Office bearer (volunteer) expressions of interest

Shape the future of engineering. Volunteer for Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia is seeking expressions of interest for a range of its College Boards and Committees for the 2023/24 term, 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024.

Our Office Bearers (Volunteers) work hard to inspire the next generation of engineers, maintain our professional standards, educate the profession, and provide industry and government with the thought leadership needed to meet future challenges.

As an Office Bearer (Volunteer), you can help make an impact and contribute to our purpose of advancing society through great engineering.

Eligibility criteria

To nominate for a position, you must be a current Engineers Australia member.

Eligibility for positions can vary based on your membership type and level. Learn more about which groups you are eligible (PDF 137.71KB) to nominate for and explore the available positions below.

You may submit a maximum of two expressions of interest. You must submit a separate application for each, ensuring you address the group requirements. Nominations that do not address the requirements or that are for more than one group will be deemed ineligible.

All Engineers Australia volunteers are bound by Engineers Australia’s General Regulations (PDF 651KB), including the Office Bearer Code of Conduct. Find out more about volunteering with us.

Engineers Australia promotes an inclusive profession and encourages members across all aspects of diversity to apply. View our Diversity and Inclusion Positioning Statement (PDF 1.12MB) to find out more.

How to nominate

You can apply online via the individual group listings below. It is a self-nomination process only; you cannot nominate other members.

To nominate for a position you will need to provide:

  • Your Engineers Australia ID.
  • A concise two-page CV with details about your experience.
  • A one-page candidate statement setting out what you can contribute, why you are suited to join the group, and addressing any specific group requirements.

If you are a current serving member on a College Board or Committee whose term ends in December 2022 and you are nominating for the same group, you do not need to provide your CV. You will need to provide a candidate statement which details the impact you’ve had in your role and what you intend to deliver if elected for a further term.

You’ll receive an email confirmation when your application has been successfully submitted. If you can’t find the email, please check your junk or spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please contact us.

Nominations timeline

Nominations open Friday 1 July and close 11.00 pm AEST Friday 16 September. Nominations received after this time will be ineligible and not considered.

Following the close of the nomination period, it takes nine weeks to review and process all nominations.

If you have lodged an EOI, you will be notified of the outcome by Wednesday 30 November. This will be sent directly to your provided email address.

Available positions

The availability of positions varies by group. Expand the accordions below to learn more about each group and lodge your EOI or view positions by location (PDF 103KB).

College boards and their branch committees

The Biomedical College aims to be the peak representative body for biomedical engineering professionals in Australia.

The role of the College Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for

Biomedical engineering is one of the most diverse branches of engineering requiring a mix of skill sets ranging from mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, material engineering, human biology and tissue engineering and computer science and engineering. To serve the best interests of the profession, the our Board needs to have a similarly wide skillset within its membership. 

Participating in the activities of our is rewarding and provides an opportunity to give back to the profession while making a worthwhile contribution to the advancement of biomedical engineering in Australia.

You must be a member of the Biomedical College and it is preferred that you are Chartered. However, nominations will be accepted from non-Chartered senior members of the profession.

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board. 

Biomedical College Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Queensland Biomedical College Branch
  • Sydney Biomedical College Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more.

Submit your EOI

The Chemical College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing chemical engineering.

The role of the College Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for

The Chemical College is seeking to ensure it represents all areas of practice that are chemical engineering related, including petroleum, mining, agricultural, pharmaceutical, metallurgical, process, and industrial.

It is specifically seeking:

  • Geographic representation from SA, NT, ACT and TAS.
  • An Indigenous engineer or someone with experience working with indigenous communities.
  • Engineering Associates and Technologists.
  • Chemical engineers working in academia.

You must be a member of the Chemical College and it is preferred that you are Chartered. However, nominations will be accepted from non-Chartered senior members of the profession.

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board.

