“SMEC has provided me with the unique opportunity of establishing and building a Ports and Marine business in Western Australia."
Based in Perth, Paul is the Port and Marine Manager for Western Australia. Paul joined SMEC in 2012 and has over 14 years’ experience managing multi-disciplinary teams on complex port, flood and coastal erosion projects. Paul also has experience in client management, bid leadership and framework management. Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Master of Engineering Science (Maritime Civil Engineering).
"I like being a part of a team that offers innovative and quality solutions."
Joining SMEC’s Perth office in 2012, Sara has more than five years experience in both contracting and consulting engineering. Sara has worked throughout New Zealand and in Western Australia on a range of civil infrastructure projects, providing detailed designs, site supervision and contract management services. Sara holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Auckland.
“At SMEC I’m given the opportunity to work on incredible projects around the world with a talented group of people.”
Vince joined SMEC Vietnam in 1995. He is a civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in road design and construction management with specialist skills in manual and computerised Asset Management Systems. He is SMEC's Chief Technical Principal Pavements, responsible for technical oversight of complex pavement projects. Vince holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Masters of Technology (Pavements).
“SMEC has a positive working environment. I enjoy being part of diverse teams that find solutions to challenging projects.”
Dominik joined SMEC in 2010. He has over 23 years’ experience in road and railway infrastructure projects including detailed design, tender preparation, construction supervision and commissioning. Dominik is a Senior Project Manager in SMEC’s South Asia and Middle East Division, currently responsible for a major railway upgrade in Bangladesh. He holds a Masters in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
"SMEC breaks down geographical and cultural barriers. I am honoured to be part of what is essentially a global team.”
Dean joined SMEC in 2010 and is based in the Melbourne office. Dean oversees corporate tax compliance across the 40 international jurisdictions in which SMEC operates. Dean became a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2004 and a Fellow in 2009. Prior to joining SMEC, Dean spent over 10 years in public practice in the United Kingdom, resolving accounting and taxation issues for a range of clients.
“SMEC is a progressive organisation that utilises my acquired experience and knowledge."
Wahida joined SMEC in 2006 as an administration assistant and in the Tanzania office. She is responsible for all office processes including: organising travel and visas; monitoring service delivery; and verifying all forms and documents. Wahida holds a Diploma of Business Management from the Financial Training Centre, Tanzania and is studying a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Open University of Tanzania.
“I am proud to be associated with SMEC, its spirit, its vision and the value SMEC has for its employees as assets."
Lalit joined SMEC in 1994 and (after an 18 month break) was appointed General Manager Corporate Services for SMEC India in 2011. Lalit has more than 17 years experience in Information Technology (IT) including network, software and data management and system planning. Lalit holds a Bachelor of Science (Electronics) from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from the National Institute of IT, India.
“SMEC embraces change, rewards good performance and gives employees the opportunity to make a difference.”
Jared joined SMEC in 2000. He has over 10 years experience in the planning and design of large highway and urban arterial road projects in Queensland. He has worked on motorway upgrade projects in excess of A$1.8 billion, most recently the Gateway Upgrade Project. Jared manages the highways group in SMEC’s Brisbane office and specialises in the design management of complex road upgrade projects located in constrained brown field corridors.
“The One SMEC approach to everyday business provides an enjoyable working environment for all employees."
Leonie joined SMEC in 2010 as a Graduate Engineer and was appointed Business Development Engineer in 2011. Leonie is responsible for identifying potential business opportunities in Papua New Guinea, managing and coordinating ongoing projects and providing technical assistance in the field of civil engineering. Leonie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Papua New Guinea University of Technology.
“At SMEC, I work on challenging assignments, enabling me to develop my skills and progress in my career.”
Moghes joined SMEC in 2010 and is based in Tanzania. He has extensive international experience in the dams and hydropower industry, from feasibility studies and contract management to design review and construction supervision. Moghes is currently undertaking construction supervision and contract management for Lotsane Dam in Botswana. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Construction Science) from the University of Oklahoma, USA.
“At SMEC I’m provided with the opportunities to progress in my career.”
Amjad joined SMEC in 1995. He has over 15 years’ experience in finance, specialising in budgeting, forecasting, project planning, taxation and internal auditing. He worked on the roll-out of SMEC’s financial systems in Pakistan. Amjad holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting), a Master of Commerce (Accounting), a Master of Science (Economics) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting.
“SMEC is committed to investing in employees, enabling continued opportunities to work on diverse and challenging projects.”
