Sydney Office

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Sydney.

About Engineers Australia Sydney

The Sydney Office serves the engineering community in Sydney and surrounding areas.

The Sydney Office is led collaboratively by a Division Manager and a Division Committee of 11 local Sydney members.

The Sydney Office’s strategic agenda includes contributing to Infrastructure NSW; supporting and initiating educational STEM programs and groups, engaging with careers advisors in high schools to broaden discussions around engineering, and shaping policy in the STEM area; contributing to the NSW’s energy policy; and, supporting the National Engineering Register.

We also run technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions, workshops, STEM events for school students and a mentoring program throughout the year.

Major Sydney activities include the policy launches; engineering heritage endeavours; a mentoring program for engineering students and mid-career engineers; formally acknowledging engineers who have served the profession with Fellow status; and, recognising and rewarding outstanding local individual engineers and projects through our prestigious Awards Program.

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 Program; leadership and advocacy opportunities; management and leadership achievements being recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) postnominal; and, access to an exclusive member rewards program, Ignite, among other benefits.

Start your membership today and enjoy the benefits of being part of a large engineering community in Sydney and beyond.


The people of Engineers Australia's Sydney Office

Julie Mikhail FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Immediate Past President

Bruce Howard FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
President

Jessica Qiu FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Co-Deputy President

Julia Ratnayake FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Co-Deputy President

Katharina Gerstmann FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Ian White FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Tom Crow FIEAust CPEng(Ret) EngExec

Brendyn Williams FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Varuni Fernando MIEAust

Max Underhill MIE Aust CPEng (Retired)

Don Moloney MIEAust

Haris Moraitis FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

EA Sydney Partners

Engineers Australia Sydney greatly appreciate the commitment of our sponsors who are taking a leading role in supporting the value of engineering.

NSW Government
The NSW Government, through the Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer is proud to sponsor the Bradfield Award presented to the overall winner of Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney 2016.

Fostering and encouraging a lively state innovation system by promoting productive links between business, the engineering profession, universities and government, the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer consults widely with industry and government to ensure knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people of NSW.

NSW Government

Hilti
Hilti offers high quality, leading-edge products, systems and services aimed at improving productivity and safety standards in the construction and energy industries. Active in more than 120 countries, we operate our own production facilities and R&D centres, as well as being involved in various international technology partnerships.

Hilti stands for exceptional innovations, outstanding added value, high quality and direct customer relationships. Some two-thirds of Hilti’s 22,000-strong global employees work in direct contact with our customers. Our 200,000 daily customer interactions drive the inspiration for the development of new products and services.

The Hilti Group is headquartered in Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein, where the company was founded in 1941 by brothers Eugen and Martin Hilti. Still privately owned, all company shares are held by the Martin Hilti Family Trust, ensuring the long-term continuity and advancement of the company.

Hilti (Aust.) Pty Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of The Hilti Group. Since being formed in Adelaide in 1960, local operations have expanded considerably with headquarters in Sydney and representation in all major cities and regional areas.

SMEC
SMEC and Surbana Jurong have joined forces to provide global consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory.

Our new partnership provides a talent pool of 13,000 dedicated people working across a network of 95 offices in 40 countries throughout Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, making SMEC and Surbana Jurong one of Asia’s largest urban and infrastructure consulting companies.

SMEC’s strength in major infrastructure projects, coupled with Surbana Jurong’s expertise in urban planning, industrial development and management advisory enable us to provide critical value chain services to clients around the world.

SMEC’s origins date back to the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in 1949. Today SMEC is consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation by the world’s leading engineering bodies. Striving to deliver service excellence across a range of industry sectors, SMEC has developed and refined a core service offering covering the lifecycle of a project. SMEC’s projects help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

UNSW Engineering
As Australia’s top engineering faculty with a strong international reputation, UNSW Engineering is the destination of choice for a quality engineering degree.

Focused on preparing our graduates to think and solve tomorrow’s problems, our internationally transferable degrees offer a countless range of dynamic career pathways.

All of our engineering degree programs incorporate a strong emphasis on design and problem solving. Students benefit from first-hand practical experience by participating in exciting and innovative student-led projects in state-of-the-art facilities.

As the largest and most diverse engineering faculty in Australia with the widest range of degrees, we are the number one choice in NSW for the brightest students. Our graduates are globally sought after and command the highest salaries.

UTS
The University of Technology Sydney Engineering and IT is an innovative and research intensive faculty with a strong reputation for its practice-based learning programs and industry engagement.

Our goal is to produce impact-driven, user-centred research outcomes and to incorporate this into our students’ learning. We have a strong focus on collaborative research with the aim of improving individual lives and society as a whole, not just in Australia but around the globe.

 

The University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences is committed to advancing our understanding of the natural and technological worlds, and using this knowledge to improve our environment and society.

The Faculty has a world-class reputation for excellence in research and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. With a place in the Group of Eight Engineering and Associates, UOW has one the top engineering faculties in Australia. The faculty members are driving relevant and cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas focused on providing innovative solutions to global issues.

