Western Australia Office

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Western Australia.

The Western Australia (WA) Office serves and advocates for the engineering community in Western Australia.

The Office is led collaboratively by General Manager, Susan Kreemer Pickford FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer and a Division Committee of 13 local members.

The WA Office’s strategic agenda aligns with the key national priority areas, and includes infrastructure, energy and future skills.

Major WA Office activities include public policy development and representation, industry engagement events, Fellow membership and Engineering Executive celebrations, leadership forums, engineering heritage endeavours, and recognising and rewarding outstanding local individual engineers and projects through our prestigious Awards programs.

The Office also runs a large number of valuable state-wide technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions and workshops.

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 Western Australia and beyond.

The Western Australian Office will be closed from 4pm on Friday the 23rd of August 2019.


Our Partners and Supporters provide valuable assistance in helping to deliver our strategic objectives of community and member engagement.


Water Corporation

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.



Engenium is a Project Delivery and Engineering consultancy to the mining, resource and industrial infrastructure sectors. 

Our approach is built on responsiveness, flexibility and developing long-term relationships with our clients. We have developed a solid reputation as a trusted project delivery partner and our Clients have come to rely on us to deliver value and business results.

Our capabilities encompass the complete project life-cycle.  Our Project Delivery services include Feasibility Studies, Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Design, Project Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Construction Management, Commissioning, Operations Improvement and Operations Support.  Our Engineering design capability includes all Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Automation, Rail and Environmental disciplines.

At Engenium we understand that your project has particular drivers and requires a fit-for-purpose solution. Our flexible approach to project delivery was developed to address your unique needs and provide a personalised solution which delivers the right business outcomes for you.

For more information visit engenium.com.au.



Cardno is a global provider of integrated professional services, which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work.  Our team of multidisciplinary specialists around the world has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.  Cardno is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: CDD).
At Cardno, our aim is to provide strategic business solutions, professional advice and varied services which add long-term value to our clients’ projects and the surrounding community. We form strong partnerships with clients and create opportunities for significant, lasting positive change in both developed and emerging economies.
Whether creating transportation infrastructure to connect people, planning engineering public facilities, conducting environmental assessment and remediation or providing fiscal advice for emerging markets, our diverse teams are driven by a clear set of values, a passion for exceptional client service and an enduring commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Paul Young MIEAust

Deputy President
Jillian Formentin FIEAust CPEng NER

Past President
James Westcott FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aust)

Committee Members

Francis Norman AFIEAust CEngA EngExec NER IntETn(Aus)

Brendan Marsh MIEAust CPEng NER

Shalini Saldanha FIEAust CPEng NER

Amanda Pearce MIEAust CPEng NER

Maneesh Gupta FIEAust CPEng NER

Brian Haggerty FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE (Aus)

Gary Bryant FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE (Aus)

Doug Bruce FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE (Aus)

Robert Williamson AFIEAust CEngA EngExec NER IntETn(Aus)

John Chappell MIEAust CPEng NER

Kassia Ralston GradIEAust


Event Series

Digital Events Series



Engineers Australia’s Digital Events Series has been created to develop engineers’ knowledge of the digital transformation taking place throughout industry.

At the series launch in December 2018, Shaun Gregory, Executive Vice President Exploration and Chief Technology Officer at Woodside Energy outlined some of the changes that industry is likely see in the future digital world and the need for engineers to keep up their knowledge and skills in order to adapt and thrive.   The series has been designed in response to this need for continued learning as well as provide an opportunity for engineers to share ideas and experiences.  The series is free to Engineers Australia members. Non-members are welcome to attend at the $30 ticket price.

The topics for the year have been drawn from across the many different sectors and fields of practice of engineering to cover a broad range of content.   

You can register for the events listed below and submit your interest to attend future events (a link will be sent to you once registration opens).

If you wish to suggest a topic or nominate a speaker for future events, please fill in this form – https://engineersaustralia.wufoo.com/forms/ri3r2p31klnn9z/

For all other enquiries, including sponsorship of the series or hosting an event please contact [email protected]


Events - all events are 5 for 5.30pm start to 7pm, networking to 7.30pm unless otherwise stated

Past Events :

Tuesday 19 February – Woodside Auditorium

Digital Disruption or Opportunity

Speakers : Gavin Strack, Convergio and Richard Beck DIGATEX

Slides: Richard Beck - DIGATEX, Gavin Strack - Convergio


Thursday 28 February – Engineers Australia Auditorium

Emerging technologies and digital access: building in or bolting on?

