ABOUT SHAPE

Shape Management is a Western Australian management consultancy specialising in project management, direction, Superintendency and Client representation. We partner with our clients to advise and deliver projects from conception and feasibility through to construction and operation.

We offer senior resources with extensive relevant experience and being small, have the ability to provide seniority at commercially competitive rates.

We specifically tailor the service offering to meet the requirements of the Client and can adapt quickly to meet the changing landscape of projects.

We pro-actively listen, learn and collaborate to keep at the forefront of the industry. We recognise this is a constant evolution and we must be able to advise on innovation as well as changes to technology, methods and processes.

Our Story

At Shape Management we believe there is a better way to do Project Management. A more effective way where clients are earned and relationships built.

After working in large consultancies in senior capacities, we wanted to create an organisation that provides hands-on delivery and the kind of personal service that larger firms cannot offer. Our experience working on some Perth’s most prominent projects gives us the capability and experience to deliver these services and knowledgeable advice to clients.

Our Vision & Values

  • We pride ourselves on acting with integrity and delivering what we say we will. This comes through actively listening and focusing on the Client’s objectives and end goal. We never give up and believe there is always a solution to every issue.
  • Our approach is typically one of collaboration, building relationships and open communication.
  • We deliver our services with enthusiasm and dedication. Being a smaller organization, relationships are critical to our success and this includes internally within our business as well as with our clients, consultants and contractors.
  • Safety is always forefront for our projects and we are not afraid to voice up when something isn’t right.
  • Sustainability is important to us. We partner with our clients to consider our environmental, social and economic impact at each stage of the project lifecycle.

Meet the Team

JAN HOPPER – DIRECTOR

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Jan has over twenty years experience in the management of multifaceted construction projects. He is a qualified civil engineer with experience in business case and feasibility preparation, development, master planning, design development and coordination and construction management. He has strong skills in contract and statutory management, staff management and mentoring, time management, budgeting, conflict resolution and stakeholder liaison. Jan regularly manages multiple complex projects and has highly developed planning and organisational skills. Jan’s experience has provided him with broad technical and commercial skills and knowledge of all required processes for the evaluation, design and successful delivery of major projects.

Jan’s recent experience has involved the delivery of a number of complex projects in Western Australia acting as the Client’s Representative, Project Director and Project Manager for numerous private and public projects.

DAVID SHIRLEY – DIRECTOR

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David has more than 25 years of project delivery experience. He has held positions as contractor, project manager and client in the planning and delivery of numerous projects.

David’s qualification and experience as a contractor underpins his understanding of the technical elements of project management. The experience gained in successfully project managing the design and construction of works in “live” environments, means that he has an excellent understanding of the importance of planning, collaboration and communication in a project. David’s time as client side project manager has provided experience in applying the principles in Project Management to work with project stakeholders and honed his ability to set up systems and processes to meet the needs of any project.

David’s experience has provided him with an appreciation of the needs of all parties in a project. With this experience he is able to plan and manage projects in a collaborative manner.

CATHY HOPPER – PROJECT MANAGER

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Cathy is an experienced Project Manager who primarily works in Interior fit out both new build and refurbishments. She has worked in a wide range of industries including education, recreation, hospitality and retail.

Her experience as the Client Project Manager have provided her with strong skills in design and brand compliance and she has a proven track record of delivering projects in operational environments.

She has also managed safety replacement audits for a range of clients in the fields of electrical, asbestos removal and deteriorating assets.
Cathy has strong stakeholder management and communications skills. Her previous career in marketing has provided her with strong presentation skills which prove valuable in the project advisory space.

How We Do It

Consult

Our starting point is always to understand our client, their business and where they are heading. This involves active listening and asking the right questions. Client needs are established through consultation and analysis. Regular review is an important component of this process as requirements often evolve and change.

Advise / Plan

The planning phase of our role involves assessment of the necessary project stages and a detailed plan, in plain English, as to how this will be delivered. We don’t believe in “tick a box” project management and deliver customised plans based on client needs and priorities while still having the technical skills to deliver the full range of project services as required.

Our documentation will be clear, thorough and appropriately detailed in order for stakeholders to agree and approve and measure deliverables during the lifecycle of the project.

Connect

We appreciate that the success of a project is about understanding and utilising the right expertise. Ultimately a service is delivered by an individual or team and it is about getting the right people to do the job. It is more about personal relationships with talented individuals than corporate reputation.

Deliver

For Shape Management, project delivery and our specific role can take any number of forms. This can range from strategic and targeted advice through to full project management and administration. Through our experience, we understand how projects should be delivered and the specific deliverables and processes through each phase.

Closeout and Review

An important part of every project is the review and closeout process. While we always review throughout the duration of our role and the project, being able to identify and quantify lessons learnt is essential for continuous improvement. This is important for us in order to be able to enhance our services as well as for our clients and project team for when they move on to the next project.