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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.
Thursday, 28 July 2016

5 key skills for transforming technical staff into effective leaders

While engineers often rise to management positions on the basis of their technical ability, this career route often leaves them with insufficient time to acquire the key skills needed to assume leadership roles effectively.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Professional Year internship provides opportunities to graduates and organisations

The three-month internship that rounds off Engineering Education Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering program brings outstanding opportunities to both overseas students as well as the companies that host them as interns.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Is your project team integrated or siloed?

A consensus is emerging that high performance teams that achieve outstanding outcomes of enhanced sustainability can only do so with sponsor/supply chain integration. Figure 1 illustrates the difference in organisational structures, comparing traditional ‘siloed’ and integrated team approaches.
Friday, 20 May 2016

$11 billion Melbourne Metro investment - a major gain for Project Managers

Victoria’s recent decision to provide full funding to the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail project will create numerous jobs opportunities for engineers and project managers over years to come.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Sustainability: a success measure of infrastructure projects

Project success measures have recently been broadened to incorporate sustainability (e.g. economic, social and environmental measures) over the life of a project. Previously this was restricted to economic outcomes or time, cost, quality and functionality outputs. Today, sustainability and outstanding project outcomes are synonymous, and the sponsors’ role at the start of a project is critical in achieving leading sustainability.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Engineers are best equipped for future jobs

Engineers will have a strong advantage when it comes to future employment opportunities. This is due to the critical role that engineers will play in enabling the Australian economy to meet future challenges and remain internationally competitive.
Thursday, 07 April 2016

Law as engineering

Law as Engineering, a recent publication by English legal academic Professor David Howarth of Cambridge University, documents a major change in legal philosophy within the last 10 years.
Tuesday, 05 April 2016

The myths of infrastructure sustainability

Engineers Australia (EA) Sustainability Policy states that its members “are committed to creating and delivering outcomes that will ensure the long-term survival of life on earth in a fair and equitable manner.” To uphold EA’s policy, there are many myths and misunderstandings regarding infrastructure sustainability that need to be challenged.