South Australia Office

Serving our members and the engineering profession in South Australia.

About Engineers Australia South Australia

The South Australian Office serves and advocates for the engineering community in South Australia, led collaboratively by a General Manager and a Division Committee of 14 local members.

The Office’s strategic agenda includes reinforcing Engineers Australia’s position as the trusted voice of the profession in South Australia with a focus on registration, energy, employment, STEM, and infrastructure.

The South Australian Office also facilitates technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions, workshops, STEM events for school students and a mentoring program for young engineers throughout each year.

Major South Australian Office activities include policy launches; leadership forums; engineering heritage endeavours; networking opportunities; formally acknowledging engineers who have served the profession with Fellow status; and, recognising and rewarding outstanding local engineering students, 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 South Australia and beyond.


Lachlan Kinnear MIEAust

Deputy President and National Congress Representative 2019/20

Michael Scott MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Immediate Past President

Niki Robinson FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Committee Members

Gordan Lesicar FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Andrew Meyer MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Sanu Rajanbabu FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Greg Stevens GradIEAust

Michael Poynter FIEAust CPEng EngExec APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Adam Greaves MIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Graham Davies FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Dominic Burnet GradIEAust

Dr Helen Edmonds FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER

Katharine Ward FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Dr Neil Mackenzie FIEAust CPEng EngExec APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Facilities booking

The South Australian Office has many well-appointed meeting rooms, providing ideal facilities for your meeting room needs. Conveniently located in the CBD, all meeting rooms are modern and comfortable, fully carpeted, and equipped with heating and air conditioning.

Please note: rooms are available Monday - Friday from 9.00am - 8.00pm. Rooms are not available for hire on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Meeting room hire information: 2018-19 Meeting Room & Equipment Hire Charges

To request information about availability, please contact the South Australian Office: [email protected]



Craig Gilbert Leadership Award

About Craig Gilbert

He joined Australian Construction Services, where he spent the first two years of his professional career undertaking a variety of projects, including work on airfields at Woomera and Tindal.

In 1988, he joined BC Tonkin and Associates (now Tonkin Consulting) and played a key role in developing major South Australian projects.

Of note was Craig’s contribution to the duplication of Robe Terrace and the design of the Port River Expressway. While this was happening, he also led the team selected to undertake a project of national significance, the rehabilitation of a major part of the water supply in Western Victoria. In 1993, just five years after arriving at the firm and at the age of 28, Craig became a director.

In 1997 he was appointed Deputy Managing Director and in December 2001 at the age of 36, Craig became the third Managing Director in the 48-year history of Tonkin Consulting.

During Craig’s career he displayed the most outstanding self-discipline, practical engineering ability, interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. These qualities were admired, even as a student, by his peers and served him well in his professional career. Craig passed away on 27 July 2003 at the age of 38, after a short illness.

The award

The award has been created as a perpetual tribute to the memory of Craig Gilbert, former Managing Director of Tonkin Consulting. It is presented by the peak body of the engineering profession, Engineers Australia.

The Craig Gilbert Leadership Award is presented annually to the South Australian Engineering student who, having completed the penultimate year of their degree, has demonstrated the most outstanding self-discipline, practical engineering ability, interpersonal skills, and leadership potential amongst their peers.

Benefits of the award

The Award signifies professional recognition of the leadership qualities of the recipient and finalists, a valuable addition to the curriculum vitae of all finalists.

Employers expect good academic results from graduates. However, demonstrated leadership in graduates is more difficult to determine. The Craig Gilbert Leadership Award identifies young leaders prior to graduation and will be a valuable indicator for employers when selecting prospective employees.

Combined with good academic results, this Award will give finalists the best chance of employment with prestigious engineering practices.

The winner of the award will receive the following:

  • Trophy and certificate
  • Name included on an honour board displayed in the Engineers Australia premises
  • $1,500 cash prize.
  • In addition, finalists will receive a certificate recognising that they have been selected as a leader amongst their peers.

The process

The award will be introduced to students early in the academic year. Universities will invite academic staff and student peers to nominate a student who they believe has exhibited outstanding leadership qualities throughout the year. There will be two students from each university nominated each year.

Following the end of year exams, nominees will be asked to submit a 500 word essay addressing leadership. In mid-December nominees will make a short presentation to the judging panel. The panel will consist of:

  • Division President of Engineers Australia
  • Representative of Engineers Australia
  • Leader of local business
  • Representative from the Gilbert family.

The winner will be presented with the Craig Gilbert Leadership Award at the Engineers Australia Sir Eric Neal Address early the following year.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Contact us

Office Location

Level 11, 108 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone and Email

(Toll Free): 1300 653 113
Fax: +61 8 8211 7702

Email us

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm


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