Northern committee 2022

Meet Northern Division’s committee members for 2022

This year we introduce three new members to Engineers Australia’s Northern Division committee. These members will help the committee provide leadership in the direction and governance of Engineers Australia Northern Division in 2022.

Engineers Australia would like to welcome Haydn Brown, Jasmine Kastaniotis and Shilpa Bitla to the Northern division committee for 2022.

Elected committee members, headed by President Richard McAllister, will contribute their knowledge and time throughout the year to provide leadership in key areas, including the overall governance and strategic direction of Engineers Australia Northern division.

Each new member will serve the Northern division committee for two years. You can find out more about each of the committee members below.

Haydn Brown

 Haydn Brown MIEAust CPEng NER

Haydn is a structural engineer leading a team at Aurecon in Darwin. He is passionate about structural engineering and loves the lifestyle that comes with living in the Northern Territory. He joined the Engineers Australia Northern division committee to help make positive changes in the profession and to add value as a representative of the engineering community.

Jasmine Kastaniotis

 Jasmine Kastaniotis MIEAust CPENG NER

Jasmine is an experienced engineering and program manager in the defence industry. She has worked in the government and navy in operational planning, program management, systems engineering and risk assessment. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from RMIT University. She has a strong interest in supporting the development of graduate engineers and women in STEM.

Shipla Bitla

 Shilpa Bitla MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Shilpa is a Chartered electrical engineer with ten years of consulting experience. She is from India and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication and a Master of Electrical and Electronics. Her experience involves design of high voltage and low voltage reticulation, electrical services for buildings, and zone substations. She was previously a member of Young Engineers Australia in Northern Territory and joined the committee to get involved in community activities that showcase the value of engineering.

Existing committee members:

Richard McAllister

President - Richard McAllister FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

With a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a Master of Environmental Engineering Science, Richard has over 27-years' experience across government, private enterprise, industry, and NGOs. He has technical expertise in water management (surface and groundwater hydrology), geotechnical engineering and environmental management, and has been involved in devising multidisciplinary solutions to complex mining and resources issues.

Jacinta Kelly

Deputy President - Jacinta Kelly FIEaust CPEng MAIPPM CPPM NER IntPE

Jacinta has worked as a structural engineer and project/program manager across a wide range of projects in the Northern Territory. She brings an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to each project and is known for her ability to bring stakeholders and project teams together for the best outcome. She was awarded the 2020 Engineers Australia Young Professional Engineer of the Year and while still on maternity break, has started her own consultancy, KME Consultants, to provide specialist project management services to selected clients. 

Shannon Kieran

Shannon Kieran GradIEAust

Shannon is a structural engineer at Aurecon, passionate about promoting engineering and inspiring young people to choose and contribute to the profession. She has broad experience in engaging with and mentoring the NT's network of young engineers, engineering students, and aspiring high school students. She will use her learnings from past leadership roles in volunteer outreach organisations such as EWB, Power of Engineering, and various CDU student engagement bodies, to contribute to the committee.

Simon Flowers

Simon Flowers MIEAust CPEng NER

Simon is the Project Director for the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct and is accountable for its strategic direction and the delivery of infrastructure and project objectives. Simon is a Chartered engineer and project delivery professional with experience in infrastructure and energy. Most recently he led an international team of engineers responsible for the delivery of an onshore LNG plant and offshore hydrocarbon production platforms. Simon also has experience in enterprise asset management and is currently studying a masters in sustainable development.

Rob Wolff

Rob Wolff FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec, NER

Rob is a retired Fellow of Engineers Australia and chartered engineer. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Engineering (specialising in civil engineering) in 1976. His career took him across Australia and overseas working on pipelines, pumps and their control systems, petroleum storage tanks, buildings, roads, drainage systems as well as managing and training others. He has also worked as a consultant and was an engineering lecturer at Charles Darwin University. While he is retired, he now volunteers at Engineers Australia to continue his work in the profession.

We would like to thank the committee members, Chris Lugg, Nathan Ting, Tim Duignan, Sam Strohmayr and Carrie Heaven, who finished in 2021, for their exceptional work.

The 2022 committee welcomes your ideas on how to best serve the profession in the Northern Division community. Please contact them at [email protected] with suggestions or discussion points.

Sydney committee 2022

Meet Sydney’s committee members for 2022

This year we introduce three new members to Engineers Australia’s Sydney committee along with a new President, Don Moloney. These members will help the committee provide leadership in the direction and governance of Engineers Australia Sydney in 2022.  