Speaker: Dr Scott Hollier


Wednesday 20 March – Curtin University, 137 St Georges Terrace (Brookfield Place)

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Speaker/s: Dave McKenzie - Aurecon
                  David Cavanagh - Integrated Energy
                  Doug Bester - Sentient Computing

Wednesday 17 April – Curtin University, 137 St Georges Terrace (Brookfield Place)

Data Analytics – What do we really need to know?

Speaker/s: Rachel Cardell-Oliver, UWA & Lauchlan Wallace, Woodside


Wednesday 15 May - Curtin University, 137 St Georges Terrace (Brookfield Place)

Additive manufacturing and 3D Printing

Speakers: Lianne Kelly – Central Innovation Perth

                 Vivek Kumar – Konica Minolta


Wednesday 19 June - Curtin University, 137 St Georges Terrace (Brookfield Place)

Remote Sensing and Imaging

Speakers: Alistair Scott-Farris, Managing Director, c4D Intel

                 David Antoine, Professor at Curtin University


Hosted by the College of Leadership and Management, the Horizons events series brings together leaders in engineering to hear from luminaries who are willing to share from the heart their leadership stories: what inspires and motivates them, their values and aspirations and what can they pass on to others from their learning experiences and insights.

Formerly known as Engineering Frontiers, Horizons is the innovative and groundbreaking conversational leadership series that has run over the past four years, featuring well-known and respected leaders from across industry including the Hon. Dr Ken Michael AC, past Governor of WA, Sue Murphy, CEO of Watercorp and Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman Shell Australia and Executive Vice President Integrated Gas Australia and New Zealand.

You can register for the events listed below.  Note that places are limited given the intimate format of the sessions.

Are there exemplar engineers or leaders in engineering related roles that you would like to hear from? Please provide your suggestions via this form.

For all other enquiries, including sponsorship, please contact [email protected]


Upcoming events 

Tuesday 20 August - Engineers Australia WA Auditorium

Horizons with Phil Thick General Manager of Tianqi Lithium Australia

5.30pm for a 6:00pm start, finishing at 7:45pm.

Register here


Past events

Past events that were recorded are hosted on MyCPD.  Viewings can be counted as CPD.  

Click on the following links to access each one, noting there is a cost for each session.


Facilities booking

WA Office has a range of corporate venue facilities available for hire. Please download the below PDF for information about the various facilities and hire rates.

Room Hire Information and Rates WA Office

Should you require any further information or wish to make a booking with us at Engineers Australia, contact [email protected].


Engineers Australia's groups, Colleges and Technical Societies play an integral role in setting the professional standards and providing continuing professional development (CPD) for over 100,000 members from the full range of engineering occupations and career stages.

As knowledge sharing platforms, these groups provide the opportunity for engineers to give back to, become involved in, and connect with their local engineering community.

Find out how you can connect with your local engineering community.

Find out about the groups available in WA:


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.

Find out about tertiary awards available in WA:

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 Office) 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 Office) and winner of several Engineers Australia awards. He was made an Honorary Fellow in 1966.

Schools Programs

Engineers Australia is pledged to the engineering profession, its practitioners and its proponents. We are committed to guiding and assisting all engineers, including students of all levels pursuing a future in engineering.

It is never too early for a student to learn and apply themselves to the goal of attending university for an engineering degree. Curious, inventive children are driven by creativity and aptitude, supported by devoted parents and guided by talented educators. Our goal is to provide a third point of inspiration and direction for future engineers, backing the efforts of their studies and the support of their families and schools.

Find out more information on the programs and resources Engineers Australia has for students and educators.

Find out about local activities the WA Office offers:

In 2018 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.  Engineers Australia members kindly volunteer their time to share their experiences and shine a spotlight on engineering as a potential career for high school students.

We have engineers of differing ages and experience who can provide insights into the engineering profession through sharing their individual career journeys.

EngTalk is available to high schools in Western Australia, subject to speaker availability.

If you would like to host an EngTalk presentation, or to find out more about this exciting initiative, please email the Program Coordinator or call us on 08 6214 6319.   

Join our database of engineers available to visit schools

In order to fulfil requests from schools we require our members’ assistance. If you are an Engineers Australia member interested in being an EngTalk  speaker please email the Program Coordinator for details of an upcoming briefing session.

We are especially interested in members based in the regions who can visit regional schools.

Engineers Australia WA merchandise

Browse the current merchandise collection available for purchase at the WA Office. 

Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

Car sunshade

Engineers Australia men's tie

iPad cover


Long sleeve fleece jacket
Mens $60.00 | Ladies $55.00

Men's polo shirt


$35.00 each

$22.00 (pick up only)


Women's polo shirt

Young Engineers drink holder

Young Engineers or Engineers Australia mug

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