About Bellwether Group

We’re an integrated engineering consultancy, project management, and construction company.

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Company overview

Our company was formed on the back of our two founding director’s devotion to successful engineering and construction delivery, predominantly with Tier 1 construction companies.

Established in 2011, we have strategically and organically developed our capability, capacity and processes such that today we offer a range of professional services to blue-chip clients delivering major infrastructure projects across Australasia. Bellwether Group has two separate divisions: Bellwether Consulting and Bellwether Contractors.

Our Consulting offering is primarily client-facing and incorporates all fixed fee and variable rate professional services work (i.e. secondments). Bellwether Consulting also provides a pre-contract estimating function for Bellwether Contractors.

Bellwether Contractors, as principal contractor, pursue projects that offer design and construct disciplines and take a collaborative approach in solving engineering challenges. The synergies between our two divisions bring together a combined value to our clients across the entire project lifecycle.

Our clients come back to us time after time. They tell us it’s because they know where they stand with Bellwether – everything is up front and transparent. Trust, respect, and a genuine spirit of everyone pitching in together means we deliver certainty to our clients, suppliers and subcontractors.

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Our prequalifications and accreditations

Bellwether work throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and across the Pacific. We work across all levels of government as well as in the private sector. If you think we’d make a good fit to help you with a project, we’d love to provide you with more information regarding our prequalifications and accreditations. Click the button below to fill out a request and we’ll get back to you soon.

We understand that our people hold the key to our performance. Our talented team are well positioned to deliver successful and sustainable projects, wherever our clients need us.

Stephen Ladds

Managing Director

Stephen is responsible for the company wide operations of Bellwether Group. He has over 20 years of experience in civil construction projects with major Australian contractors nation-wide, on projects of up to $1.5bn in value. Stephen has a diverse background in engineering design, development, construction management and consulting. He specialises in project development, construction planning and project management across Major Infrastructure, Water and Transportation projects.

Ben Sawtell

Managing Director

Ben spearheads Bellwether Group’s construction implementation for all major client-side projects. With over 15 years of experience in construction management, he has extensive expertise in the development of effective construction processes, project controls, project integration as well as direct management of large construction projects. These projects have ranged in value from $2m lump sum, to $3bn joint ventures. Ben specialises in Project Controls and Project Management of complex construction projects.

At Bellwether we promote a culture of continuous improvement in the way we do business and the service that we offer our clients.

What we stand for

Successful project delivery is about more than just the physical deliverables. It’s also about the people who make it possible. We’re proud of our reputation as a capable and credible infrastructure company and maintain a high level of integrity in everything we do. We champion our company culture everyday by fostering a workplace where dedicated individuals are encouraged to develop and progress.

Our values


We operate safely. Professional in our presentation and approach. We are ethical, law abiding, demonstrate integrity, practise competently, exercise leadership and promote sustainability. We are confident, not arrogant. We give people the knowledge, skills and tools they need to grow and develop and delight our clients through their work.


We are committed to continuous improvement and constantly seek feedback. We take pride in our work and pay attention to detail. Our systems and processes share knowledge to create innovation and awareness. We improve ourselves and others around us through training, development and sharing lessons learned.

Team Players

We are a committed team that takes accountability and ownership. We are empathetic, flexible and offer a hand. We know our business and together we create opportunities and celebrate progress. We are flexible, honest and humble. No individual is more important than the team. All doors are open always – all the way to the top.


We are responsive and do what we say we’re going to do. Our processes provide consistency and by following instructions we not only meet expectations, but exceed them. To us, reliability means demonstrating consistent behaviour until it’s predictable. We strive to be there through thick and thin, rain or shine, delivering on every promise, every time.


We put the needs of our clients above our own. We are empathetic and have respect for our clients and our fellow team members. We promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Our team is diverse by design. We value the differences that each team member represents. We also recognise that everyone is important and has a role that matters.

Work Hard, Play Hard & Make Money

We go the extra mile, accept the challenge and solve problems, not create them. We enjoy life and are conscious that physical and mental health is a priority. We celebrate our successes. We are aware and promote that profit builds better businesses.

Think you’d make a good fit?

See our current employment opportunities or drop us a line at careers@bellwether.com.au to tell us why you’d be a great fit for the team.

Where we work

Where to next?

With a growing portfolio of projects, Bellwether are building a strong reputation of being a capable, multi-sector, trusted delivery partner. The real question is where can we help next? Contact us today with your enquiry.

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