About Us 2018-06-27T07:56:09+00:00

About us

Onset Design is an Engineering Content Management Solutions Provider, dedicated to the Meridian solution. We service clients in the utilities, resources, transportation, engineering & construction industries.

About Onset Design

Our goal is to help our clients in lowering the threshold of implementing the best engineering content collaboration software and the best ROI in the industry.
Onset Design delivers compliant collaboration results in the area of CAD drawing, asset, project and document management solutions.
We apply a unique concept which is tailored to meet our client’s needs as opposed to trying to sell the complete set of features and functionality our solution platform has to offer.
We have more than 20 years of experience under our belt with clients in the engineering & design, construction, education, energy, utilities, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas and transportation industries.

Onset Design oversees all client-related activities in Asia Pacific

Focus & Commitment

Onset Design is the Award Winning Solution Partner, achieving ‘Partner of the Year’.

We are also an Autodesk horizontal partner and a member of the Autodesk Developer Network.

Onset Design is an Engineering Content Management Solutions Provider, dedicated to the Meridian software solutions. We service clients in the utilities, resources, transportation, engineering & construction industries. Onset has maintained a strong focus on Meridian for more than 15 years and is fully certified as a Solution Partner for Meridian Enterprise and the associated Modules. Our Business Consultants are experienced in implementing and supporting the Meridian Solutions and have a comprehensive understanding of enhancing your business processes to improve efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and enhance quality. We are headquartered in Melbourne (Victoria) with offices in Sydney, Perth, Newcastle, and Brisbane.

Business Approach

Industry Experience

Working in the CAD & ECM industry for over two decades, you can be confident that Onset Design understands the value of supplying quality solutions with professional support for our customers.

Understanding Requirements

We place an importance on understanding customer requirements and developing solutions that cater specifically for your business needs.

Professional Services

Our Professional Services include Requirements Definition, Solution Design, Project Management, Implementation & System Integration, Software Development, Technical & Functional Documentation, Support and Training.

Customer Successes

Onset Design is the largest Meridian solution partner in the Asia-Pacific region and we support more than 60 customers with over 1600 user licenses. We pride ourselves with customers like ActewAGL, BHP Billiton, Sydney Water, Viva Energy, Interspan, NRG, Aurizon, Qenos, Rio Tinto, Queensland Rail and Public Transport Victoria, to name a few.

Onset Team Members

Let’s introduce you to our dedicated team of professionals.
Steve Hunter
Steve HunterManaging Director
Steve Hunter works with organizations to build solutions around asset lifecycle information management. Integrating engineering content with asset information, his expertise is in designing systems to add value and expose documents and data to the enterprise. Whether managing the project lifecycle or transitioning to operations and maintenance, these solutions deliver this information in context and place it in the hands of contributors and consumers.
Onset Design was established in 1989, with a focus on product integration and document management. Today Onset works with a diverse group of engineering clients to deliver engineering content management representing industry best practice. Steve is based in Melbourne.
Marco Russian
Marco RussianSenior Business Consultant
Marco joined Onset in 2010 as a professional consultant specializing in the implementation of the BlueCielo product suite. With broad experience managing and implementing both Infrastructure and Business Systems, he can discuss how your ECM solution will integrate within your current or planned environment and is backed by a Diploma of Information Technology & Project Management.
Marco is based in Brisbane and is one of only twelve consultants in the world with the status of Certified Specialist with BlueCielo.
Deb Brownlie
Deb BrownlieOffice Manager
Deb has worked with Onset since 1998 and is an MYOB Certified Consultant. She has a Bachelor of Business (Multi-discipline) through Monash University and a certificate IV in Workplace training and assessment. Deb manages BAS, payroll and subscriptions and is based in Melbourne.
Ruud Luttikhuizen
Ruud LuttikhuizenBusiness Development Manager
Ruud joined Onset in 2013 as Business Development Manager and is the first point of contact for companies who have identified a need for Meridian Cloud and Meridian on-premise solutions. Ruud has more than 25 years of experience in international sales & business development and has lived and worked in 10 countries around the globe and speaks 5 languages. Prior to joining Onset, Ruud held the position of International Business Development Manager for Atrion International Inc. (now Sphera Solutions) in Europe, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Ruud currently heads up our Perth office.
Aaron Swain
Aaron SwainBusiness Consultant
Aaron is a Business Consultant and acts as the primary contact for a number of Onset Design’s BlueCielo sites. Working with the BlueCielo product range for several years, Aaron has been engaged as a senior technical consultant with Innov8 and as an IT specialist with Demat, both based in Newcastle. Aaron holds BlueCielo accreditations with the Meridian, Publisher & Explorer product suite, in addition to a number of IT certifications. Aaron is based in Sydney.
Warren Parrott
Warren ParrottSenior Consultant
With more than 20 years of experience delivering document management solutions, Warren works on the implementation and support of BlueCielo Meridian, specializing in the migration of large data sets. Based in Newcastle, Warren has worked with Matrikon (now Honeywell), iDox, Innov8 and Demat in a diverse range of roles including Technical Lead and Drafting Manager. Having implemented Auto Manager Workflow and BlueCielo Meridian solutions with a number of engineering organizations, Warren brings a wealth of experience to the team.
Damien Flux
Damien FluxBusiness Consultant
Damien joins Onset with more than 20 years in the software industry, bringing experience including partner relationships, project management, testing, and training. Along with degrees in Business and Computer Science, he has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and numerous other certifications. Damien is based in Brisbane.
Sean Hunter
Sean HunterSenior Developer
Sean has worked with Onset on a part-time basis since 2008 and joined the company full-time in 2010. In 2009 he graduated from Swinburne University with a degree in Professional Software Development and provides strong programming support to the team. With a primary focus on .NET, the role incorporates a range of web-based, scripting and database technologies. This technical depth assists in the delivery of tailored BlueCielo and Autodesk custom solutions. Sean is based in Melbourne.
Michael Vorobiev
Michael VorobievSenior Developer
Michael is an experienced software developer with more than 15 years of experience and a strong background in computer science. With a primary focus on .NET, the role incorporates a range of web-based, scripting and database technologies. Web development incorporates ASP.NET MVC, Web API, C# and MS SQL Server. This technical depth assists in the delivery of tailored BlueCielo and Autodesk custom solutions. Michael is based in Melbourne.
Ahmed Jawad
Ahmed JawadDeveloper
Jawad joined Onset in April 2017 and has a Masters degree in Information Technology. Jawad’s primary focus is on .NET development with a number of years with web based business application development using Microsoft Technologies including ASP.NET MVC, C#, JS frameworks, MS SQL Server. He is also interested in Hybrid Mobile application development and is based in Melbourne.

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