We represent several thousand professional engineers from a broad range of specialisations including civil, mechanical, mechatronic, electrical, electronics, environmental, material, aeronautical, software, resources, mining, petroleum, biomedical and more and we believe that all engineers should get the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.
Engineers are key drivers of our future, building our cities and driving our economy. A large share of our national wealth hinges on the contribution of our engineers, and their ability to derive new ideas, products and solutions to our challenges as a nation. In Australia, the engineering profession is little understood and undervalued. Too many non-engineers are working in jobs that should be performed by professional engineers.
The over-reliance on non-engineers in project management and decision-making leads to poor project scope, design and delivery, which is devaluing the profession.
It also costs Government and business money, because when projects are not scoped, designed and delivered under the watchful eye of an engineer, they get delivered less efficiently. With a huge amount of engineering work required and Australia’s growing infrastructure needs, we are not innovating fast enough or investing in our men and women through proper engineering workforce planning, and high-quality graduate programs and training.
If you would like to learn more about the work we do with senior engineers in Australia, please click here: http://www.professionalengineers.org.au/