Engineers Australia welcomes 30,000th active chartered member

Engineers Australia has reached a major milestone, announcing John Holland’s systems engineer Durgadevi Devarajan MIEAust as its 30,000th active Chartered member at a special ceremony in Sydney.
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The Chartered status via Engineers Australia can be earned across 24 areas of engineering practice, from chemical or biomedical engineering to fire safety, leadership and management, and systems engineering.

Speaking at the event last week, Engineers Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans AM said the many benefits of Chartered status include increased professional standing, upskilling, and recognition within a Chartered engineer’s own workplace and the wider engineering sector.

“Chartered credentials are internationally benchmarked and recognised, demonstrating that Australian Engineers are at the global forefront and meet world class competency standards.

“Chartered is about best practice,” Dr Evans said.

Ms Devarajan, who has been with John Holland for more than two years said she was thrilled to be named the 30,000 active Chartered member.

“It’s a great opportunity to be the 30,000 chartered member. I feel it is a great success and it helps me take pride in my engineering achievements that I have worked on for so many years,” Ms Devarajan said.

“The kind of recognition and accreditation that comes from achieving chartered status enables our stakeholders and clients to trust our expertise and it gives me confidence that will help me to move forward in my career.”

Ms Devarajan achieved her credential through John Holland’s in-house Chartered engineer program, run in partnership with Engineers Australia.

John Holland is aiming to build a chartered workforce over the coming years and to constantly mentor graduate engineers towards the program.

To find out more about the Engineers Australia Chartered credential, visit