Over 25 years’ extensive engineering experience

David Porter established Porter Consulting Engineers in 1995 with a vision to be the most effective and responsive civil engineering consultancy providing cost-effective outcomes for clients and sustainable solutions for the community. With that vision now realised, Porter Consulting Engineers is one of Western Australia’s leading engineering consultancies and we aim to be the consultant of choice through the personal delivery of innovative and effective civil and traffic engineering services with a focus primarily on the following services:

The professional team at Porter Consulting Engineers is committed to three fundamental values:


Our first priority is to understand our clients’ requirements. We take a proactive approach; we plan effectively and apply our resources rationally. We consistently provide timely responses and complete assignments on schedule.

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We bring to each assignment the best mix of engineering expertise, strategic thinking, sound judgement and clear communication.


We continually develop and improve our knowledge, skills and technological capabilities to achieve leading-edge designs and innovative approaches.

Porter Consulting Engineers is a Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Consult Australia and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA). Brad Harris is a member of the State Executive Committee for Consult Australia and both Brad and Evan Williams are involved with various positions on IPWEA committees and are Fellows of IPWEA. Shane Highman is a Deputy Representative for Consult Australia on the Water Corporation’s Urban Development Advisory Committee (UDAC) who provide insight into the changing customer and developer needs within the land development industry. Shane is also a member of the UDAC Technical Committee, having input into the way the industry and Water Corporation resolve technical issues.

Our engineering consultancy work has been acknowledged through several industry excellence awards from UDIA and IPWEA (WA Division).

Porter Consulting Engineers has active Occupational Health & Safety, Quality, Privacy and Environmental policies along with a Client Service Charter.

Our ever-growing list of WA engineering consultancy clients incorporates a range of state government bodies and public agencies, local councils and private sector companies across a variety of industries.

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