Western Australia Division

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Western Australia.

The Western Australia  (WA) Division of Engineers Australia has over 15,000 local members.

The Division has a staff of 11, including part-time staff and national assessors. We have approximately 400 active volunteers assisting with some 30 committees, technical units and groups.

The Division Committee, led by the Division President, governs the Division and reports to the National Council. The Division Committee is responsible for carrying out the objectives of Engineers Australia as set out in the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. The Division Committee:

  • determines the strategies of the Division in pursuing Engineers Australia’s objectives
  • provides leadership and direction to the division groups, division office bearers and division volunteers
  • provides advice to Council on behalf of the members of the Division
  • provides a public voice for Engineers Australia within the Division.

Division history

By the end of World War I in 1918, at least one engineering society had been established in each of the Australian States. One of these engineering societies was the Western Australian Institution of Engineers. It was founded in 1909 but had its inaugural year of operation in 1910 and was incorporated in 1911.

The founders of the Western Australian Institution of Engineers had recognised the inherent weakness of small independent societies and in November 1910 wrote to all other engineering societies and suggested some form of amalgamation.

In 1919, Engineers Australia was formed with the Western Australian Institution of Engineers being one of its Foundation Societies. In 1920 it became the Perth Division of Engineers Australia with a total membership of 79.

Mr FW Lawson was the inaugural Chairman of the Perth Division and an inaugural Vice President of the Institution.

The first West Australian to achieve the distinction of being elected to the position of President of the Institution was Mr CE Crocker. Other West Australians elected as President were Mr G Drake-Brockman (1940), Prof OF Blakey (1945), Mr JD Leach (1946), Mr Albert Tognolini (1984) and Em Prof Douglas Clyde (1994).

The Perth Division hosted the 5th Annual Engineering Conference in 1927. In 1969 the Perth Division became known as the Western Australia Division. In 1979 the Division hosted the Diamond Jubilee Conference of the Institution.

From its beginning of just 79 members in 1920, the Western Australia Division had grown to a membership of over 7,000 by the end of 2000.

The rate of growth of the Division has closely followed the State's industrial progress, and the Division looks forward with confidence to the future.

James Westcott FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aust)

Deputy President
George Simpson FIEAust CPEng NER

Past President
Jason Flowerdew FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aust)

Committee Members

Francis Norman AFIEAust CEngA EngExec

Mark Keenan MIEAust CPEng NER

Peter Willis MIEAust

Jillian Formentin FIEAust CPEng NER

Amanda Pryce MIEAust CPEng NER

Maneesh Gupta FIEAust CPEng NER

Brian Haggerty MIEAust CPEng NER

Gary Bryant FIEAust CPEng NER

Damien Bosustow MIEAust

Helen Pedersen FIEAust CPEng
Congress Rep

Facilities booking

WA Division has a range of corporate venue facilities available for hire. Please download the below PDF for information about the various facilities and hire rates.

Room Hire Information and Rates WA Division

Should you require any further information or wish to make a booking with us at Engineers Australia, contact wa@engineersaustralia.org.au.


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.

Find out about the groups available in the WA Division:


Engineers Australia plays an important role in promoting engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to the community. Our award programs seek to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering, and conspicuous service to the profession.

Find out about tertiary awards available in the WA Division:

Charles Warman Medal

First awarded in 1992, for the Best final year student at Western Australian School of Mines.

Charles Warman is a distinguished graduate and lecturer of the School of Mines. He started a small 'pump' company in Kalgoorlie, which has now grown into an international company recognised world wide for the highest quality in its field. Charles Warman has been awarded honorary doctorates from Curtin University and University of NSW, and was made an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 1985.

Digby Leach Medal

First awarded in 1968 for the best academic record and qualities of leadership at Curtin University of Technology.

Named after Mr JD Leach who spent his entire professional career as a highway engineer in Western Australia. He was Commissioner for Main Roads between 1952-1964 and directed a major statewide road program, which opened up vast areas of WA for development. He was an Institution Councillor, a Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Division) and National President of Engineers Australia in 1964.

Harry Appleby Medal

First awarded in 1994 for the best academic record in an associate diploma of engineering at TAFE.

Harry Appleby joined the Public Works Department in 1951 as a cadet draftsman. In 1960, as a Senior Engineering Draftsman he began a 28 year involvement with the investigation, design and construction of storage dams in Western Australia.

Harry was instrumental in founding the Association of Diploma Engineers in WA, which was later to become the Australian Institute of Engineering Associates. He served as President of both. Harry is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Engineering Associates.

Engineers Australia - Murdoch University Medal

First awarded in 1999 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.

John Renner Medal

First awarded in 1996 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.

