About Us

SMEC and Surbana Jurong Group's partnership provides a talent pool of 14,000 people working across a network of 120 offices in more than 40 countries throughout Asia, Australasia, Africa, the UK, Middle East and the Americas.

SMEC’s strength in major infrastructure projects, coupled with Surbana Jurong’s expertise in urban planning, industrial development and management advisory enable us to provide critical value chain services to clients around the world.

In 2017, SMEC and Surbana Jurong increased their placement in ENR's annual design lists, ranking at #35 in the Top 225 International Design Firms list and at #25 in the Top 150 Global Design Firms list.

In November 2017, Surbana Jurong Group acquired Robert Bird Group (RBG), recognised as a leading global structural, civil and construction engineering firm.

The integration of RBG into the Surbana Jurong Group will deepen SMEC’s urban development capabilities, with RBG’s structural, civil and construction engineering expertise complementing SMEC’s focus on urban renewal, industrial and infrastructure markets.

Robert Bird Group

About SMEC

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.

PDR Engineers.


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At the core of our business is what we call ‘The SMEC Spirit’ which is evident in our people, values and culture. ‘The SMEC Spirit’ captures a strong sense of identity which drives performance, technical excellence, and an innovative and determined approach to exceptional service delivery.

About Surbana Jurong

As Asia’s consultancy powerhouse for urbanisation, industrial and infrastructure developments, Surbana Jurong has a distinguished track record in shaping Singapore’s landscape over the last 50 years. Delivering urban, infrastructure and engineering solutions to support sustainable social and economic growth for their global clients, Surbana Jurong has received over 600 international and local awards and understands what it takes to anticipate and exceed clients’ expectations.

In August 2016, Surbana Jurong acquired SMEC Group for its complementary engineering strengths, expertise, talent pool and long-standing history of projects both in Australia and internationally. Surbana Jurong management acknowledges SMEC's corporate values and culture resonate with Surbana Jurong's, and with SMEC's consistent focus on improving its corporate governance framework, forms a solid and transparent platform for a successful partnership.

Surbana Jurong Group

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