About Engineers Australia Western Australia Division
The WA Division of Engineers Australia has over 15,000 local members.
The Division has a staff of 15, including part-time staff and national assessors. We have approximately 400 active volunteers assisting with some 40 committees, technical units and groups.
The Division Committee, led by the Division President, governs the Division and reports to the National Council. The Division Committee is responsible for carrying out the objectives of Engineers Australia as set out in the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan.
Members of the Division Committee are invited to participate in one of the four subcommittees, set up to manage the different aspects of our Division activities.
By the end of World War I in 1918, at least one engineering society had been established in each of the Australian States. One of these engineering societies was the Western Australian Institution of Engineers. It was founded in 1909 but had its inaugural year of operation in 1910 and was incorporated in 1911.
The founders of the Western Australian Institution of Engineers had recognised the inherent weakness of small independent societies and in November 1910 wrote to all other engineering societies and suggested some form of amalgamation.
In 1919, Engineers Australia was formed with the Western Australian Institution of Engineers being one of its Foundation Societies. In 1920 it became the Perth Division of Engineers Australia with a total membership of 79.
Mr FW Lawson was the inaugural Chairman of the Perth Division and an inaugural Vice President of the Institution.
The first West Australian to achieve the distinction of being elected to the position of President of the Institution was Mr CE Crocker. Other West Australians elected as President were Mr G Drake-Brockman (1940), Prof OF Blakey (1945), Mr JD Leach (1946), Mr Albert Tognolini (1984) and Em Prof Douglas Clyde (1994).
The Perth Division hosted the 5th Annual Engineering Conference in 1927. In 1969 the Perth Division became known as the Western Australia Division. In 1979 the Division hosted the Diamond Jubilee Conference of the Institution.
From its beginning of just 79 members in 1920, the Western Australia Division had grown to a membership of over 7,000 by the end of 2000.
The rate of growth of the Division has closely followed the State's industrial progress, and the Division looks forward with confidence to the future.
- Download "Division Headquarters: 1919 - 1983" by Mike Corboy. This gives the history of the Division's offices until 1983.
- Download the Engineers Australia WA Division List of Presidents 1920 - 2012
The people of Engineers Australia's Western Australia Division
The Division Committee, led by the Division President, governs and guides the Division. The Division Committee:
- determines the strategies of the Division in pursuing Engineers Australia’s objectives
- provides leadership and direction to the division groups, division office bearers and division volunteers
- provides advice to Council on behalf of the members of the Division
- provides a public voice for Engineers Australia within the Division.
If you would like to contact a member of the Division Committee, please contact the WA Division office on 1300 653 113. Written correspondence should be addressed to the Division Committee member c/o Engineers Australia and sent to 712 Murray Street, West Perth, WA 6005.
Jason Flowerdew MIEAust
James Westcott FIEAust CPEng
Francis Norman AFIEAust CEngA EngExec
Sebastian Bunney MIEAust CPEng
Jillian Formentin FIEAust CPEng
Tristan Geiles GradIEAust
Mark Keenan MIEAust CPEng
Neil Midolo FIEAust CPEng
Will Neethling TFIEAust CEngT
Kevin Norton MIEAust
Helen Pedersen FIEAust CPEng
Peter Willis MIEAust
The Learned Society Advisory Committee (LSAC) brings together and represents the wider interests of the members and provides advice to the Division Committee. It comprises the Chairs of each of the Division subcommittees, panels, societies, and special interest groups, together with National College representatives, Country Group Chairpersons and members of the Division Committee.
