Directors / Key Personnel

Shane Smith


Shane Smith has been working in the building industry since 1993. He completed his apprenticeship and proceeded to work for Wideform supervising up to 60 men on various projects. Shane worked for builders such as Lend Lease, Abi Group, John Holland, and Thiess to name a few. Shane also completed an Advanced Certificate in Building Supervision in 1996.

Shane moved on from Wideform to start his own business in 2006. With the success of this, Shane has also now branched out into Civil works. SMS Civil Constructions will be working throughout Australia on Wind farms, Solar Farms, Substations, Treatment Plants, Mining infrastructure and Civil works.

A very hands on business owner, Shane is involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the company from liaising with prospective builders, estimating and pricing projects to on site works. With his “Believe to Achieve” attitude Shane is a very motivated business owner with huge dreams to have the SMS brand being first choice in the minds of major contractors in the Civil Construction Industry.

Shane is a happily married man with 2 daughters and 1 son. Enjoying his family and keeping fit are also priorities’ for Shane.

Jade Burkinshaw

Jade has been in the industry for 22 years. Jade started working as an apprentice for a small Newcastle concrete construction company. His tasks included being involved in formwork, fixing reinforcement and pouring concrete. With Jades abilities being shown he soon was involved in supervisory roles.

After his apprenticeship was completed Jade gained experience in the Newcastle area with other company’s. Jade had leading hand roles for Civilbuild and Michillis where he was building bridges and mine sites in the Hunter region. Jade then commenced work with a major formwork company Oakdale. This position had Jade working all over NSW as a supervisor in control of 20+ men. Jade also gained invaluable skills in work and leadership working for major contractors John Holland, S & N Civil in QLD and WA for major clients Xstrata Coal and Quantum.

Jade has a variety of invaluable skills which include skills in leadership, productiveness and safety. Jade is a pivotal team member of the SMS team and has been with the company since its first week of business 12 years ago.

Jade also is a very family orientated man with two young daughters and a son. 

Darren Mason


Darren started with SMS 10 yrs ago where it quickly became obvious with his skills and dedication to achieve that he would become an invaluable employee to SMS. Darren has progressed to learning all aspects of the industry and showing he has what it takes from including liasing with builders to achieve targets and dealing with the complexities involved with the commercial and civil industry’s.

Darren has been involved in many projects as a leading hand and has since progressed to supervising projects involved with energy sector.

Darren is a new dad with a daughter.

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