Chemical College Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Newcastle Chemical College Branch
  • Queensland Chemical College Branch*
  • Sydney Chemical College Branch*
  • Victoria Chemical College Branch*
  • Western Australia Chemical College Branch

*These committees operate as a Joint Chemical Engineering Committee with iChemE. This EOI process is calling for nominations for the Engineers Australia representatives on these committees.

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch structure and role.

Submit your EOI

The Civil College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing civil engineering. The role of the College Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing a communication channel between members of the civil engineering community and Engineers Australia.
  • Identifying emerging changes in technical standards, technologies, or new disciplines as they relate to civil engineering.
  • Consulting with and providing advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Contributing to the development of the body of knowledge particularly in relation to the current review of the Learned Society function.
  • Identifying and facilitating the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Ensuring relevant CPD is available to all members of the civil engineering team.
  • Fostering and further developing an active link with the different state Civil College branches.

Civil College Branches

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra Joint Civil College and Structural College Branch*
  • Newcastle Joint Civil College and Structural College Branch: seeking representation across all aspects of diversity. Members who work in structural engineering are encouraged to apply. 
  • Queensland Civil College Branch
  • Sydney Joint Civil College and Structural College Branch*
  • Victoria Civil College Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch structure and role.

*Select Group Type 'Joint College Branches' on the EOI form when nominating for this branch. 

Submit your EOI

The College of Leadership and Management (CLM) is the home for engineers who are leaders in their roles in the community, have management positions in their organisation, or who are technical specialists in an area not already covered by existing colleges.

The role of our Board includes:

  • Promote expectations of excellence in engineering leadership and management.
  • Encourage and empower engineers to transfer their professional engineering disciplines across to management and leadership roles.
  • Attract and retain members of Engineers Australia whose careers encompass broader disciplines and responsibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for personal development and recognition of achievements.

The CLM strengthens and promotes the value of engineers as leaders.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for

The CLM Board is seeking nominations from Chartered engineering leaders with executive leadership experience.

We are looking for nominees with the following attributes:

  • Has a passion for the profession and the value of engineering leadership
  • Seeking to make a difference for the profession and for engineering professionals
  • Strong strategic leadership
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Respectful and collaborative
  • Values diversity
  • Natural tendency towards foresight and future thinking
  • Innovative
  • Digital literacy and an understanding of the digital technology landscape is also desirable.

You must be a member of the CLM and you must be Chartered. It is desirable that members are Engineering Executives. 

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board.

CLM Branches

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra CLM Branch
  • Newcastle CLM Branch
  • Queensland CLM Branch: seeking representation across all aspects of diversity. Members who work within or have links with academia encouraged to apply. 
  • South Australia CLM Branch
  • Sydney CLM Branch
  • Victoria CLM Branch
  • Western Australia CLM Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch Structure and role.

Submit your EOI

The Electrical College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing electrical engineering.

The role of our Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

The Electrical College is looking for diversity, linkage with government or academia, international experience or linkages, associates or technologists, industry experience in energy and manufacturing and senior management experience (overseeing more than twenty people).

You must be a member of the Electrical College and it is preferred that you are Chartered. However, nominations will be accepted from non-Chartered senior members of the profession.

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board

Electrical College Branches

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra Joint Electrical College and ITEE Branch*
  • Newcastle Electrical College and ITEE College Branch*
  • Queensland Electrical College Branch
  • South Australia Electrical College Branch
  • Sydney Joint Electrical College and ITEE College Branch*
  • Victoria Electrical College Branch
  • Western Australia Electrical College Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch structure and role.

*Select Group Type 'Joint College Branches' on the EOI form when nominating for this branch. 

Submit your EOI

The Environmental College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing environmental engineering.

The role of our Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.
  • Contribute to EA submissions in relation to government policy, standards or relevant external work.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for

The Environmental College is looking for gender diversity, linkage with government, international experience or linkages, associates or technologists, involvement with academia or research and development or experience in manufacturing and industry.

