SMEC is incredibly proud to announce its success at the 2023/24 Consult Australia Awards for Excellence, securing three esteemed awards along with three highly commended accolades.

SMEC was named as the winner of the Large Firm of the Year Award, and alongside our clients, Transurban, we received the Innovation for Excellence Award for the Burnley Tunnel Upgrade project.


We are also thrilled to announce that Jackson Stokes, Associate Engineer – IV & Construction Services, as part of a team of other young professionals, has won the Future Leader Program – Judges Award for their project, Carbon Free Constructors.

These awards are a great testament to the incredible work of our teams across SMEC in Australia and New Zealand, and our wonderful clients that make it all possible,”
———— said James Phillis, Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure + Energy.

In addition to these remarkable wins, SMEC received Highly Commended awards in the following categories:

  • Champions of Change, Diversity & Inclusion | Kate Drews, SJ Regional Head – Australia and New Zealand.
  • Future Leader | Mary Hadjiangeli, Team Leader – Structures, Rail (Acting).
  • Collaboration for Project Excellence – Working with Government | Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Project.

These accolades stand as a testament to the dedication and commitment of our team members, who tirelessly strive to make a positive impact every day through their dedication to innovation, collaboration, and excellence.


Award Wins:


Winner: Large Firm of the Year – SMEC

Winner: Innovation for Excellence Award – Transurban’s Burnley Tunnel Upgrade project, SMEC and Transurban

Winner: Future Leader Program – Judges Award – Carbon Free Constructors – Jackson Stokes

Highly Commended: Champions of Change – Diversity & Inclusion – Kate Drews

Highly Commended: Collaboration for Project Excellence, Working with Government – Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Project

Highly Commended: Future Leader – Mary Hadjiangeli