Our strong links with industry deliver mutually beneficial and innovative outcomes. These partnerships foster the exchange of ideas and the development of innovations that transform markets and industries.

Davies Collison Cave
Davies Collison Cave is one of Australia’s largest intellectual property (IP) firms.

They provide patent, trade mark, design & copyright, commercialisation, privacy and data protection and services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the ASEAN region. They are committed to understanding your IP in the context of your business.

They are wholly owned by QANTM Intellectual Property Limited, an Australian Securities Exchange listed company comprising Davies Collison Cave and FPA Patent Attorneys. Further information about QANTM Intellectual Property can be found here.

Westconnex
https://www.westconnex.com.au/

Georgiou 
Established in 1977, Georgiou Group is one of Australia’s leading building and civil construction companies, delivering a wide range of engineering services professionally and capably. With 40 years’ experience and located in Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, our vision is to be ‘the best people to work with’.

Georgiou specialise in building construction, mining, oil and gas, ports and marine, precast, transport (road and rail), urban development and regeneration and water infrastructure. We believe in working alongside our clients and partners to achieve the best possible results. From the conceptualisation and design phase to the construction and handover phase, we believe in excellent communication to complement our high-quality work. We view projects as a challenge and have made it our duty to find workable solutions to achieve project objectives. 

Whether you are interested in becoming a client, partner or employee of Georgiou, you will be associated with one of the largest construction engineering companies in the country that never compromises safety over profit, is innovative in its thinking and attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry.

https://www.georgiou.com.au/

Sydney Division groups

The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards recognise and promote new, innovative and life-changing ideas that are brought to life in ways that bring fundamental change to our society.

Find out more.

 

Engineering Excellence Awards Exhibition

The annual Engineering Excellence Awards exhibition is a collaboration between the Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Office of Engineers Australia. The exhibition showcases innovative Australian engineering projects that have been developed for both local and global markets.

All awards have been peer reviewed by a panel of judges established by the Sydney Office. The panel comprises practitioners and academics from the engineering community.

Each year, the most outstanding project receives the Bradfield Award, named after the Australian John Job Crew Bradfield (1867-1943), the Chief Engineer for the Metropolitan Railway Construction and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Supported by:

The 2015 Displays

Fibre Optic Manometry - A 21st Century Approach to In-Vivo Diagnostics

CSIRO (Principal entrant)

Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre & Griffith University (Joint entrants)

  • Bradfield Award
  • Excellence Award (Welfare, Health & Safety)
  • Excellence Award (Innovations & Inventions)
  • Sir William Hudson Award (highest award at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards)

To find out more about Fibre Optic Menometry - A 21st Century Approach to In-Vivo Diagnostics visit the Powerhouse website.

One Central Park

Robert Bird Group (Principal entrant)

Arup, WSP & Kennovations (Joint entrants)

  • Excellence Award (Buildings & Structures)

To find out more about One Central Park visit the Powerhouse website.

Green Materials – Novel Processes to Transform Waste Automotive Glass and Plastics into Value-added Materials

Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW (Principal entrant)

OneSteel & Brickworks Building Products (Joint entrants)

  • President's Award
  • Excellence Award (Research and Development)

To find out more about Green Materials – Novel Processes to Transform Waste Automotive Glass and Plastics into Value-added Materials visit the Powerhouse website.

Project Caramello

LX Design House (Principal entrant)

Excellence Award (Software & Embedded Systems)

To find out more about Project Caramello visit the Powerhouse website.

Illawarra Flame House

University of Wollongong (Principal entrant)

TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute (Joint entrant)

  • President Award
  • Highly Commended (Environment & Heritage)

To find out more about the Illawarra Flame House visit the Powerhouse website.

Schools Programs

Engineers Australia runs a variety of student engagement programs throughout Sydney and Newcastle. To find out more about these programs please download our 2019 STEM student engagement brochure. 

This program is aimed at year Year 7 to Year 10 students. The day consists of hands on engineering activities, presentations from student and professional engineer.

The Discover Engineering Day program presents an opportunity for students to be exposed to engineering as an industry and as a profession. The day consists of hands on engineering activities, presentations from student and professional engineers. It is a fun and interactive day where students can learn about what a career in engineering is all about.

Students will also be given the opportunity to meet with the engineering faculties from some of Sydney's big universities and gain a great insight into what their future might hold as an ENGINEER.

ANSTO

8 May 2019

Register

CSU, Bathurst

11 June 2019

Register

Kooringal HS, Wagga

18 June 2019

Register

The Kings School, Parramatta 

25 June 2019

Register

 

Contact us

If you would like to get involved or find out more information, please contacts us on 02 9410 5600.

EXPERIENCE IT!   Friday 5 July & Friday 27 September 2019

  1. Friday 5 July at Wollongong University                      Register here
  2. Friday 27 September at Macquarie University           Register here

Open to female school students from Years 7 – 10 from NSW & ACT.  If you like designing solutions to problems, want to contribute to society and make a difference to the world – come and see what engineering is about!

