Established in 1977, W M Donald has over 40 years of experience as industry leaders within civil engineering and construction


W M Donald is a family run business that began trading in 1977. We recruited our first employee in 1978 and, as our team grew in size and experience, we became involved in many of the most important and influential civil engineering projects in the North-east. The collective attitude of “making things happen”, whatever the project or circumstance, has led to W M Donald becoming one of the largest civil engineering companies in the North-east, allowing us to work on projects across Scotland.

From the ground up

On every project, W M Donald takes a piece of ground and creates something special on, or under, the land. Whether this is to build roads, sewers, utility networks, bridges, building foundations or other structures, our teams work collaboratively with clients and third parties to ensure that work is carried out efficiently, effectively and on time.

Our commitment to the team, our clients, and to the continuous improvement of the construction industry as a whole, was highlighted when W M Donald was recognised for ‘Excellence in Health & Safety’ at the 2016 Trades Awards, and as the ‘Best Trades Business, 11+ Employees’ at the 2017 Trades Awards. In addition to this, W M Donald won ‘Business of the Year’ at the 2018 Northern Star Business Awards, organised by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

W M Donald has quite literally grown from the ground up, from the early beginnings as a smaller family company to the larger, industry-leading, multi award winning organisation that we are today. With over 130 employees, supported by 50 subcontractors and an extensive supply chain, we collectively share an outstanding reputation for getting the job done.


The core aim at the heart of the entire W M Donald team is to ‘deliver trusted, professional, civil engineering solutions across an exciting, diverse and challenging range of infrastructure projects.’


The W M Donald team ensures that the company vision is clear at every level, across all departments and within every project by adhering to the following values:

  • We are customer focused, hardworking and concentrate on getting the job done.
  • We invest in our workforce providing appropriate equipment and training to ensure a diligent and effective workforce.
  • We innovate, solving problems as they occur to avoid delays and holdups.
  • We maintain high standards in safety, quality & environmental recognised through our ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO45001 certifications.
  • We go beyond the basic job using our skills and experience to create the right solution each step of the way.

Download our Integrated Management System Policy Statement (Incorporating Health, Safety, Environment & Quality) here.