big picture stories

Allan Waitzer

Posted: May 19, 2014


Allan Waitzer

SEMF is enthusiastic in its support for the Take a Look at the Big Picture initiative. Since our establishment in Hobart over 30 years ago SEMF has undertaken numerous projects within the built environment for many industries in Tasmania, including the ‘Big Picture’ industries. We have assisted with improving operational efficiency and enabled long-term viability and good environmental performance.

SEMF has grown with these local industries with offices in Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Sydney. We have maintained a strong presence and head office in Tasmania because our staff like to live here, and we have confidence in the underlying strength of the Tasmanian business sector.

Our people work on multi-disciplinary engineering projects throughout Australia, many of which rely on the high levels of experience and skills of our Tasmania-based specialists, who have been with us for many years. Example of iconic projects that our Tasmanian team have been involved with include mine approvals in Queensland, the moving roof at Etihad Stadium in Victoria, Gold ore stackers in Western Australia, Nestle Purine pet food factory in NSW, iron ore and manganese ship loader in NT and the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment in Tasmania. We also have a strong commitment to UTAS through the provision of engineering and environmental scholarships to support the development of the next generation of skilled professionals within Tasmania. The scholarships have typically extended to graduate employment within Tasmania, thereby retaining skills and young people within the State.

Not only do we support existing Tasmanian industry, which we consider vital to Tasmania’s long-term viability, we also work closely with new, small and large emerging industries for everything from engineering feasibility studies and environmental approvals, through to design, procurement, project management and commissioning.

We are also actively involved in community consultation to assist in community understanding and acceptance of new developments and for Tasmania’s existing ‘Big Picture’ and other industries. SEMF is committed to supporting Tasmanian industry, retaining strong engineering and environmental specialty skills in Tasmania and assisting with the positive dynamic momentum initiated by Take a Look at the Big Picture.