Project Management

Give us your hardest, riskiest project, that which is yearning to be created and we will bring your vision to life.

Having a depth of experienced people who have worked in client organisations that develop and deliver property, economic and social infrastructure projects, we take the time to understand the need, the benefits and the key objectives of each project.

We believe that successful infrastructure projects rely on collaboration. We pride ourselves on our proven track record building high performing teams that collaborate to achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Our approach builds on the collective experience and expertise, combined with the energy needed to keep innovating and improving the way projects must respond to the pressures of an ever-changing environment. Our team has access to the most contemporary thinking and approaches real time project reporting through our digital services team to get control of your project from the outset.

Key Services

We deploy key people within client organisations to seed leadership teams and create the systems, project culture and governance required to deliver successful outcomes.

  • Embedded leadership
  • Strategic advice
  • Project governance

Interpreting corporate strategy, government policy and navigating the necessary investment hurdles, statutory controls and setting up a knowledge of the strategies needed to control and manage risk prior to committing to project execution.

  • Feasibility reports
  • Due diligence
  • Business cases

Whether it is a major/mega project or a series of program roll-outs of minor projects across regional or national geographies we have the team and the systems to provide you with the certainty of delivery outcome.

Deploying mature project management methodologies such as Agile, Prince2, PMBOK, including our own amongst others we have the people with the accreditation and proven market credibility to get the best out of every project. The people we offer have a subject matter expertise in core project management areas and are skilled at deploying the established and latest tools and software solutions for maturity assessments, risk, project planning, program management, cost management, reporting etc.

  • PMO establishment
  • Project delivery and procurement strategy
  • Programming and scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Functional and technical briefs
  • Procurement management
  • Design management
  • Contract administration
  • Superintendency

Leverage our knowledge base and deploy our systems to raise the capability of your own organisation or increase the capacity of your teams to respond to resourcing peaks with our teams.

  • PM toolkits
  • Real time reporting systems
  • Integrating business and project reporting systems

Turning around projects that aren’t delivering the outcomes clients are seeking or are just not moving and have little certainty of success.

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Andrew McKinley

Andrew has been a key part of Ontoit since 2006, and currently serves as Partner and Executive Director on the Board. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the project management team, providing strategic advisory services and acting as project director on high-profile, complex projects for our clients.

Over more than two decades, Andrew has successfully managed a diverse range of projects, including the Melbourne Arts Precinct, Shepparton Law Courts, Port of Melbourne Capacity Project, Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre, St Kilda Pier Redevelopment, the Melbourne Wholesale Markets Relocation, and the Mildura Sporting Precinct. His experience also includes infrastructure projects in road, rail, and maritime sectors.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from RMIT. He is a Chartered Engineer (CPEng) with Engineers Australia and a Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD) with the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Paul Halpin

Paul is a passionate and strategic project management professional. He has demonstrated experience in successfully leading multi-disciplinary teams on significant and complex programs and projects. Paul's experience crosses the Health, Education, Research, Housing and Arts sectors.

Paul has played a vital role in the successful delivery of significant projects such as the Angliss Hospital Expansion (Stage 2), Heidelberg West Social Housing Redevelopment, Latrobe Hospital (Stage 3A), Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion and the Melbourne University Western Edge Bioscience Facility.

Paul is driven by ensuring his teams present confidently and are always striving to add value. This is achieved by bringing a structured approach to project delivery, empowering team members, focusing on higher value work and understanding our clients’ objectives. His confidence and highly disciplined approach enable team members to focus on complex issues and develop innovative solutions. He is an excellent communicator and has a well-crafted ability to focus and prioritise project matters of the highest importance.

Paul is trusted by senior representatives in government agencies and private organisations across the full project life cycle. He has demonstrated experience in strategic program and project planning, PMO set up, design management, procurement and contract negotiation, contract administration and stakeholder management.

Dr Mano Nugapitiya

Mano is a qualified project specialist with a strong background in asset management, facility management and operations.

Mano delivers a whole of life asset approach to projects which he has demonstrated over more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. He has extensive experience planning and delivering large scale projects in social and economic infrastructure, predominantly in the public sector.

Specialising in the front end of projects, Mano ensures programs are aligned to organisation business strategies. His specialist skills also includes due diligence, technical leadership, business cases and transaction management.

Martin Coates

Martin has extensive experience gained in leadership roles across government departments, major consulting businesses and private sector development and construction.

His knowledge spans across the housing, transport, arts & culture, health, sport and justice sectors, and he has worked on projects required to adopt various delivery methods, including PPPs, alliancing, D&C, managing contractor and construction management.

Martin has played a vital role in the successful delivery of significant projects such as the Big Housing Build and the Public Housing Renewal Program for Homes Victoria; Melbourne Arts Precinct Redevelopment, Hamer Hall, Geelong Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Hall and MTC Theatre for Development Victoria; Westgate Tunnel Project Market Led Proposal and City Link Tulla Widening for Transurban; the Port of Melbourne Port Capacity Project; the Royal Women's' Hospital and Alfred Centre in the health sector and numerous court house, police stations and prisons in the justice sector.

Martin is experienced in aligning delivery strategies, commercial structures and design responses to the specific needs and objectives of clients while maintaining a key focus on market capacity, capability, and constraints.
Martin is passionate about collaboration and prides himself on his ability to facilitate productive teamwork so that multi-disciplined teams and stakeholders with sometimes competing objectives achieve balanced high-value outcomes.

Arvind David

Arvind represents Government agencies and infrastructure partners to develop and deliver complex social and economic Infrastructure projects.

Combining his experience in project management and organisation leadership, he brings together diverse project teams to create high performing teams that deliver exceptional project outcomes. Deploying his expertise in procurement, transaction management, technical leadership and contract management, Arvind leads teams on projects through all forms of delivery models.

Having worked for government delivery agencies he understands the specialised requirements of government and what it takes to deliver projects in complex stakeholder environments. His experience includes advising client on infrastructure in Australia, UK, Singapore and the USA.