You must be a member of the Environmental College and it is preferred that you are Chartered. However, nominations will be accepted from non-Chartered senior members of the profession.

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board.

Submit your EOI

The Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing the information, telecommunications, electronics, software, computing, cyber, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things areas of practice.

The role of our Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

You must be a member of the ITEE College. Preference will be given to ITEE members with experience in software engineering, cyber engineering, telecommunications and digital control systems. ITEE Branch experience is desirable.

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board.

ITEE College Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra ITEE College Branch*
  • Newcastle Electrical College and ITEE College Branch*
  • Queensland ITEE College Branch
  • South Australia ITEE College Branch
  • Sydney Joint Electrical College and ITEE College Branch*
  • Victoria ITEE College Branch
  • Western Australia ITEE College Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch structure and role.

*Select Group Type 'Joint College Branches' on the EOI form when nominating for this branch. 

Submit your EOI

The Mechanical College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing mechanical engineering.

The role of our Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

The Mechanical College is seeking to ensure it represents all mechanical engineers and is specifically seeking:

  • Geographic representation from regional members.
  • Engineering Associates and Technologists.
  • Mechanical engineers working in academia.
  • Female and early to mid-career candidates are encouraged to apply.

You must be a member of the Mechanical College and it is preferred that you are Chartered. However, nominations will be accepted from non-Chartered senior members of the profession.

Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of a College Board.

Mechanical College Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra Mechanical College Branch
  • Newcastle Mechanical College Branch
  • Queensland Mechanical College Branch
  • South Australia Mechanical College branch
  • Victoria Mechanical College Branch
  • Western Australia Mechanical College Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch structure and role.

Submit your EOI

The Structural College is the peak group within Engineers Australia representing mechanical engineering.

The role of our Board includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify emerging changes in technical standards.
  • Consult with and provide advice to the Professional Standards Committee.
  • Identify emerging new disciplines and significant cross-discipline areas.
  • Contribute to the development of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify and facilitate the provision of high-level technical advice.
  • Identify and facilitate the delivery of appropriate continuing professional development.

Engineers Australia’s colleges provide a discipline-based home for members and a vehicle through which Engineers Australia advances the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community and supporting the career development of engineering professionals.

View the College Board Member role statement to find out more about the College Board structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

The Structural College is seeking to ensure it represents all structural engineers and is specifically seeking:

  • Structural engineers working within industrial structures, transport infrastructure and civil structures.
  • Engineering Associates and Technologists.
  • Seeking representation across all aspects of diversity.  

You must be a member of the Structural College and it is preferred that you are Chartered. However, nominations will be accepted from non-Chartered senior members of the profession. Student and Graduate members are not eligible.

Structural College Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra Joint Civil College and Structural College Branch*
  • Newcastle Joint Civil College and Structural College Branch*: seeking representation across all aspects of diversity. Members who work in structural engineering are encouraged to apply. 
  • Queensland Structural College Branch
  • Sydney Joint Civil College and Structural College Branch*
  • South Australia Structural College Branch
  • Victoria Structural College Branch
  • Western Australia Structural College Branch

View the College Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the College Branch structure and role.

*Select Group Type 'Joint College Branches' on the EOI form when nominating for this branch. 

Submit your EOI

College national committees and their branches

The National Committee on Applied Mechanics (NCAM) was founded in 1980. Our goal was and still is to promote and disseminate knowledge across a wide range of topics in applied mechanics as well as engage in all activities between academics and industrial sectors.

Activities within the field of applied mechanics range from fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, mechanics of materials and structures, fracture mechanics, tribology, acoustics, rock mechanics to machine condition monitoring, design and its applications.

View the National Committee Member role statement to find out more about the National Committee structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for engineers from diverse backgrounds pertaining to the field of applied mechanics. Engineers from mechanical, aerospace, automotive, civil and materials engineering and allied fields are welcome to apply.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a National Committee.

