Engineers Australia Northern Division

Serving our members and the engineering profession in the Northern Territory.

About Engineers Australia, Northern

Engineers Australia's, Northern, while the smallest Division in terms of membership numbers, covers the largest geographical area, including the whole of the Northern Territory, as well as Indonesia and Timor Leste. The Division office is located in Darwin.

Major Initatives

The people of Engineers Australia's Northern Division

The Division Committee consists of the Division President, Past President, and between a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve other elected positions.

The Management Committee meets monthly to assist in running the Northern Division.

Nerida Horner President 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Jaswant Deo Past President 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Chris Lugg Co-Deputy President 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Jo O'Brien Co-Deputy President 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Adam James Committee Member 2yr term 2015 & 2016
Tara Kay Committee Member 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Grant Chorvat Committee Member 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Colin Van Eck Committee Member 2yr term 2016 & 2017
Jo O'Brien LSAC Chair and Deputy Division President
Jaswant Deo Mechanical College Board Representative
David McHugh Civil College Board Representative
Nathan Ting Young Engineers Representative
Frith Mclellan Women in Engineering Representative
Lakshman Rajaratnam Water Engineering Representative
Felicity Wall Alice Springs Regional Representative
Trevor Horman Engineering Heritage Representative
Gary Boyle Centre for Leadership and Management Representative
Colin Van Eck ITEE Representative

The Northern Division has three staff:

Mark Monaghan General Manager
Angela Crossland Business Development Manager
Rebecca Bacon Administration Support Officer

Northern Division partners


Engineers Australia Northern Division would like to thank our partners, sponsors and supporters. Without the support of these organisations the division would not be able to provide a number of programs and events. These include the Engineering Excellence Awards, Continuing Professional Development Events and Youth Programs.

We ask all of our members to support those organisations who support them.


Nilsen is a family owned Australian business, founded in 1916.

With over 90 years of continuous service in the electrical industry, Nilsen maintains the traditions on which the company was built: Service, Reliability and Quality.

Nilsen has offices in all mainland Australian capital cities.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Contracting
  • Communications and Data
  • Electrical and High Energy Services
  • Switchboards

Northern Territory Government

The Department of Business and Employment (DBE) represents the merging of vital government services and presents an opportunity to develop employment and business growth in the Northern Territory.

We have regional offices in several locations across the Territory. DBE can be divided into three core areas all committed to play a critical role in supporting the Government's priority of maintaining a strong, vibrant and growing Northern Territory economy.

The Northern Territory Department of Transport manages the road network and transport infrastructure and undertakes a variety of activities to provide a broad range of road and transport services to the Northern Territory community. Everybody benefits from having a safe and reliable road network that increases the Territory's accessibility and economic potential.

Transport infrastructure includes a wide range of assets from aerodromes and barge landings to jetties, bus stops and park and rides which supports all modes of transport in the Territory.

The Department aims to ensure government is always responsive to the needs of the public, both by engaging in direct consultation with key representatives in industry and the community, and by collecting and analysing road asset and traffic data on an ongoing basis.

The Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure plays a lead role in planning, constructing and maintaining government infrastructure across the Territory.

With regards to infrastructure development, the department provides strategic advice and policy on a whole-of-government basis for infrastructure planning, building sustainability issues, energy management and capital works project definition, to ensure built assets are fit for purpose and consider life cycle costs.

Within the department, the Construction Division provides project management services for the design, procurement and supervision of the NT Government’s infrastructure program and works closely with clients from across government.

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia.

The university is the largest tertiary institution in the NT, with campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, and training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara.

CDU was formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research.

Today, CDU offers a fresh approach to education, training, research and knowledge application.

The university aspires to be internationally recognised as a centre for excellence in Indigenous and cross-cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge and desert knowledge.


Sitzler Pty Ltd is one of the largest privately owned and operated construction companies in Northern Australia. Established in 1976 we have a proven track record of delivering successful projects from Darwin through to Adelaide and have operating interests in Western Australia.

The Ichthys Project

The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture between INPEX group companies (the Operator), major partner TOTAL group companies and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.

The Project has now entered the construction phase. This process is being managed by JKC Australia LNG. JKC is made up of JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation. Between the three organisations, they have been responsible for designing and delivering a large percentage of the world's major oil and gas processing plants, including large-scale LNG facilities across the globe.


Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally.

With an office network extending across 26 countries, Aurecon has been involved in projects in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas and employs around 7 500 people throughout 11 industry groups. We seek to foster human achievement in all aspects of our work.

Aurecon has a client-centric business model that gives us the agility to deliver the full range of our services globally. We create best teams for our key clients, develop strong client relationships and deliver market leading solutions.

