About Us

Advent Consulting Engineers (Advent) was created with the focus of being an active team member with our clients by creating collaborative relationships. With this goal, Advent provides civil engineering, structural engineering and project management solutions to our valued clients.

What’s more, we are small enough to talk to each other every day but large enough to have specialists to create optimum value engineered solutions for our clients.

This means we combine the passion, care and commitment of a boutique engineering consultancy, with the skills, experience and knowledge of a large consultancy. We do this by using our innovative thinking to provide value engineered solutions based on the overall project life cycle cost approach.

Our Philosophy to Create Your Ideal Project

Our philosophy has not changed since we first opened our doors in 2013. We have always been and will be true to our vision – to work together with you to deliver innovative, sustainable and constructable value engineered solutions. We consider the overall project life cycle cost integrated with safe, efficient, technical solutions to create your ideal project, delivered on time and to budget.

Advent was founded with the vision of creating an engineering consulting company that provides cost effective smart designs and safe and sustainable solutions with a risk minimisation approach – within a framework of an integrated team culture. A team culture that can cultivate and integrate strong inter-team partnerships while producing high technical capability.

Advent has grown consistently since its inception. From 2 employees catering to one city, to 26 employees located in three cities who have successfully delivered over 500 projects.

It is for these reasons that Advent received the Micro Business Award in 2014 by The Indian Executive Club and is an engineering consulting partner of choice for property developers, architects, builders, specialised contractors and councils.

Trusted Partners Working Together

At Advent, we focus on creating and maintaining strong long-term relationships by providing a team that is proactive to our clients’ needs and providing hands-on support – from concept design through to construction completion. This means we are responsive to our clients and available when you need us.

Our objective is to produce a high-quality design that is robust, constructable, sustainable and cost effective while creating a trusted collaborative partnership with our clients.

The Core Focus of Advent

Since we started, we have added value to our clients through innovation, problem-solving and technical excellence in civil engineering, structural engineering and project management services.

Advent provides high-quality, value added engineering solutions that give cost savings to our clients, by focusing on the four core areas:

Cost – providing value in design to give construction savings and increased earnings to our clients
Reliability – using a proactive approach to stay aligned with our client’s goals
Trust – using solid processes to create the right solutions, while focusing on building relationships
Time – providing on-time delivery with good project management and being available when our clients need us

Our commitment to continual improvement and innovation provides our clients with leading edge engineering solutions for the entire project cycle:

• project conception
• computer aided modelling
• detailed analysis and design
• preparation of tender and contract documents
• building permit drawings
• tender evaluation
• contract management
• construction supervision
• overall project management

Meet Our Leadership Team


Manu Mathew
Managing Director and CEO

Manu’s key strength is his ability to collaborate with cross-functional and cross-cultural delivery and operations teams in multiple locations to achieve the project outcomes within the agreed time-frame and to budget.

Since the inception of Advent, Manu has led from the front by focusing on project management, design coordination, technical management and engineering problem solving.

Prior to Advent, Manu developed his specialised engineering design and management experience through his exposure working on projects in the Middle East and Australia. Manu has 13 years’ of experience working for some of the world’s top tier consulting and construction firms giving Manu a deep level of knowledge on a wide range of projects from high-rise buildings, hotels, mining structures, power plants and sewage treatment plants.


Biju Balakrishnan

Biju’s 20 years’ experience in the Private and Government sectors has developed his strong structural engineering expertise for projects in the Middle East, Bangladesh, Africa, Australia and India. This experience has provided him with valuable practical skills including value engineering and safety in design. In addition Biju’s skills include managing large structural teams with a focus on interdisciplinary coordination to deliver the client’s objectives.

Biju’s extensive experience includes completing over 300 property projects in Victoria, lead roles on Design and Construct (D&C) infrastructure projects, design of major stadiums for the Commonwealth Games 2010 and leading tender design of major infrastructure projects.


Reasons Why Our Clients Enjoy Working With Us

We’ve created a team of enthusiastic engineers and project staff with experience in Australia, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East who share the common goal of working together to deliver our clients projects.

When you work with us you will experience our unique approach to engineering, which is based on our core value “to ensure that the Team Culture is warm and welcoming to our employees and our clients.” Every employee acts as a team member first and then an individual.

It is the collaborative team approach that is the cornerstone of our culture and is the reason why our clients continue to work with us.

Contact us on +61 3 8555 4343 or email to find out how we can help you. Or for more information download our Capability Statement here.