Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton - Structural Project Engineer, Principal

  • Office: Perth
  • E:
  • P: +61 8 6222 7021
  • M: +61 (0)419 500 775
  • Structural

Grant has over 32 years experience in structural engineering. He spent 14 years crafting his skills in different South African consultancies before becoming a founding partner of Vawda Thornton, Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers in Durban in 1995.

In 2002 he joined WGE as a senior Structural Project Engineer and became a Principal of the comapny in 2006.In addition Grant undertakes all the civil work for the building services division of the company.

Outside of work

Grant is an exuberant man who loves playing sport with his family.

What will you bring to a project

I will bring an innovative approach to the job with a measure of practicality and a great understanding of what can and cannot be done


  • C.Eng
  • Pr.Eng
  • B.Sc (Eng)
  • GDE (Struct)
  • MIEAust

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Institution of Engineers Australia, Member
  • Professional Engineer, Pr Eng (SA)
  • Heritage Council of Western Australia, Heritage Listed Consultant

Client testimonials

I would like to express my commendation to Mr Grant Thornton of Wood and Grieve Engineers for his commitment to delivering an uncompromising degree of innovative design and quality construction to an exceptional standard for a complex, difficult project. Grant led the engineering team from conceptual planning to the fortnightly Site Meetings that dealt with the projects construction issues. He was always readily available to assist in response to site enquiries for this asymmetrically supported mast structure building that delivered minimal internal columns and maximised the flexibility of the open Court spaces…

In my dealings with Wood and Grieve and the team, no request was too difficult and through Grant’s excellent communication skills, the discussion with the Clients, Consultants and Contractors were conducted in a co-operative and pleasant atmosphere.

Des Ferris, Department of Treasury and Finance