Senior / Civil Drafter

  • 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 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.



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. 

With 16,500 employees working out of over 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 infrastructure expertise to our clients worldwide.

Our journey of growth is only beginning, and we look forward to strengthening our already established capabilities, entering new markets and offering more effective solutions across infrastructure developments worldwide.


The role:

We are currently seeking a Civil / Senior Drafter who will be responsible for undertaking drafting work in our Technical Services Team. The ideal person will contribute to the development and production of 2D project CAD deliverables on major transport projects as well as supporting civil infrastructure projects in our friendly Newcastle office.

You will be offered the opportunity to continue your career off the back of our successful track record winning major transport infrastructure projects and gain highly valued multifaceted professional civil drafting experience. As a minimum you will have experience in a wide range of projects which include road, drainage, earthworks, rail and associated civil infrastructure. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience working on major transport (road & rail) or other infrastructure projects in a similar role
  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or equivalent professional tertiary Civil Drafting qualification
  • Experience in the production of CAD documentation to Transport Authority Standards (e.g. RMS) from concept stage
  • AutoCAD software skills as a minimum
  • Use of or knowledge of other software packages such as Civil3D, 12D and Revit would also be beneficial 
  • Ability to work well within a team and a positive attitude to your work
  • Strive to deliver projects on time and to budget
  • Communicate effectively with Project Managers and engineers
  • Drive and influence drawing best practice


The incumbent will role model SMEC values, ethics and code of conduct and ensure all business activities are carried out in accordance with these guiding principle


At SMEC, you will benefit from working in a flexible global organisation with exposure to international best practice engineering design.

You will have access to a range of professional development opportunities, collaborate with our global team of specialists and be mentored by passionate leaders.

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.

Wrap up

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

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.

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.

16/03/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Engineering
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