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Disciplines: Water & Waste Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Brisbane

Type: Full Time

Posted: 24/10/2019


About SMEC

SMEC provides unique opportunities to work on iconic industry projects with experienced colleagues and leadership teams. We support and empower employees to drive innovation initiatives within a well-established and growing organisation.

Every employee plays a key role in shaping our business and is driven by teamwork, progressive thinking and creative ideas. We are committed to providing platforms to enable our people to engage in the business, deliver value to clients and develop their careers.

When you join SMEC, you join a flexible growing organisation that has a genuine commitment to CSR, diversity and improving the world we live in.

The role

We are currently seeking a talented Design/Drafter – Distribution to work closely with our other specialists in our Brisbane office.

With a minimum of 5 years’ experience in detailed design, you will play a key role in:

  • Delivering Ergon Energy and/or Energex Underground and Overhead Distribution Network Designs
  • Technical delivery, and client relationship management across power and energy projects in Queensland
  • Being part of and enhancing the capabilities of a strong team
  • Applying sound design management principles for power and energy projects
  • Delivering projects under strict timescales whilst ensuring financial performance meets with SMEC objectives
  • Contributing to bid preparation and providing technical input across all disciplines.

With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy or utility and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

Suitable applicants will have/be:

  • 5+ years' of industry experience in electricity distribution network design and/or construction
  • Autocad and Poles & Wires experience;
  • Previous experience working on Network Service Provider distribution networks is essential, either Ergon Energy or Energex distribution newtork design would be preferable
  • Very disciplined in undertaking quality assurance activities to ensure delivery excellence
  • High level consulting and client management skills;
  • Demonstrable high quality work ethics;
  • Strong report writing skills to prepare and furnish reports/drawings;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Tertiary qualification / Engineering diploma or degree, desirable but not essential.  

When you join SMEC, you will have the opportunity to embrace your creativity and drive change across the business.

Working with clients and partners, you will be part of an organisation that helps to shape our communities, industries and the global landscape.

Our recent growth has provided new and exciting opportunities for our people, our employees enjoy a consistent flow of significant projects, end-to-end responsibilities and are motivated by meaningful work.

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Wrap up

As an inclusive and growing organisation, SMEC is committed to building a global community of talented professionals and thought leaders.

We recognise the value and importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace and look for people with different backgrounds, skills and expertise to drive innovation and shared learning across our growing global network.

Learn more about SMEC: 

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Teresa Chan –

All recruitment activities go through our Resourcing function and currently this role doesn’t require agency input.  Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees.

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