What Our Volunteers Are Doing For You

In February Engineers Australia hosted our first Western Australian Volunteer Collaboration Forum. With over 220 committed and passionate volunteer office bearers this was an opportunity for us to come together and discuss how we can continue to add value to WA members.
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What Our Volunteers Are Doing For You

In February Engineers Australia hosted our first Western Australian Volunteer Collaboration Forum. With over 220 committed and passionate volunteer office bearers this was an opportunity for us to come together and discuss how we can continue to add value to WA members.

The role of an Office Bearer has three components:

  1. Support Engineers Australia in being the voice of the profession
  2. Communicating Engineers Australia’s value proposition
  3. Supporting quality continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for all members.

We are very fortunate to have so many members contribute to our purpose of advancing the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community. Currently there are over 30 panels, societies and committees supporting the rest of our over 13,000 members.

 

These committees include:

Asset Management Council

Oil and Gas Group

Australian Cost Engineering Society

RTSA

Australian Geomechanics Society

Retired Engineers

Australian Tunnelling Society

Risk Engineering Society

Biomedical Engineering Panel

SBSE

Chemical Branch

Society of Bulk Solids Handling

Coastal, Oceans and Ports Panel

Society of Fire Safety

Electrical College Branch

Structures Panel

Electrical Energy Society of Australia   

Sustainable Engineering Society

Engineering Heritage

SESA

Hydrology and Water Panel

Transport Australia Society

Institute of Industrial Engineers

WA Construction Panel

ITEE

Young Engineers

Mechanical Branch

 

Mining and Minerals Processing

 

 

Whether you find value in your member through:

  • attending CPD sessions to develop your technical knowledge;
  • staying networked and connected with your engineering colleges and the profession; or
  • having the recognition that comes from being a member or chartered member,

you will find an Engineers Australia  volunteer has contributed positively to your experience. 

A number of examples are:

  1. Engineering Heritage Group designed, developed and put together a Heritage Walking Tour complete with an interactive map for mobile devicese.
  2. The Structures Branch in WA organised a subject matter expert from Canada to come to Perth to run a 1 day workshop on reinforcement.  .
  3. Sustainable Engineering Society committee member David Rice recently delivered the same presentation he delivered at the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne to WA members which was recorded for others to be able to access the content..
  4. Young Engineers and the College of Leadership and Management hosted mentoring breakfasts  bringing together younger engineers with more experienced engineers to assist intergenerational networking.
  5. The Electrical Energy Society of Australia WA branch hosts a Poster Paper Competition for students with their most recent winner being offered a position of employment due to the high caliber of the poster submitted.
  6. Oil and Gas Group run a joint mentoring program for engineers in subsea and   hosted the Engineers Australia knowledge forum workshop on safety at the  Australasian  Oil and Gas Conference.
  7. Coastal, Oceans and Ports Panel are  hosting an industry briefing session for members on  Westport.
  8. Hydrology and Water have worked with Engineering Education Australia to bring a day training course to the WA community.

We  invite you to contact us with any feedback or to discuss ways to become more involved in our Engineers Australia community.

Member Engagement Manager (WA) Michael Bell

Reach out: [email protected]