At SPORTENG, we are specialists in the planning, design, and construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Since 2014, we have worked with sports governing bodies, stadium curators, sports planners and architects to deliver our clients the highest quality design option.
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We are specialists in the planning, design, and construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. We work with sports governing bodies, stadium curators, sports planners and architects to deliver our clients the highest quality design option.
We collaborate to deliver high-quality Field of play designs. Our mission reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion via our Codes:
Respect and appreciate all
Have fun together
Take pride in our work
Challenge the status quo
Find solutions, not problems
Measure twice and cut once
Produce efficient designs that are practical to build
Promote positive environmental outcomes
You will kick off your first days with our tailor-made induction program, where we will share in-depth information on the company, our culture, disciplines, clients, projects, and processes. Growth also means that we are placing a significant emphasis on internal learning. We have dedicated internal resources so that our team is adequately exposed to the latest teachings to ensure you are up to speed with the industry’s latest trends and advancements in products and techniques.
We believe in maintaining a healthy and well-adjusted balance between work and personal life. That is why we have adopted a hybrid work system, with days spent in the office and working remotely from home. We also attribute Rostered Days Off throughout the year to help people stay physically and mentally healthy and rested.
We know everyone says this about their company, but it is something we cherish. No point coming to work if you don’t enjoy it. From weekly catered happy hours to Fridays Trivia, we create moments to help you connect with co-workers and unwind after the week. We also host internal events throughout the year at our Melbourne office, where we meet colleagues from across States.
Sport & recreation is about keeping people active and healthy. We believe that not only should our designs enable people to be healthy, but we aim to ensure the work we do promotes a positive environmental outcome. We continually assess our designs to ensure they enhance the environment in which they are being constructed. Whether it be water quality, carbon footprint or whole of life assessment, we challenge our design team to deliver sustainable designs.
Definitely not a prerequisite, however, if you have a passion for sport and design, then SPORTENG is the place for you. Not only will you get to deliver sporting facilities for the community but also work on elite facilities across the country and internationally.
“I stumbled across an advertisement for SPORTENG, and I immediately thought to myself, ‘This is the job for me’.”
Joining SPORTENG as a new graduate civil engineer, Alex Geeves quickly became an asset to the team. He moved from his primary role to a 3D and drainage designer role, before recently joining SPORTENG’s talented team of civil engineers.
With professional experience ranging from hospitality, event organisation and civil construction, Alex is the perfect example that at SPORTENG, your motivations, passions and aspirations are as important as your career experiences.
Having studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Griffith University, Alex spent several years working in hospitality.
“I was working in several different areas, ranging from hospitality, event organiser … and progressing into a team leader role running my own team. My engineering path began as an undergraduate engineer for a civil construction company, working onsite for a BP Service Centre.”
In this role, Alex developed his skills in drawings, quality management, site costs and invoicing. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard on his company and industry.
“Unfortunately, like many others, I was let go ... That’s when I stumbled across an advertisement for SPORTENG … I was worried I wouldn’t be considered for the role due to my lack of design experience. However, the idea of combining my biggest passion in life and my career path was too enticing to admit early defeat!”
After joining SPORTENG as a graduate civil engineer, Alex has gained experience through different projects. He has used these skills across the company under multiple projects managers.
“I began gaining knowledge and understanding of the work the company conducts when producing quality work for clients and eventually began moving into a 3D and drainage designer role. I have now moved away from solely working under one project manager [to support and help many].”
But the biggest change Alex noticed through his time at SPORTENG was his vision of a career in engineering.
“My initial thoughts when choosing a career in engineering was that the construction side would be better suited to my personality and interests. However, each day I work in the design field, my interests in engineering are fast changing. […] Since joining SPORTENG, I have needed to gain a new set of skills and understanding to design a final product.”
Proud of what he has achieved so far, Alex has already made up his mind about his upcoming future.
“I would like to continue my journey through SPORTENG […] I can see myself venturing into a project manager role further in my career, and I believe SPORTENG provides the opportunities to achieve this.”
“I have a great passion for sport, so being able to design fields from a community level, and even possibly playing on it myself, to stadiums, watching from the grandstands or on television, [it’s something that almost] doesn’t feel real to me!”
As for anyone who would be interested in joining the team, Alex explains, “Regardless of whether you have any design experience or even an interest in sport, you will still have the opportunity to develop skills quickly and grow as an engineer.”
If Alex’s story inspired you, check out our job listings or contact us today with your application.
Alex’ SPORTENG Experience in One Word: Fun!
“Being a fresh university graduate, I was very excited to hear about the graduate agronomy opportunity available at SPORTENG!”
Starting at SPORTENG in a casual graduate position, Amy Dingle became a full-time turf agronomist graduate. She gained experience through her work with our senior turf agronomist, John Neylan, and developed her skills through SPORTENG’s training programs.
