Technical Principal ? IV & Construction Services

  • 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

The role

Following our continued growth and success wining and positioning ourselves to deliver current and future Major Projects, we are currently looking for a Technical Principal – IV & Construction Services to support our successful Independent Verification and Construction Services business. The role will be based out of our North Sydney office but will have a national remit.

As a Technical Principal you will provide input, advice and expertise nationally into some of Australia’s most prominent and exciting civil infrastructure projects. Helping to coordinate the delivery of these projects across our different business units, markets and regions in Australia.

As well as helping deliver major projects you will be helping develop and grow the Construction Services and IV teams nationally.

 Key Accountabilities:

  • Build SMEC’s reputation as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality and project delivery;
  • Provide technical risk (and opportunity) governance to both proposals and projects to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness and quality (e.g. as Proposal/Project Director);
  • Support management to provide technical leadership to employees to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention and professional development of technical staff;
  • Support management to achieve sustainable growth of the business through targeted client relationship management (CRM) and business development (BD) activity.

With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

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

 What we offer

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.

SMEC Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work – Australia.

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.

13/07/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Engineering
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