Jacobs Engineering Group is to work on an Australian government initiative to deliver bridges for war zones.
The firm, which has offices across Australia, the US, Britain and around the world, will be managing contractor of Project Land 155.
Jacobs will take on duties including project management, budgeting, logistic support analysis and contract management under the three-year deal, which is worth US$10.7M (£7.7M).
The Australian Department of Defence’s Project Land 155 aims to procure and sustain off-the-shelf bridges for forces to use during operations.
Jacobs senior vice president of aerospace and technology Darren Kraabel said: “Jacobs is proud to pilot this new procurement model for the Australian Department of Defence, a model we strongly encouraged the agency to consider.
“We have seen first-hand the benefits of this approach through our extensive experience in implementing similar managing contractor models for the US Department of Defense to help procure and sustain everything from aircraft and air operations centres to individual soldier protective equipment.
“We recognise a key factor in the successful delivery of Project Land 155 is to continually seek ways to reduce costs throughout the project delivery lifecycle.”