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ConnectedENGINEERS AUSTRALIA WA DIVISION

2012 Undergraduate Vacation Work & Graduate Employment Handbook

Engineers Australia WA Division Connected 2012

Table of ContentsWelcome About Engineers Australia Job Search Tips AECOM Alcoa World Alumina Australia Amec Arup Assetivity Atlas Iron Limited Aurecon Australian Defence Force BG & E Limited BHP Billiton BP Brierty Limited Brookfield Multiplex Brookfield Rail Calibre Cardno Chevron Australia Clough Coffey Geotechnics 3 4 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DOF Subsea Australia Fluor Australia Fortescue Metals Group Georgiou GHD Golder Associates Hatch Honeywell John Holland Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd Kimberley Structural Consulting Engineers Leighton Contractors Mining Division Lycopodium Minerals Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd Main Roads WA Monadelphous Engineering Newmont Asia Pacific Oz Minerals Public Transport Authority Rio Tinto SAGE Automation Schlumberger 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 2 Sinclair Knight Merz SRK Consulting Structerre Consulting Engineers Subsea 7 Technip Oceania Tiwest Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond Pty Ltd Underground Services Australia VDM Group Verve Energy Water Corporation Wood & Grieve Engineers Wood Group Kenny Woodside Energy WorleyParsons Yenem Engineering Services 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66

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WelcomeTo assist students in finding suitable work experience, the WA Division of Engineers Australia has prepared the 2012 Undergraduate Vacation Work & Graduate Employment Handbook. The information contained in this Handbook has been provided to us by companies in Western Australia that employ engineers and have indicated that they may be able to offer work experience to engineering students. Partners The Handbook also provides details of companies who may be employing new graduates. Please note that the list of companies is not exhaustive and you are encouraged to investigate as many opportunities as possible. The Handbook also provides information about membership of Engineers Australia and how we can assist you in preparing for your career as an engineer. Engineers Australia expresses its thanks to all the companies that have demonstrated their support for the future of engineering in Western Australia by participating in this important initiative. We hope that the information contained in this handbook assists you in your search for work experience and we wish you all the best for your career in engineering. Sponsors

Thanks to our Partners and SponsorsPrincipal Partner

Barry Tonkin FIEAust CPEng President Engineers Australia WA Division

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About Engineers AustraliaEngineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With in excess of 95,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.

Careers Information OnlineThe Careers Development Centre is a major benefit available for members of Engineers Australia. The Centre has a range of services that can help engineers at any stage of their careers. It can be accessed by members via the Engineers Australia web site at www. engineersaustralia.org.au. If youd like to contact someone directly, the manager of the Career Development Centre assists members in areas such as: Career development Career counselling Advice on terms and condition of employment Resume preparation Job search strategies Interview skills Outplacement advice

What does Engineers Australia do for your career?You are on the brink of earning your engineering qualification youre about to reap the rewards of years of study by entering one of the most satisfying, well paid and secure professions in todays challenging world. The decisions you make now will affect the evolution of your career. Members of Engineers Australia have a competitive advantage in the world market and represent the diversity and vitality of engineering. The range of products and services offered by Engineers Australia is designed to aid members with their careers. Continuous career development in their chosen disciplines, management and leadership are common threads. Membership of one of the worlds premier engineering bodies provides advantages and opportunities that will enhance your status within the engineering community. As a member of Engineers Australia you will also play a role in promoting the professional standing of the engineering team. Student membership of Engineers Australia is FREE. You can join on line at www.engineersaustralia.org.au/membership/apply-student-membership The range of benefits on offer to Student Members includes: Comprehensive range of career assistance through the Careers Centre A range of opportunities for professional development through seminars, workshops and technical presentations Networking with other Young Engineers on and off campus Regular emails and electronic event notices A copy of this publication Easy upgrade to Graduate Member once you have completed your studies

EA Careers Advice Contact Information Email: careers@engineersaustralia.org.au

Young Engineers AustraliaYoung Engineers Australia exists to represent, support and provide a voice for the young engineering team. Through a culture of innovation, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence, YEA facilitates the professional and personal development of its membership. Young Engineers Australia is currently the single largest sub group within Engineers Australia, with a membership base comprising of over 50,000 young engineers. The group has now been established for over 20 years, with a local committee in each of Engineers Australias nine divisions.

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(continued from page 4)A Young Engineer is considered to be any member of Engineers Australia who is currently completing or has completed a tertiary (university or TAFE) engineering qualification and is between the ages of 18 and 35. For more information about how you can get involved, visit the web site: www.engineersaustralia.org.au/young-engineers-western-australia

Specifically designed for engineering teams and delivered within an engineering context, the program aims to improve Graduate professional capability in areas such as professional writing, business acumen, ethics and understanding self and teams. For more information about these and other programs, visit www.eeaust.com.au

Chartered EngineersChartered Status, recognised internationally, certifies that you practice in a competent, independent and ethical manner; and indicates you are a leader in your field. Chartered Status represents: The highest standards of professionalism Leadership Up-to-date expertise Quality and safety The ability to undertake independent practice. Working towards Chartered Status as a graduate on a Professional Development Program provides you with a structure for your early career development.

Engineering Education AustraliaEngineering Education Australia Pty Ltd (EEA) is a wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of Engineers Australia. EEA provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Corporate Learning Programs for individuals and organisations within the engineering industry.

The Professional Year in Engineering (PYear)In 2008, Engineers Australia (EA) along with Engineering Education Australia (EEA) were authorised by the Australian government to provide the approved Professional Year Program (PYear) in Engineering; in turn helping to address the engineering skills shortage in Australia. A 12-month job-preparedness program aimed at equipping participants with the professional skills needed for a successful career in the Australian Engineering workforce, the Professional Year introduces recent graduates to the norms of the Australian workplace and includes a 12 week work placement in their engineering discipline. Experience Engineering in Australia Aimed at qualified Gap Year engineers with appropriate work and study rights in Australia, the Experience Engineering in Australia program provides participants with an intensive 4-week work-readiness program introducing them to industry developments, workplace culture and business communications before entering a 12 week work placement in their engineering discipline. Currently only available in Western Australia, the program is run in partnership with Navitas Workforce Solutions. The Graduate Program Structured over two years, the Graduate Program assists in expediting employed graduates into their workplace through a strong focus on essential non-technical competencies.

Professional Development ProgramThe Professional Development Program (PDP) is a program designed to assist you to develop the competencies required to practise at the level of Chartered practitioner using a structured and supported method. PDP partner organisations work with Engineers Australia to provide you with a framework for career planning and development through the opportunity of continuous assessment and feedback while you are working towards your Chartered Status. Our PDP Partner organisations will provide you with the work experience and a mentor to support you on your journey to Chartered Status, making them an Employer of Choice for a graduate looking for the best start in their engineering career.

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Job Search TipsPreparing your Application Letter Application letters should be no more than one page in length. Address the letter to the person mentioned in the advert, or ring the organisation and get a na

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