September 2011 Eng-Zone: Engineers Australia Sydney Division's e-newsletter sent to you on the first week of every month with news and details of activities around Engineers Australia.
The Leader Is Dead. The Leader Of The Future Is Here Now! Thinkers recognise a new style of leadership now dominates our world. The old style ‘lead from the front’, heroic leader is a dying breed. In our dynamic hyperconnected society, we now have ‘distributed leadership’. This creates new openings… Recent editions of the Harvard Business Review run themes on collaboration and complexity. The future is being driven by connected individuals with passion and ideas, who collaborate.
Congratulations ! We would like to congatulate the following Engineers Australia Sydney Division members who have been appointed with Chartered (CPEng) Status in August 2011. New Chartered Members Karam Diskoros Cameron Amri Troy Michael Anforth Robert Lee Dales Christopher Joe Errington Ross Peter Golotta Merwan Khoury Casey Keven McKendry Evan Andrew Monkhouse Nicholas David Morphett David Chacko Parayarukuzhil Paul Patrick Parnell Robert Bell Seabrook Jacobus Johanne Van Rooy David William Bluck David Sedge Eric Yat-Shuen Wong Carey James McIntyre
In my own field of change management, there’s a thirst for sustainability, governance, risk management, diversity and ethics. These interconnected themes are key enablers for business success. These are also strong personal drivers across generations. Most people want to run ‘a good organisation’ and to ‘do the right thing’. At top levels, this informs boards, strategy and organisational design. At middle and lower levels, this plays out in the way people run divisions, projects and workforces. For new graduates, it impacts what young people want to do, and where they want to work. Recognising our connections around common values enables us to collaborate and to achieve success. With our rigorous technical training, engineers are uniquely positioned to lead with others on key issues of importance to our communities. Themes of infrastructure, productivity, risk management and sustainability provide clear opportunities for engineers to make an impact in important issues locally, nationally and globally. At the Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management (CELM), we are interested in the leadership of business, innovation and change. Participation in CELM is open to all members of Engineers Australia. (web link). Would you like to be involved? • Our next exciting event “Natural Disasters in NSW – Are We Prepared?” is on 14th Sept. In the first half of this year, we were glued to our screens watching disaster response unfold in Queensland, New Zealand and Japan. What can we learn from this? How can we be prepared? A strong leader is a prepared leader. In the Year of Humanitarian Engineering, we are bringing together a panel of eminent speakers at NSW Parliament House - to inform and stimulate the debate. Invite your colleagues and family. This is an important topic and open to the public. Registrations are essential & close on 7th Sept.
• Our current “Opportunities for Leaders” Campaign is to attract new volunteers for CELM. There are opportunities to volunteer on the Board, and also more flexible ways to volunteer as a “Friend of CELM”. Applications due 8th Sept. Alexandra Meldrum Chair – Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management – NSW
NEWS Sydney Division welcomes National Presedent Merv Lindsay On Wednesday 31 August, National President, Merv Lindsay visited Sydney Division and presented an insight into Engineers Australia nationally. Merv spoke about the various challenges that Engineers Australia faces in ensuring that members are well represented and engaged and the achievements to date with all groups nationally towards goals such as the review of chartered status, and national registration. Read more and view photos from National President's visit. 10% off Annual Travel Insurance from American Express Pack away your worries and enjoy a relaxing holiday any time of the year with American Express® Travel Insurance. Receive 10% off when you purchase a Frequent Traveller policy before 30th September 2011 with your American Express Card and enjoy 12 months worldwide comprehensive travel insurance cover for you and your family*. Enter code PTRNQ3 at payment & make sure the things you value are protected before you depart. Get a quote online now or call 1800 230 566 Warman Design & Build Competition - 2011 The objective is to design, build and prove a prototype system in a laboratory environment that serves to transfer a payload of game balls on the defined track in accordance with the rules. Can you design the best system. Register for competition...
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Getting Sydney Moving SHTRG Seminar providing an insight into the City of Sydney’s plans for fixing both current transport infrastructure issues and future developments designed to alleviate transportation concerns with the growing Sydney population. View details... Engineers Australia Sydney venues for hire
Engineers Australia Sydney Division offers spaces for hire with areas suitable for your next workshop or meeting. These include a Ground Floor Auditorium and 2 meeting rooms at Level 3. We are located at Chatswood, easily accessible via Pacific Highway and a short walk from Chatswood Station. For enquiries or advice on hiring a venue please email email@example.com . Skillmax Migrant Engineers Course
Richard Hanna, Executive Operations Manager of Engineers Australia recently attended the graduation of the Skillmax students at Randwick TAFE. Richard presented to the students on the services provided by Engineers Australia to overseas qualified engineers and provided useful tips for resume preparation and job seeking skills. Read more...
