RPS wins prestigious honours at the 2023 Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs)
The RPS project team members were recognised with several awards for their work on the $747 million United States Force Posture Initiatives (USFPI) Northern Territory (NT) Training Areas and Ranges project.
27 November 2023 | 2 min read
RPS takes out notable awards at PMAAs
Our project team has won the national award in the Professional Services category, as well as the Northern Territory Project of the Year at the 2023 PMAAs, which are run by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).
The PMMAs recognise project management excellence and innovation in program and project leadership. They exist to recognise, honour, and promote project professionals, organisations, and outstanding projects across industries.
RPS was recognised for its outstanding management of the Planning Phase of the USFPI NT Training Areas and Ranges project. Since 2018, the RPS project team has been working on this complex project, which includes essential upgrades to facilities at four existing Defence training areas in the NT, some of which are very remote.
The project team responsible for the Planning Phase included Josh Irving, Darcy Wilson, Morgan Kelly, Mick Thompson, Peter Crunkhorn and Ben Perry. Over the Planning Phase, the team has managed the stakeholder engagement, scoping, master planning, design development and government approvals processes. RPS was credited not only for our management of the project, but also for creating an inclusive project culture between all stakeholders, sponsors, the client, users, and the Managing Contractor.
In the national individual winners’ category, our Project Director Mick Thompson received the gong for Senior Project Professional. The former Army Civil Engineer was acknowledged for his leadership skills across his career, including currently heading up a team of five RPS project professionals to manage the USFPI NT Training Areas and Ranges project.
Project Director Mick Thompson says working on the USFPI NT Training Areas and Ranges project was all about consistently working in a collaborative manner to overcome challenges.
“Thanks goes to the team from the Managing Contractor, Sitzler, and all the sub-contractors, for always being positive, supportive of one another and genuinely working collaboratively with the RPS team and the Defence client to deliver a great outcome that everyone can be proud of."
According to Mick, the USFPI NT Training Areas and Ranges project has been an absolute career highlight.
“We have a fantastic team from RPS managing the project (Josh Irving, Darcy Wilson, Morgan Kelly and Samprikta Rimal) who are great to work with and they are always positive, supportive of one another and always looking to do their best for the project and the client.”
“Thank you to RPS, particularly Peter Crunkhorn, Andrew Thiele, Greg Usher, and Ben Perry, for allowing me the trust and responsibility to run the project and the team,” he adds.
Founded in 1970, RPS, A Tetra Tech Company (RPS) is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.
RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.
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