Bob Tilbury


Market Director (Water & Environment), SMEC (Member of the Surbana Jurong Group)

Bob Tilbury is the Market Director for the SMEC Water & Environment groups in Australia and New Zealand, equipped with 25 years’ experience in the water sector. He is overseeing a combined business comprising 280 staff.

Bob’s areas of specialties include:

  • Water, dams & hydropower;
  • Project leadership, steering committee and project management team inputs;
  • Project governance and project team support;
  • Interface management between design and statutory approvals teams;
  • Project advisory, review and approvals;
  • Leadership of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Client relationship and contract management; and
  • Stakeholder management

Some key projects undertaken by the water and environment sectors:-

  • Snowy Hydro 2.0 Feasibility Study;
  • QUU Enhanced Condition Assessment Program (ECAP)
  • Warragamba Dam Raising EIS
  • Eurobodalla Southern Storage Dam EIS and Detailed Design
  • Moreton Bay Rail Link Independent Hydraulic Review
  • Nathan Dam And Pipeline Project EIS
  • Coastal Wetlands Protection & Development (Vietnam)

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