Wayne E Costin, the founder of Costin Roe Consulting, has announced plans to step down from executive duties. Mark Wilson, formerly an associate director of Costin Roe Consulting, is now a director, and Grant Roe is the new managing director.
A Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and Life Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (now Consult Australia), Wayne Costin has become renowned and respected as a significant contributor to the profession of engineering in Australia since founding Costin Structural in 1989.
Promoting the ethos of ‘value in engineering and project management’, Wayne built a successful and highly reputable firm based upon sound ethical principles and excellence in engineering practice, and by taking a commercially-minded approach to projects with the client’s specific needs and objectives in mind.
Culture of mentorship established by Wayne Costin
In 1999 the firm was rebranded Costin Roe Consulting when Grant Roe became a co-director. Grant joined Wayne’s firm in 1990 and continued his professional development under Wayne’s mentorship.
The culture of mentorship and creation of internal opportunities for career advancement continues today at Costin Roe Consulting. Professional guidance and supervision is provided to graduate engineers by Phil Terrey, the associate director who is also a PhD candidate, research fellow, and tutor at UNSW.
The value of Costin Roe Consulting’s investment in its own people is further evidenced by the ascendance of Mark Wilson to the board of directors after originally joining the firm – like Grant Roe – as a promising young engineer.
Mark achieved his Master of Engineering degree and Chartered Professional Engineer registration while progressing through the firm’s ranks to become Associate Director (Civil Engineering), and now Director.
Mark Wilson: civil engineer with structural engineering background
Mark spent his earlier years at Costin Roe Consulting working mainly in structural engineering before starting to specialise more in civil engineering. Mark undertook several assignments overseas as part of his professional development.
An holistic engineer in practice, Mark’s additional expertise in the geotechnical aspects of civil engineering, 3D civil modelling and 2D hydrodynamic modelling, along with other advanced disciplines, contributes to the firm’s reputation as leaders in civil engineering as much as structural engineering.
Mark heads the Newcastle offices of Costin Roe Consulting and also consults and reports on some of the firm’s major projects and assignments in greater Sydney.
Wayne Costin: transition to senior consulting and expert reporting roleFollowing the extended transition period to ensure absolute smoothness and continuity for clients and works-in-progress, Wayne Costin will remain with Costin Roe Consulting as a senior consultant specialising in forensic engineering and expert reporting, and also assisting the firm with its knowledge management.
“I’ve always had a strong interest in the forensic side of engineering. Stepping back from day-to-day management and project-related responsibilities will allow more time for undertaking forensic investigations and expert reporting. The firm’s profile in forensic work has grown considerably over the years,” said Wayne.
“I will maintain my active support for the professional bodies I’ve been involved with throughout my career, including the Strata Community Association (NSW), and charities such as Wheelchair Sports (NSW). Eventually, I might even find time to serve on the board of a non-profit organisation,” Wayne said.
Grant Roe: continuing leadership in civil and structural engineering
While the people at Costin Roe Consulting carry forward a decades-long tradition of excellence and integrity in civil and structural engineering, remediation, assessment, modelling, and forensic reporting, the firm’s innovative and practical approach to the challenges of contemporary engineering in the construction industry assures its continued growth in size and standing.
“Mark Wilson is highly valued by our clients for his approachability, responsiveness, and willingness to go to extraordinary lengths to deliver excellence in engineering and reporting,” said Grant Roe. “Overall though, our firm is empowered by a great wealth of talent among our department heads, project managers, engineers, technical support personnel, and administrators.”
“Going forward, Mark and I are like-minded individuals and will make an extremely strong, hands-on leadership team,” Grant said.
“We can be proud of the rigorous professional and technical standards engendered by all of the people working for Costin Roe Consulting at our offices around Australia – with credit to Wayne Costin as our founder.”