Our Story.

We started by solving our own problem.

 

As a construction company operating within the trenchless sector, winning larger projects unfortunately creates headaches with how we manage our specialised staff (drillers, project managers, site supervisors, etc). Assigning the drilling crews to meet project demands always result in either an over or under allocation of specialised personnel, costing our company profit, reputation and much of the excitement of winning the project. Add in employee leave, training days and the overhead costs of extra staff during quieter periods (holidays, project delays) emphasises the stress and challenges of running a civil construction business.
Further discussions with construction company owners highlighted the growing trend of specialised personnel demanding greater work-life flexibility and additional pay to offset their specialised and needed skill set. So, we envisioned a system which provided control of their pay and work schedule, and in return gave companies the flexibility to engage specialised personnel only when and where their projects demanded.
Consequently, the online portal Onsider was created to promote specialised Independent Contractor’s experiences, skills, rates and availability to interested companies, allowing the companies to engage their services without the pressure of committing to full-time employment. An extensive vetting process and fixed daily charge out rate ensures each individual contractor engaged has all the required skills, tooling and equipment to complete projects to the highest quality.
Operating as Independent Contractors eliminates company’s employee obligations such as payroll tax, superannuation, workcover, insurances and training as it is all covered in the one tax deductible fee. Our mission at Onsider is to provide construction companies of all sizes the ability to engage experienced individuals with the required specialised skills, without the need to commit long term. These individuals come with the self-pride and commitment that’s necessary to integrate and help their team get projects completed professionally.
Zac Chisholm – Director, HTD Australia.

Find fully vetted individual contractors for specialised civil works roles such as

Project Managers, Construction Managers, Site Supervisors, Superintendents & Leading Hands

Estimators, Safety Advisors and Environmental Officers

Engineers – Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, Site & Project

Specialised Machinery Operators

Highly-skilled people for civil projects such as:

Trenchless

Horizontal Directional Drilling, Auger Boring, Thrust Boring, Microtunneling, Tunnel Boring Machines and more

Subdivisions

All Civil Works – including earthworks, road infrastructure and pipeline works

Road & Bridge

Maintenance and construction of all road infrastructure

Commercial & Residential Projects

Small and large infrastructure projects, ranging from Schools, Aged Care Facilities and Industrial Developments

Utility Upgrades

All pit & pipe projects – including electrical, communications, gas, sewerage, water and irrigation

Mining Infrastructure

All mining infrastructure

Register now to find the right Onsider for your next project.

Fill out this form and Onsider Management will help you find the ideal contractor for your next project.

An Onsider vs Employee: The advantages are clear.

Onsiders offer many unique advantages over full-time employees

Only hire them when you need them.


Engage an Onsider to fill the void created through annual leave, personal leave, short term contracts, long term contracts and company growth stages to supplement established crews or improve less experienced teams.

Full Control.


You choose the role, set the schedule and hire an Onsider only for the period you need.

Access to skilled and vetted talent.


All Onsiders are extensively vetted to ensure they meet the high standards you expect from a civl construction specialist. A strict application process, background and medical checks, along with set minimum requirements ensures only the best applicants are approved for your projects.

Reduce Overheads.


Only pay for an Onsider when you need them. Onsiders can integrate into your organisation when you need, helping to manage, implement and complete your project efficiently, effectively and within budget.

Reliability, not Labour-Hire.


Onsider is not a labour or employment service. All Onsiders are independent contractors who represent themselves and their own brand, whilst being managed under the Onsider banner.

Minimum admin.


You choose the right Onsider and we’ll handle the rest, including contractual obligations, payment security and more.

Significant Financial Advantages.


Onsider Independent Contractors have established their own business, with the added benefit that there is no longer any obligations about superannuation, holiday leave, personal leave, work cover, upskilling and equipment.

Suited to your project needs.


All Onsiders presented match the necessary skills, experience and expertise required to complete your projects professionally and to the highest standard.

Project Ready.


All Onsiders engaged are fully equipped to complete their project, including all necessary work specific laptops, 2-way radios, site ready vehicles and equipment as required on a project basis.

Full Control.


You choose the role, set the schedule and hire an Onsider only for the period you need.

Reliability, not Labour-Hire.


Onsider is not a labour or employment service. All Onsiders are independent contractors who represent themselves and their own brand, whilst being managed under the Onsider banner.

Suited to your project needs.


All Onsiders presented match the necessary skills, experience and expertise required to complete your projects professionally and to the highest standard.

Access to skilled and vetted talent.


All Onsiders are extensively vetted to ensure they meet the high standards you expect from a civl construction specialist. A strict application process, background and medical checks, along with set minimum requirements ensures only the best applicants are approved for your projects.

Minimum admin.


You choose the right Onsider and we’ll handle the rest, including contractual obligations, payment security and more.

Project Ready.


All Onsiders engaged are fully equipped to complete their project, including all necessary work specific laptops, 2-way radios, site ready vehicles and equipment as required on a project basis.

Onsider Management can be a part of your team with benefits such as

Custom-built Platform

Log in to access a database of vetted Onsiders with skills, rates and availability.

Management of Administration

No more posting jobs ads, interviewing or background checks. Onsider takes care of all that.

Project Matching

Onsider Management takes the time to make sure the right Onsider contractor is available to meet all your project needs and requirements.

Clear Contracts

Once the right Onsider is matched to your project needs, contractural documents are formed outlining in clear terms the obligations of both parties.

Secure Managed Payments

Payments are securely managed by Onsider Management to ensure compliance, reliability, job satisfaction and performance.

Single Point of Contact

An Onsider Manager is dedicated to your project, ensuring clear communication between all parties and providing a single point of contact.

Register now to find an Onsider for your next project.

Fill out the form and the Onsider team will help you find the ideal contractor for your next project.

FAQ

Can Onsider Management find Independent Contractors for my project?

Yes, contact us through the registration form below and let a Onsider manager take care of the rest. We will filter and present a selection of Onsiders to fulfil the necessary requirements for your project.

What projects can be completed through Onsider?

Onsider provides fully vetted individual contractors for all civil construction projects, such as Trenchless (HDD, Auger, Thrust, Micro), Subdivision works, Road & Bridge, Commercial & Residential Projects, Utility Upgrades and more. Find Individual contractors with specialised roles such as Project Management, Site Supervisors, Engineers, Safety & Environmental Officers, Specialised Machinery Operators and more. Contact us if what you’re looking for is not on the list and we will facilitate your needs.

Who can join Onsider as a Hirer?

All registered Australian and New Zealand Companies seeking expert individuals to fill key organisational positions can join Onsider. That includes all small businesses, large companies, government departments and utilities. Fill out the registration form below to begin this process with the Onsider team.

What’s your vetting and approval process?

All Individual Contractors are fully vetted through an extensive approval process, which reviews each Individual Contractors’ experiences, capabilities, projects completed, roles performed, professional references, medical and police history.

When and how do I pay for a project?

All client construction companies will be required to pay 1 week of the agreed rates to lock in the Independent Contractors. Recurring weekly prepayments are required to maintain the engagement of the Individual Contractors’ services.

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