Grant Roe

Grant Roe


Managing Director

“Precision, communication, accountability. It’s not just what we believe in. It’s what we deliver. Absolutely.”


“I’m an engineer first and foremost, taking an active interest in every project from a technical perspective. But it’s my responsiveness and accessibility to clients that really makes a difference in their experience of our firm. I’m never too busy to resolve a critical situation, or smooth things interpersonally for the client where contractors and other stakeholders are concerned. I tell clients: ‘I’ve got your back in this,’ and mean what I say.”

Grant Roe 1989Grant Roe has a Masters degree in Engineering and Masters degree in Business Administration. Grant joined Costin Structural in 1990, becoming an Associate in 1995, Partner in 1999, Director of the renamed Costin Roe Consulting in 2001, and Managing Director in 2016.

“I could have taken my career in any number of directions after gaining my first degree. Starting as a junior structural engineer with Wayne Costin, when Wayne had only just started his practice, became an extremely fortunate move for me. Wayne was a generous mentor in my maturation as an engineer, and with his approach to technical innovation, way ahead of many structural engineers of the time. As the firm started to grow, Wayne’s ethos of client-focused, value-added engineering services became the corporate culture.”

Grant Roe cycling

“Albert Einstein thought of his theory of relativity while riding his bicycle but the idea couldn’t have occurred to him during an endurance ride through the Haute Pyrénées in south-western France, this I know. I had nothing on my mind but pushing through pain and doing my personal best. I’d never get to wear the yellow jersey at this stage, not unless I bought one, but I’m still racing competitively in Australia and overseas.”

Dealing with ‘nasty’ black marks on new warehouse flooring

Some owners and occupants of new high-bay warehouses are concerned to find the pristine appearance of floor surfaces becoming blemished by black marks that resist cleaning. Grant Roe, BE(Hons) MEngSc MBA MIEAust CPEng NER, explains why this common problem is often misunderstood and prescribes the appropriate solution. There can be technical misunderstandings behind trade-level advice as to […]

New associate directorships announced by CRC

Costin Roe Consulting announced the appointment of Xavier Cure, Civil Senior Design Engineer, as Associate Director. Xavier joins another recently-appointed Associate Director, Dermot Nolan, as a role-model and example for junior engineers who join the firm with the intention of refining their skills, gaining experience, and progressing toward positions of leadership within the firm and the field. […]

CRC engineers reach for their personal bests in SMH Half Marathon

Engineers from Costin Roe Consulting participated in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Australia’s largest and most prestigious half-marathon event, to finish in a victory for personal achievement and the team’s chosen charity, the Fred Hollows Foundation. The mild autumn weather in Sydney on Sunday 21 May 2017 delivered perfect conditions for more than 12,000 competitors […]

Costin Roe wins ‘unusual’ ACSE award for Excellence in Structural Engineering

For civil and structural engineering firm Costin Roe Consulting, winning the 2016 ACSE NSW structural engineering excellence award in the category ‘Unusual Projects’ for work on the Veolia MBT facility at Woodlawn, near Goulburn, brings wider attention to the firm’s role in completing one of the world’s most remarkable eco-projects. A ‘good news’ story for […]

Outstanding civil engineer receives inaugural Wayne E. Costin Award

Costin Roe Consulting has announced Xavier Cure (B Eng), civil engineer, as the winner of the first-ever Wayne E. Costin Award for outstanding performance in the field of civil and/or structural engineering and commitment to client service by an employee of Costin Roe Consulting. 2016 saw the successful transition of board-level leadership at Costin Roe […]

Lipman wins MBA Excellence award for Veolia Woodlawn construction project

Costin Roe Consulting has congratulated Lipman Pty Ltd on winning a prestigious 2016 MBA Excellence award for the Veolia Woodlawn MBT facility construction at Tarago, NSW. The award for site safety on a commercial project with a construction value of more than $50M is one of several sought-after industry credits recently received by Lipman, the firm also winning […]