Neil Midolo FIEAust CPEng
Asset Management Council
Australasian Tunelling Society (ATS)
Michael Smith MIEAust CPEng
Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS)
Dick Nerutanga StudIEAust
Australian Society of Defence Engineering
Ed Scull OAM HonFIEAust CPEng
Doug Aberle FIEAust CPEng
College of Leadership & Management
Tim Clee MIEAust
Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel
Leo Coci MIEAust CPEng
Neil Midolo FIEAust CPEng
Electrical Engineering Panel (EEP)
Ian Maitland OAM FIEAust CPEng
Engineering Hertitage WA
Kristy Chandler MIEAust
Hydrology & Water Resources Panel
David Karr FIIE MIEAust CPEng
Industrial Engineering Society
Rob Williamson AFIEAust CEngA EngExec
Information, Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering (ITEE)
Daniel Norton FIEAust CPEng
Joint Electrical Electronic Papers (JEEP)
Nicole Briggs GradIEAust
Nigel Ridgway FIEAust CPEng EngExec
Mining and Mineral Processing Group
Clinton Smith MIEAust CPEng
Oil & Gas Group
Peter Martinovich FIEAust
Railway Technical Society of Australasia
Mike Corboy FIEAust CPEng
Retired Engineers Group
Mike Dean MIEAust
Risk Engineering Society (RES)
Warrick Brown MIEAust CPEng
Society of Building Services Engineers
Alan Carmody AMIEAust
Sustainable Engineering Society (SEng)
Geoffrey Roy FIEAust CPEng
Software Engineering Forum (SEF)
Nalean Lal MIEAust CPEng
Brendan Marsh MIEAust CPEng
Women in Engineering
Tristan Geiles GradIEAust
Young Engineers Western Australia
Alan Millar MIEAust CPEng
Great Southern Group
David MacFarlane OMIEAust
Andrew Tennent MIEAust CPEng
Kevin Norton MIEAust
South West Group
Susan Kreemer Pickford
Phone: 08 6214 6309
Member Program Coordinator
Phone: 08 6214 6305
Corporate Services Officer
Phone: 08 6214 6319
National Manager, Business Development
Phone: 08 6214 6307
Client Manager WA
Phone: 08 6214 6310
Business Development Manager WA
Phone: 08 6214 6318
Western Australia Division partners
Our Division principal partner, partners and supporters provide valuable assistance to the diverse program of events run by the Division, which help to deliver our strategic objectives of community and member engagement.
WorleyParsons is a leading professional services provider to the energy, resource, and complex process industries. Our experience covers all five phases of the asset lifecycle. In each one of these phases we understand the critical issues and tailor our services to deliver to customer’s needs.
WorleyParsons is organised into four customer sector groups to use our extensive expertise to deliver small studies through to mega-projects:
Infrastructure & Environment
Complete solutions for the transportation, coastal and marine, water and wastewater, resources and energy, municipal and urban infrastructure sectors.
Renewable energy, clean coal, nuclear and natural gas generation, transmission networks and retrofit project solutions from pre-feasibility to asset operation and maintenance.
Full-scope global project delivery in deepwater, floating, subsea and conventional structures, topsides, onshore oil and gas, pipelines, LNG, and refining and petrochemicals.
Minerals & metals
Delivering comprehensive 'pit to port' projects and solutions in base metals, alumina, aluminium, coal, iron ore, steel and chemicals across the world.
WorleyParsons is also the first in our peer group to fully embed and integrate sustainability into our core business and project management processes through our EcoNomics™ initiative. EcoNomics™ provides the tools, systems, and world class technologies to deliver more sustainable and profitable projects for our customers.
Calibre Global is a diversified engineering services, asset management and project delivery business providing integrated services to the resources and infrastructure industries, to transform projects from concept to high performance assets.
As a leading services provider to the bulk mineral commodity markets in Australia, Calibre Global has a proven track record of delivering large and complex mineral, energy, rail, industrial technology and non-process infrastructure projects.
We are at the forefront of connecting technology to industry for greater productivity and performance outcomes. Our services cover every phase of the asset lifecycle, from early-stage asset evaluation and project feasibility studies, through to design, engineering, construction management and commissioning, plus ongoing support, maintenance, technology integration and optimisation of mine, rail, port and infrastructure assets.
From sustaining capital works and operations upgrades to multibillion dollar resource and infrastructure developments, Calibre Global provides a single, reliable interface for comprehensive project delivery.
Calibre Global is a member company of Calibre Group Ltd (ASX:CGH).
Georgiou is a national building construction, engineering and property development company, delivering major projects across Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
With more than 30 years of business experience and more than 800 people, Georgiou has developed two separate but congruent businesses, which together, work hand-in-hand to provide a complete service for our clients.
Georgiou Group comprises earthworks, roadworks and bridges, structural concrete, water infrastructure, precast, non process infrastructure, marine and port infrastructure, building construction, camp accommodation and villages, and land development. Georgiou Capital is the developer and owner of commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties in WA.
Georgiou aims ‘to be the best people to work with’ while achieving outstanding results for clients. This vision, along with company values of Safety, Teamwork, Excellence and Pride, guide all interactions and decisions and shapes the company culture.
Georgiou holds accreditation under the Australian Government Building and Construction Federal OHS Accreditation Scheme; and has R4 & B4 prequalification with Main Roads Western Australia.
In addition, Georgiou Building holds prequalification with the Western Australian Department of Housing and Works - Level 5 Complex, which allows the company to tender for major and complex building works.
Georgiou is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for Quality, ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management and AS/NZS 4801:2001 for Safety.
Hatch is a leading global consulting, engineering, technologies, information systems, procurement, project and construction management, and startup and commissioning firm. The company is dedicated to three sectors: mining and metals; energy; and infrastructure.
