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


Urban Development

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.


Urban Infrastructure

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.



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.

"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."

Our Core Values


We develop our people by providing an environment that fosters personal development and professional growth, empowering our employees to become top contributing professionals.


We believe that diversity of thought, perspective and experience allows us to strengthen and harness our potential to deliver meaningful benefit to our industry.


We deliver outstanding results by establishing a culture of exceptional execution and rewarding those who create great outcomes.

Challenge boundaries

We have the courage and curiosity to challenge boundaries to provide solutions that will enhance value to our clients and communities.

Educate and Empower

We believe environmental concerns are essential to our decision making. We educate and empower our clients and our people promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions for our community and the environment.

Passionate Collaborators

We engage fearlessly, knowing that active participation is essential to create better outcomes. We are passionate collaborators with an uncompromising focus on excellence.


We believe every relationship begins with trust. We display integrity in our words and our actions with an unwavering commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Our Team


Certified Management Systems

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

-OHSAS45001:2018 for Health and Safety
-ISO14001:2015 for Environmental
-ISO9001:2015 for Quality Management

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.