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.