Our clients benefit from our collaborative business model as it nurtures the development of market leading expertise across their industries. Our technical professionals develop business advantage for our clients based on deep understanding of the industries in which they operate.

Aurecon’s values form the foundation of our commitment to our client relationships; our promise to our people; and the contribution we make to the communities in which we live and work.

  • We foster human achievement through excellence, innovation and collaboration
  • We respect others by celebrating diversity and acting with integrity and honesty
  • We work to build a vibrant and brighter future for all

We aim to set industry standards, benefit communities and make a significant contribution throughout the developed and developing world.



GHD is an international network of professional and technical consultants.

Established in 1928, GHD employs more than 6000 people across five continents and serves clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Wholly-owned by its staff, GHD is focused exclusively on client success. Our network of forward-thinking engineers, architects, planners, scientists, project managers and economists collaborate to solve client and community challenges. They embrace the core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity to create enduring relationships that deliver exceptional results.

Facilities booking

Centrally located in Darwin city, Engineers Australia Northern Division Office has two rooms available for hire:

  • Auditorium
  • Boardroom

Click here for the 2016 Meeting Room and Equipment Hire Charges

To make a room booking please complete the 2016 Room Hire Agreement and email to

For any enquiries about our meeting rooms please contact Erin Quinn
via (08) 8914 1702 or email

Below is our list of suggested Caterers in Darwin:

Northern Division groups

The Northern Division covers a large geographical area and therefore we have a number of regional groups to assist our more remote members.

If you have any ideas or suggestions or know of anyone keen to do a technical presentation in any of these areas please do not hesitate to contact either the office or the regional contact for that group.

  • Darwin
  • Alice Springs
  • Katherine
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Indonesia

Regional Group contacts

Alice Springs
Felicity Wall

Nhulunbuy | Jabiru | Katherine | Indonesia
These positions are vacant. Please email the Northern Division Office if you are interested in one of these positions.

Northern Division Awards

The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Northern 2016 program seeks to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the practice of engineering and service to the profession.

The AEEA is the premier event for the profession. The night promotes industry excellence across engineering projects and engineering professionals.

For information on the AEEA Northern Awards 2016 and to make your submission visit

Youth and Science programs

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a joint project managed by Engineers Australia Northern Division and supported by Charles Darwin University.

Created and run on the day by the University of Newcastle, the Science & Engineering Challenge is a fun day of competition designed to demonstrate the varied possibilities science & engineering offer as a profession.

Go to the Science & Engineering Challenge website to find out more about the competition

If you would like to volunteer to help out at this event, please register your interest here.

If you would like more information, please contact Erin Quinn, telephone 8914 1702.

SunChase is an exciting and educational event for students interested in designing, building, and racing model solar cars and boats. Open to all school levels, the event gives students an introduction to design and construction of a car powered by the Sun. Please contact Erin Quinn in Darwin or Renee Vincent in Alice Springs for further details or visit the SunChase Website.

Sunchase Darwin date to be advised - late August / September.

Have you got a degree in science?

Would you like to share your knowledge and inspire the next generation?

Then Join CSIRO's Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools Program.

Volunteer scientists are matched with teachers in ongoing, professional partnerships. Partnerships are completely flexible depending on your interests and time commitments.

Involvement may include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, fieldwork participation and more...

For more information and registration go to

Or contact Harriet Eeley (NT Project Officer) at

Find out more

Targeted to primary school students, EngQuest is an all year round, web based program to provide a hands-on way for students to achieve key learning outcomes in science, mathematics and technology without leaving the class room.

Fun and interactive student projects combined with comprehensive resources and teacher support make EngQuest the perfect package for primary school teachers across Australia.

Registration is free and there are some fantastic prizes on offer. All students will receive a certificate of participation recognising their efforts.

With brand new projects, comprehensive Teacher Packs and fantastic prizes, EngQuest is a program of Engineers Australia. EngQuest is supported by the Australian Government through a Science Connections Program Grant administered by the Department of Education, Science and Training.

We aim to link members of the engineering team to schools to talk to the students.

The site provides teachers with relevant information and resources to guide student projects with ease. Participants are able to download teachers' packs complete with lesson plans and student hand-outs.

Learn more about EngQuest

This Inspiring Australia strategy aims to build a strong, open relationship between science and society, underpinned by effective communication of science and its benefits.

The national strategy has broad objectives that require the widespread support of our science and research agencies, our education providers, our industry and business sector, our cultural and community organisations and many others working together.

Contact us

The office of Engineers Australia - Northern Division is located at:

9 Cavenagh St
Darwin NT 0800

Postal Address

GPO Box 417
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: +61 8 8981 4137
Fax: +61 2 6273 1488

Email us

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Staff Contacts

Mark Monaghan: General Manager
Angela Crossland: Business Development Manager
Rebecca Bacon: Administration Support Officer


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