The business units and affiliates of the Hatch Group provide a full range of innovative process consulting, technology-driven solutions, technologies and business and technical services through a network of over 8,000 employees in 65 offices on the six industrial continents. Programs and projects under management have an aggregate value in excess of US$20 billion.The company is employee owned.
Hatch has a reputation for the successful scale-up of process technology, and the implementation of innovative solutions to technical challenges.
Water Corporation's purpose is to provide sustainable water services to make Western Australia a great place to live and invest.
We provide world-class water and wastewater services to thousands of households, businesses and farms in towns and communities spread over 2.5 million square kilometres. We also maintain drainage and irrigation services for both residential and commercial properties.
While we aim to best meet our customers' needs for now, we are also managing our assets and planning for Western Australia's water future. Our Security through Diversity approach to future water needs involves building and managing a portfolio of water supply and demand programs while balancing environmental, social and economic outcomes.
Assetivity is a fast growing consultancy that specialises in physical asset management.
A hybrid management and engineering consulting organisation, we focus on making improvements to Engineering, Production, Maintenance and Supply Management processes and systems for organisations in capital-intensive industries.
This includes many leading, blue-chip, global organisations in the Mining and Mineral Processing, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Power Generation, Defence and Heavy Manufacturing sectors. We offer our services throughout Australia, as well as overseas.
With offices throughout Australia and a global network of expertise, Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for government and private sector clients.
Aurecon’s on-the-ground experience in urban, regional and remote communities means we are actively involved in significant projects in the community development and infrastructure, defence, energy, health, information and communication technologies, international development, industrial education, metals and minerals, resources and mining, property, transport and water markets.
GHD is one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies.
Established in 1928, GHD employs more than 6,500 people across five continents and serves clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.
The cornerstone of our business is our client-centred culture and teamwork-based approach, known as One GHD. Operating globally and delivering services locally, we are united by the core values of teamwork, respect and integrity.
Wholly-owned by its people, GHD is dedicated to understanding and helping our clients achieve their goals. Our global network of engineers, architects, planners, scientists, project managers and drafters collaborate to improve the built, economic and social environment of the communities in which we operate.
GHD is committed to sustainable development, safety and innovation. We care for the wellbeing of our people, assist communities in need and conduct business in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
GHD operates under a Practice Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2008 and an Environmental Management System, ISO 14001:2004 which are certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.
Monadelphous is a leading Australian engineering group providing construction, maintenance and industrial services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.
We build, maintain and support our customer's operations through the provision of safe, reliable and cost effective engineering service solutions. Listed in the ASX 200, Monadelphous aims to be recognised as a truly great company to work for, to work with and to invest in.
We have earned an enviable reputation for engineering excellence on the back of our long-term approach to the management of customer relationships and the delivery of high quality work. Monadelphous's extremely customer-focussed approach and ability to provide high value solutions for a diverse range of customer requirements is fundamental to our continuing success.
Since our public listing in 1991, Monadelphous has demonstrated a steady growth in revenue, profit and earnings. For more information on our results, please click here to review our reports and presentations.
Operating from major offices in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Beijing, we are continuing to develop our regional engineering support operations. This approach places us in a unique position to maximise our core business and diversify into key industry sectors across Australasia.
PDC is a highly experienced global engineering design, detailing and 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) company.
Since its establishment in 1972, PDC has grown from a team of three, to a global company with more than 450 engineering design, detailing and 3D BIM personnel across offices in Australia, the Philippines and North America.
PDC have 40 years of experience in the resources, commercial and utilities sectors. They have built their reputation on listening to clients, being responsive to their needs, delivering relevant solutions and creating ongoing partnerships.
Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is a full service legal practice with more than 1,500 lawyers in 44 offices across 21 countries. We have one of the world’s strongest integrated platforms and are ranked as a top 10 global law firm by Law360. We were also recognised as the top practice in the Legal Week Client Satisfaction Review 2012. Renowned for our international reach and diverse sector expertise, we advise a wide variety of business enterprises, financial institutions and governmental entities in Australia and across the globe.
Western Australia groups
- Australian Society for Defence Engineering (ASDE)
- Australian Cost Engineering Society (ACES)
- Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS)
- Industrial Engineering Society (IES)
- Asset Management Council (formerly MESA)
- Materials Australia
- Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA)
- Risk Engineering Society
- Society for Building Services Engineers
- Sustainable Engineering Society (SEng)
Western Australia Division awards
Engineers Australia plays an important role in promoting engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to the community. Our award programs seek to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering, and conspicuous service to the profession.
