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Graduate Engineer/ Technologist

Apply now Job no: 505181
Work type: Full Time
Location: George
Categories: Roads and Highways, Civil

  • 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 South Africa is part of the SMEC Group who joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory services. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 16,500 dedicated people working across a network of 120 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 recognized 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 24 of the ‘2021 Top 225 International Design Firms’.

The role

Reports To

Section Manager or any other person appointed to supervise him/her from time to time.

Primary Position Purpose

This position is responsible for the technical design of projects within the section and will be required to provide assistance to Engineers.

Key Responsibilities

• Drafting technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
• Leading a small team of Technicians/Draughtsmen on a project
• Querying details suggesting more acceptable solutions
• Able to present/ represent his/ her specific technical work (presentations/ meetings)
• Familiar with work procedures
• Responsible for completion of specifically assigned tasks to time and cost
• Developing understanding of local functional business technologies and markets
• Ability to check and inspect constructed works for compliance to design and specifications with moderate supervision
• Awareness of time and cost implications on projects
• Assisting with straightforward bids
• Training Technicians/Draughtsmen in relevant software tools
• Managing meeting schedule and agendas and compiling minutes
• Providing assistance to Engineers with regards to checking of technical designs
• Completing technical duties as directed by the Engineer inclusive of design, costing and specifications

Recommended Qualifications, Skills and Experience required:

• Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree/higher degree from an accredited university
• 0- 3 years’ experience
• Previous design experience with Civil3D will be advantageous
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment

Closing Date: Monday, 06 December 2021

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.

Only candidates who meet the above minimum requirements will be considered. Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

SMEC is committed to an organizational culture that recognizes, appreciates, and values diversity & inclusion.

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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Applications close: South Africa Standard Time

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