation initiatives within a well-established and growing organisation.

Every employee plays a key role in shaping our business and is driven by teamwork, progressive thinking and creative ideas. We are committed to providing platforms to enable our people to engage in the business, deliver value to clients and develop their careers.

When you join SMEC, you join a flexible growing organisation that has a genuine commitment to CSR, diversity and improving the world we live in.

SMEC deliver smart solutions for clients and communities in Infrastructure, Urban Development and Management Services.

Urban Development

At SMEC, we understand that our continued success within the urban development industry is the result of building long-term client relationships. We partner with, and understand the specific needs of our clients and provide integrated consulting services to plan, design, construct and manage complex urban development and built environment projects.

With over 16,000 employees working out of 120 offices in 40+ countries throughout Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, UK, Africa, North and South America, we partner with our parent company Surbana Jurong and sister company Robert Bird Group (RBG) to deliver integrated urban development expertise to our clients worldwide.

  • SMEC’s Urban Engineering team has found innovative ways to best extract efficiencies and quality in software platforms and have won an International 12D Innovation Award
  • SMEC consistently wins numerous major projects & accolades e.g. top selling housing development project in Australia  

Looking ahead, we will continue to strengthen our already established capabilities as we enhance our services across a range of urban development market sectors.

The role

We are currently seeking an Team Leader / Senior Design Engineer or Designer to contribute to the development and production of project deliverables in our Melbourne offices on greenfield and urban renewal urban development projects.

You will have a sound understanding of civil design principles and advanced skills using 12D models for the preparation of drawings.

We are happy to receive applications from both degree qualified Civil Engineers, as well as Civil Designers (who typically would have a Diploma in Civil Engineering).  Candidates should have from 6 to 10+ years’ experience working in residential housing land development in one of Australia's capital cities.

In addition, ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • 12D experience (must have experience in large scale sub-divisional design)
  • Proficient in 12D drainage network analysis
  • Problem solving and analytic skills
  • Ability to apply theoretical concepts to analyse and interpret information
  • Ability to effectively manages one's time and workload
  • Exposure within a professional working environment

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.

Significant opportunity exists for the right candidate(s) to grow their career within a growing dynamic business which believes passionately in the benefits of a diverse workplace. We are flexible and open to the position(s) being part-time or a full-time.

When you join SMEC, you will have the opportunity to embrace your creativity and drive change across the business.

Working with clients and partners, you will be part of an organisation that helps to shape our communities, industries and the global landscape.

Our recent growth has provided new and exciting opportunities for our people, our employees enjoy a consistent flow of significant projects, end-to-end responsibilities and are motivated by meaningful work.

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Wrap up

As an inclusive and growing organisation, SMEC is committed to building a global community of talented professionals and thought leaders.

We recognise the value and importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace and look for people with different backgrounds, skills and expertise to drive innovation and shared learning across our growing global network.

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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 | SMEC – Urban Communities Business Unit T +61 3 9869 0920 | E   

Our Melbourne office provides a collaborative and dynamic space to foster innovative and creative solutions for our clients.

Address: Tower 4, 727 Collins Street in Melbourne.  

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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