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Case Study

Waterview Connection Project – Well-Connected Alliance

  • Well-Connected Alliance
  • Bid Coaching & Tendering Bid Coaching & Tendering
  • Project Performance Project Performance
  • Leadership, Team & Culture Leadership, Team & Culture

The Waterview Connection project completes the Western ring route around Auckland which is New Zealand’s largest and most complex infrastructure and roading project undertaken. The Well-Connected Alliance, comprised of seven separate government, engineering and construction organisations (including New Zealand Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction Infrastructure, Obayashi, McConnell Dowell, Beca, Tonkin + Taylor and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) that worked together both in the initial bid phase and then throughout the 5-year delivery phase.

BRS was engaged to bring a united approach to winning the bid by embedding a collaborative and partnering culture. Upon winning the bid, BRS was engaged as Alliance Coach to ensure the team achieved the delivery of the client’s project objectives.


Why they approached us

BRS was able to leverage its experience in the infrastructure sector and in enabling organisations to think and act as one team to assist the Alliance throughout the tender submission process. Delivering measurable improvements to the culture of the Alliance through the bid submission right through to project delivery providing a range of services including, but not limited to:

  • Design of aspirational goals and a vision that gave confidence to our team for success;
  • Alignment workshops ensuring the eight organisations worked effectively as a united project team;
  • Training and development workshops to ensure unity and a common purpose;
  • Leadership and team development coaching utilising Human Synergistics LSI and MBTI at the Board, Management team and the wider team;
  • Development of a high performance plan, governance plan, Key Results Area/KPI framework;
  • Introduction of 1% marginal gains initiative;
  • Tailored project health checks;
  • Development of project role clarity matrices to reinforce individual and team accountability; and
  • 1:1 coaching and development sessions with key Alliance leaders.

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