Queensland Division

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Queensland.

About Engineers Australia Queensland Division

The Queensland Division is the largest Division of Engineers Australia, serving and advocating for the engineering profession throughout the state via its Division Committee and a large number of Regional Groups, Branches, Technical Societies, Special Interest Groups, and an Honours and Awards subcommittee.

The Division Manager and Division Committee, of 10 Queensland volunteer members, take a shared leadership approach to the running of the Division.

The Queensland Division’s strategic agenda aligns with the key national priority areas, and includes infrastructure, energy and future skills, with the addition of water management.

The Division also runs a large number of valuable state-wide technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions and workshops.

Other major Queensland Division activities include Regional Forums, Leadership Forums, symposia, Engineers in Parliament events, engineering heritage endeavours, policy launch events, formally acknowledging engineers who have served the profession with Fellow status; and, recognising and rewarding outstanding local individual engineers and projects through our prestigious Awards Programs.

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 Programs; leadership and advocacy opportunities; management and leadership achievements being recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) post nominal; and, access to an exclusive member rewards program, Ignite, among many other benefits.

Start your membership today and enjoy the benefits of being part of a Engineers Australia, your professional home for life.

Engineering Wonders of Queensland

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The people of Engineers Australia's Queensland Division

Chris Nielsen FIEAust CPEng NER

Deputy President
Ken Gillard FIEAust CPEng NER

Deputy President
Mark Lendich FIEAust CPEng NER

Immediate Past President

Committee Members

Suzanne Burow MIEAust

Blake Harvey FIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Don McPhail MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Colin Mitchell FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer

Simon Orton FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer

Ken Pearce FIEAust CPEng NER

Chris Warnock FIEAust CPEng RPEQ


John McIntosh
FIEAust CPEng EngExec IntPE(Au)

John is Engineers Australia's National President and Chairman 2016 following his year as National Deputy President in 2015. John served on the National Engineering Registration Board (NERB) for the past two years, and has seen the installation of the new National Engineering Register (NER) which replaces the separate registers for professional engineers, technologists and associates (NPER, NETR and NEAR, respectively).John is Chair of the Civil Engineering Industry Liaison Committee at RMIT, an Honorary Member of the Friends of Gallipoli Inc. and a Life Member of The Spirit of Australia Foundation.John started his career as a civil engineer working in as an hydrologist and water engineer in Victoria. John served as Engineers Australia's Victorian President for two years and also runs his own engineering and business management coaching consultancy


The Department of Transport and Main Roads moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.

We plan, manage and deliver Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.

Our integrated transport planning approach ensures we contribute to:

  • people's quality of life
  • Queensland's economic wellbeing
  • a sustainable environment.

Central to our business is a proven commitment to actively listen and respond to Queenslanders. We then incorporate their views into decisions that may impact on people's lives.

All Queenslanders, irrespective of where they live and work, can expect to have appropriate transport choices and fair access to the transport system.





Brisbane City Council has great career paths for qualified engineers with a desire to make a real contribution for the people of Brisbane.

Council engineers can work on diverse projects such as landmark infrastructure construction to projects that save the tiniest of creatures by designing possum-friendly wildlife ladders on roadways.

Engineers in Council take part in stakeholder relations and facilitate negotiation between elected representatives, commercial developers, environmental groups, the community and industry to get the best possible outcome.

The variety and scope of projects in Council is endless. We need environmental, civil and electrical engineers to deliver projects to and provide foresight on how the city should manage growth.

Council provides world-class engineering solutions to new issues or concerns, so that Brisbane continues to be one of the most liveable cities in the world.

You will enjoy new and exciting challenges, competitive pay and ongoing professional development while making a difference to Brisbane.

For more information please visit our website or phone us on 07 3403 4998.

You can also register your details in Council’s Talent Pool. Simply go to our website and click on ‘Join our Talent Pool’. By joining Council’s Talent Pool, we will keep your resume on file and consider you for any position that may become available in the future.




Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with its customers, Bechtel delivers landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, the company has completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.

Bechtel operates through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals.

