Taking the next Step… Further study options for Engineers

Event Date: 
30 June 2016
191 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

As young engineers progress their careers into more senior roles many ponder the benefits of undertaking additional formal study. However, with engineering offering up such a diverse range of skill sets and career progression opportunities it is often difficult to pin point the most effective study option and method of study to meet your requirements.

Undertaking additional study often comes with a significant time commitment and cost burden, so this is a decision you want to get right. This event will be a panel style discussion with engineers about the 'additional study option' they have chosen and how it has progressed their career, facilitated by Doug Aberle FIEAust CPEng NER. Panel members will outline why they chose the study forum they did, and the benefits this choice has had on their career. The panel will then answer questions from the audience in a Q&A format.

Following the formal part of the evening, guests will be invited network with panel members over drink and canapés. The target audience for this event will be Engineers Australia WA members in the 25 to 40 year age bracket, which are looking to take the next step in their career.


ARTHUR PSALTIS FIEAust CPEng NER | Managing Director at Pritchard Francis
Arthur is Managing Director of Pritchard Francis, civil and structural engineering consultants. Arthur has been Managing Director since 1998, during which time the business has grown over fifteen fold and developed into one of the most highly regarded practices in Perth. Arthur is also currently a Board Member of the College of Leadership and Management with Engineers Australia, a Committee Member of The George Hondros Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Chairperson of the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Panel at UWA and a Faculty Industry Advisory Board Member for Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at UWA. Arthur has presented technical papers at both national and international conferences on building structures.

PHILIP CAVE | Executive Vice President at Clough
Philip has nearly 35 years of international construction leadership experience across the civil, marine, mining, power, nuclear and transport sectors. With a reputation for finding innovative solutions to complex project problems, Philip was employed as General Manager – Gorgon by Leighton in 2013. Prior to joining Leighton, Philip spent 30 years with Kier Group, a London Stock Exchange listed construction company

Philip has a Master of Engineering (Civil) from City University in London, and has an MBA from Henley Management College in Reading.

MARK RIDDELL MIEAust CPEng NER | Associate Director at Pritchard Francis
Mark Riddell is an Associate Director at Pritchard Francis, civil and structural engineering consultants. Mark has been an Associate Director since 2013 and is responsible for overseeing large resource, commercial and land development projects for private developers and government authorities. Mark has a decade of experience with the Firm, undertaking a broad range of civil engineering projects.

Mark was the recipient of the 2005 Pritchard Francis Scholarship in Civil Engineering and is currently undertaking an MBA at UWA.

RYAN HOWE | Project Manager at Calibre
Ryan is a Project Manager with Calibre Global, where he currently manages and leads multi-disciplined teams to deliver efficient solutions for often complex and challenging projects for major clients in the WA resources sector. Prior to joining Calibre, Ryan worked as a Job Manager for an International engineering consultancy, where he had the opportunity to work on the iconic World Island Project in Dubai.

In 2012, Ryan commenced a Masters of Business Leadership (MBL) through the Curtin Graduate School of Business. He completed the second half of his post graduate masters through the MBA program, celebrating successful completion in April this year.

MARK RACZ | Senior Mining Engineer at Mineral Resources Limited
Mark is a Senior Mining Engineer at Mineral Resources Limited with specializes experience and knowledge in open cut mining. Marks experience focusses around proficient strategic planning and designing of continuous mining operation alongside drill and blast operations to gain economies of scale.

In 2008, Mark graduated from the University of Miskolc in Hungary with a Masters in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering. Mark is currently enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with the Australia Institute of Business.

Engineers Australia
08 6214 6305
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