We undertake our role in developing the state’s infrastructure proposals in partnership with government, industry and other stakeholders. This collaborative approach provides great opportunities for knowledge sharing across the infrastructure sector.

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER WITH INDUSTRY

Our business case program continues to develop and to assist in delivering this program Building Queensland procures external contractors and advisors in a range of specialist roles that (subject to the characteristics of individual projects) are undertaken in accordance with our Business Case Development Framework. These roles include:

  • Business case management services

    Business case management services work closely with the Building Queensland team to lead the development of detailed business cases across all key phases including initiation, development and close out. Key activities undertaken during these phases include planning, assurance, project management, budget and cost management, risk and issues management, procurement, contract management, business case writing (including integration across analytical streams and project artefacts), governance and reporting.

    Business case management teams complement Building Queensland’s capabilities through the application of a mix of skills drawn from the development of business cases across a range of industry sectors including transport, health and education, utilities and justice.

    Refer to Building Queensland’s Business Case Development Framework.

  • Economic analysis advisory services

    Economic analysis advisors undertake a robust and transparent economic analysis to support the development of our detailed business cases, including service need and demand analysis. Working as part of a broader project team, these advisors contribute to financial, social, environmental, climate, foresighting and risk analysis and other work streams.

    Refer to Building Queensland’s Cost Benefit Analysis Guide (including section 6: Quality assurance)

  • Social impact evaluation and stakeholder engagement advisory services

    Social impact evaluation and stakeholder engagement advisors work in collaboration with Building Queensland, government agencies and other experts from industry. These advisors work as part of a broader project team, contributing to stakeholder engagement, environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, economic analysis and public interest consideration work streams.

    Refer to Building Queensland’s Social Impact Evaluation Guide, Stakeholder Engagement Guide Cost and Cost Benefit Analysis Guide

  • Financial analysis advisory services

    Financial analysis advisors undertake robust financial and commercial analysis to support the development of our detailed business cases. Working as part of a broader project team, these advisors contribute to economic, social cost and risk analysis and other work streams.

    Refer to Building Queensland’s Stage 2: Options Analysis Guide and Stage 3: Detailed Business Case Guide.

  • Sustainability assessment advisory services

    Sustainability assessment advisors undertake a robust and transparent sustainability assessment to support the development of our detailed business cases. Working as part of a broader project team, these advisors contribute to and incorporate the economic, social, environmental, benefits, cost and risk analysis of other work streams into the sustainability assessment.

    Refer to Building Queensland’s Stage 3: Detailed Business Case Guide including Appendix 1.

  • Peer review services

    Independent peer reviewers work closely with the Building Queensland team to review the analysis undertaken for key components of Building Queensland’s detailed business cases, including for each advisory service listed above. Targeted peer reviews in key areas of business case development are a component of the assurance processes applied to the development of business cases. To help ensure the business case is underpinned by robust, defensible and transparent analysis, peer review advisors review and provide professional advice on the methodology, assumptions, application and limitations adopted in the development of a business case. If required, they also provide guidance and support with implementation of that advice, as well as review and report on the analysis and chapters prepared by the relevant advisors.

  • Gateway reviews

    Gateway reviews are undertaken by an independent team of industry experts arranged through Queensland Treasury’s Gateway Unit. They help identify opportunities to improve the delivery of projects and ensure that the project (and associated investment) meets strategic objectives and achieves value for money.

    Further information on the Gateway Review process (including becoming an accredited Gateway reviewer)


The following advisory services are typically procured and managed by the agency responsible for the project to ensure continuity of services as the project progresses through the Queensland Government’s Project Assessment Framework. In each case, Building Queensland works closely with the agency and its advisors to integrate these services and key deliverables into the business case, including the peer reviews that relate to these services and deliverables. In some instances, these services are procured through Building Queensland.

  • Design and engineering services

    Design and engineering advisors undertake technical analysis in support of options analysis and develop the designs that support the reference project for the detailed business cases. These advisors work as part of a multi-disciplinary team engaged by the agency, and will engage with the relevant peer review advisors appointed by Building Queensland through the various stages of business case development.

  • Cost and risk advisory services

    Cost and risk advisors undertake robust cost and risk analysis to support the development of our detailed business cases. These advisors work as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of technical advisors, and will engage with the relevant peer review advisors engaged by Building Queensland.

  • Stakeholder engagement services

    Communications experts typically provide advice and support to the agency in the planning and implementation of all of the stakeholder engagement activities necessary to support the management of project stakeholders during the business case stage. On some projects, these services may be combined with the social impact evaluation advisory services above.

If you have experience in providing these services in developing social and economic infrastructure proposals and you are interested in working with Building Queensland, you can register your interest by submitting the documents listed below to procurement@bq.qld.gov.au.

  1. an expression of interest
  2. a capability statement.

OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR TEAM

Our Building Queensland team members are passionate about infrastructure and we undertake crucial activities across a range of projects and other advisory and support services. These include management and coordination across various stages of proposal development, technical input into and preparation of key components of business cases, stakeholder management across agencies and industry stakeholders, coordinating business case assurance activities and government/public policy input into infrastructure proposals, documenting and applying learnings and methodologies across other projects, and performing an active role in project governance.

Permanent opportunities within our Building Queensland team are advertised through Smartjobs.