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7 FEB 2019

Implementing expert defence experience

The Project Management & Building Consultancy Team award recognises excellence in the building consultancy and project management sector. We speak to Lachlan Nimmo from the RICS Awards Australia 2018 joint-winning team at RPS Group.

The winning project

RPS has been supporting the Department of Defence to deliver Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability Facilities. The Growler is an airborne electronic attack aircraft capable of disrupting, deceiving or denying military electronic systems.

The project was initiated to support the acquisition and operation of 12 new EA-18 Growler aircraft. The $368m project will deliver:

  • A range of operational and administrative facilities
  • Working accommodation
  • Simulator training
  • Logistics warehousing
  • Maintenance and other associated support facilities.

Our specialist Defence Project Managers are providing project management and contract administration services to the Department under a Managing Contractor model contract.

RICS is one of the most prestigious industry bodies internationally and being recognised makes us very proud.

Lachlan Nimmo, Project Director, RPS Group

Specialist expertise

Drawing on years of Defence project management experience, our team has been able to navigate the unique and intricate environment that these types of projects operate within and identify and deliver new solutions to obstacles. This has been vital in ensuring the success of such a large program of works.

The RICS award is important recognition for all the people and teams that have been involved in this project for the last five years – everyone who has collaborated and contributed to its success.

RPS aspires to be the best professional services firm in the sector and we are committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for clients across every technical discipline and every project. RICS is internationally recognised for its work to promote innovation and technical excellence. The award validates our hard work and commitment to best practice in everything we do.