Engineers Australia Northern Division would like to thank our partners, sponsors and supporters. Without the support of these organisations the division would not be able to provide a number of programmes and events. These include the Engineering Excellence Awards, Continuing Professional Development Events and Youth Programmes.

We ask all of our members to support those organisations who support them.

If you would like to find out more information about your sponsors please click on their logos and go directly to their website.



Shell has a long history of involvement in the community across its more than a century of business operations in Australia. As Shell’s business in Australia grows, so too does our country social investment program which now focuses solely on education, including projects which encourage an interest in science and technology. Our program includes national and state/territory community initiatives, as well as local activities close to our key operations in Perth and off the coast of Western Australia.

Shell is pleased to work with Engineers Australia Northern Division and provide support to take their SMART roadshow to 4,000 primary school students in the Northern Territory, focusing on regional and remote towns and communities. SMART shows are designed to develop an encourage an early interest in science, with the ultimate aim of reversing the trend of declining enrolments in science and maths subjects. 



Nilsen is a family owned Australian business, founded in 1916.

With over 90 years of continuous service in the electrical industry, Nilsen maintains the traditions on which the company was built: Service, Reliability and Quality.

Nilsen has offices in all mainland Australian capital cities.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Contracting
  • Communications and Data
  • Electrical and High Energy Services
  • Switchboards 


The Department of Business and Employment (DBE) represents the merging of vital government services and presents an opportunity to develop employment and business growth in the Northern Territory. We have regional offices in several locations across the Territory. DBE can be divided into three core areas all committed to play a critical role in supporting the Government's priority of maintaining a strong, vibrant and growing Northern Territory economy.
The Northern Territory Department of Construction and Infrastructure perform an integral role in the sustainable development and growth of the Northern Territory.

The department provides an integrated approach to service delivery through the Northern Territory Lands Group, Transport Group, Infrastructure Services, Construction Division and Organisational and Business Services.

The Northern Territory Department of Lands and Planning has the responsibility for developing and providing the strategic planning and growth frameworks, strategies and infrastructure plans required to sustainably develop the Territory. Important areas of focus will include comprehensive analysis of growth trends to inform government decision making, a strategic land use plan for the greater Darwin region, Territory wide residential and industrial land release programs, planning for the City of Weddell and a new regional transport framework.

The department provides an integrated approach to service delivery through the Northern Territory Lands Group and the Northern Territory Transport Group

In addition, a one stop shop for building industry regulation will be created by the joining of the NT Build Office to the Builders Licencing, Plumbers and Drainers Licencing and Electrical Workers and Contractors Licencing functions.

Through quality strategies, programs, people, partnerships and systems, the Department of Education and Training will grow educated, skilled and smart Territorians.

We provide quality early childhood services and education for all young Territorians, with a focus on meeting the needs of Indigenous students, leading to jobs, training and further education. In the training business area, we work to increase access to training pathways for Territorians to build or expand their skills so they can contribute to and benefit from the Territory's development.

  • We employ about 4500 people across the Northern Territory, including about 3800 teachers, principals and other school staff.
  • Every school day, we provide public education to about 30,000 students in 150 schools.
  • The Indigenous school-aged population in the Northern Territory of 39.5 per cent is significantly higher than the national average of 4.1 per cent.
  • About 31 per cent of our school workforce is based in remote locations.

The Department of Local Government and Housing (DLGH) plays an important role in the Northern Territory as its responsibilities affect the quality of life for all Territorians.

These responsibilities include housing, local government, governance and Indigenous services, water safety, animal welfare and a significant role within all NT Regions through regional offices in four locations.

Our vision is transforming the physical and social infrastructure across the Territory. We work towards this goal by building partnerships with both urban and remote communities to achieve improved outcomes.


Charles Darwin University (CDU) is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia.

The University is the largest tertiary institution in the NT, with campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, and training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara.

CDU was formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research.

Today, CDU offers a fresh approach to education, training, research and knowledge application.

The University aspires to be internationally recognised as a centre for excellence in Indigenous and cross-cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge and desert knowledge.



Power and Water Corporation provides electricity, water and sewerage services to some 80,000 customers in the Northern Territory across an area of more than 1.3 million square kilometres - nearly one sixth of Australia's land mass.

We provide services across varying environments, from the tropics of the north to the deserts of Central Australia. With total assets of more than $1 billion, we are one of the largest businesses in the Northern Territory, employing more than 900 Territorians.

We are planning for the future with a five-year, $1.6 billion investment currently underway to build, upgrade and maintain infrastructure, which is the largest investment in essential services in the Territory’s history. Find out more about Power and Water's major projects.

At Power and Water our values are safety, integrity, communication, teamwork and commitment.  There are also a range of initiatives in place to ensure our staff are happy: work social groups, leadership development, apprentice and graduate development, reward and recognition programs and service recognition.


BHP Billiton are a leading global resources company. Their purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources.

BHP Billiton are among the world’s largest producers of major commodities, including aluminium, copper, energy coal, iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, nickel, silver and uranium along with substantial interests in oil and gas.

BHP Billiton are a global organisation and with over 100 locations throughout the world, our success is underpinned by the 100,000 employees and contractors that work at BHP Billiton.


AusIndustry is the Australian Government's program delivery division in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

Our core programs cover a range of industry sectors and business needs, and provide a range of incentives for Australian businesses to foster investment and become more innovative and internationally competitive. We also deliver programs for small businesses, tourism and individuals in the form of grants, tax concessions, duty concessions, access to venture capital, and small business services.
AusIndustry's delivery network extends beyond the capital cities to offices in regional and rural areas of Australia. These offices offer a local point of contact and help businesses to better connect
with Government programs.