Submit your EOI

Clinical engineering is a specialty within biomedical engineering responsible primarily for applying and implementing medical technology to optimise healthcare delivery.

The National Committee for Clinical Engineering (NCCE) has the following aims:

  • Promote the role of clinical engineering in the health industry.
  • Outline the scope and financial value of clinical engineers to hospital and health system executives.
  • Identify a cooperative role for clinical engineers and research institutions in technology research; and for engineers in redeveloping an Australian medical manufacturing industry.
  • Identify the training role of clinical engineering departments.
  • Look at the role clinical engineers play in other disciplines.
  • Assess recent and future changes in the discipline.
  • Comment on the health industry's ability to cope with clinical engineering and technology-related decisions.
  • Promote the role of risk management in clinical engineering.

View the National Committee Member role statement to find out more about the National Committee structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a national committee.

Submit your EOI

The National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) is a specialist sub-committee of the Civil College within Engineers Australia. It represents the professional interests of Australian coastal and ocean engineers.

Coastal and ocean engineers work at the interface between land and sea and in the open ocean and are skilled in understanding this dynamic natural environment. This provides the specialised knowledge needed to ensure the safe and ecologically sustainable development of our nearshore zone, vital ports and harbours, and valuable offshore resources.

Coastal and ocean engineers work in either the private sector as consulting engineers, project managers, construction contractors, or in specialised government organisations and university teaching and research.

The NCCOE strives to advance the science and art of coastal and ocean engineering throughout the general community. The key objectives of the NCCOE are to:

  • Facilitate initial and continuing education.
  • Assist in relevant tertiary course accreditation.
  • Encouraging and setting priorities for research.
  • Ensure the availability of technical standards.
  • Encourage good coastal and ocean engineering practice.
  • Provide a forum and a network for the exchange of views and experience.
  • Formulate policy for Engineers Australia in the coastal and ocean area.
  • Foster interaction between the profession and the public on technical and social issues.

View the National Committee Member role statement to find out more about the National Committee structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a national committee.

NCCOE Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Sydney Coastal, Ocean and Ports Engineering Panel (Branch)
  • Victoria Coastal, Ocean and Ports Engineering Panel (Branch): seeking representation across all aspects of diversity. Members in South Australia and Tasmania are encouraged to apply. 
  • Western Australia Coastal, Ocean and Ports Engineering Panel (Branch)

View the Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the Branch structure and role.

Submit your EOI

Rehabilitation engineering is the systematic application of engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems confronted by individuals with disabilities.

Rehabilitation engineers work across a range of functional areas including mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and cognition, and in activities associated with employment, independent living, education, and integration into the community.

The National Committee for Rehabilitation Engineering (NCRE) has the following aims:

  • foster interaction with peers across Australia
  • support the practice of rehabilitation engineers working across Australia
  • promote the work and role of professional engineering involvement in the provision of assistive technology services to Australians with disabilities
  • define and develop a rehabilitation engineering profile amongst clients, health professionals and funding sources
  • improve government understanding of, and support for, rehabilitation engineering
  • establish and increase the level of rehabilitation engineering research and development projects, manufacturing industry and training in Australia.

View the National Committee Member role statement to find out more about the National Committee structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

NCRE is seeking to ensure it represents all rehabilitation engineers and is specifically seeking EOIs from engineers working in the following key areas of practice:

  • rehabilitation robotics
  • clinical movement analysis
  • safety and compliance
  • accessibility and home mods
  • digital twinning
  • prosthetics and orthotics
  • electronic assistive technology
  • AT for activities of daily living
  • aug and alt communication
  • academic activities
  • clinical and community services
  • pressure, posture and mobility

Priority will also be given to candidates with particular strengths in policy development, advocacy, governance and oversight, or who have experience working for industrial and commercial companies. Female engineers are encouraged to apply as are those who do not currently use the ‘rehabilitation engineering’ job title.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a national committee.

