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.