Queensland, Australia
Appointed by: Unitywater
Soben was appointed by Queensland utility, Unitywater, to conduct a comprehensive review of their estimating processes, across their capital projects portfolio.

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Complex project, comprehensive approach

Unitywater provides water supply and sewerage services to approximately 17% of Queensland’s population – made up of over 320,000 residential properties and 18,000 commercial and industrial enterprises. The Australian utility serves businesses and residential customers in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions of Queensland – one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

Soben were appointed to complete a systematic review of Unitywater’s processes. The team produced a practical framework and governance model for estimating, forecasting, budgetary control, and benchmarking. Following a series of discovery workshops, Soben implemented a new costing system, linked to Unitywater’s estimating software – for increased accuracy in estimating and forecasting. By bringing a combination of specialist knowledge in regulated industries, local market experience and international utilities expertise.


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Where passion meets precision


Demonstrated client return on investment (ROI) with large scale projects.


Our experienced consultants have worked at the sharp end of contracting, commercially managing complex projects. Soben has been instrumental in commercial planning, procurement and execution of major utilities schemes around the globe, delivering value on over $5Bn of projects to date.


We only hire the best to deliver world-class cost, time and quality outcomes. All of our Managers have previous senior leadership experience within large contracting organisations.

Delivering on our promises

Soben was appointed to bring a combination of specialist knowledge of regulated industries, local market experience and international utilities expertise. Unitywater’s estimating manual will be based on international standards for estimating, cost planning and cost management, developed by the RICS.

Responsible for over AUD$3.4 billion of essential infrastructure, Unitywater require best practice systems and processes across their portfolio. Soben’s estimating process review and recommendations will be used to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve scheduling and cost certainty – empowering Unitywater’s team to make informed investment decisions.

Where culture meets quality

We understand the complexity of major infrastructure projects, the need to manage expectations of multiple stakeholders. Our infrastructure expertise is focused on delivering efficient, cost effective, and future-proofed results.  

Soben offers something different – a combination of the best consultancy practices, with real-life hands-on commercial experience in delivering major construction projects. 

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