Engineers Australia would like to welcome Ben Hanley, Diana Zagora and Nicole Waterman to the Sydney committee for 2022. Elected committee members, headed by Don Moloney, will contribute their knowledge and time throughout the year to provide leadership in key areas, including the overall governance and strategic direction of Sydney division. 

This year, climate change is at the top of the agenda for the Sydney committee. The team will be exploring and exercising their sphere of influence to identify and scrutinise roadblocks, challenges and opportunities.  

Committee members will continue to lead the activities and initiatives from 2021 including supporting migrant engineers, construction community of practice, the Western Sydney group, and the Sydney Engineering Practice Forum. The team will continue to manage relationships with engineering groups in the greater Sydney region, while taking a detailed look at the member experience and member growth opportunities.  

Don Moloney MIEAust says it is his privilege to take on the Chair role and inherit a terrific legacy from his predecessors. He is passionate about the profession, and about finding new solutions to problems through collaboration and innovation. He has been volunteering and community building for many years and specifically through Engineers Australia since 2015.  

Don is a mechanical engineer with two master's degrees in engineering, he holds a Military Commendation and was named the Engineers Australia Young Mechanical Engineer of the year in 2019.  

Alongside being the new Sydney Committee President, Don leads a volunteer-based energy start-up called Waratah Carbon. He will bring to the committee his decade of experience in the transport and defence sectors.  

“As the largest division of Engineers Australia, at nearly 25,000 engineers of various membership grades, it’s an enormous responsibility to support the builders, the thinkers and the problem-solvers of society in Sydney,” Don says.  

“Engineers develop the solutions that enable progress, prosperity, safety and security. I am inspired every day by the achievements of engineers, and Engineers Australia’s role in advancing society through great engineering. We have a lot to look forward to this year.” 

Along with Don we have three new members joining the Sydney committee. Each new member will serve the Sydney committee for two years.  

  • Ben Hanley 

  • Diana Zagora 

  • Nicole Waterman 

We also welcome back the committees existing members: 

  • Olivia Mirza – Deputy President 

  • Tom Laslett – Deputy President 

  • Jessica Qiu - past President 

  • Brendyn Williams 

  • Cynthia Lie 

  • Elena Shulyak  

  • Varuni Fernando 

Finally, we would like to thank the committee members whose terms ended in 2021; Andrew Wheeler, Tom Crow, and Parissa Ghanem, for their exceptional work on the Sydney committee.  

The 2022 committee welcomes your ideas on how to best serve the profession in the Sydney community. Please contact them at [email protected] with suggestions or discussion points. 

Queensland committee 2022

Meet Queensland’s committee members for 2022

This year we introduce two new members to Engineers Australia’s Queensland committee. All members will help the committee provide leadership in the direction and governance of Engineers Australia Queensland in 2022. 

Engineers Australia would like to welcome Brook Veliscek and Tara Herley to the Queensland committee for 2022. Elected committee members, headed by President Marie Gales FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER will contribute their knowledge and time to provide leadership in key areas, including the overall governance and strategic direction of Engineers Australia Queensland.

President Marie Gales says in 2022 the committee will increase its focus on climate change and will look to the UN Sustainability Goals for opportunities to innovate and disrupt what we deliver as engineers.

“The recent announcement about Queensland as a hub for hydrogen provides an opportunity for engineers to put Queensland on the global stage,” she says.

Queensland will also continue to see record infrastructure spend following announcements such as the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Marie says as the community prepares for the Games, engineers will continue to be asked to deliver more, giving us the unique opportunity to review how we deliver.

“I am optimistic about the coming year and look forward to working with many of you on these and many other opportunities for engineers to shape the future of Queensland,” she says.

Each new Queensland committee member will serve the committee for two years, helping engineers in the state to rise to these opportunities. You can find out more about each of them below.

Brooke Veliscek

Brooke Veliscek MIEAust CPEng NER

Working at the University of Queensland, Brooke is actively involved with a range of exciting building, infrastructure and renewable projects and through her current role as Director Infrastructure and Sustainability (Acting).

Brooke has an electrical engineering background and over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry as an engineer and project manager. She is passionate about making a positive difference to the industry and wider community and is looking forward to being able to continue in her newly appointed role with the Queensland committee.

Tara Herley

Tara Herley MIEAust CPEng

Tara is a chartered civil engineer with 15 years’ experience. She commenced her career with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, specialising in road safety and network operations.

Since then, she has worked for major contractors and consultants delivering construction projects within Australia and internationally. She is currently the Manager – IV and Construction Services (North QLD/NT) based in the Cairns SMEC office.