The company and its culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity.




Davies Collison Cave
Davies Collison Cave is one of Australia’s largest intellectual property (IP) firms.

They provide patent, trade mark, design & copyright, commercialisation, privacy and data protection and services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the ASEAN region. They are committed to understanding your IP in the context of your business.

They are wholly owned by QANTM Intellectual Property Limited, an Australian Securities Exchange listed company comprising Davies Collison Cave and FPA Patent Attorneys. Further information about QANTM Intellectual Property can be found here.

Davies Collison Cave


Engineers Australia's groups, Colleges and Technical Societies play an integral role in setting the professional standards and providing continuing professional development (CPD) for over 100,000 members from the full range of engineering occupations and career stages.

As knowledge sharing platforms, these groups provide the opportunity for engineers to give back to, become involved in, and connect with their local engineering community.

Find out how you can connect with your local engineering community.

Queensland Division Awards

Engineers Australia plays an important role in recognising and celebrating engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to our communities. Our Award Programs identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering and conspicuous service to the profession.

Engineers Australia offers a range of national awards, medals and scholarships, which highlight contributions to various areas of engineering.

Find out more about the honours we award to Australia's top engineers and engineering projects.

Engineers Australia is pledged to the engineering profession, its practitioners and its proponents. We are committed to guiding and assisting all engineers, including students of all levels pursuing a future in engineering.

It is never too early for a student to learn and apply themselves to the goal of attending university for an engineering degree. Curious, inventive children are driven by creativity and aptitude, supported by devoted parents and guided by talented educators. Our goal is to provide a third point of inspiration and direction for future engineers, backing the efforts of their studies and the support of their families and schools.

Find out more information on the programs and resources Engineers Australia has for students and educators.

Contact us

Office Location and address

Engineering House
447 Upper Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm

Level 1: Membership and general enquiries
Level 3: Chartered Assessment Centre

Postal Address

PO Box 864
Spring Hill QLD 4004

Phone Toll Free: 1300 653 113
choose one of the following options:

  1. To renew your membership
  2. Other membership enquiries
  3. eChartered and Professional Development Program enquiries
  4. Migration Skills Assessment
  5. National registers and CPD Audit
  6. All other enquiries, including to speak directly with a Queensland member of staff. Please ask for them by name.

Fax: (07) 3832 2101

Email us

How to get to our offices

There a number of carparks located within a short distance of Engineering House. On-street parking is also available. Parking restrictions generally apply in the Brisbane Central Traffic Area between the hours of 7am and 7pm.

Carpark Name Location/Entry Hours Cost (1 hr parking)
Secure Parking Portman Lane (off Astor Terrace) Mon-Fri
7:00am - 7:00pm
from $19.00
Brisbane City Council Wickham Terrace/Turbot St 24 hours from $18.00 (12.00 ph after 4:30pm)
United Service Club Upper Edward Street
approximately 150m from the
Wickham/Upper Edward Street intersection.
Up to 2 hours from $20.00

Brisbane Transport operates bus services throughout the Greater Brisbane area. Express bus services to the City are available every 10-15 minutes from major suburban centres such as Westfield Chermside, Garden City, Westfield Carindale and Westfield Indooroopilly.

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Queensland Rail supplies safe, fast and comfortable passenger rail travel in south-east Queensland via the Citytrain network. The network extends from the centre of Brisbane south to Beenleigh and Robina on the Gold Coast, north to Ferny Grove, Shorncliffe, Caboolture and Gympie, east to Cleveland and west to Ipswich and Rosewood.

Engineering House is located a short walk from Central Station on the Citytrain network. Trains depart for the domestic and international airports every 15 minutes.

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TransLink provides one single public transport network covering south-east Queensland from Gympie North/Noosa to Coolangatta and west to Helidon.

Just one TransLink ticket will take you wherever you want to go on buses, trains and ferries. Zones, fares and concessions are standardised across the system, providing one set of rules for everyone.

A Journey Planner helps you organise travel times and explore alternate trip options by providing users with travel fare information on public transport.

Vist the TRANSLink website


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