Applications are NOW OPEN for Engineers Without Borders' Overseas Positions Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) are seeking special people from a variety of international / community development, engineering and education backgrounds for secondments in Nepal, Cambodia, India, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Applications are now open and close Sunday 25th September. View more details. CALL FOR ENTRANTS! Royal Society of NSW 2011 Awards Entries open for the 2011 awards of the Royal Society of New South Wales: the Edgeworth David Medal, the Clarke Medal (Botany for 2011), the Warren Lecture and Prize and Royal Society of NSW Scholarships. View Guidelines for Entries.
08.09.2011 Overview of Electric Vehicles An illustrated one-hour power point presentation covering the technical aspects of a range of electric vehicles. View details... 08.09.2011 2011 Young Engineers Gala Dinner Sponsored by Arup, Brown Consulting and Lindsay and Dynan the YEAS Gala Dinner is the inaugural annual dinner held to celebrate the achievements of young engineers. Winners of the student and young professional of the year, and the university public speaking prize will be awarded among others, with MC Adam Spencer. Don’t miss out on out on your chance to mingle with industry colleagues on this night of nights for young engineers. Read more... 09.09.2011 GIS in Engineering The aim of the day is to share information on the application of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial data and skills in Engineering Projects. Register now... 13.09.2011 Perception Risk and Communication The Risk Management Institution of Australasia (NSW Chapter) and the Engineers Australia, Risk Engineering Society (NSW Chapter) extend a special invitation to attend our first joint event. View details 13.09.2011 How High Can Timber Go? & Timber Durability Update Our speaker Tony Walther will discuss innovative timber products and constructions and their application in Australia and will answer the question “How High can Timber Go!”. Nick Livanes will explain Timber Durability and specification. View details 14.09.2011 Port Botany Expansion Guest Speaker Philip Davies hosted by Illawarra/Sutherland Regional Group View details... 14.09.2011 Natural Disasters in NSW - Are We Prepared? Panel Discussion In this Year of Humanitarian Engineering, the NSW chapter of CELM is pleased to invite you to a fascinating panel discussion. Four eminent speakers will debate the topic of preparedness for natural disasters in NSW. Register now... 15.09.2011 Flood Modelling in 2D EA Western Sydney Regional Group presenting Mr Mark Babister - Managing Director WMAwater and Mr Grantley Smith - Senior Engineer, Water Research Laboratory. View Details... 21.09.2011 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY: The impact of upcoming changes Invitation to everyone interested in hearing how the new Workplace Health & Safety Legislation will impact them and their organisation. Read more... 21.09.2011 Site Visit of the Tumut 3 Power Station Modernisation Project Engineers Australia (Riverina Group) Site Visit to Scheme Modernisation Project providing a technical and management overview of the modernisation, major overhaul and runner upgrades project at Tumut 3 power station occurring as part of the Scheme Modernisation Project. View details... 22.09.2011 Type Testing of Switchboards This symposium is intended for engineers and managers from a wide range of industries, it provides an opportunity to discuss safety learnings from incident investigations with an international leader in the field and to gain insights into current issues in Process Safety. Register now... 22.09.2011 Current Insights in Incident Investigation & Process Safety Presentation to discuss the merits of type testing against verification by calculationand the key safety requirements for LV switchgear such as Internal Arc Fault Containment. Demonstration of some switchboard testing will also be included. Register now... 23.09.2011
Nuclear energy an important and inevitable pursuit Speaker: Dr Baldev Raj, President, Indian National Academy of Engineering, President, International Institute of Welding and recently retired Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research. View Details... 29.09.2011 Air Traffic Control - Now & In The Future Presentation by the Southern Highlands & Tablelands Country Group with guest Speaker John Moore, Operations Manager, ATC Future Systems, Airservices Australia. View Details... 04 - 05.10.2011 Cogeneration and Trigeneration This is a two day professional development course addressing a number of Cogen and Trigen operation aspects which will give engineers an in-depth understanding of the workings of these technologies and their benefits to industry Register now... 05.10.2011 Developing Hullforms of Yesterdayâ€™s Timber Vessels RINA/IMarEST Technical Meeting with Guest SpeakerNoel Riley, Commercial Marine Design Pty Ltd View details... 05.10.2011 Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) Support Workshop Tips on writing your CERs and preparing for the Chartered interview and what to expect. Register now... 05.10.2011 Evacuation Standard AS.3745-2010 Whats new with PEEPs? This important event discusses the many changes in AS.3745-2010,Planning for Emergencies in Facilities Standard with emphasis on Personal Emergency Evacuation Programs (PEEPs). Register now... 07.10.2011 The Future for Nuclear Science & Technology ANA 2011 Conference organised by the Australian Nuclear Association in association with the Nuclear Engineering Panel of EA; to be held at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW; registration $200 (students $100, late fee $40); see www.nuclearaustralia.org.au or contact Dr Don Higson firstname.lastname@example.org. 13 - 14.10.2011 LSAA 2011 Conference on Collaborative Design The Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA) is holding a Conference, Workshop and Industry Design Awards in Sydney. The theme is Collaborative Design and will highlight how complex construction projects can be more successful when collaborative tools such as 3D Modeling, interoperability between software systems, effective use of electonic communication and visualization is used. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasingly being adopted by forward thinking designers. Register now...