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14 reasons why our country councils have an engineering drought

By Chris Edwards, AUS-SPEC Engineer Many regional councils struggle with recruiting and retaining skilled public works engineers, and with an increasing number of local government engineers starting to retire the problem is only going to get worse. Chris Edwards is a civil engineer with...

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This is the hottest engineering skill in Australia

Strong technical skills are no longer a guarantee of employment for Australian engineers, with many employers now demanding ‘soft’ skills. In its April-June 2017 quarterly report, recruitment agency Hays revealed the engineering employment trends that are emerging across Australia. Overall,...

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The young ones

Attracting young engineers remains an ongoing challenge for local government. These two Western Australian councils are shining examples of attracting and supporting graduate engineers – and they’re reaping the benefits. by Carla Grossetti The Infrastructure Undergraduate Engineer Program at...

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Thought Leader – reconsidering high-performance team development

Following his award-winning presentation at the 2013 IPWEA International Public Works Conference, Thinc’s Graham Scott considers the impact of human relationships on project success. By Graham Scott, Senior Advisor, Thinc It has been reported that megaprojects worth more than...

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Promotion of Engineering in Schools

Photos of exercises to promote engineering in schools including:1. Spaghetti Bridge competition2. EV Challenge and3. Designing, building and testing catapults. #WA #DrawingsorImages #SkillShortagesHR

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Stevan Moller - THE BALANCING ACT:The life of the student engineer working in Outback Queensland

2011 State Conference -Why would a student choose to double their years of study and take on work responsibilities? Why would an employer choose to take on a cadet rather than a qualified candidate? Stevan Moller (Civil Engineering student and Engineering Technical Officer for Longreach Regional...

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Bill Turner - Experience and Differences: New Zealand & Australia

2011 State Conference - This paper begins by describing some of the more interesting experiences over a 40 year career in engineering career with NZ Ministry of Works and local government in both New Zealand and Australia and then covers a few of the more distinct differences between local...

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