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Engineering is one of the biggest industries not only in Newcastle, but Australia (and world)-wide. And when it comes to engineering consultancy firms – groups that provide expertise in the planning, design and construction of various infrastructures – there tends to be an overwhelming number to choose from.

Whether you’re looking to land your next engineering role, or just get a general feel of the engineering consultancy landscape in Newcastle, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our roundup of the most prominent engineering consultancy firms in Newcastle.

1. Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV is an international, independent engineering and project management consultancy, with more than 137 years of experience. Its Australian branches are located in Newcastle, Sydney and the Gold Coast, delivering projects all along the Australian coastline and throughout the Pacific. The Royal HaskoningDHV team is motivated by complex coastal, water and maritime engineering projects, specialising in everything from coastal zone management, flood risk assessment, and maritime and boating infrastructure to environmental assessment and approvals for complex projects.

Types of projects:

  • Aviation
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Industry
  • Infrastructure
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • Rural Development
  • Urban Development
  • Water

Latest local projects: Stockton coastal zone management plan and emergency works design; Wallsend flood alleviation scheme; Dungog and Muswellbrook flood risk management studies and plans

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

2. GHD

GHD is a leading professional services company providing engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to clients in both private and public sectors. Established in 1928, GHD has over 200 offices worldwide, including branches in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley (Singleton). The company strives for success with its innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems.

Types of projects:

  • Advisory
  • Architecture and Design
  • Buildings
  • Digital
  • Energy and Resources
  • Environmental
  • Geosciences
  • Project Management
  • Transportation
  • Water

Latest local project: Summerhill Landfill Environmental Management Plan

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

3. Jacobs

Founded in 1947, Jacobs provides technical, professional and construction services and scientific/specialty consulting for companies, organisations and government agencies. With 14 offices Australia-wide (including Newcastle), Jacobs is focused on solving problems and forming productive partnerships with a spotlight on sustainable outcomes.

Types of projects:

  • Environmental
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Built Environment
  • Advanced Facilities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Weapons Systems and Mission Solutions
  • Advanced R&D and Technical Facilities
  • Nuclear Lifecycle

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

4. SMEC

Specialising in major infrastructure projects, SMEC offers its expertise across 120 offices throughout 40 countries. Originating in 1949 with the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, SMEC offers a variety of services and solutions in infrastructure (transport, water & environment, energy & resources), urban development and management services.

Types of projects:

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Aviation
  • Greenfield communities
  • Hydro & Solar
  • Geotechnical & Tunnelling
  • Environmental & Asset Management

Latest local project: Newcastle Light Rail

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

5. KBR

For more than 100 years, KBR has worked on some of the world’s biggest projects. Today, with 38,000 personnel across 40 countries, KBR partners with government and industry clients to provide a wide range of services and solutions. From planning and design to sustainability and maintenance, the company implements solutions to help their clients deliver projects and achieve missions.

Types of projects:

  • Turnkey Solutions & Complete Life Cycle Support
  • Consulting
  • Technologies
  • Engineering
  • Modelling, Simulation & Training
  • Programme Management
  • Construction
  • Operations, Maintenance & Logistics
  • Revamps & Conversions
  • Mission IT
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human Performance & Readiness

Latest local project: Aerospace Combat Systems Branch Integrated Work Package (Williamtown)

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

6. EMM

Founded in 2008, EMM provides integrated planning and environmental services for national and international projects. With offices in Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra, the company has a number of specialist focus areas and employs experienced teams and industry-recognised experts.

Types of projects:

  • Environmental Assessment and Approval
  • Environmental Management and Compliances
  • Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Specialist Services (Aboriginal and historical heritage, Acoustics, Air Quality, Ecology, Land capability and rehabilitation, Spatial solutions, Water, Contaminated land)

Latest local project: Proposed Carrington Asphalt Plant Upgrade

Clients they’ve worked with:

  • NSW Government
  • BHP
  • Iluka
  • Glencore
  • Downer
  • Rio Tinto
  • Snowy Hydro

Types of specialist roles within company:

  • Aboriginal and historical heritage
  • Acoustics
  • Air Quality
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Social impact assessment
  • Contaminated land
  • Ecology
  • Environmental assessments and approvals
  • Environmental management support and compliance
  • Land capability and rehabilitation
  • Spatial Solutions/GIS
  • Transport planning and Traffic engineering
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Water (Groundwater and Surface water)

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

7. Aurecon

Aurecon is an engineering, design and advisory company originally formed in Sydney in 1934 (the Aurecon brand was officially established in 2009). Servicing a range of markets and locations across the globe, Aurecon provides services to government and private sector clients, and prides itself on its team’s engineering experience, technical capability, design expertise, unique creative processes and skills.

Types of projects:

  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Data & Telecommunications
  • Defence & National Security
  • Education & Research
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Property
  • Resources
  • Transport
  • Water

Latest local projects: Newcastle Interchange; Newcastle Light Rail; NeW Space (University of Newcastle)

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

8. AECOM

AECOM is one of the world’s leading infrastructure firms, focusing on projects that help people and communities thrive. Officially founded in 1990, AECOM became a publicly traded company in 2007 after the merging of various entities. Its focus is on delivering design, planning, engineering, consulting and construction management solutions to public and private sector clients.

Types of projects:

  • Cities
  • Commercial & Residential
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Justice
  • Leisure
  • National Governments
  • Oil, Gas & Chemicals
  • Sports & Venues
  • Transportation
  • Water

Latest local projects: NeW Space (University of Newcastle); RAAF Base (Williamtown)

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

9. Hunter H2O

Hunter H2O is one of the largest specialist consulting firms in the Australia-Pacific water industry. Privately owned and formed in 1998, Hunter H2O today employs 100 water industry specialists across its offices in Newcastle (head office), Brisbane, Adelaide and Tamworth. The company services the complete water cycle, working with government departments and private sector clients to deliver a range of projects across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Types of projects:

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Digital & SCADA
  • Operations Support
  • International, Planning & Advisory
  • Project Management
  • Design
  • Asset Management

Latest local projects: EPCM Infrastructure Delivery (Hunter Water Corporation); Belmont & Cessnock WWTW – Inlet Works Refurbishment

Types of specialist roles within company:

  • Chemical (Water/Wastewater)
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Planning
  • Civil
  • SCADA/Automation

Career opportunities: Apply here

10. WSP

With more than 500 offices worldwide, WSP is one of the largest professional services firms around. Originally founded in New York City in 1885, the company has had a presence in Australia since 1965, and today offers specialisations in 45 sectors (from aged care and aviation to water tunnels and wind energy). WSP works with a range of clients to create innovative engineering solutions with a focus on a thriving, sustainable future.

Types of projects:

  • Property and Buildings
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Environment and Water
  • Resources, Industry and Energy
  • Integral Services (Climate Change and Resilience, Digital Infrastructure, Advisory, Sustainability)

Latest local projects: Newcastle Smart City Strategy; Newcastle Light Rail; Newcastle Courthouse

Types of specialist roles within company:

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Biologists
  • Project managers
  • Technical and business advisors

Career opportunities: View current vacancies here

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Are you an engineering professional in the market for a new position, or an engineering consultancy firm seeking new staff?

As GWG’s Senior Consultant, I work with professionals in the engineering, mining and energy sectors to set up the perfect match. Get in touch via email at mitchell.cook@gwgpartners.com.au or by calling 0402 772 072.

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