John O’Callaghan

Director, VIC Project Management | Aviation Sector Lead


Meet John


John is based in our Melbourne office.

To contact John, call 03 8662 111 or send a message below.

Working within Australia’s built environment for over 20 years, John’s experience leading many of the country’s foremost major projects has proven him to be one of the nation’s principal construction experts.

John’s portfolio of knowledge and capability is far reaching across various markets with speciality skills in, the aviation, education, retail, commerical and hospitality industries.

Since joining Donald Cant Watts Corke in 2000, John’s roles have included Project Director for the T2T Forecourt Feasibility,  MLS and Associated Civil Projects, BALTE, the Virgin Club Lounge, Pier F and the new T4 project at Melbourne’s International Airport.

As Project Director on the RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building and The University of Melbourne’s Economics and Commerce Building and University Square developments, John has helped these education service providers make great leaps forward in the campus facilities creating exceptional student learning environments.

John has assisted major Australian developers including, Mirvac, Colonial First State and Woolworths maximise commercial opportunities through the development of Greenfield sites and the repurpose of existing buildings.

An expert stakeholder manager John possess great skill in the both planning and commercial negotiations. With a programed approach and a strategic vision John is highly experienced in the reduction of project risk, driving the identification of potential construction risk and the implementation of mitigation strategies.

John’s skills managing large scale programs of work is augmented by his vast experience in the expert management of project budgets and ongoing costs. His background as a professional Quantity Surveyor, is invaluable in providing risk focused services, assuring clients of exceptional project quality and delivery.

Specific skills
  • Planning and commercial negotiation

  • Program and procurement advice

  • Risk identification and management

  • Leading complex multi-stakeholder projects

John’s Featured Projects


T2 Bussing Airline Lounge and Transit Expansion ...

The BALTE was delivered on time and on budget. The CEO complimented the project team advising it was the best project outcome he had seen in the terminal. 
Donald Cant Watts Corke provided the following services:

RMIT Swanston Academic Building

The project, which has a 5 Star Green Star Design Rating Educational Tool V1, was delivered 108 days ahead of schedule.

Melbourne Airport Dynamic Lane Allocation Projec...

Donald Cant Watts Corke was engaged by Melbourne Airport to deliver works for the Dynamic Lane Allocation Project, the next stage of the reconfiguration of Melbourne Airport's forecourt.

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