Matthew McLaren

Matthew McLaren


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Matthew is a project management engineer specialising in government funded infrastructure. He has worked on multi-million dollar projects, with particular experience in commercial management. Matthew also has experience in analytics, having completed his PhD in the discipline of natural disaster management. He brings a creative and disciplined approach to complex problem solving while still being able to communicate complex ideas concisely and logically.

Influential work

  • Developed an earned-value system for Transport for New South Wales (NSW), which was designed to track commercial progress on the $17M Northern Sydney Freight Corridor upgrade, including a $2M variation
  • Delivered the reference design for the Northern Sydney Sydney Freight Corridor upgrade works and liaised with most of the nine sub-consultants
  • Produced the project fee for the $35M North West Rail Link tender as part of a joint venture with another private engineering firm
  • Completed a PhD on trust between the government and international partners after Tropical Cyclone Winston, including visiting the Emergency Operations Centre in Fiji
  • Worked as a construction management engineer on the Iron Cove Bridge Duplication; managing sub-contractors, coordinating site works, and helping project quality assurance.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Matthew was an assistant project manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, specialising in rail infrastructure. He has also been employed by Baulderstone in Construction  Management, as well as the Roads and Maritime Services NSW.

Matthew holds qualifications and expertise in natural disaster management research from University of NSW and civil engineering from The University of Sydney. He has also volunteered on over 20 school holiday camps as a director and leader of school children.

In his spare time...

Matthew enjoys sitting with a coffee and trying his hand at a cryptic crossword, as well as cooking for his friends.