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Our Services

We Offer a Range of Services to Meet Your Needs

Sterling offers end-to-end infrastructure management services delivered by our expert team of engineers, project managers and technical staff.

Engineering & Asset Management 

Sterling’s Engineering and Asset Management division seeks to support our clients to promote, enable and deliver outstanding stewardship of Transport infrastructure.  We work with our clients to effectively operationalise strategic asset management planning, establishing a line-of-sight between organisational strategies and O&M delivery cycles.

Our team offers integrated technical services across the full asset management lifecycle including planning, inspections & monitoring, investigations & assessments, engineering design, and construction & maintenance.  We place Risk Management and Data-informed Decision Making at the core of our operating model to align with the needs of our clients.

We provide unique value to our clients by offering a strategic, engineering-lead consulting service married with a sizeable field-ready, ticketed workforce of engineers and inspectors.

Practical solutions and an authentic, personal customer service experience remain at the core of our identity.  We have in-depth knowledge of best practice and our senior team has worked in positions of influence across many industry sectors.  While adept at delivering large volume asset inspection regimes, our project portfolio and long-term client relationships demonstrate our ability to provide lateral thinking and create real client value at a strategic level.

Capabilities & Services:

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  • Site / Crossing Assessment

  • Options Analysis

  • Hydrology Assessment

  • Feasibility and Constructability Reviews

  • Strategic Network Review

Engineering Design

  • Concept, Tender, Detailed & Final Design

  • Refurbishment, Strengthening & Rehabilitation

  • Upgrades & Renewals

  • Basis of Design

  • Material & Product Specification

  • Fabrication reviews

  • Construction Cost Estimates

  • Construction Phase Support (CPS)

  • Independent (3rd party) Verification & Proof Engineering (PE)

  • Design Reviews

Strategic Advisory

  • Owner’s Engineer

  • Structural Risk Assessment

  • Network-level Asset Prioritisation

  • Targeted Asset Inspection Plans

  • Works Program Optimisation

  • Site Surveillance

  • Independent (3rd party) Verification

  • Asset Valuations

Drafting & Digital Engineering

  • Traditional Engineering Drawing Production (PDF)

  • Drafting Verification

  • 3D Digital Capture Models

  • Federated Model Creation & Management

  • Asset Information Models / Bridge Information Modelling (BrIM)

Data Management & Analytics

  • Data Management strategy development

  • Data capture methodologies

  • Process documentation development

  • In-field asset data collection

  • Data post-processing, housing and QA

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Visualisations

Tactical & Operational Asset Management

  • Level 2 Structures Inspection

  • Pole Inspection

  • Asset data collection & management

  • Asset data visualisation

  • Level 3 Inspection

  • Complex Access Inspections (rope access, underwater, UBIU, EWP, confined space)

  • Specialist Investigation

  • Non-destructive Testing (NDT)

  • Bridge Assessment & Load Rating

  • Heavy Load Access Permit Reviews

  • Instrumentation & Structural Health Monitoring

  • Rail Corridor 3rd party Access

Project Management and Quality

  • Quality Assurance Framework

  • Quality Control: design checking, drafting verification, & technical reviews

  • Client Communications & Liaison

  • Scope, Budget & Program Controls

  • Interdisciplinary Coordination

  • Subconsultant & Subcontractor Engagement & Management

Universal Access Consulting

We promote equal opportunity by creating barrier free accessible spaces for all of our communities.
We offer a range of services to designers and projects to help bridge the gap between designing for accessibility and the DDA.

Capabilities & Services:

Existing Infrastructure

  • Compliance assessment to Access Standards (DSAPT, Premises Standards) via Field Audits

  • Compliance analysis using field data or other available data

  • Accessibility remediation works recommendations

  • Design review (Concept, Detailed through to Issued for Construction) for accessibility improvement to existing infrastructure

  • Site construction supervision and accessibility advice

  • Post Construction accessibility audits

New Infrastructure

  • Design review (Concept, Detailed through to Issued for Construction)

  • Participation in stakeholder engagement

  • Consultancy advice to address potential non-compliance due to environmental constraints

  • Client support and advice on accessibility issues through construction

  • Post Construction accessibility audits.

We can also offer remedial design and construction services as well where Clients require a complete end-to-end solution.

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Rail Consulting

We perform a crucial role operating between the non-rail and rail environment. Using our well established and extensive networks, we project manage, design and constuct your works within the rail corridor and implement the necessary site safety and compliance protocols to ensure your project is delivered on time and within budget.

Capabilities & Services:

  • Operations reviews and development of change

  • Occupation development and management

  • Interface management

  • Stakeholder management

  • Surveillance

Independent Compliance Reports (ICR)

Sterling act as an independent engineering firm to offer Independent Compliance Report (ICR) of design including the below:

  • Independent compliance review of the pipeline design and provision of compliance report (to VicTrack requirements).​

  • Provision of drafting services to convert the design drawings to the format accepted by VicTrack.​

  • Project coordination and rail interface management to coordinate works within the rail corridor.​

Rail Access & Operations

Through our expert knowledge and understanding of the specific requirements of conducting works in the rail corridor, we can successfully coordinate and manage your rail access and operational needs.

We provide:

  • Rail access planning

  • Rail operator management

  • Rail interface management

  • Occupation management

  • Safeworking planning

  • Development and submission of access and permit documentation


Rail Project Management

With our extensive knowledge of the rail sector, established relationships with key stakeholders from all major rail authorities and operators, we can reduce your exposure to rail-related risks and help deliver your project more efficiently and cost effectively.

We provide:

  • Technical advisory

  • Occupation planning

  • Stage gate management

  • Rail works readiness support

  • Stakeholder management

  • Rail interface management

  • Project management – civil, electrical, general maintenance

  • Project administration and support

Maintenance & Construction

Our capacity to deliver civil maintenance and construction provides our clients with an end-to-end infrastructure management solution. Sterling maintains a significant team of construction professionals, skilled tradesman and labourers with capability to deliver both general civil maintenance or complex structure repairs and renewal.


Capabilities & Services: 

  • General maintenance of concrete, steel and timber civil structures

  • Bridge and culvert repairs and renewals

  • Rail formation and pavement

  • Drainage

  • Incident recovery

  • Minor buildings and facilities

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