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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

ENGINEERING THE FUTURE


Designing ground-breaking solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues, together we're

ENGINEERING THE FUTURE

If you are interested in exploring the junction between design, technology and innovation,
the established or emerging engineering disciplines may be for you.

And whether you’re planning on a career in the public sector or private enterprise,
technical leadership or engineering management, community infrastructure – or public works–
is all about designing and developing functioning and thriving communities for future generations.

You can make an impact delivering innovative community infrastructure solutions. Just two of the potential
career pathways open to you are highlighted below. Be part of creating something amazing and know that
IPWEAQ is with you on your career journey, every step of the way…
 
 

TWO POTENTIAL CAREER PATHWAYS

 

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT


One pathway to achieving a career

goal as an Eminent Professional in

a specialist area, working in

academia or a consultancy role

 

MULTIPLE WAYS IPWEAQ SUPPORTS

YOUR CAREER

 

TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP​


One pathway to a blended career focused on achieving a Director

of Infrastructure role in the public

sector or private enterprise

ENGINEERING STUDENT
​4 YEARS

ANY YEAR
​ANY DISCIPLINE

IPWEAQ supports engineering students by providing career development prospects sucas our Futures Challenge, Buddy Program, and mentoring programs, in addition to providing opportunities to make industry connections both online at conferences

ENGINEERING STUDENT
​4 YEARS
ANY YEAR
​ANY DISCIPLINE
GRADUATE RESEARCH ENGINEER
3-5 YEARS
INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR
IN A SINGLE SPECIALISED
TECHNICAL AREA

IPWEAQ supports emerging engineering professionals through our Young IPWEAQ community, Buddy and Graduate Development Programs, continuing professional development initiatives including branch conferences and our globally recognised Knowledge Centre

GRADUATE ENGINEER
2-4 YEARS
INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR
MOVING BROADLY ACROSS A
RANGE OF PROJECTS
RESEARCH ENGINEER
2-4 YEARS

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
RESPONSIBLE FOR TECHNICAL
INVESTIGATIONS

IPWEAQ supports established engineers with access to widely adopted technical publications, opportunities to attend and present at conferences, participate in the community through regional groups and to take part in pro bono projects both locally and internationally

ENGINEER
3-5 YEARS

PROJECT MANAGER WITH 
END-TO-END RESPONSIBILITY
FOR A SINGLE PROJECT​​
DISCIPLINE SPECIALIST
3-5 YEARS

PROGRAM LEADER RESPONSIBLE
FOR TECHNICAL DIRECTION
AND RESOURCING

IPWEAQ supports senior professionals as an assessor for the Board of Professional Engineers (RPEQ) and through our industry working groups, in addition to providing opportunities for presenting papers and through our Excellence Awards program

SENIOR ENGINEER
3-5 YEARS

PROGRAM MANAGER RESPONSIBLE 
FOR NUMEROUS PROGRAMS
AND RESOURCES
NATIONAL TECHNICAL LEADER
3-5 YEARS

EXPERT PROVIDING ADVICE, MENTORING AND INFLUENCING INDUSTRY STANDARDS

IPWEAQ provides continuing leadership opportunities and a variety of ways to give back to the profession by becoming an RPEQ assessor or an IPWEAQ portfolio leader, sitting on industry committees and working groups, and delivering papers at national conferences

GENERAL MANAGER/PROJECT DIRECTOR
3-5 YEARS

ACCOUNTABLE FOR A
BUSINESS STREAM OR
MAJOR PROJECT
EMINENT PROFESSIONAL

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED 'INDUSTRY GURU'
CALLED ON FOR EXPERT ADVICE

IPWEAQ provides pathways to Board involvement and the opportunity to give back to the profession by publishing technical articles, delivering papers at national and international conferences, participating in industry standards committees and more

DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE/CEO

ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE
PROGRAM OF WORKS FOR
AN ORGANISATION