APESMA calls for co-investment in auto industry

APESMA is putting pressure on all political parties to implement a bi-partisan co-investment plan to support Australia’s automotive industry into the long term. APESMA's CEO, Chris Walton, and APESMA member and Holden engineer Scott Gibbins met with Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday to talk about what can be done to ensure a strong future…

Boeing members celebrate touchdown

As the Boeing Dreamliner 787 touched down in Australia for the first this week, there was a special sense of excitement among the APESMA engineers that developed its innovative wing structure. Boeing engineer and APESMA member Joel Rowbottom said that he was “relieved and happy” to see the aircraft in the air, after more than…

Queensland Energy Sector Update

APESMA delegates in Queensland are negotiating agreements at Energex, Ergon Energy, Powerlink and SPARQ Solutions for replacement agreements. Delegates have been negotiating for claims to address the undervaluing of Professional Engineers, IT and Scientists at government owned electricity industry companies. Key claims have been tabled around career progression, maintenance and gaining of Registration of Professional…

Approaches to Managing Risk

’Engineering Risk Management’ is part of the Chifley Business School MBA program. This extract provides an insight into how Chifley’s MBA is designed to meet the needs of technology professionals.   Traditionally, a reactive approach was used to manage risk.  For each loss event that occurred, management reacted by developing counter measures to prevent a…