The Political Engineer

The following article is based on an excerpt from APESMA member Reece Lumsden’s book ‘The View From Here – Optimize Your Engineering Career From the Start’ “The ideal engineer is a composite … He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use…

How is the skills crisis affecting your organisation?

APESMA’s Project Wise aims to avoid the cost waste and make sure community infrastructure is build wisely and professionally despite the worsening skills crisis. Have your say. We are trying to address the skills shortage through greater industry training of professionals through mechanisms such as cadetships, and producing other strong mentoring and work-integrated learning practices…

Invest in SA, invest in engineering

SA public sector engineers are calling on Govt to stop the leaks in infrastructure spending by investing in engineers – the lowest paid public sector engineers in Aust. No-one wants to pour money down the drain. Especially not $2.3 billion. But up to 20% of the record $11.4 billion to be spent on state infrastructure…

AEMO Enterprise Agreement deal falls through

After 5 months of frustratingly slow negotiations, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Enterprise Agreement `deal` has effectively fallen through. After 5 months of frustratingly slow negotiations, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Enterprise Agreement 'deal' has effectively fallen through, passing management's self-imposed (and ambitious) deadline to make the AEMO Board's 5 May meeting. The…