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Job Description

About SMEC

SMEC has joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 16,000 dedicated people working across a network of 120 offices in 40 countries.

SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.

Consistently recognized for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 27 of the ‘2019 Top 225 International Design Firms’.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Metro Design Team Leader 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.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Develop and implement successful design strategies, outlining how the design team will create deliverables and implement them for the project.

Manage a team of several designers, evaluating individual design deliverables and overall team performance. Provide critical feedback where needed and encourage team members throughout the duration of a project.

Identify improvement needs via training or new technology adaptation and lead new initiatives.

Train and develop the team to perform at par of Global standard, enabling the team to work on International design jobs and perform at a world class level.

Key Responsibilities:

In consultation with the Project Teams, clients and relevant stakeholders, Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:

Providing sound and effective leadership on major rail & metro design projects by providing direction and technical advice

Provide the required technical leadership to staff and projects

Coach, mentor and provide technical leadership and guidance to the design team

Coordinating delivery of engineering design packages

Identifying and working collaboratively with relevant stakeholders

Identify training needs of the team members and prepare year-wise training schedule

Identify and adapt to advanced software implementation in the design.

Development & management of project scope through requirements management activities

Delivery of packages following management of change and engineering change processes

Ensuring adequate provision, deployment and management of technical resources

Driving project performance, service delivery and technical and commercial outcomes

Building and maintaining effective relationships with clients and stakeholders, and ensuring that client delivery is above expectation

Ensuring that effective financial and project management controls are in place

Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Our Ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

A graduate of BSc Civil Engineering or relevant field from any reputable university. Candidates with Masters’ Degree or Post Graduate Qualifications will be given preference.

He/she has 10-15 years’ working experience in the relevant field of Rail & Metro planning and designing;

He/she has delivered at least 5 Metro projects as Design Manager;

He/she has prior experience in both elevated and underground metro projects;

He/she has 360-degree know-how about delivering a metro project who can plan, build, organize, train a team capable of smooth delivery of the project;

This position is open to “International candidates only”

How to apply

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

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.


31 October 2019 12:00am - Bangladesh Standard Time

Applications Close

30 November 2019 11:55pm - Bangladesh Standard Time