Colin joined SMEC in 2004 as a Highways Engineer. He is a civil engineer and project manager who specialises in detailed design and construction management for large infrastructure projects. Based in SMEC’s Sydney office, Colin is responsible for the management, co-ordination and delivery of large transport projects such as the Gerringong Upgrade project. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Ong Yee Seng
“SMEC allows me to work with people worldwide, experience different cultures and improve my skills.”
Ong joined SMEC in 2001 and is the Head of the Highways and Transportation Group in Malaysia. Ong has over 10 years’ experience in civil engineering, specialising in the design and management of roads, highways and interchanges. He also has experience in geotechnical works for foundations and micro-tunnelling. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the National University of Malaysia.
“At SMEC I’m surrounded by people who have a positive team spirit, this creates a good working environment."
Belayneh joined SMEC in 2001 and is based in Ethiopia. He has over 25 years of experience in highway and road planning, design, construction and maintenance. As SMEC’s Ethiopian Country Manager, Belayneh is responsible for co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams and overseeing all stages of project work. Belayneh holds a Masters in Engineering (Civil) and a Masters in Science (Highway Engineering).
“SMEC has a highly qualified multi-cultural professional workforce and is committed to improving the gender balance in the workplace.”
Girish Joined SMEC in 2002 and is based in India. With 20 years accounting and finance experience, Girish is responsible for regulatory compliance, financial and project reporting and assisting project managers with project planning. Girish has extensive experience in budgeting, forecasting, auditing, finalisation of annual accounts and tax returns. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce.
“SMEC provides me with various opportunities to develop my career and make an impact on the general functionality of the business”.
Jarrad joined SMEC in 2011 and is based Melbourne. He is responsible for organisational reporting, employee statistics and corporate human resources project support. He has a passion for improving efficiencies and building strong internal and external relationships. Jarrad holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources and Business Law) from Swinburne University of Technology.
“SMEC has a global footprint that provides opportunities to travel and work in exciting locations, often in frontier countries.”
Megan joined SMEC in 2011 and is based in Manila, Philippines. She is responsible for the improvement of financial processes, budgeting, forecasting and auditing. Prior to joining SMEC, Megan worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Megan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business and an IT Degree and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).
“SMEC isa fascinating organisation that crosses a phenomenal breadth of locations, technical disciplines and cultures.”
Alex joined SMEC in 2009 and is a Business Manager for SMEC’s Managing Director International. Having received an Excellence Scholarship, Alex completed an MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management focussing on strategy and international business. Alex has 10 years’ experience in construction and engineering project and commercial management in Australia, Asia and Europe.
“I enjoy working at SMEC because it provides me an opportunity to participate in international projects with real technical challenges.”
Severin joined SMEC in 2007 as a Senior Highway Engineer. He was appointed head of the Highways and Transportation team in 2008 before becoming the Functional Group Manager, Africa in 2009. Severin has extensive experience in the transport sector and is responsible for project management, business development and contract management. Severin holds a Masters of Engineering (Science) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).
Dr Peter Gehrke
“SMEC provides opportunities to work on challenging projects that help sustain the natural environment and make a difference."
Peter joined SMEC in 2007. He has 30 years experience in water and environmental research and management, particularly water cycle and catchment management for freshwater and coastal environments. He recently led a climate change assessment across the Pacific and was invited to speak about the project at the International Symposium on Ecohydraulics and the Pacific Heads of Fisheries meeting.
“SMEC offers the opportunity to champion sustainable thinking – resulting in better client and project outcomes including cost savings.”
Jasmine joined SMEC in 2001 and is an environmental land use planner and Manager of the SMEC Environment and Planning group in Queensland, Australia. She has over 20 years experience in strategic and statutory planning, specialising in the application of ecologically sustainable development in policy, organisations and projects. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons).
"SMEC has an open culture that provides a conducive environment for delivering value to projects and enhancing job satisfaction."
Rajat joined SMEC in 2009 in India. He has 18 years experience in infrastructure, transport, power, water, tourism, urban infrastructure and civil aviation projects. Rajat specialises in design and implementation of PPP projects with focus on financial and economic analysis, legal due-diligence and project monitoring. He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration.
‘’At SMEC I enjoy tackling unique technical challenges, participating in multi-disciplinary teams and interacting with clients.‘’
Tadei joined SMEC in 2008 and is based in the Tanzania office. Tadei has over 15 years’ experience in the water and sanitation industry, within the public and private sectors. Tadei’s areas of expertise include: water and sanitation sector policy, planning, design, cost estimation, construction management and supervision, operation and maintenance and institutional capacity building.
