Awards & Rankings

Over the past 40 years, SMEC has received numerous industry awards for technical excellence, professional service, community service and the achievements of SMEC’s talented employees.


Year Awarded Awarded By Details
2015 High Commendation (Collaborations category) Consult Australia Awards for Excellence Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance's Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project
2015 High Commendation (Technological Innovation category) Consult Australia Awards for Excellence Preliminary Condition Assessment of Water Reservoirs for Queensland Urban Utilities
2014 Client Focus category Consult Australia Awards for Excellence Mid West Ports Authority Asset Condition Assessment
2014 Minerals, Energy and Related Services Award Australian Export Awards (Victoria)
2014 Outstanding Achievement in Australian Charity Awards Australian Charity Awards SMEC Foundation
2014 Excellence in Asset Management category Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland (SIAQ) Excellence Awards Brisbane's Natural Waterways Asset Management Plan
2014 Projects Under R50 Million category Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards The Isando Pedestrian Bridge - 'The Walking Wonder' for SANRAL
2014 Environmental Excellence category Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria Division) Awards for Excellence Caroline Springs
2013 Sustainability Project of the Year category Green Project Manager (GPM) Global Awards Adelaide Desalination Plant
2013 Project Excellence in Mega-Sized Projects category International Project Excellence Awards Adelaide Desalination Plant
2013 Chief Judge’s Award (Queensland division) Project Management Achievement Awards Origin Alliance (Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna)
2013 Project Management category Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia (Queensland Division) Origin Alliance (Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna)
2013 Gold Award (Client Focus category) Consult Australia Awards for Excellence Origin Alliance (Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna)
2013 Gold Award (Development of People category) Consult Australia Awards for Excellence Origin Alliance (Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna
2013 Excellence in Infrastructure Award Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland Origin Alliance (Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna)
2013 Best Projects Award (Professional Services category) Construction World Global Awards Baia de Luanda Project
2013 Policies, Programs, Concepts (Large Scale) Award Planning Institute of Australia Linking Canberra City to the Lake
2013 World Environment Day Biodiversity Award United Nations Association of Australia Condamine Alliance
2013 Technical Excellence (Durban Branch) Award South African Institution of Civil Engineers Tshelimnyama Pedestrian Bridge
2013 Technical Excellence Award (Commendation) South African Institution of Civil Engineers Newclare Road Underpass and Pedestrian Bridge, Johannesburg
2013 Desalination Plant of the Year Award Global Water Awards Victoria Desalination Plant
2013 Desalination Deal of the Year Award Global Water Awards Sydney Desalination Plant
2013 Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (under R50 million award category): Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Tshelimnyama Pedestrian Bridge
2013 Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (under R50 million award category) Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Tshelimnyama Pedestrian Bridge
2013 Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (Best International Project category, Commendation) Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Okavango River Bridge
2013 Best Workplace Health and Safety Management Award Safe Work Australia Awards Origin Alliance for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade (Dinmore to Goodna) Project
2016 Excellence in the Services Sector Australia India Business Council (AIBC) These awards recognise the achievements of businesses and individuals making significant contributions to progress trade and investment between Australia and India.
2016 Diamond Arrow Award (Highest Ranking) Civil Consulting Engineers Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa These awards are based on market research from within different industries.
2016 Diamond Arrow Award (Highest Ranking) Structural Consulting Engineers Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa These awards are based on market research from within different industries.
2016 Diamond Arrow Award (Highest Ranking) Combined Civil & Structural Consulting Engineer Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa These awards are based on market research from within different industries.
2016 Overall International 12d Innovation Award 12d International Innovation Awards SMEC’s Urban Engineering Team were rewarded for their innovative thinking.
These awards recognise inspired thinking and innovative solutions in civil engineering, surveying and data management.
2017 Diamond Arrow Award (Highest Ranking) Combined Civil & Structural Consulting Engineer Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa These awards are based on market research from within different industries.
2017 Diamond Arrow Award (Highest Ranking) Structural Consulting Engineers Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa These awards are based on market research from within different industries.
2017 Diamond Arrow Award (Highest Ranking) Civil Consulting Engineers Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa These awards are based on market research from within different industries.