Nominations closing Friday 15 July 2016
Engineers Australia's Individual Awards confer recognition for outstanding engineering achievements to recognise and promote those engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work.
For more information and to register click here.
The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Western Australia 2016 program seeks to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the practice of engineering and service to the profession.
The AEEA Western Australia Awards 2016 is the premier event for the profession. The night promotes industry excellence across engineering projects and engineering professionals.
For information on the AEEA Western Australia Awards 2016 and to make your submission visit excellenceawards.org.au.
This award recognises and celebrates an individual secondary school teacher who has demonstrated excellence in applying the principles of engineering in the classroom, enhancing the learning experiences of their students and increasing the community awareness of the value of engineering to society.
The award will:
- raise the profile of teaching in the area of engineering related subjects
- encourage students to pursue engineering, science and technology studies
- encourage innovation in the classroom
- profile the engineering profession and the role of engineers in society.
The 2014 award will comprise of a certificate of recognition and cash prize of $2,500 for the individual teacher, as well as an additional $2,500 for engineering related projects at the teacher’s school.
Eligibility for entry
Nominees for the award should be Australian citizens or permanent residents and be employed as a teacher at a secondary school in Western Australia. Teachers may teach in a variety of areas including science, technology and enterprise, mathematics and physics or could be a coordinator for programs that use engineering principles in projects.
Nominations must be supported by the nominee’s school principal. Nominees may self nominate or the nomination may be made by colleagues, parents or students.
The nomination should be no more 1,500 words in length and be submitted electronically.
Supporting materials will be accepted and included by uploading them electronically, however it is not compulsory to supply additional material.
note: This award is not currently open for nomination
The following list of criteria is provided as a guide for the content of nominations. Nominations should be supported by evidence and examples.
- Approaches to teaching that motivate and encourage students to consider further studies in engineering.
- Demonstrated assessment and feedback to students that foster independent thinking and encourage investigation.
- Collaboration with colleagues in improving outcomes for students.
- Awareness of careers in engineering and opportunities for students.
- Description of project(s) or proposed project(s) to which the funds, provided as part of the winners prize, would be allocated.
A panel including our sponsors, engineers and educators review and judge the nominations. Nominees may be requested to attend an interview.
The winner will be announced at a cocktail party during Australian Engineering Week at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Finalists will be invited to attend the cocktail party to announce the winner.
The 2014 award recipient was Mr Paul Muir of Hampton Senior High School. Paul is a keen and enthusiastic educator who has had a vast impact on student engagement in engineering as a future pathway.
Image: 2014 WA Excellence in Teaching Award recipient Paul Muir with Engineers Australia WA Division President Will Neethling TFIEAust CEngT
Paul has developed a cross curricula engineering program that draws together the Math, Specialist ICT and Applied Science programs at the school to engage students in practical engineering activities and exploring partnerships with universities and industry. His vision for this program is to provide students in our network with as many opportunities to engage in engineering as a potential career.
Paul has been awarded with a certificate of recognition and cash prize of $2,500, as well as an additional $2,500 for engineering related projects at Hampton Senior High School.
The prize money is aimed to be allocated toward sponsoring a civil engineering challenge that engaged a number of year groups in an inquiry-based problem solving competition. The challenge will be for groups of students to design and construct a wind turbine.
Students would test the effectiveness of their turbine design and modify it as a result of their findings. Students would submit their constructed model and the winning design would be the one that produces that greatest amount of electrical power.
Young Engineers Public Presentation Award
If you are a Young Engineer, enjoy public speaking, and have something to say on a topic related to engineering you should consider entering the O. F. Blakey Public Presentation Competition.
Entrants are required to submit an abstract on a technical or non-technical topic related to engineering and be available to make a presentation at Engineers Australia.
The winner will then be required to give their presentation at the Engineers Australia WA Division Annual Dinner.
Charles Warman Medal
First awarded in 1992, for the Best final year student at Western Australian School of Mines.
Charles Warman is a distinguished graduate and lecturer of the School of Mines. He started a small 'pump' company in Kalgoorlie, which has now grown into an international company recognised world wide for the highest quality in its field. Charles Warman has been awarded honorary doctorates from Curtin University and University of NSW, and was made an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 1985.
Digby Leach Medal
First awarded in 1968 for the best academic record and qualities of leadership at Curtin University of Technology.
Named after Mr JD Leach who spent his entire professional career as a highway engineer in Western Australia. He was Commissioner for Main Roads between 1952-1964 and directed a major statewide road program, which opened up vast areas of WA for development. He was an Institution Councillor, a Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Division) and National President of Engineers Australia in 1964.
Harry Appleby Medal
First awarded in 1994 for the best academic record in an associate diploma of engineering at TAFE.
