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SEMF engineering hikes-up operations with two new national managers

Consulting engineer and environmental solutions company, SEMF, has taken steps to becoming a “truly national organisation”, by creating two new key national leadership roles which will look after the company’s customers Australia-wide.

The new leadership roles will cut across existing state office lines, effectively changing the structure of the company and the way it operates, says SEMF.

John McCambridge, who has been instrumental in assisting SEMF develop its environmental and infrastructure capabilities model – initially for the Tasmanian market and later across the country – will head-up the development of SEMF’s Environmental and Infrastructure sector as national principal.

McCambridge is an environmental scientist by trade with over 28 years experience in environmental management in both the public and private sectors.

Bill Layton, former managing director of Austek Engineering (which merged with SEMF in 2004), will assume the position of national principal, industrial engineering.

Layton is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience and knowledge in the mining, processing and manufacturing industries and has expertise in all aspects of project engineering, says SEMF.

SEMF managing director, Allan Waitzer, says moving to a national model will be extremely advantageous to clients.

“Irrespective of where our customers’ projects or businesses are located, SEMF will be able to provide them with access to the full extent of our engineering capability which currently numbers approximately 60 staff in each of the areas we operate in – building engineering, industrial engineering and environment and infrastructure,” he said.

“Being national will allow us to draw on this expertise – if and when required — enabling us to more easily adapt to changes in project direction while maintaining quality and keeping a lid on costs.

“In the current financial climate this capability is crucial.”

Waitzer says moving to a national structure places SEMF as a serious contender in the provision of major multi-disciplinary services across Australia.

SEMF provides sustainable solutions to the Australian market, from initial planning and design through to long term integration and maintenance. The company’s specialities include automation and control, building, bulk materials handling, environmental and infrastructure solutions, facilities management, industrial, information technology, infrastructure, planning, process and manufacturing engineering and risk engineering and OH&S.

Offices are based in Brisbane, Canberra, Gladstone, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Sydney.

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