James LeiperJames Leiper

Associate – Structural

Non Process Infrastructure  |  Commercial / Institutional 
Multi Storey 

James is a dynamic Engineer and industry-leading advocate for sustainability and innovation. Achieving Chartered Professional status after only 4 years in the industry, James has gone on to become a GBCA Green Star Accredited Professional, recognised Life Cycle Design Analysis user, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Accredited Professional and the current Chair of FutureNet WA. He has also recently been recognised by Engineers Australia as the 2017 WA Young Professional of the Year. 

With strong experience in reinforced concrete, steelwork, timber and masonry structures as well as the design of steel and concrete structures under blast loading, he has completed many projects requiring complex design solution for a broad range of structural engineering projects, including large scale industrial, resource and commercial developments.

As a keen advocate for sustainability and innovation in design, James recently released a paper entitled “Adaptive Re-Use Through Vertical Extension”. This paper was developed in response to recognising the huge environmental and economic value in adaptively re-using existing building stock in Western Australia, rather than demolishing and re-building in its place.

Outside of the office, James is an active member of the Suburban Lions Hockey Club and often participates in The UWA Civil Society's events, in addition to having mentored UWA Masters of Engineering students through a weekly tutoring role in the Civil Engineering Design Project unit. 

Connect with James: or james.l@pfeng.com.au