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SMEC and Surbana Jurong Group's partnership provides a talent pool of 14,000 people working across a network of 120 offices in more than 40 countries throughout Asia, Australasia, Africa, the UK, Middle East and the Americas.

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About Us


SMEC’s origins date back to the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in 1949. Today SMEC is consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation by the world’s leading engineering bodies. Striving to deliver service excellence across a range of industry sectors, SMEC has developed and refined a core service offering covering the lifecycle of a project. SMEC’s projects help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

In 27 March 2017, PDR Engineers (PDR) joined SMEC, enhancing PDR’s capabilities and strengthening SMEC’s presence in northern Australia. PDR is a professional consultancy firm, based in Cairns, Queensland, that provides structural, civil, geotechnical and mining engineering services to government and corporate clients.

This was SMEC’s first acquisition since joining Surbana Jurong in August 2016, marking an important strategic milestone in SMEC’s overall growth plan. The combined footprint of SMEC and PDR in northern Australia establishes a strong regional network of offices in Cairns, Townsville and Darwin.

Our Graduate Progam


SMEC’s heritage is in our DNA and shapes our approach to providing traditional and emerging solutions for our clients and communities. Through our global network of companies and employees from Australia and oversees, we boast a growing portfolio of partnerships and projects and take pride in our diverse and collaborative culture. In fact, our people voted that being part of a great team is the number one reason they enjoy working at SMEC.

At SMEC, we offer a comprehensive Graduate Development Program designed to provide opportunities to develop and support young professionals on their career path.

Our Program provides:

  • on the job work experience
  • exposure to high-profile, challenging projects
  • an experienced mentor who will guide and support you
  • opportunities to meet and network with your fellow peers at regular professional events
  • support and funding towards achieving Chartered Engineer status.

If you’re willing to occasionally wear bright orange, then join our innovative team and be part of our growing organisation. We are on the search for graduates all year round in Transport, Water & Environment, Energy & Resources, Urban Development and Management Services.

Visit to view open positions, or contact our resourcing team at [email protected]

Our Internship Program


ANZ Undergraduate Summer Program

We’ll support your education journey and help you achieve your career aspirations.

Every year we invite the brightest and most inquisitive Science and Engineering students to complete their industrial work placement with us. Our ANZ Undergraduate Summer Program connects you to our senior engineers and mentors, and gives you exposure to significant projects. You’ll be supported to develop your skills and gain practical experience in your field of study.

This paid internship, designed for students in their third or penultimate year of study (2nd last year of their degree), is perfect for an undergraduate interested in learning about how their academic knowledge translates into real world problem solving.

The program begins after the university exam period in November and runs for 12 weeks.

Key Dates


Key Dates


2018/2019 ANZ Undergraduate Summer Program

Applications open: 18th June 2018

Applications close: 21st September 2018*


2019 ANZ Graduate Development Program

Applications open: 26th February 2018

Applications close: June 2018*

*Application close date may vary subject to whether all positions have been filled.

We look for graduates all year round, please click here to view open positions.

If you have any questions, contact our Resourcing team at [email protected]

For graduate positions outside of ANZ, please click here to view open positions or contact your local SMEC office.


Corporate Social Responsibility


At SMEC we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to positively impact the individuals and communities we work with.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility framework reflects our values and how we aim to conduct our daily work, with our three focus areas being People, Community, and Sustainability and Environment.


People are the core of our business and our purpose - to improve lives and shape cities and communities around the world.

Safety is a key priority within the People pillar, achieved through ensuring we provide safe and healthy working conditions for our employees, contractors, visitors and the general public. We have implemented policies and procedures to measure progress towards our zero harm objectives and increase safety awareness.


We are committed to operating in a manner which promotes community engagement and sustainability, and actively engage in community development through the SMEC Foundation.

The SMEC Foundation operates with the philosophy that a small amount of money spent wisely can produce far-reaching social and economic benefits.

Through the adoption of a localisation model, we invest in local operations and nurture local talent. This increases the skill level of employees in the communities in which we operate and increases SMEC’s local capacity to deliver projects.

Sustainability and Environment

At SMEC, we are committed to embedding sustainability principles throughout the business.

We strive to undertake all project and office activities in an environmentally responsible manner, and to identify, manage and mitigate any risks that may impact negatively on the environment.

We continue to improve our understanding of the sources, scope and extent of our resource use, and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of our offices, and reducing the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions generated by SMEC’s operations.

Culture & Diversity

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As a member of the Surbana Jurong global group of companies, with over 14,000 people working across 40 countries, SMEC is a truly diverse organisation.

At the core of our business is what we call the ‘SMEC Spirit’ which is evident in our people, values and culture. We actively promote an inclusive workplace and value people with different backgrounds, skills and expertise to drive innovation and shared learning across our growing global network.

Driving Change for Gender Equality

SMEC is passionate about a gender balanced workplace as it brings a pool of different skills and ways of thinking, leading to an innovative culture.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values represent what we stand for, what we expect from employees, what we deliver to our clients, and how we should behave in our daily work.

Our core values should form our “moral compass” and serve as “silent mentors” to guide us in everything we do.


We act responsibly and conduct our business with the highest ethical standards, accountability and transparency.


We value our global and diverse talent by creating a safe, inclusive and supportive environment where our people can thrive.


We act in the best interest of our clients and deliver innovative solutions with high standards of excellence.


We build trusted and enduring relationships with clients, partners and colleagues to achieve win-win outcomes.


We are passionate and committed to making meaningful impact to people, environment and communities.

Our Initiatives

SMEC's Equal Employment Opportunity framework promotes a safe, inclusive and flexible work environment for all employees and clients. This comprehensive framework covers training, policy development and review, and is designed to encourage mutual respect in the workplace and reinforce SMEC’s company values.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality

SMEC has partnered with the United Nations (UN) Global Compact to pledge support for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This program supports the advancement of equality between men and women through a range of objectives, including, modelling company behaviour to reflect the society we would like for our employees, fellow citizens and families.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Within Australia, SMEC has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to formalise our support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people. We hold ourselves accountable to the framework and are committed to strengthening our relationships with ATSI communities. Our aim is to ensure that respecting Indigenous culture is a critical part of how we do business.

Workplace Health and Safety

At SMEC, health and safety underpins everything we do and is a critical part of our workplace culture. SMEC’s global team of industry experts utilise health and safety objectives to strive for a Zero Harm workplace. Discover more information on our commitment to Workplace Health and Safety and Zero Harm culture.


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