Queensland Division

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Queensland.

About Engineers Australia Queensland

Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse engineering association in Australia, with over 100,000 members nationally and over 24,000 in Queensland. We undertake a range of vital programs to support the engineering profession.

Our activities maintain engineering standards in Australia by accrediting individual engineering competence to becoming Chartered, and accrediting tertiary engineering qualifications to international standards.

In addition to this, we cultivate lifelong learning by our members, celebrate excellence in engineering outcomes, champion professional and ethical conduct, and encourage primary and secondary students to explore the wonders of a career in the engineering and become the next generation of engineers.

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Engineering Wonders of Queensland

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The people of Engineers Australia's Queensland Division

Chris Nielsen FIEAust CPEng NER

Deputy President
Ken Gillard FIEAust CPEng NER

Deputy President
Mark Lendich FIEAust CPEng NER

Immediate Past President


Committee Members

Suzanne Burow MIEAust

Blake Harvey FIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Don McPhail MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Colin Mitchell FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer

Simon Orton FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer

Ken Pearce FIEAust CPEng NER

Chris Warnock FIEAust CPEng RPEQ


John McIntosh
FIEAust CPEng EngExec IntPE(Au)

John is Engineers Australia's National President and Chairman 2016 following his year as National Deputy President in 2015. John served on the National Engineering Registration Board (NERB) for the past two years, and has seen the installation of the new National Engineering Register (NER) which replaces the separate registers for professional engineers, technologists and associates (NPER, NETR and NEAR, respectively).John is Chair of the Civil Engineering Industry Liaison Committee at RMIT, an Honorary Member of the Friends of Gallipoli Inc. and a Life Member of The Spirit of Australia Foundation.John started his career as a civil engineer working in as an hydrologist and water engineer in Victoria. John served as Engineers Australia's Victorian President for two years and also runs his own engineering and business management coaching consultancy


The Department of Transport and Main Roads moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.

We plan, manage and deliver Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.

Our integrated transport planning approach ensures we contribute to:

  • people's quality of life
  • Queensland's economic wellbeing
  • a sustainable environment.

Central to our business is a proven commitment to actively listen and respond to Queenslanders. We then incorporate their views into decisions that may impact on people's lives.

All Queenslanders, irrespective of where they live and work, can expect to have appropriate transport choices and fair access to the transport system.





Brisbane City Council has great career paths for qualified engineers with a desire to make a real contribution for the people of Brisbane.

Council engineers can work on diverse projects such as landmark infrastructure construction to projects that save the tiniest of creatures by designing possum-friendly wildlife ladders on roadways.

Engineers in Council take part in stakeholder relations and facilitate negotiation between elected representatives, commercial developers, environmental groups, the community and industry to get the best possible outcome.

The variety and scope of projects in Council is endless. We need environmental, civil and electrical engineers to deliver projects to and provide foresight on how the city should manage growth.

Council provides world-class engineering solutions to new issues or concerns, so that Brisbane continues to be one of the most liveable cities in the world.

You will enjoy new and exciting challenges, competitive pay and ongoing professional development while making a difference to Brisbane.

For more information please visit our website or phone us on 07 3403 4998.

You can also register your details in Council’s Talent Pool. Simply go to our website and click on ‘Join our Talent Pool’. By joining Council’s Talent Pool, we will keep your resume on file and consider you for any position that may become available in the future.




Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with its customers, Bechtel delivers landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, the company has completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.

Bechtel operates through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals.

The company and its culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity.




Queensland groups

Queensland Division Awards

The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Queensland 2016 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. The night promotes industry excellence across engineering projects and engineering professionals.

For information on the winner of the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Queensland please visit http://www.excellenceawards.org.au/queensland.

Youth and Science Programs

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. If you would like to volunteer to help out please contact us.

The comprehensive education website with cross-curricular lesson and activity ideas will involve multiple tasks, with three learning levels to choose from.

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

Go to the EngQuest website to volunteer to visit a school or register your school

Since its inception in 1994 as a three day camp for Year 11 students, the Engineering Link Group has grown to be the exemplar in Queensland and Australia for introducing secondary school students to the discipline of engineering.

For more information, please visit: www.telg.com.au.