After graduating from the University of Melbourne with a degree in a Bachelor of Agriculture Science, Amy got first-hand experience in agronomy when she landed her job at SPORTENG.
“Before starting at SPORTENG, I spent six years working in retail, as well as doing private tutoring for VCE students. I enjoyed my work […] as I got to work closely with my local community.”
But when Amy saw SPORTENG’s job listing for a graduate turf agronomist, she knew she had to apply.
“The team at SPORTENG are highly skilled and have a huge amount of industry knowledge, and I knew it would be highly beneficial for me to be working amongst such a passionate and talented group of people. The SPORTENG projects were also very exciting, and I was looking forward to seeing some of the major works SPORTENG has been a part of first-hand.”
Amy uses her passion for what she’s doing and gains great experience everyday working on challenging and award-winning projects, such as the newly opened Allianz Stadium and the Brookvale Oval in New South Wales.
“Working with SPORTENG has given me exposure to a wide variety of agronomy jobs, from small scale community ovals to large scale stadiums right across Australia,” Amy explains.
But what Amy loves best in her job is that she gets to get her hands dirty, and quite literally.
“My favourite part of working as a turf agronomist is having the opportunity to work outside, hands-on in the field. Gaining knowledge through seeing first-hand the issues a lot of sports fields managers face on their playing fields is invaluable.”
When asked about her professional future, Amy looks first and foremost at the positive contribution she could bring to the turf industry through her own growth and research.
“Finding ways to challenge the status quo and to improve the long-term sustainability of the industry are two areas which I am passionate about. Coming from an agricultural science background, I believe there are a number of precision agriculture technologies which could one day become common place within the turf industry.”
This is a path she believes SPORTENG can help her reach and achieve.
And to anyone who would be interested in joining the team, Amy confesses, “Be ready for anything on your first day! My first day involved shooting archery arrows at my co-workers!”
She then adds, “In all seriousness, whether you are just starting in the industry or have been around for a while the SPORTENG team will be there to support you and have specialists in all areas covering the field of play. There is always someone to help you and work through any questions you may have, and most importantly you’ll have heaps of fun on the SPORTENG team. The SPORTENG team knows how to have fun, from our weekly trivia to our Christmas in July there is always something to look forward to on the horizon at SPORTENG. “
If Amy’s story inspired you, check out our job listings or contact us today with your application.
Amy’s SPORTENG Experience in One Word: Growth!
“The good thing about working at SPORTENG is that they are open to letting me define my career path!”
Joining SPORTENG as an undergraduate civil designer, Cameron Nayar spent several years crafting his professional journey to where he is now – a chartered senior civil engineer.
While most of us must go through the tedious task of searching and applying for the perfect job position, Cameron’s story started a bit differently.
“I didn’t apply! I sent my resume to my cousin in the hope he could find me an engineering firm for my university placement. He happened to cross paths with Paul Simpson from Arup, who is Jarrod Hill and Gray Canning’s former Manager, who then passed on my resume to Jarrod. He called me for an interview and the rest is history!”
With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce up his sleeve, Cameron started his first year at SPORTENG learning CAD, 12D and attending construction sites, before moving on to project management.
He explains why this time was a highlight, “[I had] the opportunity to manage the design of the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletics tracks, which to this date is a career highlight for me. During this year … I was also promoted from graduate to civil designer!”
But Cameron didn’t stop there. During his third year, he moved to Brisbane to undertake the opening of the new Brisbane office. After ten months, he moved back to Melbourne where he learnt more about building client relationships technical and project management skills. That’s also when his third milestone came in, with his first design management role for the Olympic Park redevelopment, which involved the management of six sub-consultants.
His next career step brought him to Sydney to open the SPORTENG Sydney office. At the same time, Cameron recalls, “I started studying for a masters degree and began writing up my chartered engineering competencies. I’m now chartered in civil engineering and project management and I’m currently studying for a Master of Professional Practice (Engineering).”
Now a senior civil engineer, Cameron has had time to reflect on his career trajectory.
“SPORTENG has not only fast-tracked my career but also given the opportunity to grow my profile in the industry. Being able to be client-facing at such an early stage of my career has helped me develop the relationships and soft skills that most don’t get the chance to, until later in their career.”
When asked about what his professional aspirations could be, Cameron remains uncertain.
“I don’t know! … What I do know is that I love seeing the finished product at SPORTENG; it’s satisfying to see something you have worked so hard to design finally completed.
” A feeling that he experiences too when recommending SPORTENG as a place to work.
“Working in a specialist niche consultancy gives you an experience you wouldn’t normally get from a straight civil engineering company. To design sports fields, you need to have a technical understanding of geotechnical reports, drainage, pavement design, civil infrastructure, in-ground services, agronomy, and irrigation design. Don’t pass up the chance to gain exposure to a broad range of specialties as it can only help advance your career.
” If Cameron’s story inspired you, check out our job listings or contact us today with your application.
Cameron’s SPORTENG Experience in One Work: Dynamic!