Our values are:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Learning from all we have done and
  • applying it to what we will do
  • Equilibrium between our professional and
  • personal lives
  • Achievement of our personal and our
  • business goals
  • Resilience as we embrace change


Sitzler Pty Ltd is one of the largest privately owned and operated construction companies in Northern Australia. Established in 1976 we have a proven track record of delivering successful projects from Darwin through to Adelaide.




AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.

A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $7.3 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2011.

AECOM is ranked by Ethisphere as one of the world's 110 most ethical companies for 2011.

Our operations focus on the following areas of expertise:

  • Architecture
  • Building Engineering
  • Construction Services
  • Design + Planning
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Government
  • Mining
  • Oil + Gas
  • Program Management
  • Program, Cost, Consultancy
  • Transportation
  • Water



GHD is an international network of professional and technical consultants.

Established in 1928, GHD employs more than 6000 people across five continents and serves clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Wholly-owned by its staff, GHD is focused exclusively on client success. Our network of forward-thinking engineers, architects, planners, scientists, project managers and economists collaborate to solve client and community challenges. They embrace the core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity to create enduring relationships that deliver exceptional results.

Nortruss Builders Supplies

Nortruss Builders Supplies is the Northern  Territory’s  largest supplier of roof trusses, wall frames, light structural steel, hardware and building supplies.

Established in 1974, we have grown and evolved into a vital supplier and contributor to the local construction industry. We service a wide range of customers including domestic and commercial builders, government departments and agencies, local councils, owner builders, and construction related trades. Through our Remote Division we have a particular focus on supply into regional areas and indigenous communities.

At full capacity we employ around 100 staff on our site at Winnellie Road Winnellie in Darwin, and a further 40 odd people through the other arms of the Nortruss Group – Gorrkbuy Industrial Supplies in Nhulunbuy and Kimberley Truss in Broome WA.

We are very pleased to be able to further strengthen our relationship with the Northern Division of Engineers Australia by becoming an official supporter and look forward to working with you in the future.



The Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) exists to promote scientific, social and economic development through the environmentally sound use of solar energy. Four broad objectives form the basis of most of the society’s activities:

• To promote research, development and adoption of solar energy and other complementary low emissions technologies

• To promote research into and use of solar energy in building design

• To compile and disseminate information and adoption of practices, technologies and systems for the use of solar energy and energy efficiency

• To advocate for the adoption by all levels of government of appropriate policies and programs to promote use of solar energy.


Wallbridge & Gilbert , established in Adelaide in 1979, offers the full breadth of consulting services in Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering.

The company is wholly Australian owned, and supported by ninety qualified staff.

The wide range of structural projects undertaken includes multi-storey commercial developments, major civic buildings, industrial facilities, heritage/restoration and residential projects. Our civil engineering experience includes road design, water reuse, master planning, environmentally sustainable developments, site remediation and large residential land developments. Through our subsidiary Aztec Analysis we offer specialist services in heavy lifting, materials handling, mechanical design and marine engineering.


At CAT Projects we deliver professional engineering services and solutions designed to enhance the sustainability of remote and urban communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Our solutions are people-focused, innovative and practical, acknowledging the important relationship between people, technology and settlements.

This philosophy is applied as we work with clients from both the commercial and broader NGO sectors. As an engineering consultancy we operate with the intellectual rigour and integrity demanded of us and we offer a unique level of expertise, innovation and performance. Our clients have access to a range of capabilities and intellectual property built up by years of working in Indigenous communities through the Centre for Appropriate Technology Incorporated (CAT), Australia's Indigenous science and technology organisation which works to secure sustainable livelihoods for Indigenous communities through appropriate technology.

For over 30 years, CAT has been delivering progressive solutions and inspirational engineering and technology achievements across Central and Northern Australia. Our holistic approach and values are now being transferred and applied outside of Indigenous communities through CAT Projects. This expertise includes training, research and project and program management in the areas of:

  • Energy supply and use - particularly renewable energy
  • Water quality and supply
  • Telecommunications
  • Public infrastructure - cultural centres, multiuse community facilities and housing


The BMD Group (BMD) is Australia's largest privately-owned civil construction, consulting and urban development organisation.

BMD was established in Queensland in 1979 by Group Board Chairman and Managing Director Mick Power, AM. Still headquartered in South East Queensland, the Group operates under a diverse yet integrated business model which focuses on three key areas - construction, consulting and urban development.

Wholly Australian owned and operated, BMD has enjoyed strong and consistent growth, with an impressive track record of doubling its revenue every four years.

The organisation was established on a set of values and beliefs that are still apparent throughout the business today. Our unwavering loyalty to staff, suppliers and clients is underpinned by a desire to achieve the highest levels of success for our people, partners and the communities in which we operate. 


The Darwin City Council is one of six municipal councils in the Northern Territory.

Operating under the Northern Territory Local Government Act it is charged with the 'Peace, order and good government of its council area and has the control and management of that good government'.

The Local Government Act authorises local councils to make appropriate by-laws for local people and communities. It is important for these to provide long term solutions rather than temporary relief to minor problems.

The Darwin municipality covers over 14,000 hectares and its population is nearing 72,000. Some 40,000 electors are on the electoral roll.

The role of the Council is to provide public services, make wise decisions in the interests of the community in a balanced way for the greatest benefit, to initiate, coordinate and serve as a catalyst for local effort, and to represent the community in the State/Territory and national contexts.

Technical Societies     Committees & Panels