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Etive are a civil and structural engineering design consultancy, based in Edinburgh. We are a limited liability company, wholly owned by the working Directors of the business.

With a growing team of hand-picked, highly capable staff we offer a proactive, commercially focussed and excellent value service to our Clients.

Our people

Hamish Martineau

Hamish Martineau Director

Hamish graduated from Heriot Watt University with an honours degree in civil and structural engineering; he is a Chartered Civil Engineer. As a founder and the technical lead within Etive, Hamish controls all of the company’s design and production information, ensuring his own notoriously rigorous standards are met. Hamish has a calm, thorough and reasuring approach, which is very popular with our Clients . 

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Grant Simpson

Grant Simpson Director

Graduating from The University of Aberdeen in 1992, Grant spent the first 21 years of his career with Edinburgh based consultancy, Blyth+Blyth. A Chartered Civil Engineer, Grant’s core skills are often most effectively used at the start of projects where he marries technical know-how and a pragmatic approach with his own development experiences to identify, assess and solve abnormal issues for our Clients.

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Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker Director

Starting his career at Thorburn Colquhoun in 1997, Douglas has been involved in many interesting and varied projects over a very busy 20 years. Becoming a chartered engineer in 2004 and an SER certifier of design, Douglas is an extremely competent engineer and brings a real passion for good quality design and an ability and desire to build lasting relationships with clients and delivery partners.

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John Chapman

John Chapman Principal Civil Engineer

With over 15 years experience, John offers a full package approach to civil engineering design. Skilled in master planning, bulk earth works modelling, sustainable drainage design and flood risk management. John is an excellent communicator and highly personable with it, he marries these attributes with a technical capability in a way, we think, that sets him quite apart from his peers in the marketplace.

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OUR SERVICES

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

We undertake design in all structural materials and have capability to engineer buildings from the domestic scale through to multi-storey commercial developments. All aspects of building structures are catered for from foundation through suspended floors to roof. Etive are an Approved Body in respect of the Structural Engineers Registration Scheme (SER).

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CIVIL ENGINEERING

The practice provides a comprehensive range of civil engineering services including earthworks, roads, drainage networks and SUDs system designs. We utilise industry standard software including Civils 3D and Microdrainage.  Often we provide civil engineering services, packaged with structural engineering but are happy to be engaged as a single discipline also.

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MASTERPLANNING

The earliest stages of developments are when we like to be engaged. Taking an overarching approach we advise on matters including transportation, ground conditions, flood risk, utility servicing and drainage; all with the intent of informing the development of economic and deliverable masterplans. It is often at this stage a good engineer can add the most value to a project.

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DUE DILIGENCE & INVESTIGATION

Clients often buy complete assets or forward fund developments. We provide technical diligence services reviewing the engineering aspects of those assets, specifically with our Client’s liabilities in mind. We also manage ground investigation services and can include these within a broader appointment with, say, structural engineering, all covered under a single warranty.

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OUR PROJECTS

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Etive Consulting Engineers Ltd.

6a Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TE

T: 0131 226 6746

E: info@etiveconsulting.co.uk