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Rob MacDonald

Rob MacDonald, Managing Director, Co-founder, Practice Leader Estimating and Training.

Rob is a leading figure in civil engineering with over 30 years of project experience, which includes 20 years of experience in construction programming, design and estimating. In an impressive career thus far, Rob has advised on more than 500 road, bridge and tunnel projects in UK and Australia.

A Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, Rob established The MacDonald Group of companies that includes Benchmark Estimating, Benchmark Estimating Software and MIEngineers more than 30 years ago, and since then has built a business and personal reputation that are both highly regarded by industry peers and clients around the world.

A seasoned entrepreneur and industry first mover, Rob is also founder and director of Benchmark Estimating Software (civil estimating software), Roadworks Estimator (parametric modelling), and Roadworks Strategic Manager which is used by public and private sector organisations in Australia and overseas. Rob actively contributes to professional cost estimating dialogues and presents regularly on cost estimating and risk issues in Australia and overseas to Roads and Transport Authorities and industry forums.