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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz.

    Interview Details

    I was put forward to the company by a recruiter - not for an advertised role - he simply contacted them to see if they needed someone like me. I was brought in fairly quickly (within a few days) and spoke with a senior engineer (who would be my technical lead) and the team leader. The interview was pretty relaxed and simply seemed to be confirming various details of my CV. I had a follow-up interview the next week, with the section manager, which was also a straightforward meet and greet.

    At the time I had recently interviewed with another two companies who both had made offers, but I was feeling undecided about both those prospects. When I informed SKM of the situation (that I would have to respond to these other companies soon), they moved quickly to make a competitive offer. I was not trying to start a bidding war -- the salary was similar -- but I accepted SKM's offer as I perceived their culture to be the best fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not have difficulty with any questions, as the interviewers were already convinced of my qualifications. The most challenging part for me was to think of something useful to ask, as I know this to be a crucial step in making a good impression in an interview - to show that you are interested in the company and have taken time to learn about them before the interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This was a simple negotiation. I indicated my target amount and they met it, exceeding it slightly, and I was satisfied.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Transport Planner Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process only take about 45 minutes since I am the second candidate and the first is my friend too. They ask about yourself , what do you do in your final year project, and some technical question relate to public transport and rail. Also you need sketch to solve the problem.

    Interview Questions
    • sometimes, they ask current issues about MRT, LRT, Bus   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    You need to study about government roles to SKM, try to be cool and make some joke. They will love it!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz.

    Interview Details

    Lose, and informal. Lack of difficulty and quality control was a true indicator as to how little they value their staff.
    You are there to do the work and increase the shareholders profit margin.
    They will pay you as little as possible, so if you are decent, be weary of how quickly they want you, but wont negotiate on salary.
    This is a toxic company to start off with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Air Quality Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz.

    Interview Details

    Once you submitted your cv and covering letter, the HR would contact you directly by mail and to arrange for personal interview, the face to face interview has two interviewers. the interview is divided into two parts, general questions and test paper.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. to explain content of some modules in your undergraduates' studies. What kind of gases are emitted in landfill sites.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in St Leonards (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in St Leonards (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    easy process. A phone call to organise an interview, an interview with my current manager and an HR person, the next day was a job offer. Very straight forward interview process, there were no tests or technical related questions involved.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    very straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Scholarship & Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    All initial contact was via our university's scholarship department, and an interview was arranged for me. There was a panel of 4 people from SKM, some from HR and some from the engineering department that I will be working with during the internship.
    They were friendly and this made it easy for me to talk and answer their questions. I feel that the company values my extracurricular activities and past work experiences, as well as my academic performance.

    Interview Questions
    • When asked what type of job experience am I hoping to gain from them. Since SKM is a large company with many different departments, I told them that I would enjoy working in the environmental or biotechnology departments, although I would be glad to take on any challenges.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Business Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The post was advertised in "The Australian" newspaper. I applied and underwent a phone interview in their office at another location in Australia. Was invited to a second interview in Melbourne. Pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Could not negotiate salary. Was a given.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was called for a face to face interview with the HR Rep and the Engineering Manager. Interview lasted about an hour. I never heard back from the company after the interview, even after I followed up with HR a week later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Control Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    Written and oral interview to be conducted by either HR or Section Manager, explain your suppose to be role, expectations and bonuses included

    Interview Questions
    • How can you help more to your company if faces some difficulties the company might encountered   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Last interview with program manager that can state your suppose salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruitment Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    Applied direct via a job board.
    Was interviewed by the Global Resourcing Manager and WA Manager.
    It was a very relaxed interview, with a bit of banter, and good structure.
    The flow of interview was good, everyone built rapport very easily, and the interviewers easily blended questioning into the conversation without obvious deviation. This was the first and last interview.
    Offer came very quickly, within a week of interview.
    On boarding was excellent, with good inductions and relevant content.

    Interview Questions
    • Hard to answer as there were no real difficult or unexpected questions which would be worth while discussing. The interview was very much a conversation which the interviewers drew out answers from.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation as I was keen to make a move and not interested at negotiating at this time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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