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RSK Group expands presence in Australia and New Zealand with strategic acquisition of SJA

The Campbells Cove Redevelopment at The Rocks was a significant project of public domain improvements to support the creation of a waterfront promenade of international standards. SJA’s role included the planning and design to support significant development application, stakeholder management, consultant procurement and management and preparation of documentation for construction in Sydney.
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RSK Group expands presence in Australia and New Zealand with strategic acquisition of SJA

Providing full project life cycle services to the construction industry, SJA will now operate under the RSK Group’s family of over 130 businesses

  • The second business acquired by RSK Australia, a legal entity of the RSK Group, drives momentum for the Group’s merger and acquisition strategy
  • SJA brings 23 years of market-leading construction advisory and project delivery services to the RSK Group, and is set to broaden RSK Australia’s service offering

A light-rail system serving the city of Canberra, the Canberra Metro features 14 stops across an initial 12-kilometre line linking the northern town centre of Gungahlin to the city centre.

Sydney, 8 June 2022 –

RSK Group Limited (RSK), a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, announces the addition of Australian advisory and project delivery services firm SJA to its thriving business portfolio. The deal marks the second acquisition in six months for rapidly growing RSK Australia, which recently acquired New South Wales-based civil engineering firm Western Project Services. The acquisition of SJA provides RSK Group with wider access to large construction and infrastructure projects across Australia, and enhanced opportunities to expand in the Asia Pacific region.

“We are delighted to have SJA join our robust and diverse family of businesses. RSK’s investment in the growth of SJA will allow both companies to leverage each other’s talents and expertise towards a shared commitment to developing environmentally and socially sustainable solutions to challenging problems. As businesses that are both people-first, we take pride in the way we support our people and encourage entrepreneurialism and innovation towards further growth and expansion in the region,” said Alan Ryder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RSK.

“Having SJA as part of RSK Australia enables us to build a market leading multi-disciplinary project advisory and delivery offering across Australia and New Zealand. Together, SJA and RSK Australia will be better positioned to provide services for major multi-billion-dollar projects across the region through collaboration and knowledge sharing. Apart from enabling further penetration of the infrastructure sector, SJA also provides opportunities for RSK into our other key sectors in the construction industry such as commercial property, healthcare and education,” added Mark Haydock, Director of RSK Australia.

WestConnex is Australia’s largest road infrastructure project and is a critical part of a broader plan to get Sydney, and Australia, moving again. Along with the NSW Government’s record investment in public transport infrastructure, WestConnex is easing congestion, creating tens of thousands of jobs, and connecting communities.


Specialising in Expert & Advisory Services, Planning & Programming, Project Management and Quantity Surveying for the construction industry, SJA has 23 years’ experience providing full project life cycle services to over 2,000 construction projects across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and Macau. The company has provided services for most large-scale infrastructure projects on the east coast of Australia and New Zealand, including resolutions for sizable construction disputes for the largest private and public sector clients across the region.  As part of the RSK Group, SJA plans to build a world-leading expert witness panel that combines the global subject matter experts within RSK with SJA’s already established team of testifying experts and expertise in training, in preparation for assisting in the resolution of major construction and infrastructure-related disputes across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

“I’m very excited about the next phase of growth and development at SJA, now as part of the RSK group. Our team has provided services in the delivery of some of the largest construction and infrastructure projects across Australia and New Zealand for major private and public sector clients. With the backing of RSK, SJA will be able to broaden and develop our presence further in the region as well as globally. I am thrilled by the prospect of fully embracing the opportunities that will follow this acquisition,” added Steve Abbott, Founder and Managing Director of SJA, who will continue to lead the business.

Clare Solar Farm located in Queensland is a 127 MW and comprises a large scale grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) solar plant including 68,540 piles and 393,000 solar panels.


SJA was closely involved in the client-side program management throughout the project providing the client with an independent review of the progress and forecasting of the onsite works.


SJA has long-standing relationships with prominent Australian and New Zealand developers, construction contractors and government in delivering construction services across all construction sectors with a particular focus on infrastructure, health, education, technology and renewable energy.

SJA provided a suite of services for the landmark Barangaroo Development in Sydney including leading the Planning & Programming for the Crown Resort Sydney, Australia’s’ first six-star luxury hotel and casino resort.

Other recent notable projects include the Sydney and Melbourne Metro Rail networks – the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in New South Wales and Victoria, New Zealand International Conference Centre and Hotel in Auckland – a world class Facility in New Zealand’s largest city and leading data centre operator, NEXTDC’s, S3 Sydney hyper scale data centre build located on Sydney’s lower North Shore.

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