Power of Engineering's vision is to inspire young people, particularly females and regional people, to consider a diverse and creative career in engineering. To squash the perception that a career in engineering is all numbers and to prove that engineers have the power to shape the world they live in; and to prove that innovation and creativity is imperative to creating solutions and ultimately changing the world.

Harnessing technology and creativity signals a very bright future for engineering. Through sustainable design, project management, operation and maintenance of whole-of-life programmes, engineers will deliver resilient future-focused communities.

Power of Engineering is committed to:

  • Inspiring young women, regional people and new entrants from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in engineering
  • Shifting the perception of engineering from being about maths and hard hats to being an opportunity to innovate, find solutions and create a positive future
  • Forging connections between communities, schools, universities and industry.

The Power of Engineering Inc. aims to achieve its objectives through four primary 'deliverables':

  • Events for high school students
  • A Power of Engineering website
  • Targeted media (to shift perceptions for example in key industry magazines, local papers, industry conferences, print media and online media)
  • Networking events for the Power of Engineering Community

For more information, please visit: www.powerofengineering.org.au.

Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools is designed to create and support ongoing professional partnerships between scientists and mathematicians and teachers in primary and secondary schools across Australia.

A successful, well-established national program, over 3000 professional partnerships between scientists, mathematicians and teachers have been created since July 2007. Currently more than 1175 scientists and mathematicians across Australia are involved in partnerships.

Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools seeks to bring the practice of real world science and mathematics to classrooms and inspire and motivate teachers and students in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics. Additionally it aims to broaden awareness of the variety of careers available and increase scientists’ and mathematicians’ engagement with the broader community.

For more information on the program and to register, please visit the CSIRO website.

Make It So
Engineers Australia's community-focused webpage dedicated to delivering inspirational messages encouraging students to choose engineering as a career choice, and to help the general public understand the great things engineers do!

Exploratorium Structures Around the World
Kids Zone - Teachers! Details for bridges in the classroom

How Car Engines Work
Ready S.E.T. Go! - A symphony of mechanisms getting you from A to B

How Stuff Works
Kids Zone - For young and young at heart! Fascinating...

Contact us

Office Location and address

Engineering House
447 Upper Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm

Level 1: Membership and general enquiries
Level 3: Chartered Assessment Centre

Postal Address

PO Box 864
Spring Hill QLD 4004

Phone Toll Free: 1300 653 113
choose one of the following options:

  1. To renew your membership
  2. Other membership enquiries
  3. eChartered and Professional Development Program enquiries
  4. Migration Skills Assessment
  5. National registers and CPD Audit
  6. All other enquiries, including to speak directly with a Queensland member of staff. Please ask for them by name.

Fax: (07) 3832 2101

Email us

How to get to our offices

There a number of carparks located within a short distance of Engineering House. On-street parking is also available. Parking restrictions generally apply in the Brisbane Central Traffic Area between the hours of 7am and 7pm.

Carpark Name Location/Entry Hours Cost (1 hr parking)
Secure Parking Portman Lane (off Astor Terrace) Mon-Fri
7:00am - 7:00pm
from $19.00
Brisbane City Council Wickham Terrace/Turbot St 24 hours from $18.00 (12.00 ph after 4:30pm)
United Service Club Upper Edward Street
approximately 150m from the
Wickham/Upper Edward Street intersection.
Up to 2 hours from $20.00

Brisbane Transport operates bus services throughout the Greater Brisbane area. Express bus services to the City are available every 10-15 minutes from major suburban centres such as Westfield Chermside, Garden City, Westfield Carindale and Westfield Indooroopilly.

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Queensland Rail supplies safe, fast and comfortable passenger rail travel in south-east Queensland via the Citytrain network. The network extends from the centre of Brisbane south to Beenleigh and Robina on the Gold Coast, north to Ferny Grove, Shorncliffe, Caboolture and Gympie, east to Cleveland and west to Ipswich and Rosewood.

Engineering House is located a short walk from Central Station on the Citytrain network. Trains depart for the domestic and international airports every 15 minutes.

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TransLink provides one single public transport network covering south-east Queensland from Gympie North/Noosa to Coolangatta and west to Helidon.

Just one TransLink ticket will take you wherever you want to go on buses, trains and ferries. Zones, fares and concessions are standardised across the system, providing one set of rules for everyone.

A Journey Planner helps you organise travel times and explore alternate trip options by providing users with travel fare information on public transport.

Vist the TRANSLink website


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