“I established a Water and Environment Group in North Asia. I enjoyed the challenge of growing the Group and sharing its success."
Alexi joined SMEC in 2010 and has over 20 years’ experience in solid waste management, environmental assessment and the design and environmental validation of concept master plans. Based in Hong Kong, Alexi has worked throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He holds a Masters in Environmental Pollution Control and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).
“SMEC has a great working environment, with employees who are cooperative and helpful. I get to deal with new, interesting people every day.”
Rani joined SMEC in 1989 and is the Office Manager for SMEC's Bangladesh office. Rani is responsible for all day-to-day administration tasks including communication, employee scheduling and records, arrangements for visiting expatriate employees and a variety of business development activities. Rani holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National University, Bangladesh.
“Working at SMEC gives me the opportunity to work closely with a very diverse group of talented individuals.”
Lucy joined SMEC in 2010 as the Human Resources Manager for Africa, based in SMEC's Tanzania office. Lucy coordinates and administers all aspects of recruitment, induction, performance reviews and human resources reporting. Lucy holds a Master of Science (Business Administration) from the United States International University, Africa.
“At SMEC I am given opportunities to grow and learn from creative and diverse colleagues around the world.”
Enkhtuya joined SMEC in 2010 and is the Mongolia Office Manager, responsible for organising meetings, supervising staff, establishing procedures and procurement. With over ten years experience, Enkhtuya holds a Masters of Business Administration from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts (Law and Economics) from the University of Law and Economics, Ulaanbaatar.
“SMEC is a multi-cultural company which values the efforts of employees. Employees are encouraged to express their ideas.”
Cecilia joined SMEC in 2010 and is the North Asia Regional Reporting Manager. Cecilia’s responsibilities include analysing and reporting on project performance, ensuring accurate financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Cecilia has over ten years experience working for large, multi-national companies. Cecilia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accountancy from City University, Hong Kong.
“Jeff enjoys working for SMEC due to the diversity of projects and opportunities that are available.”
Jeff joined SMEC in 2008. He was appointed Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) Program Coordinator in 2009, for which he relocated to Jakarta, Indonesia in 2010. Jeff is also the Regional Functional Manager (Indonesia) for Water, Environment and Social Development. Jeff has over ten years experience in strategic planning for government bodies and holds a Masters in Environmental Science.
“SMEC provides equal opportunities to all employees, has an open door policy and helps employees grow professionally.”
Eloisa joined SMEC in 2007 as an Assistant Project Manager in the Philippines. Since then, Eloisa has occupied the role of Regional Reporting Manager and is currently the Help Desk Service Manager. Eloisa responds to help requests related to SMEC's Information Technology programs and completes system and issue testing. Eloisa holds a Bachelor of Science (Accountancy).
Malala Razaka Gicheru
“SMEC’s culture (in which every employee is valued) means that a unity of vision is achieved, despite the diversity of cultures and backgrounds.”
Malala joined SMEC in Kenya in 2008. She provides administration, legal and human resources support. Malala has over 20 years experience and holds a Bachelor of English Literature from the University of Madagascar as well as Diplomas in Modern Management and Administration, Communication in Business and Human Resources Management from Cambridge International College.
"At SMEC I have worked on some of Australia's most prestigious infrastructure projects and worked with staff that are industry leaders."
Robert joined SMEC in 2003 and is a Highway Engineer based in Sydney, Australia. Robert has over 10 years experience in concept development, detailed design and site design of large highway duplication and deviation projects including Erskine Park Link Road, Tarcutta Bypass and Gerringong Upgrade. Robert was the recipient of SMEC’s 2011 Male Young Professional of the Year Award.
“At SMEC I’ve enjoyed the challenge of working on major international development projects.”
Gabriella joined SMEC in 2010 and is based in SMEC's Canberra office. Gabriella has undertaken project management for the Transport Sector Support Program (Papua New Guinea) and General Education Quality Improvement Program (Ethiopia). She is currently studying a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development at Australian National University.
"I enjoy working at SMEC because of involvement in larger projects, particularly working with multi-disciplinary teams and interacting regularly with clients."
Michael joined SMEC in 2007 and has over 25 years experience in the surveying and spatial information industry working in a range of projects in the land development, power and water industries. He has managed major infrastructure projects including the deviation of Hyland Highway and the roll-out of the Powertel fibre optic cable from Albury to Melbourne.
“Working at SMEC is never dull, dealing with new people every day and being exposed to the world’s truly iconic infrastructure projects”.