Submit your EOI

The primary role of the National Committee on Space Engineering (NCSpE) is to act as an expert advisory committee to Engineers Australia on space engineering matters, and promote the economic, industrial, and intellectual value that developing and retaining Australian expertise in space technology can have.

The NCSpE aims to be the voice of the space engineering profession in Australia. We achieve this with a team of committee members with strong space relations and ties in Australia. We support a variety of programs and awards and are able to represent the profession on space engineering matters. We also organise professional development events and can provide industrial relations within the space industry.

View the National Committee Member role statement to find out more about the National Committee structure and role.

Who we are looking for

The ideal NCSpE candidate will be:

  • operational, or a recently retired, experienced space industry professional
  • familiar with the space industry’s capability and capacity pyramid
  • familiar with the international space industry and its standards from both NASA and ESA
  • familiar with Australian Space Industry's real current capability
  • willing to participate in STEM development and presentations
  • a strong proponent of professional engineering excellence in Australia
  • passionate about space.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a national committee.

Submit your EOI

The National Committee on Water Engineering (NCWE) is the peak representative body for Engineers Australia members with an interest in surface water hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, water sensitive urban design and water resources.

The NCWE contributes to members’ professional development by facilitating networking with other professionals and by providing opportunities for continued training and skills development.

The NCWE coordinates water-engineering conferences, publishes the Australasian Journal of Water Resources, maintains the design guides Australian Rainfall and Runoff and Australian Runoff Quality, develops informative, nontechnical position papers on water-engineering issues affecting the community, and maintains a series of awards, orations and scholarships.

View the National Committee Member role statement to find out more about the National Committee structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

The NCWE seeks members who represent a broad spectrum of water engineering specialties, career stage and gender diversity, Indigenous water engineering, and the major regions across Australia.

NCWE is seeking new members to represent Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory in a range of water engineering disciplines. The role of the committee member is to:

  • be an ambassador for Engineers Australia
  • contribute their experience and expertise to the NCWE to continue its leadership role in the industry
  • regularly attend committee meetings
  • volunteer to take on roles that underpin the functions of NCWE, which include usual committee functions as well as special functions like the drafting and reviewing of position papers, assembly of organising committees for NCWE events, and judging and managing NCWE awards, orations and scholarships
  • provide a conduit between State Water Panel initiatives and National Committee initiatives

Prospective applicants for the role should have:

  • an eagerness to contribute and further the knowledge of the industry
  • relevant experience in the water sector (e.g. flood management, water resources engineering, hydrology, catchment management, water quality, stormwater management, etc.)
  • already be an active participant in Engineers Australia water industry activities or advocacy

NCWE members will be elected for an initial term of two years, with the option for the term to be renewed.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a National Committee.

NCWE Branches 

The following NCWE Branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Queensland Water Engineering Panel (Branch)
  • Sydney Water Engineering Panel (Branch)
  • Victoria Water Engineering Panel (Branch)
  • Western Australia Hydrology and Water Resources Panel (Branch)

We are looking for pro-active engaged committee members that specialise in water engineering. The diverse committees pride themselves in organising cutting-edge, thought provoking and engaging conversations in water. We are looking for organised, flexible and motivated individuals that have robust organisational skills.

The role of the committee member is to:

  • be an ambassador for Engineers Australia
  • contribute their experience and expertise to the Panel to continue its leadership role in the industry
  • regularly attend committee meetings
  • assist the Panel in the organisation as well as attendance at seminars and events organised by the Panel
  • work with the other members of the Panel in identifying key topics of interest for the industry for events, seminars and industry discussion
  • assist the Panel in connecting with industry leaders in these key topics
  • assist the Panel in other tasks that arise

 Prospective applicants for the role should have:

  • an eagerness to contribute and further the knowledge of the industry
  • relevant experience in the water sector (e.g. flood management, water resources engineering, hydrology, catchment management, water quality, stormwater management, etc.)
  • availability to provide meaningful input and to be an active participant of the Panel

View the Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the Branch structure and role.

