Who We Are

We're the engine room for smarter development. When you need the intel and professional experience to uncover the most intelligent and robust solutions, we can help you define the best landscape for your project vision.

The brighter stars on the horizon

With sustainable growth in clear focus, we deliver a service that is transparent, innovative and of exceptional quality. Exceeding the expectations of today, leveraging the technology of tomorrow.

We believe in long term dynamic relationships with our clients. Helping you bring your development project to fruition with both a process and a result that go beyond the status quo. Pushing boundaries and forging excellence together, while upholding a hands-on and boutique firm way of working.

We expect of ourselves, and for our clients, only the best. To provide exemplary service, efficiently delivering a positive project outcome and experience. To continually raise the standard of professional service excellence in our industry. To grow a sustainable business based on the unmatched skills of our people and the quality of the services they provide.

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We are opening new fields of opportunity

We’re leading the charge for professional services, and our vision is to challenge the process to better serve our clients and the industry. We are growth-oriented, just like our clients are - and we do it with innovation, creativity, care and a can-do spirit.

At just shy of a decade old, we’re a young company that views the development landscape with a future lens. With a backbone of leadership grounded in decades of industry experience, we’ve cultivated a team of the brightest young millennial minds who’ve grown up being tech first. With our digital agility and sharp focus on innovation, we can steer your project with a tech edge that is simply smarter. Complementing our well-established drone capability, we’ve invested heavily in R&D, digital services, along with ramping up our AI capability to improve the delivery of some of our services and create a competitive edge.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to hold integrity, reliability and quality as our guiding lights in all that we do. In delivery of our services, our responsive and collaborative nature will shine through as we push boundaries with our clients. We take pride in the ideas we generate, to create opportunity and value and expand horizons.
Strategic Pillars: Excellence – Opportunity – Innovation – People

"Our development and our growth to date has been based on innovative, energetic and ambitious people."

Philip Byrum, Director

“We’re working with some of the biggest and best developers in the country, and it’s absolutely fantastic to be trusted by those guys to deliver projects for them.”

Dominic Lynch, General Manager

“Even as we’ve grown, we’ve maintained that friendly, small business feel.”

Orlagh Byrum, Business Manager

Our timeline

October
2022
Newcastle office opens

Our growing footprint in the Hunter region sees us expanding our horizons with local expertise and team members.

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March
2022
Employer-funded parental leave scheme rolls out

Provides equal opportunity to access Primary and Secondary carer’s leave regardless of gender

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December
2020
Digital innovation takes flight

Orion establishes its digital presence and invests in drone scanning and AR/VR technology.

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November
2020
KFW acquisition expands service

The acquisition of KFW in the Illawarra region broadened the Orion portfolio of service offerings to Survey, Structural and WSC. This enabled more extensive service coverage, across the entire Sydney Basin, including Greater Sydney, Illawarra, and the South Coast.

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May
2019
Planning Services joins portfolio

The introduction of Planning services adds breadth to the service offering. Our team skill set expands, with industry recognised and commercially-minded urban planners with backgrounds in local government, private consulting and the development industry.

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July
2018
Wollongong hub opens its door

With the rapid expansion of the Illawarra and South Coast, the Wollongong office opening was a clear strategic decision to help support the growth of the region and better align with our partners in the area.

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July
2017
Orion HQ expands

With a rapidly expanding team, Orion relocates to a new office space in Norwest. Housing 25 staff, 5 of which started the day the new office doors opened, it was a landmark day highlighting our growth.

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May
2017
Employee share scheme launches

The introduction of the Employee Share Scheme emphasising Orion’s commitment to growth and long term vision.

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April
2016
A team of experts kicks off

Orion grows into a new office to support 12 staff with dedicated experts across feasibility services, design, PM and construction.

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February
2015
The inception of Orion

After years of finding the industry lacking in responsiveness and reliability, Philip Byrum decided to open the doors to Orion. Starting with 3 people in a garage in Western Sydney, Orion quickly grew and developed a presence and reputation for delivery.

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February
2015
Start of business

After years of finding the industry lacking in responsiveness and reliability, Philip Byrum decided to open the doors to Orion. Starting with 3 people in a garage in Winston Hills then a small sub-let office in Castle Hill, Orion quickly grew and developed a presence and reputation for delivery.

February
2015
Start of business

After years of finding the industry lacking in responsiveness and reliability, Philip Byrum decided to open the doors to Orion. Starting with 3 people in a garage in Winston Hills then a small sub-let office in Castle Hill, Orion quickly grew and developed a presence and reputation for delivery.

February
2015
Start of business

After years of finding the industry lacking in responsiveness and reliability, Philip Byrum decided to open the doors to Orion. Starting with 3 people in a garage in Winston Hills then a small sub-let office in Castle Hill, Orion quickly grew and developed a presence and reputation for delivery.

February
2015
Start of business

After years of finding the industry lacking in responsiveness and reliability, Philip Byrum decided to open the doors to Orion. Starting with 3 people in a garage in Winston Hills then a small sub-let office in Castle Hill, Orion quickly grew and developed a presence and reputation for delivery.

Our expanding team

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Always hands on. Always the expert.

Meet our Leadership

Our leadership philosophy is clear. The team that builds together succeeds together. It’s that simple. Teamwork is our keystone; it holds every other thing in place.

Our leaders are changemakers and challengers, building a culture of pushing boundaries and taking calculated risks. At the same time, we’re firmly grounded in being hands-on and empowering our people to share great ideas to make us all stronger.

Raul Cid
Contracts Manager & Senior Project Manager
Dominic Lynch
Program Director
Craig Johnson
Registered Surveyor (NSW)
Priya Patel
Lead Water Service Coordinator
Wayne Azzopardi
Head of Construction & Infrastructure
Florian Jaehne
Technical Director - Water Servicing
Peter Harding
Wollongong Office Manager - Structural Lead
Mina Fahmy
Delivery Manager – Infrastructure and Industrial
Reece Sticher
Technical Director
Andrew Purnell
Manager Water & Sewer/Water Service Coordinator
Orlagh Byrum
Business Manager
Mariano Polisciuk
Engineering Design Manager
Phillip Byrum
Director
James Green
Head of SSU - Project Director
Edmund Tsang
Principal Engineer - Construction
Mark Marsic
Design Manager – Infrastructure and Industrial
Aaron Gray
Project Director
Valeria Castella
Finance & Operations Analyst

Our approach

We become the best by supporting you to be your best

When you join us at Orion, you have been chosen based on your exemplary skills, ambition, and attitude.

But we know you are more than this. When you bring your authentic self to Orion you are welcomed as part of our team with open arms; regardless of who you are, where you come from, what you look like, or how you express yourself. Inclusion is central to our vision. We celebrate the richness of diversity and the depth it brings to our value proposition. We know we are not perfect, and we’re committed to be better. We are on a journey to build awareness, we are committed to changing the status quo, and we’re building the industry’s next generation of leaders.

Community involvement

We feel strongly about supporting those in need and not-for-profit initiatives. From preparing annual food hampers for disadvantaged members of the community, to participating in various charity runs throughout the year, we try to give back in the ways that will make a difference. Recently, we have proudly supported the Rural Fire Service (RFS), the Greatest Shave and Feed the children for Ukraine.