Engineers Australia Nominations

Information about the nominations process for elections.

Engineers Australia is an organisation where many members contribute their knowledge and time to provide leadership in many key areas. In accordance with governance processes, nominations and elections is your chance to get involved.

The call for nominations is held every year. Eligible members may nominate for Board Directors, Division Committee, College Boards and National Congress vacancies. Note that some exclusions to nominations may apply to some of the vacancies; this will be noted on this page at a later date. 

Voting is managed by an External Service Provider, BoardRoom Pty Limited, and Engineers Australia Chief Operating Officer Ron Watts as the Returning Officer.

The Nomination period for all positions will operate from 9:00am AEST Tuesday 13 June to 5.00pm AEST Friday 28 July 2017.

The nomination process will be online only. Candidates who are unable to complete the nomination process online should contact their Division Office for assistance. Please note the nominee must NOT be the same person as the proposer or seconder (where this is applicable).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to participate in the 2017 elections, a member must:

(a) not be a Student, Companion or Affiliate member

AND

(b) not be in arrears, having either:

  • paid in full the applicable 2017-18 membership subscriptions (by 11 August 2017), or
  • made arrangements for periodic payments of their 2017-18 membership subscriptions, and these periodic payments due to date having been paid (by 11 August 2017),
  • been granted free subscriptions for 40 years of membership, or
  • been granted and paid in full, a concession for the 2017-18 membership subscriptions, or
  • been granted a full membership exemption from membership subscriptions, or
  • be an Honorary Fellow, or
  • had their 2017-18 subscriptions formally waived

(c) be a member of the Division in which the vacancy occurs (for Division Committee Elections)

Positions

Division Committee

A person is eligible to nominate as a candidate for a Division Committee if the person:

  • Is a voting member at the nomination closing time for the election
  • Has not been nominated for more than one other position or office in the same election (therefore only 2 positions can be held concurrently)
  • Is a member of the division at that time
  • Must have demonstrated experience as an office bearer or volunteer in Engineers Australia or similar professional association
  • Note tenure restrictions – 6 years in total (2 + 2 re-elections)
  • Must complete WHS Office Bearer Induction

College Boards

A person is eligible to nominate as a candidate for a College Board if the person:

  • Is a voting member at the nomination closing time for the election
  • Is a Chartered member of the College at that time
  • Must have demonstrated experience as an office bearer or volunteer in Engineers Australia or similar professional association
  • Note tenure restrictions – 6 years in total (2 + 2 re-elections)
  • Must complete WHS Office Bearer Induction
  • (Vacancy is not Division specific)

National Congress

This information will be updated subsequent to the National Congress meeting on 18 May 2017.

Board Directors

Two director positions are advertised for election to the Board of Engineers Australia.

The election will be held at the National Congress meeting in Melbourne during November 2017.

Successful candidates will be appointed for a three-year term, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

This nominations and election process is under the oversight of a joint Board - National Congress Nominations Committee, which will remain at arms-length from all candidates throughout the nominations and election period.

Please refer to the Director Skills and Attributes and Candidate Brief.

If you have any questions, please email elections@engineersaustralia.org.au.

Disclaimer

Engineers Australia will make every endeavour to adhere to the procedures in this candidate brief, but reserves the right to revise the procedures at its sole discretion. Any changes will be designed to minimise inconvenience to candidates.