Submit your EOI

National committees, special interest groups, centres and their branches

Engineering Heritage Australia (EHA) is Engineers Australia's peak heritage body. The National Committee develops policy and represents Engineers Australia nationally on engineering and industrial heritage matters. It also manages a number of Australia-wide programs and provides guidance and a degree of co-ordination to the engineering heritage groups located in each Division.

The National Committee’s functions include:

  • representing Engineers Australia on engineering heritage matters
  • developing and promulgating policies and guidelines about engineering heritage and its conservation
  • managing the Australian Engineering Heritage Recognition Program
  • managing the Australian Engineering Oral History Program
  • creating and maintaining awareness of engineering heritage within the community and the profession
  • being the champion of engineering heritage and participating in public debate
  • managing the Engineering Heritage Conference program
  • publishing the EHA Magazine.

View EHA National Committee roles and responsibilities to find out more. 

Who we are looking for 

EHA National Committee is looking for individuals who have knowledge or experience in engineering heritage and are able to contribute to:

  • progressing the practice of heritage engineering, or
  • ensuring that our engineering heritage is widely valued and appropriately conserved.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a National Committee.

If you are interested in developing your engineering heritage experience, we encourage you to submit an EOI to your Branch Committee. 

EHA Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Engineering Heritage Canberra
  • Engineering Heritage Newcastle
  • Engineering Heritage Queensland
  • Engineering Heritage South Australia
  • Engineering Heritage Tasmania
  • Engineering Heritage Victoria
  • Engineering Heritage Western Australia 

View the Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the Branch structure and role.

Submit your EOI

As the representative body for engineering associates and technologists the role of the National Committee for Engineering Associates and Technologists (NCEAT) and its branches is to:

  • Identify strategies and recommend to the Engineers Australia Board actions to address the specific needs of our identified cohort, including producing a three-year rolling plan aligned with the EA Strategic Priorities for Board approval.
  • Liaise with and provide support to College Boards, Divisions and Technical Societies regarding the undertaking of activities by these groups to support our cohort and/or by undertaking joint activities.
  • Communicate with our cohort to identify ongoing needs, and to direct them to areas within Engineers Australia that can assist them.
  • Arrange for an appropriate range of events and other activities in accordance with the approved NCEAT plan to address needs that cannot be normally met through other Engineers Australia channels.
  • Identify common issues and collaborate with other representative groups within Engineers Australia.

Who we are looking for

NCEAT undertakes a key leadership role for Engineers Australia as a committee in matters relating to Engineering Associates and Technologists. Committee members act in a position of trust for Engineers Australia and are responsible for the effective governance of the Committee and its groups.

Members of the committee are expected to:

  • Attend up to four meetings per annum having read all papers provided prior.
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient outcomes of Committee meetings.
  • Proactively contribute and be committed to the work of the Committee.
  • Contribute to the NCEAT working groups as necessary.
  • Assist with the annual development and implementation of the Committee’s rolling three-year plan.
  • Ensure that you are familiar with Engineers Australia’s core guidance documents, e.g. Royal Charter, By-Laws, General Regulations, etc.
  • Promote and support NCEAT branches, ensure that Committee/Branch members are aware of and fulfil their responsibilities.
  • Be able to commit the time necessary to effectively serve on the Committee.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of Engineering Associates and Technologists and has extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia. Student members are not eligible to be members of a National Committee.

NCEAT Branches 

The Queensland Engineering Associate and Technologist Branch is seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term.

View the Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the Branch structure and role.

Submit your EOI

Young Engineers Australia (YEA) exists to represent, support, and provide a voice for young engineers. Through a culture of innovation, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence, YEA facilitates professional and personal development of our membership which establishes engineers as highly respected members of the community.

View the YEA National Committee roles and responsibilities to find out more about our structure and role.

