Congratulations to Stephanie Barakat, Senior Reservoir Engineer at Bridgeport Energy Limited on becoming a Chartered Professional Engineer and Member of Engineers Australia. Stephanie is one of only three people registered on the National Engineering Register (NER) in the Petroleum Area of Practice in NSW, and believed to be only the fourth SPE member of the NSW/ACT section who is on an Australian professional engineering register.
The award of Chartered status in Australia is carried out exclusively by Engineers Australia, and certifies that the engineer practices in a competent, independent and ethical manner and indicates that the person is a leader in their field. Chartered Engineers are recognised internationally with the full backing of international Accords and agreements. In order to become Chartered, Stephanie has been assessed in sixteen competency areas and interviewed by a panel of engineers.
The Chartered assessment normally qualifies for registration with the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) as a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ). Under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld), it is a requirement for engineers carrying out professional engineering services in Queensland or for Queensland to be registered with the BPEQ as an RPEQ. It should be noted that registration is still required for any professional engineering services conducted outside of Queensland, including overseas, but destined for Queensland.
For further information on becoming a Chartered Engineer, visit Engineers Australia; visit the National Engineering Register for details on the national registration, and the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland for information on the RPEQ system. You can also search for registered engineers on these websites.