Returning members: 

President - Marie Gales FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Marie has 30 years’ experience as an engineer and planner in a local government and consultancy highway environment, with over fifteen years in management roles. She has extensive experience in design and management across all transport modes. An RPEQ, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) she is dedicated to lifelong learning.

 

Deputy President - Joseph Tam FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Joseph has been a chartered civil and structural engineer for over 30 years and a member of Engineers Australia since 1990. Joseph has worked for consultants, contractors, governments and statutory bodies in Australia and overseas. He now works for Seqwater as the Principal Supply Planner, responsible for planning major water infrastructure to meet demand for the next 30 years.

 

Deputy President - Robert Hoffman MIEAust CPEng NER

Robert is a Manager in the Project and Infrastructure Advisory team at BDO and previous Chairperson of Young Engineers Australia. He specialises in economic analysis supporting the development of policy and infrastructure planning outcomes. He has completed projects for a range of clients across the transport, energy and natural resources, water, health and defence sectors.

 

Immediate past President - Suzanne Burrow FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Suzanne joined the Board of Professional Engineers in 2019 as the elected representative. She is a chartered and registered civil engineer with considerable experience as a practitioner in water resources engineering. She currently consults in the private sector.

 

Andrew Reid, FIEAust CPEng NER

Andrew is a mechanical engineer with significant project experience in mining, sugar, transport, infrastructure, defence, energy, agriculture, and machine design. He is also an experienced business owner and Managing Director at Haald Engineering. He has managed projects in Australia and internationally, working with many clients in different environments.

 

Helen Fairweather, FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Helen is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Hydrology has long been her passion and she hopes to share that passion with students to inspire them. Helen’s research program can be described as engineering’s contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the coastal zone.

 

We would like to thank our committee members whose terms ended in December 2021 for all their efforts and commitment to the profession – Chris Nielsen, Mark Lendich and Col Mitchell – all who served time as Deputy President and President, along with Trang Pham, Elizabeth Harrison and Ash Chowdhury.

The 2022 Queensland division committee welcomes your ideas on how to best serve the profession in the Queensland community. Please contact them at [email protected] with suggestions or discussion points.

 

2022 Qld Engineering academics networking evening

2022 Qld Engineering academics networking evening


Are you teaching the future engineers of Australia? Engineers Australia invites you to join us to meet some of the local staff and volunteers and to hear high level plans for the year ahead. Hear how involvement with Engineers Australia by you and your students may benefit all.

All welcome!

5.00pm – Registration and networking
5.30pm – Welcome and short formalities
5.45pm – General networking

Event Date Time
09 / 02 / 2022 06:00 pm–08:00 pm
Timezone
AEST
Registration Closes
08 / 02 / 2022 05:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia – Brisbane Office
Level 9, 340 Adelaide Street
Brisbane
,
Queensland
,
4000
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1

AS/NZS 3000 Electrical Installations

AS/NZS 3000 Electrical Installations

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

The Wiring Rules apply to electrical installations in all types of premises and land that electricity consumers use. AS/NZS 3000 is mandatory. WHS legislation and its state equivalents mandate that all designs must be safe for the life of a product. The most recent updates to the standard aim to improve safety and efficiency.

In this course, you'll gain a detailed understanding of AS/NZS 3000's two parts:

  • Part 1: Scope, application and fundamental principles
  • Part 2: Installation practices (this section provides a 'deemed-to-comply' solution).

You'll also cover:

  • the extensive changes made in the most recent edition of AS/NZS 3000
  • how legislation requires the use of Australian Standards
  • the concepts in The Wiring Rules and their practical application
  • exercises that show electrical safety principles.
  • After completing this course, you'll understand the core electrical safety concepts in The Wiring Rules and related standards.

You'll also be able to use a range of methods to ensure electrical safety when implementing The Wiring Rules.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Comply with Australian legislation
  • Ensure designs are safe to implement
  • Understand the core electrical safety concepts outlined in AS/NZS 3000 and associated standards
  • Keep up to date with the latest edition of AS/NZS 3000
  • Apply the standard in practice and use a range of methods to ensure electrical safety
  • Understand the legislation that makes AS/NZS 3000 mandatory

 

Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for designers of electrical installations and electrical engineers across all industries. Architects and construction professionals will also find it useful.

 

Engineering Education Australia's Virtual Workshops

A Virtual Workshop is a structured live online classroom-style delivery method for training and professional development. For the optimal online learning experience, Virtual Workshops are interactive and use tools such as break-out rooms for discussions, activities based on practical case studies, and two-way communication.

