Event Status
Registration Closes
Tue 26 Mar 2019 - 12:00 pm
Event Date
Wed 27 Mar 2019 - 7:15 am to
Wed 27 Mar 2019 - 9:30 am

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Parmelia Hilton 14 Mill Street Perth Western Australia Australia
Registration: EA member: $55.00 ($50.00 excl. GST) Technical society member: $85.00 ($77.27 excl. GST) Non-member: $85.00 ($77.27 excl. GST) Member Rate: $35.00 ($31.82 excl. GST) Society Member Rate: $66.00 ($60.00 excl. GST) Student Member Rate: $20.00 ($18.18 excl. GST) Non-Member Rate: $66.00 ($60.00 excl. GST)
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Young Engineers WA and College of Leadership and Management
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Contact:Engineers Australia WA Phone: 0862146319 Email:
Mentoring Breakfast Register

Young Engineers and College of Leadership and Management Joint Event

Registration for young engineers (under 35 years) and students

We are inviting engineers under thirty-five (or with less than 5 years’ experience) and engineering students to hear from our inspirational guest speaker and meet with mentors from a range of engineering and industry backgrounds.

This is an opportunity for you to ask questions of a number of experienced professionals about their career journeys and the experiences that led them to their current role… and possibly what they are planning to do next.

At the time of registration, you will be asked to provide information about your interests.
A brochure will be available profiling the mentors attending on the day.

The format will present a valuable opportunity for the exchange of thoughts and trends between seasoned and emerging leaders.

Registration for Senior Engineers and Industry Professionals-

Senior Engineers registration-CLOSED-FULLY BOOKED

Interested in mentoring our future engineers? We are inviting senior engineers and industry professionals to join us as we discuss mentoring in the workplace. 

In the fast changing world of engineering, young engineers and students have many different career pathways available to them.  Your career journeys, experiences and insights will be helpful in guiding them as they look to progress their careers.

At the time of registration, you will be prompted to send a short bio (maximum 150 words) and photo which will be included in our event brochure.  

The format will present a valuable opportunity for the exchange of thoughts and trends between seasoned and emerging leaders.


The buffet breakfast will be available from 7.30am and allow for informal networking before being seated for an 8am start.

We will hear from our guest speakers before commencing mentoring discussions at each table, with the young engineers rotating through tables over a 45-minute period.

The formalities will conclude at 9am with guests welcome to stay for a further 30 minutes for informal networking.


Guest speaker - Mentor:

Elle Davidson - Indigenous Engagement leader, GHD

Elle has been instrumental in the development and implementation of GHD’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Through her work in developing various strategies across the business, GHD has doubled their Indigenous employment and increased their spend with Indigenous businesses by 450%. Elle is passionate about empowering the next generation of Indigenous STEM professionals and providing economic opportunities through supplier diversity.

Elle led the establishment of GHD’s Internal Indigenous Network and continues to strengthen their partnership with CareerTrackers who provide internships to Indigenous university students. She is consistently contacted by the Internal Network for guidance and has an intern supporting the implementation of the RAP. Elle has also acted as a mentor in the Smart Seeds program resulting in her team developing a place based cultural awareness training program designed to facilitate economic participation amongst the Aboriginal community in Western Sydney.

Guest speaker - Mentee:

Owen Keenan - Structural Engineer, Cardno

Owen graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, with a major in civil/structural engineering from the University of Western Australia. Since graduation he has worked in civil construction with Georgiou Group for four and a half years on a varied range of projects including precast concrete manufacturing, tendering and land development projects. Owen is currently working in the consulting and design field for Cardno with a focus on structural engineering including projects for commercial, retail and industrial sectors in Perth.

Owen is currently is the Engineers Australia EngTalk Coordinator for 2019 which focuses on providing engineering volunteers to local and regional Perth high schools, as they participate and share their experiences about the profession of Engineering. Owen is a STEM advocate and gives time to school students, undergraduate and graduate engineers to mentor and assist them in their transition from university studies to a career through a variety of programs, events and platforms. He is also Secretary for Young Engineers Australia WA in which he represents the young engineers in WA from undergraduates to 35 years of age.

The passion Owen has had for mentoring, and helping others find their career path, comes from being a mentee himself. Early in his career as an undergraduate engineer he engaged with several different mentors which assisted him in the choices that he had to make.