Harry Appleby joined the Public Works Department in 1951 as a cadet draftsman. In 1960, as a Senior Engineering Draftsman he began a 28 year involvement with the investigation, design and construction of storage dams in Western Australia.
Harry was instrumental in founding the Association of Diploma Engineers in WA, which was later to become the Australian Institute of Engineering Associates. He served as President of both. Harry is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Engineering Associates.
Engineers Australia - Murdoch University Medal
First awarded in 1999 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.
John Renner Medal
First awarded in 1996 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.
Named after Professor John Renner, Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering at Edith Cowan University. John Renner was responsible for the creation of the ECU Centre for Very High Speed Microelectronic Systems and a partnership with the CRC for Broadband Telecommunications and Networking.
Russell Dumas Medal
First awarded in 1970 for the best academic performance in the final year at UWA.
Named after Sir Russell Dumas. He occupied the position of Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Water Supply Department from 1934-1941. He was Director of Public Works from 1941-1951 and Co-ordinator of Works and Industrial Development in Western Australia from 1951-53.
Sir Russell was very active in Institution affairs, a Councillor, Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Division) and winner of several Engineers Australia awards. He was made an Honorary Fellow in 1966.
Engineers Australia Western Australia Division delivers a range of Engineering Education activities at both primary school and high school level. To find out more about these programs please navigate the subsections below.
In 2016 Engineers Australia will again be awarding Certificates of Excellence to those students who are high achievers in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Studies subjects. The details and instructions for each certificate are indicated below.
Certificates of Excellence for Science and Mathematics
A certificate will be awarded upon the school's recommendation based on pre-study and results. Your recommendation should be based on all pre-studies undertaken in both years 11 and 12, up to, and including, mock exams.
To qualify, the student must have obtained a score of at least 75% in each of the four tertiary entrance subjects:
- Chemistry ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
- Physics ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
- Mathematics Methods ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
- Mathematics Specialist ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
To obtain this certificate, please click here and complete the registration form.
Certificates of Excellence for Engineering Studies
A certificate will be awarded upon the school's recommendation to students that have achieved a high level of performance in Engineering Studies subjects in Year 12. There is no cut-off score for this Certificate, however it is intended to be for those students who are at the very top of the class.
To obtain this certificate, please click here and complete the registration form.
The certificates will be supplied in PDF format for you to print.
If you require further information, please contact:
Engineers Australia WA
08 6214 6319
EngTalk - have an engineer visit your school!
EngTalk aims to reach out to WA high schools and inspire the next generation of engineers. Working with our special interest group Women in Engineering, high school students will have access to engineers who have kindly volunteered their time to share their experiences and shine a spotlight on engineering as a potential career for students in their final school years.
The EngTalk presentation will be given by engineers of differing ages and experience, who will give a detailed insight into the engineering profession, as well as share their individual stories that have lead to their careers in engineering.
EngTalk is available to all Western Australian schools.
If you would like to host an EngTalk presentation, or to find out more about this exciting initiative, please contact the Program Coordinator via email or on 08 6214 6319.
If you are an engineer interested in participating in EngTalk presentations throughout the year please contact the Program Coordinator.
With the assistance of our members, Engineers Australia is able to arrange for an Engineer to visit your school to promote careers in engineering. Every effort will be made to fulfill your request, although in some cases this may not be possible.
To make a request (Teachers or Event Coordinator's only), please email the Program Coordinator.
EngQuest is a free primary and middle schools program which provides an exciting way for students to participate in fun, educational engineering activities involving mathematics, science and technology.
Engineers Australia WA Division, located at 712 Murray Street West Perth, has a range of corporate venue facilities available for hire. Please download the below PDF for information about the various facilities and hire rates.
Should you require any further information or wish to make a booking with us at Engineers Australia, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse the current merchandise collection available for purchase at the Engineers Australia WA Division office.
Business card holder
Men's polo shirt
Car sun shade
Young Engineers mug
'Baseball Bat' pens
Long sleeve fleece jacket
Mens $60.00 | Ladies $55.00
Women's polo shirt
Young Engineers beer cooler
Men's Chartered Status tie (available only to CPEng members only)
(Currently Sold Out)
Engineers Australia men's tie
Men's Honourary Fellows' tie
(only available to Honourary Fellows)
Not for purchase
Engineers Australia men's tie
(Currently Sold Out)
The office of Engineers Australia - Western Australia Division is located at:
712 Murray Street
West Perth WA 6005
Phone: 1300 653 113
Fax: +16 8 9481 4332
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Staff contact numbers
For a full list of staff contacts please see the Western Australia Division staff information above.