Who we are looking for 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who are passionate about providing a voice for and coordinating opportunities for young engineers. YEA is seeking to ensure it represents all young engineers and is specifically seeking:

  • Geographic representation from WA, SA and/or NT, including experience or currently working in rural areas or FIFO.
  • An Indigenous engineer or someone with experience working with indigenous communities.
  • Working in or an active interest in research and development and climate action.

You must be a member of Engineers Australia and currently completing or have completed a tertiary (university, TAFE/VET) engineering qualification, and be between the ages of 18 and 35.

YEA Branches 

These branches are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Canberra Young Engineers Branch
  • Newcastle Young Engineers Branch
  • Northern Young Engineers Branch
  • Queensland Young Engineers Branch
  • South Australia Young Engineers Branch
  • Sydney Young Engineers Branch
  • Tasmania Young Engineers Branch
  • Victoria Young Engineers Branch: seeking representation across all aspects of diversity, including overseas qualified professionals, gender diversity and industry sector and discipline diversity.
  • Western Australia Young Engineers Branch

View the Branch Committee role statement to find out more about the Branch structure and role.

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The vision of the National Committee for Women in Engineering (NCWIE) is for engineering to become an inclusive profession which values, supports and celebrates the contributions of women and men towards making engineering a diverse and inclusive profession.

The NCWIE and its Branches assist Engineers Australia achieve its strategic directions and operational priorities through identifying strategies and recommending actions to address the specific needs of their identified cohort.

Women in Engineering is seeking expressions of interest for committee member positions for the 2023/24 term for:

  • Canberra Women in Engineering Branch
  • Newcastle Women in Engineering Branch
  • Northern Women in Engineering Branch
  • Queensland Women in Engineering Branch
  • South Australia Women in Engineering Branch
  • Sydney Women in Engineering Branch
  • Victoria Women in Engineering Branch

View the Branch Committee role statement to find out more.

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Division sub-committees and regional groups

Sydney Migrant Engineers

Our group's goal is to support the engineers with overseas qualifications who would like to continue their engineering careers in Australia. As a young group, we have many plans and ambitions to improve the employability of the professionals who do not have local experience or references.

The group aims to deliver online and in-person events at least three times a year. In-person events open opportunities for the wider group of migrant engineers to network and meet industry leaders. Online events aim to close the gap in knowledge of the Australian job market, job application process and other relevant information. The information may not be readily available via the Internet search and customised for the engineers.

The committee focuses on the growth of the broader group of migrant engineers to improve access to valuable information by the new migrants. The committee uses the LinkedIn platform to communicate with a broader group. The group's future is to be part of the national initiative of migrant engineers.

Nominees must be current Sydney Engineers Australia members who are interested in helping migrant engineers to succeed in their careers in Australia. Please note that student members are not eligible to be members of this committee.

Sydney Nuclear Engineering Panel

Nuclear engineering is a multidisciplinary field of engineering, and the range of skills and experience sought through the EOI is also diverse. Virtually all aspects of science, technology and engineering and mathematics are of potential relevance to nuclear engineering.

In addition, the Sydney Nuclear Engineering Panel (NEP) is seeking skills and experience in fields of nuclear policy and regulation; international, Commonwealth, and state and territory law and regulation; education training and development of individual and team expertise, competence and licensing; political viewpoints; and community information and engagement.

The NEP welcomes participation from EA members irrespective of gender, age, political viewpoint, ethnicity or any other factor. The only criterion for a member of NEP is to apply an evidence-based approach to consider nuclear engineering matters in a fair and even-handed manner, accepting all points of view for proper consideration.

The nature of the NEP membership will be instrumental in its effectiveness to provide advice, to analyse complex issues and to assist the engineering profession in Australia to better contribute to society.

Sydney and Newcastle Division Regional Groups

The Regional Groups throughout Australia perform an important function in Engineers Australia's strategic role to provide state-wide advocacy, support and professional development opportunities for our members.