2017 Fulton Award: Infrastructure Overall Winner Fulton Awards Mount Edgecombe Interchange was named the overall winner in the Infrastructure Category, submitted by SMEC South Africa as Principal Agent for the client, South African National Roads Agency Ltd. The Fulton Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete within the built environment.
2017 Fulton Award:Commendation for Innovation in Concrete Fulton Awards Pacaltsdorp Pedestrian Bridge was awarded a Commendation for Innovation in Concrete. The Fulton Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete within the built environment.
2017 #35 ENR Top 225 International Design Firms Engineering News Record (ENR) An increase of 13 places from 2016. Firms are ranked based on design revenue from projects outside of their home countries.
2017 #45 ENR Top 150 Global Design Firms Engineering News Record (ENR) An increase of 24 places from 2016. Firms are ranked on total worldwide design revenue, regardless of project location.
2017 Project Team Collaboration Consult Australia This award relates to the M80 Ring Road Upgrade in Melbourne. This award recognises exemplary collaboration initiatives between a member firm and its client.
2017 Excellence in Infrastructure Development National Business Awards, South Africa These awards recognise outstanding business practice, performance and innovation of South African companies.
2018 2018 Best International Project CESA Aon Engineering Excellence awards Designed by SMEC’s South Africa team, the Sydney Metro Cable-Stayed Bridge was named the winner in the International Projects category at the CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.
2018 Best International Project SAICE Cape Town Branch Awards The Sydney Metro Cable-Stayed Bridge was named the winner in the International Projects category at SAICE’s Cape Town Branch Awards.
2018 Technical Excellence award SAICE Durban Branch Awards The Mt Edgecombe Interchange Upgrade was named the winner in the Technical Excellence category at the SAICE Durban Branch Awards.
2018 Engineering Excellence Award Engineers Australia The Sydney Metro Cable-Stayed Bridge was awarded the Sydney Engineering Excellence Award.
2018 #25 ENR Top 225 International Design Firms Engineering News Record (ENR) As a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, SMEC has significantly increased its rankings in the Engineering News Record (ENR)’s 2018 annual design lists. The Surbana Jurong Group is ranked at #25 in the 2018 Top 225 International Design Firms list, an increase of 10 places from 2017.
2018 Diamond Arrow Awards for Civil Consulting, Structural Consulting, and Combined Civil & Structural Consulting Engineer Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards, Africa For the third year in a row, SMEC South Africa received the Top Engineering
Consultant Award in three categories: Civil Consulting Engineers; Structural
Consulting Engineers; and Combined Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers.
2018 2018 Project of the Year and 2018 Global Best Rail Project Engineering News Record (ENR) The Sydney Metro Northwest Surface and Viaduct Civil Works (SVC) project -
was awarded 2018 Project of the Year and 2018 Global Best Rail Project by Engineering News-Record (ENR).
2018 National Business Awards – Infrastructure Development and Maintenance 2018 National Business Awards For the second year in a row, SMEC South Africa won the Infrastructure Development and Maintenance category of the 2018 National Business Awards.
2019 Commendation, Best International Project CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards SMEC South Africa was awarded a commendation in the Best International Projects Category for the design and construction supervision of Main Road 118 between Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah in Namibia.
2019 Winner, Roads & Bridges category CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards The Upgrade of the Mt Edgecombe Interchange on the N2, Section 26, in South Africa was named the winner in the Roads and Bridges category.
2019 Winner, Consulting Engineers Best Projects The construction of Main Road 118 between Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah in Namibia was named winner in the Civil Engineering category.
2019 Joint Winner, Community-Based Project SAICE SMEC South Africa, in joint venture with Naidu Consulting won a joint winners' award given for Technical Support Services to Municipalities implementing Expanded Public Works Programme Infrastructure Projects.
2019 ABA100 Winner for Community Contribution Australian Business Awards 2019 The SMEC Foundation was named the ABA100 Winner for Community Contribution in the Australian Business Awards 2019.
2019 Gold for Best Learning & Development Project (Induction/Onboarding) and Silver for Best Learning Model (Blended) LearnX Live Awards 2019 SMEC Australia's Graduate Development Program won gold for Best Learning & Development Project Induction/Onboarding) and silver for Best Learning Model (Blended) at the LearnX Live Awards 2019.
