David Lawson

Director

David Lawson

David is a Principal with 25 years’ experience in the commercial, cost and quantitative risk management of major infrastructure and building projects within Australia, United Kingdom & Middle East.

David’s experience has provided him with a broad base of expertise across transport, water infrastructure, social infrastructure, mining, waste management and commercial development.  This depth of experience allows David to provide expert quantum advice including preparation and delivery of evidence in support of claims before the courts.  David has worked with some of Australia’s leading law firms and has provided evidence in significant proceedings before the Land and Environment Courts.

David has considerable experience working on behalf of leading consultancy, construction and development firms in a variety of commercial and cost management focused roles across all stages of the project lifecycle.

David has considerable experience working on behalf of leading consultancy, construction and development firms in a variety of roles across all stages of the project lifecycle. In addition, David has worked extensively with government departments across a range of programs including:

  • Parramatta Light Rail
  • WestConnex 1A
  • National Building Economic Stimulus - Housing NSW
  • B-Line Program
  • 2018 Timetable
  • Sydney Water - Waterfix
  • Sydney Water - Ensure
  • Sydney Trains Heavy Plant & Equipment Strategic Business Case
  • Transport Access Program

David currently supports the delivery of Parramatta Light Rail [Stage 1] as Cost and Risk Management lead. In addition David has undertaken cost and commercial reviews of state significant business cases prepared for projects such as the Melbourne Metro and sale transactions of state significant assets including Sydney Desalination Plant.

David provided invaluable leadership in the development of cost estimating and risk model strategy for Parramatta Light Rail. He was able to focus the engineering team on the required priorities and set well defined deliverables and managed change in a controlled manner to ensure the estimates and contingencies were robust. David continues to provide excellent cost and risk management services to PLR, leading the approach and deliverables to PLR and providing owner inputs and oversight of Stage 2. I would definitely use David’s services again

Adam Griffiths – Associate Director, TfNSW

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Building (Hons I) AAIQS

Expertise

  • Claims Support including preparation and delivery of Expert evidence within proceedings
  • Program Cost Management Strategies, Governance & Controls
  • Commercial Management & Advice
  • Probabilistic Risk Modelling [using @ Risk], Cost Planning and Estimating
  • Peer Review and technical Due Diligence
  • Procurement and transaction management
  • Whole of Life Cost Analysis
  • Benchmark Analysis and VFM Frameworks