About Engineers Australia Queensland Office
Engineers Australia Queensland serves and advocates for the engineering profession throughout the state via its Division Committee and a large number of Regional Groups, Branches, Technical Societies, Special Interest Groups, and an Honours and Awards subcommittee.
The Division Manager and Division Committee, of 10 Queensland volunteer members, take a shared leadership approach to the running of the Division.
The Queensland Office’s strategic agenda aligns with the key national priority areas, and includes infrastructure, energy and future skills, with the addition of water management.
The Office also runs a large number of valuable state-wide technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions and workshops.
Other major Queensland activities include Regional Forums, Leadership Forums, symposia, Engineers in Parliament events, engineering heritage endeavours, policy launch events, 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 Programs.
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 Programs; leadership and advocacy opportunities; management and leadership achievements being recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) post nominal; and, access to an exclusive member rewards program, Ignite, among many other benefits.
Start your membership today and enjoy the benefits of being part of a Engineers Australia, your professional home for life.
The people of Engineers Australia's Queensland Office
The Queensland Committee consists of the Queensland President, Past President, Deputy Presidents and other elected positions.
The Committee meets monthly to assist in running the Engineers Australia Queensland and arises currently in the following formation:
|Mark Lendich||FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|Chris Neilsen||FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|Simon Orton||FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|Lara Harland||FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|Marie Gales||MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|Joseph Tam||FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)|
|Clare Lavrencic||MIEAust (representing Young Engineers Australia, Queensland)|
|Eden O'Brien||GradIEAust (representing Women in Engineering, Queensland)|
|Ross Percival||MIEAust CPEng NER (representing Queensland's regions)|
Hon Trish White BE(Elec) BA FIEAust CPEng EngExec APEC Engineer IntPE (Aus) FAICD
Trish is the Engineers Australia National President and Chair of the Board. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia in the Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering College and has been an Engineers Australia Board Director for two years. Trish holds electrical engineering and arts degrees from University of Queensland, and is a Fellow of the College of Leadership and Management.
She is an executive director of professional services and business advisory firm, Slingsby Taylor, and provides advisory services to boards and executives of both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Formerly, Trish was Executive Strategic Advisor for WorleyParsons Ltd, working in the global resources and energy industries. That followed a career as a cabinet minister in the South Australian government, where she served in the infrastructure, development, transport, science and education portfolios.
Previously, her career had been in applied research with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Prior to that, she managed national infrastructure projects in Canberra. Trish is an experienced professional company director, having served on the boards of several large Australian companies. She is a Fellow of the AICD.
Queensland Policy Position Papers
- Professional Engineers & the Construction Sector
- Queensland Government releases 2018 version of SIP Part B
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) regulates the profession of engineering in Queensland. BPEQ traces its history back to 1930 when the then Queensland Government passed the original Professional Engineers Act (also known as the PE Act).
Following the passing of the PE Act, BPEQ was established and thus the registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) system was created and continues to be adhered to today.
The University of Queensland's Professor Roger (RJ) Hawken, a Queensland Engineering Hall of Famer, was the driving force behind the registration system and assisted the government of the time in its development.
As administrators of the Professional Engineers Act, BPEQ strive to protect the public by ensuring professional engineering services are provided by a registered professional engineer in a professional and competent way, maintain public confidence in the standard of services provided by registered professional engineers, and uphold the standards of practice of registered professional engineers.
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.
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.
Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of high voltage electricity transmission network services, combining innovation with insight to deliver safe, cost-effective and reliable solutions.
A Queensland State Government-owned corporation, Powerlink operates and maintains the transmission network that extends 1,700km north of Cairns to the New South Wales border, comprising 15,500 circuit kilometres of transmission lines and 139 substations.
Powerlink’s role in the electricity supply chain is to transport high voltage electricity, generated at major power stations, through its transmission grid to the distribution networks owned by Energex, Ergon and Essential Energy (in northern NSW), supplying power to almost four million Queenslanders.
Powerlink also transports electricity to high usage industrial customers such as rail companies, mines, and mineral processing facilities, and to New South Wales via the Queensland/NSW Interconnector transmission line.
Lendlease’s Engineering business is a leader in civil and rail infrastructure. Lendlease creates packaged solutions for the delivery of infrastructure assets, including development, financing, design, and construction.
Working across Australia, Lendlease offers advanced technical capabilities and significant construction resources for the creation of critical transport and infrastructure assets, under a variety of delivery models.
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.
- Asset Management Council (formerly MESA)
- Australian Cost Engineering Society
- Australian Geomechanics Society
- Australian Society for Defence Engineering
- Australian Tunnelling Society
- Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA)
- Materials Australia
- Railway Technical Society of Australasia
- Risk Engineering Society
- Sustainable Engineering Society (SEng)
- Society of Fire Safety
- Transport Australia Society
Engineers Australia plays an important role in recognising and celebrating engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to our communities. Our Award Programs identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering and conspicuous service to the profession.
Engineers Australia offers a range of national awards, medals and scholarships, which highlight contributions to various areas of engineering.
Engineers Australia Queensland Office offers spaces for hire with areas suitable for your next workshop, presentation or meeting.
Click here for meeting room hire information (PDF)
Engineers Australia Queensland Office is situated in Spring Hill.
Parking is available nearby, Astor Terrace Car Park is open 24hrs.
For any enquiries or advice on hiring a venue please contact:
Engineers Australia Queensland
Phone: (07) 3832 3749
Email: [email protected]
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.
Office Location and address
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
Please note that our Brisbane office does not have the expertise to provide advice or information regarding the Migration Skills Assessment, the Washington Accord or joining Engineers Australia.
Such information and advice is best obtained from our website, or by calling our Members Services experts on 1300 653 113.
PO Box 864
Spring Hill QLD 4004
Phone Toll Free: 1300 653 113
choose one of the following options:
- To renew your membership
- Other membership enquiries
- eChartered and Professional Development Program enquiries
- Migration Skills Assessment
- National registers and CPD Audit
- All other enquiries, including to speak directly with a Queensland member of staff. Please ask for them by name.
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
|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.
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.
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.