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fission continues its rapid growth in the national rail sector

As the rail sector in Australia grows at a rate not seen since 1854 when the Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway Company opened Australia’s first steam railway line, fission is on track to be at the heart of the nation’s rail infrastructure future.

Appointed to several major rail commissions, fission’s expert capability of delivering cost, risk, schedule and constructability advice has been in high demand from both public and private sector clients.

Supported by the appointment of our new (Rail) Estimating Manager, David Darbyshire, we have expanded our existing rail project experience into specialist rail systems cost management services, to meet the sector’s growing demand for expert advice, analysis, and project support.

David is delighted to lead an expert rail sector cost estimating team with a wide range of skills and capabilities, “Since the year began, we have achieved some fantastic wins and been working hard to deliver the best outcomes for our clients on projects such as; Cross River Rail, Queensland’s European Train Control System (ETCS) Program Alliance, Airport ARTC Package (AAP), Brisbane to Gold Coast Faster Rail Corridor Strategy and Investment Program, and Logan to Gold Coast Faster Rail Project.”

“It’s truly fantastic to work on a daily basis with amazing clients such as the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, ARTC, Aurecon, GHD, Mott McDonald, PWC and RPS just to name a few! As rail undergoes significant investment and is seen as an ideal solution for the rapid transit of people and goods, our team is ready to bring our skills to supporting Australia’s rail renaissance.”

“What I love about our team at fission is how we pride ourselves on not just offering a ‘unit rate cost plan’ that can only be supported by ‘what was done last time’, or ‘that’s what the last estimate included’ – we truly have a team of estimators and planners that embrace being challenged on every minor detail, it’s really refreshing. The fact that fission has employed an experienced procurement professional in David Lockley with many years working for Tier #1 contractors with a role to obtain supplier pricing, speaks volumes about how much this company cares about the quality and accuracy of what we produce. It’s truly unique. One of my main objectives is to grow the cost consultancy service offering for specialist rail systems and transfer my 15+ years’ experience delivering rail systems cost management services to our team, this is another area that I believe sets fission apart from our competition.”

“I think the most surprising thing I have experienced so far is every day we seem to have new and existing clients picking up the phone and asking us to support them on their projects across roads, energy, utilities and rail sectors, which is a true testament to the reputation fission has built within the marketplace,” David said.


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