A full day of experiential engineering activity organised by Engineers Australia Sydney’s Women in Engineering Society and featuring inspiring collaborations between 6 universities and 6 engineering businesses.

Bursaries assisting with travel and accommodation costs are available for students living over 120kms from Wollongong (July) and Sydney’s CBD (Sept).

Proudly supported by:

westconnex

The Engineering Summer School, is supported by Honeywell and Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer.  It is a collaboration between Engineers Australia, Sydney’s leading Engineering Universities, Rotary Clubs and key Engineering organisations. The objective is to give high school students a better understanding of what engineering is and how it works in everyday life.

The Engineering Summer School will bring together 100 Year 11 Students from Regional NSW and Sydney Metropolitan Area and who are facing choices which will influence their future careers.  It is a residential school with students accommodated on campus.

Engineers cultivate creative, enquiring minds, a strong interest in mathematics, science and the environment, and want to contribute to improving the quality of life for everyone. Within each engineering discipline there are many career paths from management to research and teaching, from construction and maintenance to sales and marketing. Engineering is a prestigious profession and is essential for a nation’s future development, creating wealth and employment which increases living standards throughout our societies.

Throughout the program the students will meet and interact with professional engineers employed by government, private companies, researchers and academics in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The students will attend lectures/demonstrations at participating NSW universities, and participate in industrial visits, providing students with the opportunity to see the different engineering disciplines at work.

Students visit some the following universities during The Engineering Summer School:

  • University of NSW
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University

In addition, the students will visit four engineering sites (site tours) and attend a careers event with engineering professionals, providing the students with the ability to ask an engineer questions to assist them in their future studies. For further information, please download the HESS 2019 brochure.

Registration now open: https://engineersaustralia.wufoo.com/forms/r1dtmr8m0d90szu/

Please direct any queries to: [email protected] 

 

 

Registration will open 31 October 2019.  Email: [email protected] to join waitlist.

This week long program is open to 100 x Year 11&12 school students from NSW & ACT. The students will attend lectures/demonstrations at 5 participating Sydney universities; meet and interact with professional engineers employed by government and industry during 4 x industrial visits;  all with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to see the different engineering disciplines at work.

Students will be have the opportunity to talk in small groups with graduate & young engineers at the Engineering Chat-fest!

Sponsor

Engineers Australia’s Autumn School of Engineering is proudly supported by Cochlear.

Cochlear is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions. Around the world, Cochlear helps hundreds of thousands of customers to connect to family, friends and the world of sound. Cochlear is recognised in industry as an in novative company and a unique employer. In 2014 Cochlear was recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Respected Companies in Australia. For information on Cochlear, go to www.cochlear.com.

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Contact

If you have any questions please contact:

Engineers Australia, Sydney Office
E-mail: [email protected] 

 

What is Engineering? It’s a common question we want you to discover the answer to. Come explore the possibilities of engineering at UTS plus get to know our new home, purpose-built to give you an all-rounded education.

Learn more about the University of Technology, Sydney

Trying to decide what and where to study can be overwhelming. Visiting university campuses, talking to academics and attending as many events as possible will help make the right choice of degree and university for you. 

Visit the UNSW website

Students interested in studying engineering, project management and information technologies can get involved in a number of activities run by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Learn more about the University of Wollongong

Engineers Australia's response to the 2018 NSW Curriculum Review

EA’s interest in the NSW Curriculum Review stems from our interest in ensuring Australia has an adequate source of engineering professionals and that they have the qualifications and skills needed to professionally provide engineering services to the community. This is achieved through the maintenance of:

  • national standards of tertiary qualifications in engineering by education program accreditation, and
  • national standards for engineering practice through examination and registration of individual practitioners.

Facilities booking

Engineers Australia Sydney offers spaces for hire with areas suitable for your next workshop, presentation or meeting. These include a Ground Floor Auditorium and two Meeting Rooms at Level 3.

Venue Capacity Configuration
Auditorium 130 Theatre Style
Boardroom 20 Boardroom Style
Chairman's Room 10 Boardroom Style

Click here for meeting room hire information (PDF)

Engineers Australia Sydney Office is situated in Chatswood, easily accessible via Pacific Highway and a short walk from Chatswood Railway Station.

Parking available at Victor St Car Park, Mandarin Centre Car Park, Chatswood Westfield Car Park and The Concourse Car Park

For any enquiries or advice on hiring a venue please contact:

Engineers Australia Sydney Office

Phone: 02 9410 5600

Email: [email protected]

Transport for NSW Engineering Capability Framework

Engineers Australia has worked with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to develop a new Capability Framework for their engineering workforce.

The Engineering Capability Framework provides a consistent approach to setting capability standards across Transport for role design right through to agile deployment. Aligned to the Public Service Commission’s Capability Framework, and developed in partnership with Engineers Australia, the framework outlines three capabilities that define the additional knowledge, skills and abilities required for roles within the engineering profession. They are: 

  • engineering professional knowledge, 
  • creativity and innovation, and 
  • evaluation

Against each capability, there are five levels of complexity to determine level of skill and experience, from Foundational to Highly Advanced.

Read the full framework

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