About Engineers Australia Northern

Northern is the largest area, geographically, of Engineers Australia, covering the whole of the Northern Territory, as well as Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Engineers Australia Northern serves and advocates for the Northern engineering profession and sector via dedicated staff in its Darwin-based office, a Northern Committee and a number of Regional Groups.

The Northern office is led by a General Manager and the Northern Committee with up to 14 volunteer members from a broad range of engineering fields.

Northern’s Strategic Priorities are to:

  1. Build the Northern engineering community
  2. Connect and build trusted relationships with Northern neighbours
  3. Recognise, promote and share benefits of unique tropical and remote engineering practices
  4. Develop future and existing engineers
  5. Build alliances and partnerships.

Engineers Australia Northern runs a large number of valuable territory-wide technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions and workshops. Other major Northern activities include:

  • Co-sponsorship of the Engineering Diversity Scholarship Program, with Territory Generation
  • Engineering Matters events
  • Roundtables with industry and government representatives
  • Engineering heritage endeavours
  • Policy launch events
  • Leadership forums
  • STEM activities, such as the ‘Science and Engineering Challenge’ and ‘Meet an Engineer’ events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Formally acknowledging engineers who have served the profession with Fellow status
  • Recognising outstanding local individual engineers and projects through our Awards Programs
  • Mentoring for students and grads through our Coffee Club Mentoring initiative

Engineers Australia members benefit from access to world-class CPD and technical resources; career services; the recognition they receive on the National Engineering Register and via Chartered status; valuable networking opportunities; global mobility through our International Accords; entry into our Awards Programs; leadership and advocacy opportunities; leadership achievements being recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) postnominal; and, access to an exclusive member rewards program, Ignite, among many other benefits.

Start your membership today and enjoy the benefits of being part of Engineers Australia, your professional home for life.


The People of Engineers Australia Northern

The Northern Committee consists of the Northern President, Past President, and between a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve other elected positions.

The Committee meets monthly to assist in running the Engineers Australia Northern and arises currently in the following formation:



Chris Lugg     FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)


Deputy President

Sinead Redmond     TMIEAust


Past President

Jaswant Deo     AFIEAust CEngA NER


Committee Members

Brian Forester   FIEAust CPEng NER
Colin Van Eck     FIEAust CPEng NER
David McHugh     FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer
Daniel Hill   MIEAust
Dr Elisha Harris   MIEAust CPEng NER
Ferozkhan Mohamed Ibrahim     MIEAust
Grant Chorvat     FIEAust CPEng NER
Jacinta Kelly     MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Sumesh Dhir     FIEAust CPEng NER
Nathan Ting     MIEAust CPEng NER
Sumesh Dhir   FIEAust CPEng NER
Tim Duignan   AFIEAust CEngA EngExec NER IntETn(Aus)
Winifred Robertson   GradIEAust


Name Post Nominals Position College
Sinead Redmond TMIEAust Chair Civil
Colin Van Eck FIEAust CPEng NER Representative ITEE Electrical, ITEE
Lakshman Rajatnam FIEAust CPEng Representative National Committee on Water Engineering (NCWE) Civil (Water)
Frith McLellan MIEAust Representative MCB -
Natasha Bertinazzi MIEAust Chair Women In Engineering (WiE) Civil
Jaswant Deo AFIEAust CEngA NER Representative CELM Civil, Leadership & Management


Engineers Australia Northern has three staff:

Mark Monaghan     General Manager
Jen Mahony Business Development Manager
Jaimi-Leigh Acres Administration & Events Coordinator



Engineers Australia Northern covers a large geographical area and therefore we have a number of regional groups to assist our more remote members.

If you have any ideas or suggestions or know of anyone keen to do a technical presentation in any of these areas please do not hesitate to contact either the office or the regional contact for that group.

  • Darwin
  • Alice Springs
  • Katherine
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Indonesia


Regional Group contacts

Alice Springs: Felicity Wall

Nhulunbuy: vacant

Jabiru: vacant

Katherine: vacant

Indonesia: vacant

Please email to Engineers Australia Northern if you are interested in one of the vacant positions.

Northern Partners


Engineers Australia Northern would like to thank our sponsor partners. Without the support of these organisations, we would not be able to provide a number of programs and events. These include the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events, Engineering Diversity Scholarship and STEM programs.

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

Territory Generation

Territory Generation is the largest producer of electricity in the Northern Territory and employs more than 200 people.

The government-owned corporation owns and operates power stations at Channel Island, Weddell, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Yulara, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs (Ron Goodin) and Owen Springs.

There are 55 generating units with a combined installed capacity of about 580MW.

The Darwin/Katherine interconnected system is linked by a 132kV transmission line from Darwin to Katherine and accounts for three quarters of total capacity.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2016, Territory Generation’s combined output from gas, diesel and solar facilities was 1973 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, compared with 1893 GWh in 2014-15.

Financial year revenue from the sale of electricity was $306.6 million.

Territory Generation is currently upgrading the Tennant Creek and Owen Springs power stations, and is committed to achieving 50 per cent of its generation from renewable sources by 2030.

Territory Generation


    Northern Territory Government - DIPL

    The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) is proud to be a sponsor of Engineers Australia, Northern. The Department supports Engineers Australia in encouraging development across industry and collaboration to share knowledge and expertise. A key function of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is as the lead provider and construction authority for public infrastructure across the Northern Territory.

