It’s more than just work.
It’s where I belong.
The WGE story begins with the flip of coin by two mates on March 13 1961. Tony Wood and Kip Grieve, who met as students at the University of Western Australia a decade earlier, had just established the state’s newest consulting engineering company, and the coin toss was to decide whose name would appear first.
Throughout the coming decades we expanded and are now a national multi-discipline engineering consultancy with 6 offices across Australia and over 500 staff.
We pride ourselves on our unique culture and passion that allows us to deliver robust solutions and outstanding service – to us, it really is more than just work.
For the 5th consecutive year we are accredited as an Aon “Best Employer”
Recognised provider of “Climate Change Adaptation Plans” using WGE’s tool “CChangeAP“
WGE team mark 100 month milestone with the opening of Elizabeth Quay
A triple win at the 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards for Best Consulting Engineering Firm (revenue $50m-$200m), Best WA Firm and Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer (Grant Holman).
The Audio-visual discipline is established and is lead out of Melbourne.
The specialist lighting discipline is established and is lead out of Melbourne.
Brett Davis steps up to new position of Perth Office Manager.
Anthony McGrath retires as Civil Section Manager and Darren Pesich takes over.
Brisbane office wins Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability Facilities Project, worth $300m
Mike Best retires and José Granado takes over as Chief Executive Officer.
David Simpson retires as Melbourne Office Manager and Grant Holman takes over.
Matt Davis retires as Perth Building Services Section Manager and Brett Davis takes over.
Darwin office opens with Laurie Jennings as leader.
Melbourne office wins their first health project worth $1 billion – Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).
Sydney office wins Qantas Headquarter Redevelopment, Sydney NSW project worth $120m.
The property asset management discipline is established and is now practiced from the Melbourne & Perth offices.
Brisbane office wins the Sunshine Coast Hospital project worth $2 billion.
Melbourne office wins project worth $1 billion Upper West Side.
WGE hear the call from the industry and establish an acoustic services discipline which is now offered from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney.
Perth’s civil section wins the Elizabeth Quay – Perth Waterfront project worth $2.6 billion.
Perth’s electrical department wins the Fiona Stanley Hospital project worth $2 billion.
Athol Malone retires and Joseph Walsh takes over as Sydney Office Manager.
The sustainability discipline is established and can now be found in the Melbourne, Perth & Sydney offices.
St George Bank, Sydney, NSW ($2.5m) – First 6 Star Green Star rating for a bank branch
Sydney office wins their first project worth $50 million – Jessie Street Centre, Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW – ABGR and Green Star Rating.
Perth office’s electrical section wins the prominent Raine Square Development project worth $550 million.
Melbourne office wins Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay, Tasmania project ($35m) the seamless engineering supported ambitus architectural design, seeing the hotel become award winning.
Fire services department is established and is now practiced from our Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney offices.
WGE expands further by opening a Brisbane office with Johan Sadie as the leader.
Vertical transportation starts to be offered by WGE. It is now offered from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney
The underground power discipline is established and is now practiced in Albany, Darwin & Perth.
Always looking to grow, a hydraulics discipline is established and is now offered from Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney.
The civil discipline launches and is now practiced in Albany, Brisbane Busselton, Melbourne & Perth.
Tony Nathan joins and the company establishes an electrical services section. Electrical is now practiced from Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney.