Australia and New Zealand
The Client Choice Awards recognise the best professional service consultants in Australia and New Zealand, across an array of different award categories. This year, more than 250 firms entered from across Australia and New Zealand.
The winner of the Client Choice Awards is determined by our client’s ratings and feedback, meticulously and independently researched by beaton, the leading researcher in Voice of Your Clients services.
‘Our teams across the business are dedicated to delivering the best professional service experience and we are extremely humbled to be recognised by our clients as one of the top consultants in Australia and New Zealand,’ said James Phillis CEO SMEC Australia and New Zealand.
‘I want to congratulate everyone at SMEC for your incredible efforts and dedication in delivering exceptional solutions and services to our clients.’
Jonathan Powell, National Manager – Clients and Strategy said, ‘With the challenges brought about by the pandemic, we saw the expectation from our clients around communication and responsiveness increase and it’s something we’ve focused on as an organisation over the last couple of years to ensure we meet the needs of our clients and partners.’
This is the second time SMEC has been recognised in the Client Choice Awards, having won a number of categories in 2020.
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.