When: Wednesday 15 September 2021
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Venue: Please join us in-person in Brisbane or online.
Engineers Australia Queensland, Hawken Auditorium, Level 9, 340 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Your career can go anywhere!
This industry event will comprise of two facilitated panel discussions. Our first panel will be four young professionals and the second panel will be four senior professionals.
Come and hear from our panellists as they discuss their careers, previous experiences, and their position in the ever-growing engineering industry.
It's time to make the connection, build your network with professionals from an array of backgrounds and gain valuable insight before entering the real world.
Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Please join us in person in Brisbane or online.
Address: Engineers Australia Queensland, Hawken Auditorium, Level 9, 340 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
In-person - Queensland Hawken Auditorium
5.30 pm arrival/check-in and networking
6.00 pm – 6.45 pm Young professional panel
6.45 pm – 7.15 pm Industry networking (online networking will be available for webinar attendees)
7.15 pm – 8.00 pm Senior professional panel
This event is free for Engineers Australia Members.
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Young Professional Panel
Ella Hingston MIEAust
Asset Management Engineer, Cardno
Ella is an infrastructure asset management engineer at Cardno, a global professional services consultancy. After graduating from university seven years ago with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), she joined Cardno as a graduate engineer and has since developed into an asset management engineer, project manager, supervisor and mentor.
In her role at Cardno, Ella works across the water supply and sewerage, stormwater, buildings and transport sectors to maximise the value provided by infrastructure assets to governments and the communities they serve.
Alongside her role at Cardno, Ella is significantly involved in the development of young professionals, experienced professionals, and women in engineering and asset management.
“At the heart of engineering is problem solving. However, engineering leadership is more than simply applying technical aptitude to solve problems. It's about leveraging the strengths and drivers of those around you to create fit-for-purpose solutions for our communities.”
Zoe Eather MIEAust CPEng NER
CEO, My Smart Community
Zoe is an experienced consultant, Churchill Fellow and engineer with a passion for Smart Communities, that is using different ways of thinking and technology as enablers to make the places we live more accessible, liveable and sustainable for all. The combination of Zoe’s engineering background and her ability to engage and explain complex topics in a friendly and informative way, allows her to offer future-thinking, useful and realistic strategic advice.
Zoe keeps up-to-date with the latest trends and shares her learnings through hosting The Smart Community Podcast. Through her boutique consultancy My Smart Community, she offers strategic advisory on dealing with disruption, leveraging infrastructure spend and major projects, smart technology in regional communities and facilitating genuine collaboration.
Genevieve De Michele, MIEAust
Christian English BE Civil, CPEng, RPEQ
Manager Structures, Sedgman Limited
At Sedgman, Christian lead teams of engineers and drafters delivering structural and civil, design and construction, minerals processing and industrial projects in Australia, North America, South America, Southern Africa, and China. He has spent time working in Africa and China. Previously worked as a structural engineer for Wade Consulting designing industrial projects, and as site engineer for Lend Lease that took Christian to Uluru.
Albert Einstein once said "Scientists investigate that which already is; engineers create that which has never been". It's never been a more exciting time to be an engineer when "that which has never been coming into being everyday thanks to our smart colleagues. Digital technologies are transforming how we work, and engineers are at the forefront of creating a sustainable future"
John Hubbert, TFIEAust CEngT EngExec NER IntET(Aus)
Chief Engineer, Komatsu
A professional Engineering manager, with over 20 years in Engineering & Operational Management at all levels, from field support to Chief Engineer. Experience gained working in high pressure environments from Ministry of Defence, Oil and Gas, and Manufacturing (Mining and Construction)
I became an Engineer to solve problems as I am sure all Engineers do, as a Engineering Leader;
I task of all my Engineers " don't come to me with a problem come to me with a solution"
Mia Barnard, MIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Transport Market Leader - South Queensland, GHD
As Transport Market Leader, Mia leads GHD’s transport business in South Queensland.
She joined the GHD family 15 years ago as a project engineer and today she is a proud Principal of this employee-owned business established right here in Australia in 1928 and which now operates globally across 135 countries.
Mia held a wide spectrum of leadership roles throughout her 21 year career in professional services and as a Civil Engineer she successfully delivered a wide variety of major civil infrastructure design projects across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and South Africa.
Passionate about people, Mia strives to create inclusive cultures where diverse thinking can thrive - where every individual is heard and their uniqueness celebrated.
Torill Pape, FIEAust CPEng NER
Director (Structures Design, Review and Standards), Department of Transport and Main Roads
Dr Pape has over 20 years’ experience as a civil/structural/bridge engineer across a broad number of sectors, including consulting, construction, public service and academia.
Torill is a creative extrovert and enjoys thinking outside the box. Her favourite questions are "So what?" and "What if..?"