Engineers Australia plays an important role in promoting engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to the community. Our award programs seek to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering, and conspicuous service to the profession.
- Professional Engineer of the Year Award
- Engineering Technologist of the Year Award
- Engineering Associate of the Year Award
- Young Engineer of the Year Award
These awards seek to acknowledge and reward professional engineers, engineering technologists and engineering associates who have:
1. Engineering competence.
2. Demonstrated leadership skills including leadership of team.
3. Positive/notable outcomes from their engineering work.
5. Community service to industry, the profession and/or society.
Nomination for 2013 individual awards will be open shortly.
Should you require further information please contact the Canberra Division office on 6270 6519.
2012 Engineer of the Year Award
2012 Winner - Mike Rodd GHD
Mike Rodd has close to 40 years of experience in the design and management of a range of projects involving the investigation, design and documentation of major pipeline and pumping systems for urban and mining projects throughout Australian and internationally.
Mike was selected as this year’s Professional Engineer of the year by the panel of judges from the Canberra Division Committee who felt that his engineering body of work and contributions have far reaching impacts on communities across Australia and internationally.
Mike currently holds the position of Technical Leader in Water Transmission Systems for GHD globally. His extensive career has included the establishment of GHD’s first office in South American. Mike is particularly proud of the role he has played in the development of clear technical career pathways within GHD and the provision of mentor support he provides to others within the organisation.
Mike was presented with his award by Ms Jennifer Murray, Past President Engineers Australia, Canberra Division at the GHD Annual Canberra Client Function which was held to coincide with a Canberra meeting of the GHD Board and hosted by Canberra Operating Centre Manager, Rob Knott.
2012 Engineering Associate of the Year Award
2012 Winner - Wing Commander Geoffrey Kimmins CSC OAM
The 2012 Canberra Division Engineering Associate of the Year was presented to Wing Commander Geoff Kimmins, who has dedicated 35 years to serving Australia in the Royal Australian Air Force.
A chartered associate member of Engineers Australia, Wing Commander Kimmins has had a distinguished military career spanning more than thirty-five years. He has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross and a Medal of the Order of Australia for his outstanding achievements as a senior engineering officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Wing Commander Geoffrey Kimmins CSC OAM went onto to being named the National Engineering Associate of the Year 2012 at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards on 21 November 2012.
“Wing Commander Kimmins is a deserving recipient of the National Engineering Associate of the Year award; he has dedicated his career to the service of the profession and the Australian community,” said Mr Ian Pedersen, Chair of the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards National Judging Panel for Engineers Australia.
2012 Young Engineer of the Year Award
2012 Winner - Major Brendan Noller
The 2012 Canberra Division Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award has been presented to Major Brendan Noller for his leading-edge work with the Defence Material Organisation.
A citation from Warren King, CEO, Defence Material Organisation on Major Noller’s contribution to the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter project reads:
‘You have displayed outstanding technical knowledge in overcoming complex problems… Your achievements are of the highest order and in keeping with the finest traditions of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force.’
Before he was even 30, Major Noller lead a team of 40 technicians and also lead the investigation and resolved the issues associated with night vision of the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter project.
Major Noller was selected as this year’s Young Professional Engineer of the Year by the panel of judges from the Canberra Division Committee in a fairly close fought contest of six candidates. The Judges selected Major Noller as the winner due to his ‘individual contribution to his field of practice of Aeronautical Engineering, by resolving the deficiencies of the in-service night vision equipment for the Australian Army's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter’.
Other finalists in the 2012 Award were:
- Kristen Howard; AECOM
- Douglas Lampe; Jacobs Australia, Canberra
- Fiona Morrison, Nova Systems, Canberra
- James Hamilton, Phomph Lty Ltd
- Julien Lepetit, AECOM
Canberra Engineering Excellence Awards 2011
- View the Entries and Winners
- View a list of Winners from the 2011 Awards here
- View photos from the 2011 Awards below
Canberra Engineering Excellence Awards 2009
For a full list of winners from the 2009 Excellence Awards please click here
Canberra Engineering Hall of Fame
Next nominations for induction will be held in 2014
Engineering House Canberra
The Canberra Engineering Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to mark the 75th Anniversary of Canberra Division.
The intent of the Hall of Fame is to recognise the accomplishments of engineers in Canberra who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made a significant contribution to the local community. It also provides a perpetual means of demonstrating to the community of Canberra the contribution that engineering makes to the success of our city.
Details of the Hall of Fame members and their achievements are featured in a permanent display in Engineering House.
Nominations for induction into the Hall of Fame are normally called every two years.