About Us

Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) is privately owned and passionately managed Civil Engineering Consultancy with a growing global footprint.

Specialising in three core areas of expertise; Urban Development, Urban Infrastructure and Sport, DCE has become one of the most recognisable firms in the provision of innovative civil engineering design and project management.

With a commitment to world's best practice, DCE is an industry leader in technological innovation and currently works with some of Australia's largest property developers, water authorities and sporting associations.


Shane Dalton

Executive Chairman

Theo Liakopoulos

Director Engineering

Tony Obouhoff

Director Design

Bruce Houley

Non-Executive Director

"To be the recognised leader, delivering the highest quality of service and enhancing value to our clients and communities, through a culture focused on uncompromising excellence. By embracing diversity and nurturing the passion of our employees, we create the industry leaders of tomorrow."

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Setting the standard for Civil Engineers and Project Managers, DCE focuses on three core areas of expertise:

A significant element and core area of expertise at DCE embraces the Urban Development sector.

Working on a range of projects from residential and industrial subdivisions to commercial and large mixed-use developments, DCE utilises innovative design and project management techniques in working with some of Australia's largest property developers.

As a leading edge firm, DCE aims to exceed client expectation and ensure the developers vision can become a reality.

DCE's Urban Development expertise extends to the following core areas:

  • Project managers
  • Residential / industrial subdivisions
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Feasibility / due diligence reporting
  • Financial and cashflow reporting
  • Bank reporting documentation

DCE's expertise in Urban Infrastructure is achieved by an experienced team creating professional, innovative and socially responsible solutions.

Projects have ranged from wastewater and stormwater network modelling and masterplanning to road and pressure sewerage design. In addition to this, DCE are highly skilled in the use of Geographical Information Systems and Asset Management Systems.

DCE has been a key player in the development of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives.

DCE's Urban Infrastructure expertise extends to the following core areas:

  • Sewer masterplanning and design
  • Stormwater masterplanning and design
  • Integrated water cycle management
  • Drainage modelling and design
  • Infrastructure renewal
  • Main roads

Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) are experts in the design and project management of sporting projects and related infrastructure.

DCE prides itself on combining the engineering and financial imperatives for sports facilities with the necessary infrastructure expertise.

Drawing on extensive knowledge and experience in the delivery of sporting projects, DCE provides expert services and advice in the following key areas:

  • Masterplanning
  • Detail design
  • Project management
  • 3D animations for concept design
  • Synthetic and turf sportsfields
  • Athletics tracks
  • Thoroughbred, greyhound and harness racing facilities
  • Water saving initiatives
  • Flood modelling
  • Integrated water cycle management
  • Construction management (including drone footage)

Certified Management Systems

DCE’s Melbourne and Brisbane Integrated Management System (IMS) are certified by SAI Global to the international Standards:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Since its inception, DCE has been pro-active in community outreach programs, so it was only natural that in 2008 DCE established a formal Corporation Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee within the firm.

Chaired and run by volunteer staff members, the CSR Committee focuses on unique fundraising initiatives to assist others in the community, both locally and abroad, by offering time, services, goods and/or funds to help better the lives of others. The integral focus of this committee is to source areas and people in need and make direct contact with them, therefore removing the 'middle-man' factor present in so many fundraising initiatives.