The Management discipline of RPEng accreditation is available to those with qualifications in any field of engineering who satisfy the additional requirements listed for RPEng (Mgt). Typically, as a result of their career progression, these engineers may be less involved in the technicalities of their original discipline and more involved in staff management, strategy and business operations (AusIMM 2013).
Engineering applicants shall have a minimum of five years’ work experience, as a manager, administrator and/or supervisor, in areas such as:
- Draft company vision and mission to provide strategic objective, organisational purpose and direction for the business. Ensure all employees understand how their role and daily activities fit into the company vision and mission.
- Establish and maintain an organisational culture that is caring, friendly and supports diversity in order to improve the reputation of engineering as a profession.
- Involvement in business decision making in the capacity of an executive or non-executive member of an engineering firm’s board of directors.
- Determine, evaluate and incorporate the critical success factors related to your industry and company.
- Devise and implement strategy at an alliance/partnership, corporate, operating unit or functional department level.
- Partake in business development and marketing functions of engineering firm.
- Identify and subsequently commence business activities in new growth areas of engineering.
- Assess the product and service needs of various market segments, and write marketing strategies.
- Evaluate and understand the threat of new entrants, industry rivalry, use of substitutes, supplier power and buyer power.
- Perform SWOT, PESTEL, gap, competitor, cost-benefit, financial ratio and trend analysis.
- Write proposals for projects involving the delivery of civil, mechanical, structural and/or electrical engineering services.
- Assess project financial net value to the business in order to determine whether the project is a good investment option.
- Assess the initial investment cost and forecast investment cash flow returns in relation to the procurement of new equipment, machinery and plant.
- Assess the budget and human resource requirements of projects.
- Liaise with Chartered Accountants (CA) or Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) during preparation of half-yearly and annual financial reports: balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and statement of changes in owners’ equity.
- Liaise with Chartered Accountants (CA) or Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) during evaluation of the financial performance of a company by combined interpretation of balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and statement of changes in owners’ equity.
- Perform project risk assessments.
- Manage multi-disciplined project teams delivering civil, mechanical, structural and/or electrical services.
- Provide project management services in order to deliver projects on time, to budget and to required quality standards.
- Carry out project management activities involving scope of work, key stakeholders, schedules, resources, deliverables, costs and quality.
- Assess and gather the necessary resources required to provide products, processes and services.
- Draft reports, studies, tenders, procedures, work instructions, forms, letters of correspondence and minutes of meetings.
- Learn from feedback on products, processes and services in order to improve best practices.
- Manage the daily business operations of engineering departments and companies encompassing the functions of research, development, production, quality management, information technology, and maintenance.
- Establish and maintain quality systems accredited to ISO 9000 and/or EFQM in order to ensure continuous improvement.
- Interpret, negotiate, agree on and administer contracts.
- Lead and manage work teams.
- Appraise the performance of teams and individuals in order to identify the need for training and development.
- Contribute to the training and development of staff.
- Prepare and present seminars to managerial and technical audiences.
- Identify, develop, implement and maintain systems to safeguard health, safety and wellbeing.
- Evaluate costs and benefits of systems necessary for health, safety and wellbeing.
- Evaluate costs and benefits of systems necessary to protect the environment.
- Carry out environmental risk and impact assessments.
- Establish and maintain environmental management systems (ISO 14000).
- Create an awareness of new technology and where applicable, attain intellectual property rights.
(AusIMM 2013, DEEWR 2013, Engineers Australia 2013, IBISWorld 2012, IET 2013).
Applicants for accreditation in the management discipline must provide additional information to support their application. You should provide:
- A certified copy of your Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Project Management, or Commerce as offered by a recognised Australian university, or
- A statement of a satisfactory combination of both management experience and education and training deemed equivalent by an Assessor.