Named after Professor John Renner, Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering at Edith Cowan University. John Renner was responsible for the creation of the ECU Centre for Very High Speed Microelectronic Systems and a partnership with the CRC for Broadband Telecommunications and Networking.

Russell Dumas Medal

First awarded in 1970 for the best academic performance in the final year at UWA.

Named after Sir Russell Dumas. He occupied the position of Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Water Supply Department from 1934-1941. He was Director of Public Works from 1941-1951 and Co-ordinator of Works and Industrial Development in Western Australia from 1951-53.

Sir Russell was very active in Institution affairs, a Councillor, Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Division) and winner of several Engineers Australia awards. He was made an Honorary Fellow in 1966.

Schools Programs

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.

Find out about local activities the WA Division offers:

In 2017 Engineers Australia will again be awarding Certificates of Excellence to those students who are high achievers in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Studies subjects. The details and instructions for each certificate are indicated below.

Certificates of Excellence for Science and Mathematics

A certificate will be awarded upon the school's recommendation based on pre-study and results. Your recommendation should be based on all pre-studies undertaken in both years 11 and 12, up to, and including, mock exams.

To qualify, the student must have obtained a score of at least 75% in each of the four tertiary entrance subjects:

  • Chemistry ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
  • Physics ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
  • Mathematics Methods ATAR (Units 3 and 4)
  • Mathematics Specialist ATAR (Units 3 and 4)

To obtain this certificate, please click here and complete the registration form.

Certificates of Excellence for Engineering Studies

A certificate will be awarded upon the school's recommendation to students that have achieved a high level of performance in Engineering Studies subjects in Year 12. There is no cut-off score for this Certificate, however it is intended to be for those students who are at the very top of the class.

To obtain this certificate, please click here and complete the registration form.

The certificates will be supplied in PDF format for you to print.

If you require further information, please contact:

Engineers Australia WA
08 6214 6319


EngTalk - have an engineer visit your school!

EngTalk aims to reach out to WA high schools and inspire the next generation of engineers. Working with our special interest group Women in Engineering, high school students will have access to engineers who have kindly volunteered their time to share their experiences and shine a spotlight on engineering as a potential career for students in their final school years.

The EngTalk presentation will be given by engineers of differing ages and experience, who will give a detailed insight into the engineering profession, as well as share their individual stories that have lead to their careers in engineering.

EngTalk is available to all Western Australian schools.

If you would like to host an EngTalk presentation, or to find out more about this exciting initiative, please contact the Program Coordinator via email or on 08 6214 6319.

If you are an engineer interested in participating in EngTalk presentations throughout the year please contact the Program Coordinator.

With the assistance of our members, Engineers Australia is able to arrange for an Engineer to visit your school to promote careers in engineering. Every effort will be made to fulfill your request, although in some cases this may not be possible.

To make a request (Teachers or Event Coordinator's only), please email the Program Coordinator.

Join our database of engineers available to visit schools

In order to fulfil requests from schools we do require our members assistance. If you would be available to visit a school to discuss careers in engineering please email us.

If you are based regionally, and interested in visiting schools within your region, please email us.


Our Partners and Supporters provide valuable assistance in helping to deliver our strategic objectives of community and member engagement.

Water Corporation

Water Corporation's purpose is to provide sustainable water services to make Western Australia a great place to live and invest.

We provide world-class water and wastewater services to thousands of households, businesses and farms in towns and communities spread over 2.5 million square kilometres. We also maintain drainage and irrigation services for both residential and commercial properties.

While we aim to best meet our customers' needs for now, we are also managing our assets and planning for Western Australia's water future. Our Security through Diversity approach to future water needs involves building and managing a portfolio of water supply and demand programs while balancing environmental, social and economic outcomes.


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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries and with a presence in Asia Pacific since the 1960’s, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide engineering, procurement construction, completions and commissioning services together with a range of sustaining capital services to clients in our four industry sectors, oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. The acquisition of Kentz, rebranded as Kentz Field Operations, is world-renowned for providing multi-disciplinary construction and technical field services across a wide range of industries and markets. We have the ability to construct, commission, maintain, and enhance our clients’ assets in the most challenging and hostile environments. 

SNC-Lavalin is now a single source solution. Driven by its vision, safety leadership practices and values, SNC-Lavalin’s experience and proven capabilities ensure that it can deliver cost and schedule certainty to clients, safely, and anywhere in the world.


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Engenium is a Project Delivery and Engineering consultancy to the mining, resource and industrial infrastructure sectors. 

Our approach is built on responsiveness, flexibility and developing long-term relationships with our clients. We have developed a solid reputation as a trusted project delivery partner and our Clients have come to rely on us to deliver value and business results.

