Civil and structural engineering design services across Cornwall, Devon and the wider south west region.

Compass Consulting Engineers Ltd. provides professional direction to businesses and individuals seeking civil and structural engineering advice to move their construction project forward.


  • Civil and structural engineering design
  • Inspections, investigations and surveys
  • Structural inspection and appraisal reports
  • Structural and civil engineering design, specification and drawings
  • Planning and building regulations
  • Contract documents
  • Contract tender, award and administration
  • Monitoring of works on site


Compass Consulting Engineers Ltd. is owned and managed by Steve Walsh BEng MEng CEng MICE

I was originally inspired by the power of waves on the beach and their relentless destruction of sandcastles. In my early career I was involved in a project to assess the feasibility of a wave energy device, capturing this power of nature and converting it to a renewable resource.

This is what led me to become and remain an engineer, and I'm now a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years experience in the profession.

I graduated from Coventry University with a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Civil Engineering and achieved Chartered status (CEng MICE) in 1995. My professional experience has been wide and varied, primarily in the consulting sector of the industry.

I initially gained experience as design and resident engineer for major water-related projects including major water treatment works, flood alleviation schemes and reservoirs. This was followed by a period working for a facilities management company in their professional services section providing design solutions primarily to the defence estate both in the UK and overseas. I then spent a period managing commissions under framework agreements with Railtrack plc and London Underground requiring inspections and structural assessments of approximately 250 significant structures.

In 2003 I joined a consulting engineering practice in the South West of England where my experience developed, including:
- civil and structural engineering design for a variety of projects and clients,
- renovations, extensions and new builds,
- structural inspections and appraisals,
- pre-purchase surveys,
- foundations including traditional, raft, underpinning and piling,
- slope stability assessments and improvements,
- retaining wall repairs and new construction,
- subsidence remediation works,
- surveys on domestic and commercial buildings,
- assessments in connection with insurance and legal claims,
- expert witness reports for structural failures including causation and recommendations for reinstatement.

“Recommended to us when we needed a reputable engineer. Took time in assessing the areas and very thorough and professional. Clear and concise. Would recommend.”
- DG, Plymouth


So, from sandcastles and wave energy to buildings and structures with a personal input.

If you or anyone you know needs direction for their project, Compass Consulting Engineers are here to help.

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