Voytek Kawecki - Director
M.Eng. (Civil) UNSW, M. Eng. Warsaw University of Technology Poland & Member of Institution of Engineers Australia
Voytek has over 25 years of professional experience in a variety of management roles including the development of programs, cost/schedule control systems, and management of projects of up to $6 billion. His main area of expertise is project-based strategic planning and resource modeling, the design of project control systems and databases, project performance monitoring, and reporting. Voytek skills in the development of unconventional methods and techniques for project control. Voytek's past jobs include the development of $650 million winning Tender Construction Schedules and Cash Flow forecasts for the M5 Freeway, at the time the largest single awarded civil engineering contract in Australia. He was a Planning Manager for the Melbourne City Link Project $500 million contract, developed a Planning Strategy for Lockheed Martin Australia to monitor Australian defence programs. He was a Project Controls Manager for Rail Infrastructure Corporation NSW establishing the configuration for monitoring progress of over 3000 projects per year. Voytek's international projects included the development of infrastructure programs in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Vanna Tamansa - Management Consultant
Diploma Architecture UNSRAT Indonesia, B.Bus CSU, MBA University of Newcastle & Member of Australian Marketing Institute.
Vanna’s expertise includes team management, contract management, project controls, scheduling, and assists in implementing changes. Vanna’s main roles involve discusses organisational concerns with clients. Documents findings/controls and preparations of recommendations for implementation of new procedures or organizational changes. Also interviews personnel and conducts on-site observations. Vanna is a skilled Planner and Project Controls Manager. She was a program management coordinator for mining company Sagitarius Mine Inc. on Tampakan Project in the Philippines. She was a deputy program manager for the NGO program Indonesian Red Cross in North Sulawesi. This year Vanna revised existing Javelin procedures and created new procedures. Currently, Vanna established a partnership agreement with IFS Singapore and assigned to develop a business strategy for promoting ERP programs within Australia and Indonesia. Vanna is a skilled Planner and Project Controls Manager.
Andrew Szerszen - Associate
Andrew’s expertise includes the management of a team of engineers of all disciplines and a variety of cultural backgrounds. Direct and indirect responsibilities for delivery of multiple infrastructure projects that were collectively valued at 2.5 billion dollars, coordination of project phases planning, design & implementation including PPP, PFI, EPCM types of projects. Responsible for the design and preparation of all types of contracts and contracts management covering major roads, water infrastructure eg. dams, pipeline networks, desalination plants, and railway corridors. On various projects, Andrew was responsible for negotiations with state, local governments, and various governmental bodies, financial institutions, contractors, and suppliers. As Project Director and CEO, he was responsible for the companies’ profitability and day to day running of the business.
Ted Smithies - Associate (Value Network)
B.Eng. (Civil) UNSW, Accredited VM Facilitator & Fellow of Institute of Value Management Australia
Ted has significant public and private sector experience in strategic and operational roles. This is complemented by experience in business strategy, resource allocation and management, policy development, public/private partnerships, project feasibility/initiation, business cases, risk management studies, value management, probity, procurement, project management, contracting and supply chain solutions, client/stakeholder surveys, adjudication, and dispute resolution