Why SMEC


At SMEC, we believe that people are our best asset and are committed to promoting an inclusive workplace culture.

We are passionate about creating value and constantly strive to redefine our standards of excellence. We align technical expertise with local knowledge to address the needs of our diverse client base around the world.

Our professional approach is based on a core service offering, which we have refined to best serve our clients. These services cover the lifecycle of a project, from initial concept, feasibility, planning and design, through to construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance.

We combine in-house expertise with state-of-the-art systems to deliver innovative solutions to a range of industry sectors including Transport, Water, Environment, Built Environment, Energy, Resources and Industry, and Education, Governance and Government Advisory.

A progressive company, we have a workforce of over 5,800 people and a strong global presence with more than 80 offices across Asia, Africa, Australasia and North and South America.


Since 2001, SMEC has donated in excess of A$1 million across more than 30 countries in the areas of health, education, community development, emergency relief and the environment.

Our people collaborate to make a positive and meaningful contribution on projects that help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

We provide a progressive and challenging environment, with opportunities for training and development. SMEC is a place of possibility where you can develop a global career.



Employee Benefits

Globally, SMEC provides employees with a range of country specific benefits and support. Within Australia, these include:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
    SMEC's Flexible Working Arrangements (FWA) procedure includes options to vary work hours, work from home and job share. This helps our employees to balance their work and personal commitments.
  • Purchased Additional Annual Leave
    Our Purchased Additional Annual Leave procedure enables employees to salary package an additional four weeks of annual leave per year.
  • Parental Leave
    Employees who are the primary care giver of a child can apply for 52 weeks of unpaid parental leave, and are entitled to 18 weeks paid leave (comprised of the statutory paid leave and topped up to the normal salary level by SMEC), capped at A$150,000 per annum. SMEC also provides employees with one week's paid paternity leave, in addition to their annual leave, long service leave and government-funded Dad and Partner Pay entitlements.
  • Australian Defence Force Leave
    SMEC’s Annual Defence Force (ADF) Leave provides up to 10 days ADF leave annually (comprised of the Defence Reserve Service's Payment Scheme and topped up to the normal salary level by SMEC). The scheme provides a weekly payment based on Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (AWOTE).
  • Tertiary Education Assistance
    Our Tertiary Education Assistance program supports professional development, allowing employees to continue their education and gain the skills and knowledge required to excel in their roles. Continuing full-time and part-time employees, who have completed 12 months employment with SMEC, are eligible to apply for Tertiary Education Assistance. SMEC will reimburse participants 50% of course fees, up to a maximum of A$10,000 per calendar year.
  • Employee Assistance Program
    Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided by Davidson Trahaire Corpsych. Through the EAP, SMEC employees can access short-term confidential counselling and financial advice.
  • Corporate Health Plan
    All employees are offered a corporate health plan through BUPA. The benefits include discounted health insurance, waived waiting periods and access to free health checks.