Robert McLellan – Senior Consultant
Robert is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and a Senior Aston Consultant. He has gained diverse commercial and contractual experience on a variety of large projects with a number of Tier 1 main contractors. Robert has spent over 10 years on Project Sites, managing the commercial and contractual aspects of major Infrastructure and Oil and Gas projects in both Australia and Hong Kong.
His list of project experience consists of several high-profile projects including internationally renowned Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG) in rural Queensland and West Kowloon Terminus Station South located in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Both projects are valued in excess of AUD $1Billion each.
Robert shares his construction experience from design concept, into delivery and through to project completion and close out and final account. This includes specific exposure to design change management and cost planning, procurement, contract management and administration, claim preparation and defence, as well as budget, cost and revenue forecasting and cash management.
Since joining the Aston Team, Robert has provided daily commercial support to the Joint Venture Contractor on the resolution of multiple high value claims on the Sydney Light Rail project. Robert’s main task was to ensure that all relevant cost information was collated, formatted and articulated within the claim submission, maximising opportunity within the defined parameters of the Contract.
Recently, Robert has also provided commercial support to James Funge, Aston’s Executive Director, who was engaged through Lawyers to produce an Independent Expert Report for a consortium partner on an EPC contract involving the delivery of wind farm projects in rural Australia. The dispute included the prompt collation and assessment of the client’s claims against the consortium partner as well as the valuation of the counter-parties claims against the client.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys living a health lifestyle of travel, outdoor activities, martial arts and crossfit.