I’d like to take a more formal leadership role in respect of EngExec’s and demonstrate that there are diverse career paths for engineers.

Liza Maimone

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Managing Partner Consulting, PwC Australia

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For me, having EngExec really is a recognition that those skills are valued, and if we have more people with that post nominal the sense and the public recognition of what engineers can do in leadership and management will be better acknowledged, and that’ll provide more opportunities and I think better outcomes for organisations.

Guy Templeton

HonFIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

President & CEO, Australia and New Zealand, WSP

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EngExec is an ability for us to come together as a professional group and promote engineering across Australia - The ability to influence policy, influence technology and ensure that Australian industry can compete favourably on a global stage.

Air Commodore James Hood AM

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DG DASA)

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The EngExec credential is important to me as it communicates that I am an engineer and in a senior leadership role. The Chartered credential in Leadership and Management also provides recognition on a global scale.

It holds the prestige that I am a role model for the future and allows me to talk and inspire the up and coming generation of leaders as well. It also provides the opportunity to improve engineers standing with the community.

Lydia Gentle

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Manager Engineering – Mods & Ops Projects, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance

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The credential shows that, as my career has progressed, I’ve build upon my technical competencies, to develop my leadership capabilities. For me the EngExec recognises and demonstrates that I have become a well rounded leader with a variety of skills at my finger tips.

These are invaluable when leading teams aiming to achieve outcomes that extend beyond purely technical solutions. There’s nothing more humbling than the recognition of my achievements by my professional peers.

Simon Taylor

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Manager, Infrastructure Planning, Queensland Urban Utilities

EngExec status is not just about our past personal and professional achievements, important as they are.

It’s also about the future, and providing people with numerous opportunities to exchange information, network with peers, and keep up to date with the latest engineering innovations.

It’s a valuable initiative, and I’m proud to be part of it.

As head of a large multidisciplinary engineering team at UGL, my role requires competencies in Leadership, Management and Business in addition to technical discipline competencies. The Leadership and Management competencies assessed and recognised by EngExec are aligned with my current role and indeed with other engineering management roles I have fulfilled.

I would recommend the attainment of the EngExec competency standard for engineers looking for career progression into leadership and management roles and to complement the technical discipline competencies recognised by chartered status.

Christophe Kowalczyk

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Engineering Director AU NZ & SEA, Acciona Infrastructure

Keith Hannan

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Head of Engineering – Transport, UGL Pty Limited

I am an Engineering Executive of Engineers Australia and proud of it.

The role I hold in my company requires me to provide top level advice in Engineering Leadership and Management to clients and having been accredited as an Engineering Executive gives me the confidence and the clients peace of mind that the advice given has substance.

Furthermore, as an Engineering Executive, the ‘up and coming generation’ of Leaders and Managers would at least hear me out when it comes to matters associated with Engineering Leadership and Management.

We draw satisfaction from the contributions we make to our chosen fields in our own way, but occasionally its nice for others to notice what we do.

The recognition provided by Engineers Australia as an EngExec re-enforces what I already knew, that I am competent to successfully lead and manage people and projects.

Being an EngExec allows me to impress upon others those same qualities, furthering engineering as a professional and worthwhile pursuit.

Jaswant Deo

AFIEAust CEngA EngExec NER IntETn(Aus)

Accredited Mediator NMAS, Qualified Arbitrator and Registered Adjudicator
Principal Project Manager, RP Project Management

Peter Young

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Senior Systems Engineer, Nova Systems

The EngExec credential is a highly regarded status and a recognition for a person to have your verification of competency carried out on your leadership and management skills by a professional engineering body like Engineers Australia, which endeavours to carry out due diligence checks and verify the suitability of a candidate’s entry in that college of Leadership & Management.

The possession of this credential could open up more options to career advancement either to stand out as a practicing management consultant or to get employed in senior leadership roles of a high standard organisation which values talent acquisition.

EngExec leaders are the engineering role models of the future - I would love to see all of our senior engineering leaders proudly declare themselves EngExec and encourage the next generation of engineers to join the profession.

EngExec differentiates those leaders with an engineering background in an industry saturated with leaders of all disciplines and backgrounds. I am proud to display the EngExec credentials after my name as this an important recognition of my engineering leadership journey.

Alex Alagappan

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Reliability Improvement/Asset Management, Fortescue Metals Group

Alesha Printz

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

President, Victoria Division, Engineers Australia

The granting of EngExec status from Engineers Australia provides a level of assurance and confidence to any individual or organisation seeking professional services that the engineer offering those services is recognised as a leader in their profession.

 This encompasses not only professional competency, but also the equally Important aspects of a demonstrated ability to lead fellow engineers through challenging projects, manage resources and overcome difficulties to achieve outcomes, and to give back to the professional through mentoring and professional development. An engineer that holds the status of EngExec adds value to a team, a project and an organisation.   

On a personal note, it is recognition of the professional mastery achieved throughout one’s career. It provides a sense of achievement and accomplishment through recognition by your peers and by Engineers Australia. The granting of EngExec indicates that a mark has been left upon our profession and that we have, in a small way been able to improve our standing within the community.

In 2018, I was fortunate to become an Engineering Executive of Engineers Australia.  I have been a Chartered civil engineer since year 2000, and have always been deeply proud of my structured professional training through the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers London. I am deeply honoured to be a Chartered civil engineer, and believe strongly in the importance of having chartership status to recognise professional engineers.

In my company, I carry out various leadership roles and am deeply passionate about creating opportunities for all people of our country. I am a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, being a champion for the development of generations of future engineers by being a champion of STEM, and mentoring the future leaders in engineering. 

Being an Engineering Executive provides me with a platform to drive the change I want to see in my industry, as well as to do all I can to show that engineers truly care for everyone in our community.

Simon Warne

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Maintenance Manager, Transurban

Soyun Punyadasa

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Director, CMP Consulting Group

Networking – The exclusive EngExec and Fellow events have provided great opportunities to network and develop relationships with other senior members of the engineering fraternity. The events have also offered very interesting speakers in a forum that is easier to engage with them.

The application and assessment process provided a great opportunity for me to reflect on my career and achievements, and recognise my successes.

While gaining chartered status was a long term personal achievement which recognised my technical proficiency, I valued the award of EngExec more as it recognises my development as a senior engineering leader.

It’s caused me to re-engage with Engineers Australia, attend more events, and promote the benefits of professional development to younger engineers.

Obtaining my EngExec was a wonderful opportunity to test my accomplishments with an independent party that sees the very best our industry has to offer and realise what I have achieved in my career.

EngExec is recognition that I am able to not just manage projects, but am competent developing and implementing business strategies to effectively lead people and teams which I love doing.

EngExec has encouraged me to engage more with Engineers Australia and our industry. I particularly enjoy encouraging people to become engineers and encourage young engineers to see the possibilities a career in engineering has to offer.

Adrian Vesnaver

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Senior Engineer, Bellwether

Helen Forster

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPEC(Aus)

Director of Operations – Infrastructure WA, Jacobs

The EngExec credential provides additional credibility to the owner of the post-nominal. It enhances the standing within the organisation and demonstrates that qualified persons are at the helm making appropriate decisions based on the competencies already achieved.

As engineers we are constantly learning and evolving our skills throughout our careers. EngExec displays this to colleagues and our engineering `customers' alike. EngExec aids in raising the profile of the engineering community -- vital for future economic prosperity of the nation.

John D’Souza

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Senior Project Manager, United Energy

Craig Watkins

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPEC(Aus)

Chair of EA, Bendigo Regional Group