Rubicon Associates have expertise in the Program and Project Management of large and complex naval vessel programs, both in Australia and Internationally.

We have extensive experience in the management of shipbuilding and ship repair processes. Rubicon’s experience includes shipyard management, shipbuilding strategy development, as well as shipyard performance measurement, construction monitoring and surveying (owner’s engineer).

We provide independent program and project assessment and evaluation services over the vessel lifecycle, drawing upon our collective expertise and experience in naval architecture, marine engineering, systems integration, cost estimating, asset management, contract management and risk management. 

Our services encompass: 

  • High level strategy development
  • Interface management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Construction management
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Cost estimation
  • Cost management and reporting
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Verification, Validation and Acceptance
  • Provide independent verification support
  • Perform CVA

Our multi-disciplinary consultancy also delivers independent tender or project evaluations, performs cost benefit analyses, and can undertake business case development for all types of naval platforms. We also provide client management, business development and general support services. 

Rubicon has the technical expertise, management experience and comprehensive support network to provide expert advice on Defence Naval acquisition. 

In particular, Rubicon Director Goran Djubelivic has expertise spanning project management, asset management, procurement, and contract negotiation/management with global suppliers to the shipbuilding and Naval defence industries. He has also been involved with numerous international due diligence teams for the acquisition of strategic assets.

Most recently, Rubicon Associates have been heavily involved in ‘above the line’ work supporting the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol (OPV) project with involvement in the tender evaluation group and project implementation. 

Rubicon’s role was to evaluate the Australian industry capability workforce development supply chain management and we are now acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the shipbuilding strategy.

At Rubicon, we are wholly focused on ensuring that our customers can consistently and efficiently deliver projects within time and budget constraints.

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