    The Department has:

    • 784 Full Time Equivalent Staff located in Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Yulara
    • An estimated $374 million operational budget
    • $679 million Capital Works funding, including Commonwealth funding
    • A $1.6 billion Infrastructure Program
    • Responsibility to manage and maintain a road network of 22,000km; 220 bridges; 70 aerodromes; and 14 barge landings, which are the main components of total property, plant and equipment of approximately $6.16 billion
    • 68,500 square kilometres of Crown Land to manage across the Territory

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    Northern Territory Government - Education

    The Department of Education is a sponsor of Engineers Australia, Northern. The Department of Education provides education to young Territorians from the early years to adulthood. The Department of Education supports the Science and Engineering Challenge and other STEM programs in collaboration with Engineers Australia.

    It has a range of strategic policy, regulatory, delivery and support responsibilities including:

    • ensuring quality early learning and development programs
    • delivering high quality education services to maximise student learning
    • providing pathways for school-aged students aligned with their further education, and work or career aspirations
    • providing a regulatory function over the operation of early childhood services and non-government schools
    • supporting Northern Territory (NT) institutions delivering tertiary education
    • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

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    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 collaborates to solve client and community challenges. They embrace the core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity to create enduring relationships that deliver exceptional results.

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    Charles Darwin University

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

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    Major Initiatives

    STEM Programs

    Have you got a degree in science, technology, engineering or maths?

    Would you like to share your knowledge and inspire the next generation?

    Then Join CSIRO's STEM Professionals in Schools Program.

    Volunteer scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are matched with teachers in ongoing, professional partnerships. Partnerships are completely flexible depending on your interests and time commitments.

    Involvement may include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, fieldwork participation and more...

    For more information and registration visit the STEM Professionals in Schools website.


    Inspiring Australia (IA) - A national strategy for engaging with the sciences
    The program shares ideas and stories of success from the Australian science community – which includes researchers, science communicators and educators – as well as events and prize opportunities from around the country.

    The Inspiring Australia strategy was developed by the Australian Government to increase engagement and interest in the sciences. The IA program also includes the National Science Week, held every year with a lot of great science inspired events allover Australia.

    For more information to the local NT program and events, please click here.



    Targeted to primary school students, EngQuest is an all year round, web based program to provide a hands-on way for students to achieve key learning outcomes in science, mathematics and technology without leaving the class room.

    Fun and interactive student projects combined with comprehensive resources and teacher support make EngQuest the perfect package for primary school teachers across Australia.

    Registration is free and there are some fantastic prizes on offer. All students will receive a certificate of participation recognising their efforts.

    With brand new projects, comprehensive Teacher Packs and fantastic prizes, EngQuest is a program of Engineers Australia. EngQuest is supported by the Australian Government through a Science Connections Program Grant administered by the Department of Education, Science and Training.

    We aim to link members of the engineering team to schools to talk to the students.

    The site provides teachers with relevant information and resources to guide student projects with ease. Participants are able to download teachers' packs complete with lesson plans and student hand-outs.

    Learn more about EngQuest




    The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) program seeks to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the practice of engineering and service to the profession.

    The AEEA is the premier event for the profession and recognises world-class achievements in engineering. The night promotes industry excellence across engineering projects and engineering professionals. The AEEA awards are now held on a 2 year cycle with the next program happening in 2018.

    For more information on the AEEA 2018 please click here.


    Building on the proud history Engineers Australia's Individual Awards confer recognition for outstanding individual engineering achievements and promote those engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work. Engineers Australia Awards recognise professional achievement, or engineering excellence in its various forms, and promote the profession of engineering.

    Individual Awards nominations are open for inspiring engineers who demonstrate a contribution to the well-being of the people and communities of Australia, resourcefulness in planning, finding solutions to design problems, pioneering the use of materials and methods, use of sustainable engineering practices and innovative design and construction and aesthetic value.

    Individual Awards are given to an individual responsible for engineering achievement that has contributed to the advancement of engineering and who has demonstrated outstanding engineering skills. Awards include:

    • Professional Engineer of the Year (Category A Award)
    • Engineering Technologist of the Year (Category A Award)
    • Engineering Associate of the Year (Category A Award)
    • Young Professional Engineer of the Year (Category D Award)
    • Young Engineering Technologist of the Year (Category D Award)
    • Young Engineering Associate of the Year (Category D Award)

    There are two stages to Individual Awards: State level and National. To be considered eligible for judging at the National level, a member must have first won an Individual Award at the State level during the same year.


    2017 Winners Northern

    • Young Professional Engineer of the Year: Nathan Ting  MIEAust CPEng NER
    • Young Engineering Technologist of the Year: Sinead Deeney  TMIEAust


    Facilities Booking

    Centrally located in Darwin city, Engineers Australia Northern office has two rooms available for hire:

    • Auditorium
    • Boardroom

    Click here for the 2018 Meeting Room and Equipment Hire Charges


    To make a room booking please complete the 2018 Room Hire Agreement and email it to [email protected].


    For any enquiries about our meeting rooms please contact us via 08 8914 1702 or email us.


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    Contact us

    Engineers Australia Northern office is located at:

    9 Cavenagh Street
    Darwin NT 0800

    Postal Address

    GPO Box 417
    Darwin NT 0801

    Phone: +61 8 8981 4137
    Fax: +61 2 6273 1488

    Email us

    Office hours

    Monday - Thursday     9:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm



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