Our capabilities encompass the complete project life-cycle.  Our Project Delivery services include Feasibility Studies, Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Design, Project Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Construction Management, Commissioning, Operations Improvement and Operations Support.  Our Engineering design capability includes all Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Automation, Rail and Environmental disciplines.

At Engenium we understand that your project has particular drivers and requires a fit-for-purpose solution. Our flexible approach to project delivery was developed to address your unique needs and provide a personalised solution which delivers the right business outcomes for you.

For more information visit engenium.com.au.


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Georgiou is a national building construction, engineering and property development company, delivering major projects across Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.

With more than 30 years of business experience and more than 800 people, Georgiou has developed two separate but congruent businesses, which together, work hand-in-hand to provide a complete service for our clients.

Georgiou Group comprises earthworks, roadworks and bridges, structural concrete, water infrastructure, precast, non-process infrastructure, marine and port infrastructure, building construction, camp accommodation and villages, and land development. Georgiou Capital is the developer and owner of commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties in WA.

Georgiou aims ‘to be the best people to work with’ while achieving outstanding results for clients. This vision, along with company values of Safety, Teamwork, Excellence and Pride, guide all interactions and decisions and shapes the company culture.

Georgiou holds accreditation under the Australian Government Building and Construction Federal OHS Accreditation Scheme; and has R4 & B4 prequalification with Main Roads Western Australia.

In addition, Georgiou Building holds prequalification with the Western Australian Department of Housing and Works - Level 5 Complex, which allows the company to tender for major and complex building works.

Georgiou is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for Quality, ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management and AS/NZS 4801:2001 for Safety.


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GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

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Monadelphous is a leading Australian engineering group providing construction, maintenance and industrial services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.

We build, maintain and support our customer's operations through the provision of safe, reliable and cost effective engineering service solutions. Listed in the ASX 200, Monadelphous aims to be recognised as a truly great company to work for, to work with and to invest in.

We have earned an enviable reputation for engineering excellence on the back of our long-term approach to the management of customer relationships and the delivery of high quality work. Monadelphous's extremely customer-focussed approach and ability to provide high value solutions for a diverse range of customer requirements is fundamental to our continuing success.

Since our public listing in 1991, Monadelphous has demonstrated a steady growth in revenue, profit and earnings. For more information on our results, please click here to review our reports and presentations.

Operating from major offices in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Beijing, we are continuing to develop our regional engineering support operations. This approach places us in a unique position to maximise our core business and diversify into key industry sectors across Australasia.



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Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is a full service legal practice with more than 1,500 lawyers in 44 offices across 21 countries. We have one of the world’s strongest integrated platforms and are ranked as a top 10 global law firm by Law360. We were also recognised as the top practice in the Legal Week Client Satisfaction Review 2012.

Renowned for our international reach and diverse sector expertise, we advise a wide variety of business enterprises, financial institutions and governmental entities in Australia and across the globe.



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WorleyParsons is a leading professional services provider to the energy, resource, and complex process industries. Our experience covers all five phases of the asset lifecycle. In each one of these phases we understand the critical issues and tailor our services to deliver to customer’s needs.

WorleyParsons is organised into four customer sector groups to use our extensive expertise to deliver small studies through to mega-projects:

Infrastructure & Environment

Complete solutions for the transportation, coastal and marine, water and wastewater, resources and energy, municipal and urban infrastructure sectors.


Renewable energy, clean coal, nuclear and natural gas generation, transmission networks and retrofit project solutions from pre-feasibility to asset operation and maintenance.


Full-scope global project delivery in deepwater, floating, subsea and conventional structures, topsides, onshore oil and gas, pipelines, LNG, and refining and petrochemicals.

Minerals & metals

Delivering comprehensive 'pit to port' projects and solutions in base metals, alumina, aluminium, coal, iron ore, steel and chemicals across the world.

WorleyParsons is also the first in our peer group to fully embed and integrate sustainability into our core business and project management processes through our EcoNomics™ initiative. EcoNomics™ provides the tools, systems, and world class technologies to deliver more sustainable and profitable projects for our customers.


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Division merchandise

Browse the current merchandise collection available for purchase at the WA Division office. 

Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

Car sunshade

Engineers Australia men's tie

iPad cover


Long sleeve fleece jacket
Mens $60.00 | Ladies $55.00

Men's polo shirt


$35.00 each

$22.00 (pick up only)


Women's polo shirt

Young Engineers drink holder

Young Engineers or Engineers Australia mug

Contact us

712 Murray Street
West Perth WA 6005

Phone: 1300 653 113
Fax: +16 8 9481 4332

Email us

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm


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