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Our Work

At Ground Effects Consulting, we work hard to understand what you and your team want to achieve, and work with you on how it is delivered to unlock value and potential. We have experience across multiple industries in Operations, Production, Project Management, Maintenance Engineering, Logistics and Commercials, and the company is well placed to develop whole of business solutions.



Delivering Operational Perfomance

Working with a mid tier Oil and Gas provider, Ground Effects was engaged to help develop the well execution systems for the company.  

​Working closely with the team to develop a tailored solution, the system was redesigned through a series of interviews, workshops and management adjustments.

​The system improved safety outcomes, reduced costs and enhanced delivery certainty across all field development activities.  The results were embedded in the operating systems of the company through process maps, training systems, distributed ownership and embedded skills. 

​"As a result of their close work with our team, Ground Effects was able to very quickly put a system together that had buy-in and support from not only the Operations function, but also Commercial, Technical and Financial.

Ground Effect’s work was fundamental to the delivery of recent drilling success..."

GM Operations


Delivering Large Scale Projects

Working with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) and the 5 nations of the Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), our  project team managed the field trial of 18 emerging technologies in the Adelaide CBD and Battelfield Simulation Site for their potential use in a future Contested Urban Environment. 

The technologies were examined across six of the nine military domains - human, cyber space, aerospace, land surface, subterranean and super surface. The six combat functions - Know, Shape, Strike, Shield, Adapt and Sustain - were used as a framework.

  The project engaged widely across the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO), the TTCP partners, government, commercial entities and Defence units to deliver on all objectives.  Lessons were sourced from the practical use of technologies which ensured they were both credible and relevant.  The insight gained will drive continued ADO investment.

“CUE Adelaide not only achieved noteworthy research and technology outcomes but also showcased what can be achieved by uniformed and civilian Defence personnel working together.” 

DST Group Science and Technology Lead

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Delivering Continuous Improvement

Performance Management is as important in Local Government, as it is in Private Industry. ​

  With the stewardship of over $100M of infrastructure projects and a strong commitment to  deliver value for residents, a significant South Australian Council engaged Ground Effects to enhance performance.​

​Working with leaders and teams, critical processes were identified and mapped for each function.  From this base, questions were then derived which, if answered, would provide insight into the health of each critical process.  ​

These were then linked to desirable metrics and organisational data was accessed to generate real insight into core activities and significantly improve performance.​​

"The workshops themselves helped my Managers to understand their business better, and I feel like we are looking at the right information through Ground Effects tailored approach. It has been a valuable engagement for us.”​

GM Strategic Projects and Assets

The Ground Effects approach is collaborative and systemic. It relies on a deep understanding of the problem space, close integration with leadership teams and program stakeholders, an ongoing focus to understand the conditions needed to deliver on the objectives and the application of our extensive experience to put them in place.


We anchor success on early and robust planning, appropriate attention to detail, the contribution of our experience to problems, and sound progress controls. We continually work to support contributors and stakeholders from the initiating phases through to final delivery and review.


We selectively apply elements of recognised management frameworks including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Agile Project Management and various Change Management approaches, to achieve the best results. In this way we combine creative approaches with a clear methodology to discover, plan, act and deliver tailored outcomes.

Our Approach

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