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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Raad Jarjees

Branch President

Program and Technical Services Manager, Infrastructure Services Department

Ipswich City Council


Raad.Jarjees@ipswich.qld.gov.au

0457 564 615

SEQ Branch Committee

Raad Jarjees (President)

Program and Technical Services Manager, Ipswich City Council 


Gleb Kolenbet (Vice President)

Land Development Engineer, Redland City Council


Weena Lokuge 

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland 


Michael Pattinson

Road Construction Program Leader, Logan City Council


Chris Mantell (YIPWEAQ)

Senior Civil Engineer, Cardno


Adelaide Dadic

Program Coordinator, Ipswich City Council


Sarah Hausler

Senior Associate, McCullough Robertson Lawyers


Jessica Kahl (Ambassador)

Civil Engineer, Aurecon

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SEQ Branch President's Report, March 2019

We are very pleased to announce the formation of TEAM IPWEAQ! Please join us for our inaugural MSQ bike ride, Brissie to the Bay on 16 June. We’ll be looking to raise monies for the President’s Charity, MS Queensland through your sponsorship of our team.

 

Everyone is welcome to join TEAM IPWEAQ – register your colleagues, your family members and your partners. IPWEAQ cycling jerseys will be issued to all team members. Please visit our website for details on how to register.


Let’s raise $1,000 for the President’s Charity. I have volunteered to ride 100kms so your support would be most welcome!


The General Meeting of IPWEAQ members to adopt the new constitution will also now be held in Brisbane, 6 June 2019 at IPWEAQ offices in Albion. I encourage you to take a moment to read the new constitution and if you’re happy with it, please make a diary note to attend the General Meeting on 6 June or download the Proxy Form from the website and register your vote. In conjunction with the General Meeting, there will be a professional development session from 2pm to 4pm (details coming shortly) followed by the General Meeting then celebratory drinks.


There are multiple CPD opportunities available in Brisbane over the next few months including:


Bridge Inspection workshops, Levels 1 & 2 (up to 18 CPD hours)

Type A, B & D Sediment Basin Design (up to 8 CPD hours)

Erosion & Sediment Control Level 2 (up to 8 CPD hours)

Erosion & Sediment Control Level 3 (up to 16 CPD hours)


Please also contact Craig Moss, our Director Professional Development to tailor a program of professional development specific to the needs of your council and your team members.


For your team members looking to attain RPEQ, they must record 150 CPD hours over the preceding three years. And RPEQs need to maintain their registration with 150 CPD hours every three years. This is not just about ticking a box to comply with the requirements of being a professional engineer working in Queensland but to ensure you keep up to date with best practices. 

But for your council or organisation, it is a requirement of the Professional Engineers Act that professional engineering services are carried out by an RPEQ or under the direct supervision of an RPEQ who takes full professional responsibility for the works and services. It is imperative therefore that training budgets are committed to assisting your employees attain and maintain their RPEQ status. CPD audits are also now in progress.

Raad Jarjees

SEQ Branch President

Jessica Kahl

IPWEAQ Ambassador, SEQ

Civil Engineer at Aurecon based in Brisbane. Jess is our first Ambassador, nominated by CQ University to receive a scholarship to attend the 2016 IPWEAQ conference in Brisbane. She impressed us with her commitment to making the most from the opportunity, engaging with speakers and delegates and regularly posting useful program updates on social media.