2019 Commendations, Consultants’ Excellence category Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria Division) Awards for Excellence SMEC received two Commendations for our work on the Atherstone People Movement and Precinct Planning Project in Victoria, Australia.
2019 Top 5 Best Managed Consulting Engineering Firms Topco SMEC South Africa has been ranked among the Top 5 Best Managed Consulting Engineering Firms on the Top 500 list, which recognises the Top 5 companies from 100 business sectors in South Africa.
2020 Winner, Projects with a value greater than R1-billion category CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards SMEC South Africa’s Management Services Team received top honours in the Projects with a value equal to or greater than R1-billion category for The Provision of Water and Sanitation Services to Informal Settlements and Schools in the eThekwini Municipality (Phase 3).
2020 Joint Winner, Technical Excellence category SAICE National Awards SMEC South Africa’s Structures Team received top honours in the Technical Excellence category for the design and build of the V&A Waterfront swing bridge, located in South Africa’s oldest working harbour.
2020 Winner, Bridges Category and Overall Winner SAISC Steel Awards SMEC South Africa’s Structures Team was awarded first place in the SAISC Bridges Category and was selected as the Overall Winner for the Steel Awards for the design and build of the V&A Waterfront swing bridge.
2020 Gold Award, Collaboration for Project Excellence Consult Australia SMEC GHD Design Joint Venture’s Logan Enhancement Project was awarded Consult Australia’s Gold Award for Collaboration for Project Excellence. The Logan Enhancement Project is an outstanding example of ingenuity and collaboration that overcame significant engineering challenges in a compressed program to deliver a vital live-motorway upgrade for Queensland.
2020 Highly Commended Award - Innovative Design Consult Australia Sydney Metro Northwest – Operations, Trains and Systems project by Mott MacDonald, SMEC and KBR was awarded Highly Commended Award for Innovative Design.
2020 ABA100 Winner for Brand Management 2020 The Australia Business Awards SMEC was recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Brand Management in The Australian Business Awards 2020, for our 70 Years of Impact campaign.
2020 Winner, Australian Engineering Excellence Award Canberra 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards The InQuik Bridge System by SMEC and InQuik Bridging Systems was awarded winner of the 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Award Canberra Division.
The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards recognize Australia’s top engineering projects and the engineering teams behind them.
2020 Winner, Australian Engineering Excellence Award Sydney 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney Metro Northwest Stations project by Mott MacDonald, SMEC and KBR was awarded winner of the 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Award Sydney Division.
The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards recognize Australia’s top engineering projects and the engineering teams behind them.
2020 Winner, Australian Engineering Excellence Award Sydney 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Albion Park Rail Bypass – Detailed Design by SMEC Australia and Fulton Hogan was awarded winner of the 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Award Sydney Division.
The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards recognize Australia’s top engineering projects and the engineering teams behind them.
2020 Winner, Best Built Environment Firm >$200m revenue Client Choice Awards SMEC won Best Built Environment Firm >$200m revenue at the 2020 Client Choice Awards, which recognise best practice in the professional services industry in Australia and New Zealand.
2020 Winner, Best Professional Services Firm >$200m revenue Client Choice Awards SMEC was named the Best Professional Services Firm >$200m revenue winner at the 2020 Client Choice Awards, which recognise best practice in the professional services industry in Australia and New Zealand.
2020 Winner, Most Improved Net Promoter Score® Client Choice Awards SMEC won Most Improved Net Promoter Score® at the 2020 Client Choice Awards, which recognise best practice in the professional services industry in Australia and New Zealand.
2020 Winner, Best provider to Construction & Infrastructure Client Choice Awards SMEC won Best provider to Construction & Infrastructure at the 2020 Client Choice Awards, which recognise best practice in the professional services industry in Australia and New Zealand.
2020 IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) The SMEC Group Marketing & Communications Team won an IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence for our work on SMEC's 70 Years of Impact campaign, which ran from April-November 2019 and celebrated our firm’s 70th anniversary.
