Marine consultants and engineers

Rubicon Associates is an Australian company of marine consultants and engineers that provides naval architecture, marine engineering services, platform systems design and integration, project management and contract management services to Defence, Defence industry and other industries that own, build, and maintain maritime/floating assets. 

Our multi-disciplined team of marine consultants and engineers bring broad experience gained on projects across the majority of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet, and other international naval platforms. We are experts in the design, construction, systems integration, maintenance, and repair of ships, acting as owners’ representative (above the line) or working for design and build prime contractors (below the line).

Our Vision

“To be a leading international engineering consultancy and project management organisation by delivering innovative and purposeful products and services to our partners.”

Our Mission

“Rubicon Associates deliver cost-effective, safe, reliable, and sustainable solutions in maritime engineering.

Bringing excellence in technical delivery, independent thinking and the courage to act, we work with our clients to build capabilities and find solutions.”

Our company strength lies in our deep knowledge of the complete multi-disciplinary integration process, and client challenges and required deliverables, backed by technical expertise.

The Rubicon Associates team’s technical capability includes:

  • Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical and Marine Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Structural Engineering
  • Hull and Outfitting
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
  • Platform Systems Integration
  • Configuration Management
  • Procurement
  • Program and Project Management
  • Risk assessment and safety case development

Rubicon Associates’ experience also includes shipyard management, shipbuilding strategy development, as well as shipyard performance measurement, construction monitoring and surveying (Owner’s Engineer).


Our Values



We are committed to creating honest, ethical and fair business relationships. This value underpins everything we do.


We believe respecting one another builds trust and encourages ideas, fostering human achievement.


We have confidence in engineers as the cornerstone of a sustainable and prosperous society. With our expertise we aspire to shape this future.


By setting and exceeding high standards in service and delivery, we build long-lasting relationships. We provide solutions together.


We celebrate diversity of our people and stakeholders, unlocking creativity and value through collaboration and varied perspectives.


As naval engineers, we are part of a proud legacy of dedication, innovation and progress. Our commitment and vision demand we continue this legacy, through technical proficiency and refinement.


Our mission is to be a trusted partner to our clients, responsibly providing expert advisory services and enabling sustained growth. We grow together.


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