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Engineering News

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

From engineering graduates to future leaders

In the current environment, the ability of engineering practices and firms to grow and expand depends largely upon their ability to take and develop young engineers not just into excellent technical performers but into future leaders which will help the firm expand into new markets, grow its client base and drive ongoing and continual innovation and improvement in its practices.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Electrical safety saves lives

Over the eleven year period spanning January 2003 to December 2013, Safe Work Australia data indicates that 61 construction workers lost their lives due to contact with electricity – accounting for 15% of all construction worker fatalities during that period.
Thursday, 24 November 2016

Financial acumen crucial for engineering success

Throughout an engineer’s career, technical expertise forms the backbone of success and the foundation upon which their ability to deliver positive outcomes is built.
Friday, 18 November 2016

Are you communicating like a leader?

In today’s environment, the importance of effective communication skills in influencing others with technical expertise and in becoming a leader cannot be understated.
Thursday, 03 November 2016

Australia's shift towards solar energy

In years to come, solar power is set to become responsible for more of Australia’s energy than ever before. With a suitable climate and latitude that sees it sit in the top 10 countries for solar power capacity, Australia will soon be looking to fulfil this potential.
Monday, 26 September 2016

Poor planning costs time and money on projects

It has often been said that failing to plan equals planning to fail.
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Engineering companies losing millions through poor contract management

Whilst the majority of engineers throughout Australia take pride in their work in areas such as design and project delivery, a crucial area which is often overlooked revolves around contract management and administration.
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Engineers plan next decade of success

When Malcom Turnbull outlined his vision for 30-minute cities earlier this year, the notion that all metropolitan residents should be able to commute to and from their place of work within half an hour was clearly laid out.
Thursday, 25 August 2016

Great communication is the first step to becoming a leader

While the core occupational competencies of engineers are inherently technical, exceptional soft skills, especially in communication, greatly benefit engineering professionals and their organisation. Conversely, poor communication skills can impede the prospects of both the individual and organisations.
Monday, 08 August 2016

Leveraging your Engineering Degree

While novice engineers in Australia can acquire all the technical knowledge they need for their career by training at some of the country’s world-class tertiary institutions, they also need to acquire other practical business skills in order to reach their full potential in the workplace.