These groups are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

  • Central West/Dubbo (Sydney Division)
  • Illawarra/Sutherland (Sydney Division)
  • Riverina (Sydney Division)
  • Southern Highlands and Tablelands (Sydney Division)
  • Western Sydney (Sydney Division)
  • Central Coast (Newcastle Division)
  • Mid North Coast (Newcastle Division)
  • Northern Rivers Group (Newcastle Division)
  • Northern Group (Newcastle Division)

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Northern Division Regional Groups

The Regional Groups throughout Australia perform an important function in Engineers Australia's strategic role to provide state-wide advocacy, support and professional development opportunities for our members.

The Alice Springs Regional Group is seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term. 

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    Queensland Division Regional Groups

    The Regional Groups throughout Australia perform an important function in Engineers Australia's strategic role to provide state-wide advocacy, support and professional development opportunities for our members.

    These groups are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

    • Bundaberg
    • Cairns
    • Gladstone
    • Gold Coast
    • Mackay
    • Rockhampton
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Toowoomba
    • Townsville
    • Wide Bay (Maryborough)

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    South Australia Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    The role of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to provide insight and support to initiatives that support a diverse and inclusive focused community.

    The committee is looking for representation from all aspects of diversity including gender, age and cultural background. Indigenous engineers or experience working with indigenous communities, as well as candidates from regional areas of South Australia are also encouraged to apply.

    Over the next 12 months the committee will be focusing on the support of migrant and overseas born engineers as well as supporting the indigenous engineers within our community. Successful candidates can expect to commit a minimum of 50 hours per year to prepare for and attend committee meetings, contribute to a working group’s activities, and attend related EA meetings and events.

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    Tasmania Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    The role of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to provide insight and support to initiatives that support a diverse and Inclusive focused community. The committee is looking for representation from all aspects of diversity including gender, age and cultural background.

    Tasmania Regional Groups

    The Regional Groups throughout Australia perform an important function in Engineers Australia's strategic role to provide state-wide advocacy, support and professional development opportunities for our members.

    These groups are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

    • Northern Group
    • North-West Group
    • Southern Group

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    Victoria Overseas Qualified Engineers

    The OQE Committee provide skilled/qualified migrant engineers with guidance and support within the Australian engineering community. The committees’ interactive seminars and workshops throughout the year are aimed at provoking thought and giving practical, useful advice and guidance to aid the integration of OQE's into the Australian workforce. Our objectives are to: 

    • Provide skilled overseas engineers with guidance and motivation to improve their communication and chances of securing employment in the Australian engineering industry.
    • Facilitate knowledge and participation in the technical professional development programs provided by the various discipline specific units of Engineers Australia.
    • Provide social and networking pathways for career development and training opportunities to assist overseas engineers’ integration and effective deployment in the engineering workforce.
    • Encourage and support overseas qualified engineers who are non-members to become members of Engineers Australia and advance their professional development.

    You must be a current Victorian Engineers Australia members who wishes to improve migrant engineer employment opportunities in Australia. Student and Graduate members are not eligible to be members of this committee.

    Victoria Regional Groups

    The Regional Groups throughout Australia perform an important function in Engineers Australia's strategic role to provide state-wide advocacy, support and professional development opportunities for our members.

    These groups are seeking expressions of interest for Committee member positions for the 2023/24 term:

    • Bendigo
    • Gippsland

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    Western Australia Hydrocarbon and Energy Transition Group

    The Engineers Australia Hydrocarbon and Energy Transition group is seeking highly motivated and task-oriented individuals to join the 2023 committee. The committee aims to develop, promote, and support professional development of engineers in the energy sector.

    The committee encourages applicants from diverse background in the energy industry including, but not limited to, oil and had, solar, hydrogen, technology, and innovation.

    Minimum commitment includes monthly meetings and bi-monthly evening events.

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