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Social Scientist Or Planner

SMEC - Brisbane City, QLD

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  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on iconic projects and a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment across the business

About SMEC

Delivering exceptional outcomes starts with having exceptional people.

SMEC provides unique opportunities to work on iconic industry projects with experienced colleagues and leadership teams. Our diverse workforce of professionals are highly respected experts in their fields. Challenging boundaries, they look beyond the project scope to help shape a better future.

Leveraging our 70-year history, we provide technical expertise and advanced engineering services to resolve complex challenges within road, rail, airports, hydropower, solar, environmental services greenfield communities, geotechnics and tunnelling.

Diversity is in our DNA, with over 16,000 people working across 40+ countries, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace and promoting an empowering culture.

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.


At SMEC, we understand that our continued success is the result of building long-term client relationships. We listen and understand the specific needs of our clients and deliver a complete value chain of services to provide sustainable solutions across major infrastructure projects worldwide.

Infrastructure is evolving, and by combining digital technology with extensive expertise and detailed understanding of local conditions, we can deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that balance the competing demands of the environment and local communities with economic viability.

Our journey of growth is only beginning, and we look forward to strengthening our already established capabilities, entering new markets and offering more effective solutions across infrastructure developments worldwide.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented Social Scientist or Planner to join a leading infrastructure consultancy and contribute to the growth and development of a business with a reputation for technical excellence and strong client relationships.

With 6+ years’ experience working with major infrastructure projects, your key tasks would include:

  • Delivery of social analysis and research to inform project development and decision making.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally to ensure effective client management.
  • Delivery of Social Impact Assessments and Social Impact Management plans within the infrastructure, renewables and resource sectors.
  • Proactively collaborate with the team to ensure commercial success.

Suitable applicants will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social sciences (or similar such as land use planning or communications)
  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to research, collate and analyse data in a timely manner.
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively within a multidisciplinary environment.

SMEC is a growing organisation that has a genuine commitment to diversity, flexible work arrangements, CSR and improving the world we live in.

SMEC is proud to have been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. This citation recognises our active and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality across our business, and recently we have worked to drive key improvements in flexible work practices, parental leave policies and learning and development programs. Take a look at our benefits http://www.smec.com/en_au/careers/your-career-with-SMEC.

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 strong capabilities in local markets and expanding presence in global markets 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.

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:

http://www.smec.com/en_au http://smec.com/infocus/

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 – [email protected]

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our website at http://www.smec.com/en_au

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.