Suzie joined SMEC in 2011 as New Zealand's Business Development Manager, when SMEC opened its first office in Auckland. Formerly Marketing Manager for AECOM’s global energy business, Suzie has extensive marketing and business development experience in the international energy sector. Suzie holds a Master of Philosophy in Business Studies from Massey University.
"SMEC values the work and contribution of employees and promotes their continuous development to ensure they are globally competitive."
Nathalyn is a registered Civil Engineer with a Masters of Construction Management and Masters of Business Administration. She joined SMEC in March 2009 as the Country Manager Philippines. Nathalyn has extensive experience in civil engineering and management and is responsible for the growth and day-to-day management of SMEC in the Philippines.
"Our commitment to “can do” delivery of major infrastructure projects is a refreshing difference from many of our competitors."
John joined SMEC in 2010 as the Australian General Manager Rail and has over 20 years experience in management of rail infrastructure projects including new rail lines, amplifications, grade separations, stabling facilities and stations. John worked on the South West Rail Link, North West Rail Link, Surat Basin Rail and the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor in Australia and brings extensive international experience.
“SMEC has provided me unique challenges as well as opportunities to gain valuable career experience in a variety of areas.”
Adam joined SMEC in 2007 as the Corporate Information Coordinator. Adam has experience in marketing and client relationship management, as well as implementation, development and continuous improvement of SMEC’s Business Management System. Adam is the Secretary of the SMEC Foundation and was elected to the Staff Consultative Committee in 2011.
“SMEC has plenty of career development opportunities. In five years with SMEC, I have always been involved in significant projects.”
Luke joined SMEC in 2006 and is a Senior Tunnel Engineer in Sydney. He has worked on a wide range of projects including road, rail, sewer and cable tunnels as well as desalination plants and hydroelectric schemes. Luke has fulfilled detailed design, construction supervision, proof engineer, independent verifier and team leader roles.
"SMEC promotes the strengths of its employees and ensures optimum growth for any individual working within the Company."
Zahid joined SMEC in 2004 and is the Regional Manager Pacific, based in SMEC’s Papua New Guinea office. Business and project management, public relations and business development activities are a major part of his work. Zahid has managed a wide range of projects including Transport, Infrastructure and Development sector projects.
“SMEC offers staff the opportunity to work overseas – I was based in the Nairobi office for six months working on a major dam project.”
Lisa joined SMEC in 2005 and is a Civil/Design Engineer in Melbourne, Australia. She has several years experience in dam engineering, including design review, concept and detailed design for upgrade works for water supply infrastructure projects. Lisa specialises in concrete structures and embankment design, and has been involved in tender preparation.
“The technical challenges provided by SMEC have helped boost my capability and confidence.”
Daniel joined SMEC in 2005 and is a Senior Civil Engineer for the Transport Group in Tanzania. Daniel is responsible for business development; preparing Expression of Interest documents and proposals for projects in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
“SMEC is continually growing and there are opportunities for career progression.”
Nia joined SMEC in 1998 and is the Finance Manager for the Pacific Region. She is based in SMEC's Papua New Guinea office and is responsible for a variety of administration, corporate and finance activities. Nia has held the positions of Regional Reporting Manager and Administration Officer. Nia is the longest serving staff member in Papua New Guinea.
"SMEC is a large organisation which retains a small company feel, giving staff exposure to the decision making process."
Marcus joined SMEC in 2009 and is the Regional Manager MENA, based in Qatar. Marcus is responsible for growing SMEC’s business in Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE. Prior to becoming Regional Manager MENA in 2011, Marcus held the positions of Regional Manager Indian Ocean and Commercial and Projects Manager for the Transport Group in Melbourne.
"SMEC’s working environment is great. SMEC is responsive to business requirements and promotes the growth of all employees.”
Samiul joined SMEC in 2005 and is the Director for SMEC Bangladesh. He has experience managing large infrastructure projects from different functional sectors. He currently manages a portfolio of more than 25 projects in Bangladesh and is responsible for business management and development throughout the country.
"SMEC supports continued education. I am encouraged to attend both internal and industry seminars and training sessions."
Anna joined SMEC in 2005 and is the Business Development Manager in the Kazakhstan office. She is involved in all financial and technical business matters for current projects and future opportunities in the Central Asian Republics and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Anna was previously a Project Manager and Business Coordination Manager.
“SMEC consistently offers challenging and exciting projects for staff."
Ricky joined SMEC in 2008 and is the Technical Director and Tunnel Manager for Asia Pacific. Ricky is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for managing tunnel design projects. Ricky is the Tunnel and Cavern Discipline Leader for the detailed design of Admiralty Station, one of the most complex underground station caverns in Hong Kong.Read more staff profiles