The National Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year award is designed to promote excellence and the profession within the community at large, and encourage young people to consider electrical engineering (especially power engineering) as a career.
This award is an annual national award for an outstanding senior electrical engineer member of the College who would be expected to be at (or near) the peak of his or her career, and a good role model for younger members of the profession.
In contrast, the M A Sargent Medal is awarded only when there is a nomination of a candidate who meets the special requirements of that award, normally at the end or near the end of their career, as it is an award recognising overall career achievements.
In summary, the National Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year award is designed to:
The recipient will be a highly respected member of the College and a role model for young members.
Nominations have closed, if you have any questions please contact [email protected]
The following criteria are used to assess applicants:
Nominees must be:
You must provide the following with your submission:
Please note that if a nomination is not successful in the year of nomination, it will be considered again during each of the following two years.
The award consists of a medal and framed certificate and is presented at a suitable formal Engineers Australia event.
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Andrew Nelson is a senior electrical and aerospace engineer with 30 years of experience within Defence. Throughout his career Andrew has held several key engineering and leadership roles in maintenance, engineering design, test and evaluation, and major capital project acquisition and sustainment management.
A distinguished graduate of US Test Pilot School and a qualified Flight Test Engineer, Andrew holds post-graduate Masters in Business Administration, Aerospace Engineering and Flight Test Engineering. Andrew is also a Graduate of the Australian Company Directors Course.
Presently, Andrew heads the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Project Management Unit within Air Combat Systems Program Office, where he is also the project lead for Australia’s F-35A modernisation program. In his spare time, Andrew also volunteers as a Director on the Engineers Australia (Electrical College) Board as well as on several other private and Not-for-Profit Boards both nationally and internationally.