Event Date Time
28 / 04 / 2022 08:00 am – 29 / 04 / 2022 11:30 am
Registration Closes
26 / 04 / 2022 11:59 pm
Cost
  • Members:
    $749
  • Non Members:
    $881.18
Key Speaker(s)
John Giles FIEAust CPEng
Host(s)
Engineering Education Australia
Event Contact

Root Cause Analysis Fundamentals

Root Cause Analysis

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

Across all sectors of engineering, including oil and gas, mining, utilities, defence and manufacturing, the design of systems and equipment is becoming more complex. Failures of this equipment are becoming are becoming more acute and complex requiring engineers to understand that the root cause or causes do not just stop at the the physical reason why assets fail but also examine human root causes and systemic root causes that may all lead up to the physical failure of the asset.

This 1 day course will introduce you Root Cause Analysis from the simple 5- Why’s approach building up the comprehensive logic tree analysis approach explaining prerequisites and the Pros and Cons of each technique.

As a participant, you will be able to understand which form of Root Cause Analysis may be adequate to address the magnitude of the failure of a process, equipment and/ or system, and use the appropriate RCA process to identify then rectify or eliminate the failure experienced.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Learn and understand why and when to use Root Cause Analysis
  • Learn and understand why verified data is so important
  • Learn the 5 Whys RCA Process
  • Learn the Cause Mapping RCA Process
  • Learn the Fishbone Analysis Process
  • Learn the Logic Tree Process
  • Understand the benefits of using a team approach as opposed to one person performing RCA
  • Learn and understand when to use the various forms of RCA
  • Learn and understand the various benefits of each form of Root Cause Analysis

 

Is this course for you?

This course is relevant to anyone involved in asset management, production and operations.

Roles include:

  • Reliability engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Operations Personnel
  • Supervisory & Management
  • Asset management professionals
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Asset Managers
  • Production Line Supervisors and Managers
  • Facility Engineers
  • Transport and Infrastructure Engineers. Supervisors and Managers
  • HSE Q personnel & Managers

 

Engineering Education Australia's Virtual Workshops

A Virtual Workshop is a structured live online classroom-style delivery method for training and professional development. For the optimal online learning experience, Virtual Workshops are interactive and use tools such as break-out rooms for discussions, activities based on practical case studies, and two-way communication.

Event Date Time
28 / 04 / 2022 08:30 am – 29 / 04 / 2022 12:30 pm
Registration Closes
26 / 04 / 2022 11:59 pm
Cost
  • Members:
    $695
  • Non Members:
    $817.65
Key Speaker(s)
Alastair Krebs
Host(s)
Engineering Education Australia
Event Contact

Managing and Leading Others

Managing and Leading Others

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

A large part of leadership is coaching and engaging others. Your leadership style directly affects your team's culture, engagement and performance. Learn how to become an effective and confident leader who will inspire your team.

In this course, you'll cover practical solutions for leading and managing people in a diverse workplace. You will gain a clear understanding of the difference between leadership and management and how you can show up as a leader.

You'll acquire best-practice strategies for improving your team's performance, including motivating your staff, providing actionable feedback and improvement guidance.

Using the GROW coaching model, you'll get the chance to practise effective coaching skills in a safe environment.

By the end of the course, you will have gained new coaching skills, acquired two different feedback techniques, and you will be more confident guiding your team to success.

 

Learning outcomes

  • The differences between leadership and management
  • The impact of a leader on a team's culture, and how to take responsibility for the impact your leadership has on others
  • How to become more confident as a leader, not just a manager
  • Core leadership practices, including engagement, giving feedback, coaching and developing others
  • Coaching skills
  • Feedback skills using the proven models, and how to adapt feedback for specific situations

 

Is this course for you?

This course is suitable for new and experienced frontline and mid-level managers who want to improve their interactions with staff, management, clients and colleagues.

 

Engineering Education Australia's Virtual Workshops

A Virtual Workshop is a structured live online classroom-style delivery method for training and professional development. For the optimal online learning experience, Virtual Workshops are interactive and use tools such as break-out rooms for discussions, activities based on practical case studies, and two-way communication.

Event Date Time
27 / 04 / 2022 08:00 am–11:00 am
Registration Closes
25 / 04 / 2022 11:59 pm
Cost
  • Members:
    $649
  • Non Members:
    $763.53
Key Speaker(s)
Grace O'Malley, Alison Jardie
Host(s)
Engineering Education Australia
Event Contact