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Market Director - Geotechnics & Tunnels - National focus

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Job no: 503673
Work type: Full Time
Location: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth

  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • This is a national role and can be based out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane 

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 has a brand that has its origins in iconic Australian infrastructure.  SMEC continues to evolve as a market leader in professional services to the Infrastructure Sector.   At SMEC, we understand that our continued success within the infrastructure market is the result of building long-term client relationships. We listen and understand the specific needs of our clients and deliver a complete value chain of services to provide sustainable solutions across major infrastructure projects worldwide.

We embrace emerging technologies and innovations, including BIM and Virtual Reality, to deliver robust engineering services across the fields of transport and logistics, water and environment and energy and resources.

The role

We are currently seeking a Market Director – Geotechnics & Tunnels to provide leadership and strategic direction to the activities of our Geotechnics & Tunnels Business Unit in collaboration with the wider SMEC business. This is a key leadership role within our ANZ business and has responsibility for strategy and P&L.  The role can be based in any of our national offices but will require regular travel.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide strategic direction for the National Market to support SMEC’s vision and values
  • Manage the profit and loss of the National Market
  • Ensure capability development and mobilisation of National Market resources
  • Manage national client relationships

The incumbent will be a dynamic leader and role model SMEC values, ethics and code of conduct and ensure all business activities are carried out in accordance with these guiding principles.

This position ensures there is consistency and cohesion across the national market with the effect of growing the SMEC Geotechnics & Tunnelling function through optimal people, commercial, business development, client relationship management and project performance.

The successful candidate will typically have 20+ years’ industry experience, recognised as a national authority in the Geotechnics market and would have undertaken multiple Senior Manager roles in similar engineering consulting organisations, and demonstrated ability to consistently:

  • Manage large scale multi-disciplinary projects successfully, to budget and client specifications
  • Build trusting and productive client relationships
  • Engage key stakeholders to effectively achieve exceptional project outcomes
  • Produce tender/proposal documents of an excellent standard and in a timely manner;
  • Manage a team effectively for high performance and cohesion
  • Provide leadership, supervision and coaching to other staff

What we offer

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.

SMEC Australia recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work – Australia. We are committed to equitable recruitment practices and as such, encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to apply and notify us of their application by emailing

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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