2020 #26 in ENR 2020 Top 225 International Design Firms Engineering News Record (ENR) The Surbana Jurong Group is ranked at #26 in the Top 225 International Design Firms list, and #9 in the Top 10 Asia/Australia list for 2020.
2020 ENR Best Global Rail Project Engineering News Record (ENR) Sydney Metro Northwest project has earned the 2020 Global Best Rail Project award by Engineering News Record (ENR). SMEC worked on the project as part of a design joint venture with Mott MacDonald and KBR.
2021 Project Management Consultant of the Year The Project Management Institute (PMI) – Ghana In its maiden Project Management Excellence Awards 2021, the Project Management Institute (PMI) – Ghana recognised SMEC International as Project Management Consultant of the Year for its work as Program Management Consultant for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) – Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) Compact II program. The Consultant of the Year Award recognises a consulting firm that has made an outstanding contribution to project excellence by delivering exceptional business value to the public or private sector.
2021 #24 in ENR 2021 Top 225 International Design Firms Engineering News Record (ENR) The Surbana Jurong Group is ranked at #24 in the ENR Top 225 International Design Firms list for 2021.
2021 Project of the Year under $100 million Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA) Innovation and Excellence Awards SMEC and McIlwain Civil delivered the Binna Burra project, which involved designing and constructing remediation measures, following a bushfire, to regain safe access to the Lamington National Park and the Binna Burra lodge, located in Queensland, Australia.
2021 Winner, Diamond Award 1st Civil Consulting Engineer and 1st Structural Consulting Engineer PMR.africa SMEC South Africa received the Top Engineering
Consultant Award in two categories: Civil Consulting Engineers; and Structural Consulting Engineers.
2021 Winner, the Healthy Workplace program Arogya World SMEC was recognised as one of the 2021 Healthy Workplaces at the Arogya World Healthy Workplace Conference and Awards event.
2021 Winner CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards SMEC was awarded Visionary Client of the Year at the 2021 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.
2021 Winner, Award of Excellence Concrete Institute Awards SMEC’s West Chevron Island Bridge received an Award of Excellence in Repairs, Restoration & Retrofitting.
2021 Commendation, Community Wellbeing & Diversity Planning Institute of Australia Awards SMEC received a commendation for our work on the Queanbeyan Civil and Cultural Precinct.
2021 Winner, Young Water Professional Australian Water Awards, Northern Territory Jocelyn Ellero was named the Young Water Professional winner at the 2021 Australian Water Awards, Northern Territory Division
2021 Winner, Young Professional Award AITPM Gayath Chalabi was named winner of the Young Professional Award, South Australia Division at the 2021 AITPM.
2021 Winner, Mentor of the Year CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards Edward Archer was recognised as Mentor of the Year at the 2021 CESA CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.
2021 Finalist Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA) Luggage Point - Design and Innovation category
2021 Finalist Australian Landscape Institute Awards APA National Planning + Landscape National Guidelines
2021 Finalist Australian Water Awards Alice Connell was one of the finalists at the 2021 Australian Water Awards, Young Water Professional (QLD) Category.
2021 Finalist Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia (Queensland Division) Richard Kelly, Professional Engineer of the Year Category
2021 Finalist Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia (Sydney Division) Ben Chapman, Young Professional Engineer of the Year
2021 Finalist Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia (Sydney Division) Sabrina Kost, Professional Engineer of the Year
2021 Finalist National Association of Women in Construction (Queensland Division) Kate Drews, Crystal Vision
2022 Winner - Best Professional Services Firm (>$200m Revenue) beaton Client Choice Awards
2022 Winner - Best Built and Natural Environment Consulting Firm (Revenue > $200m) beaton Client Choice Awards
2022 Winner – Collaboration for Project Excellence Consult Australia OneConsult Awards for Excellence Binna Burra Remedial Works
2022 Finalist Consult Australia OneConsult Awards for Excellence Collaboration for Project Excellence – Enhanced Condition Assessment Program
Client Service Award – Water Service NSW
Superior Sustainability – Varsity Lakes to Burley Interchange
Design Innovation – Crows Nest Station
Future Leader – Rob Lee
Future Leader – Jenna Forbes
Champions of Change – Karen Quinlan