We’re Engineering New Zealand – a membership organisation driven to bring engineering to life, so our members can engineer better lives for New Zealanders. 

Covid-19 presented new and unprecedented challenges for Engineering New Zealand in 2019/20.

Our members remained our focus and we committed to supporting and delivering as much value as we could for them, when they needed it most. We found new ways to connect, shifted events online, kept doing everything we've always done for members and added extra support and advocacy for this tough time. We also said haere ra to our Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene. Susan was our Chief Executive for five years and over that time lifted the profile of Engineering New Zealand, connected us better with stakeholders and members, and helped create a platform for us to talk about why engineers are so critical to New Zealanders' everyday lives.


Colin Crampton






This year we refreshed our strategy, setting out how to bring engineering to life over the next five years.  Our ambitions are still to strive for members to be credible, connected, influential and recognised for their contribution to society. Thriving has been added to this suite of ambitions, to give focus to creating a supportive engineering community for members throughout their career.


To help move us closer to achieving the five ambitions together, four goals have been set out for 2020-2025.

  • Provide engineers with tailored support throughout their career. 

  • Develop a single quality mark that’s widely recognised and relevant for all engineering professionals.

  • Raise the bar across the profession in support of high-quality engineering and building trust and confidence in engineers and the critical work they do.

  • Digital systems are integrated, intuitive and enabling so that we can achieve our goals and provide outstanding customer service to members.





Formal professional development courses
New technical groups
App downloads

Advocating for the profession through Covid-19

Our advocacy was all about using our voice, and the collective expertise of our membership, to bring attention to the issues that mattered to you. When Covid-19 hit our shores, we gathered real-time feedback from members, firms, industry partners and other stakeholders on what was keeping you awake at night. We worked closely with ACE New Zealand and connected regularly with Chief Executives to understand issues around the pipeline of work and what firms needed. Together, we worked with the Construction Sector Accord and leveraged opportunities for joint discussion and intervention. We advocated strongly on the issues unearthed by our intelligence gathering. These included pipeline of work, deployment of shovel ready projects and procurement practices. We met with Ministers, spoke out publicly in the media and shared your concerns wide and far.







New technical resources available
Complaints resolved
Diversity Agenda members
Diversity Agenda Accord signatories

Sector Programmes

Important partnerships have been built on with Government, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and Waka Kotahi – the New Zealand Transport Agency. Our team led a number of significant projects that were commissioned by our Government partners. Around 70 engineers were engaged into these projects to provide technical advice and services. 


Our work with MBIE

  • The C5 Evidence Project – evidence of respective seismic assessment guidelines were gathered and analysed to inform MBIE’s decisions about their regulatory status.  

  • The Low Damage Seismic Design project – market-ready seismic resilient building design information is being developed.

  • The Geotech Practice Series – we are finalising geotechnical engineering modules that underpin geotechnical design work in New Zealand.

  • The Seismic Risk Working Group – we managed leading structural and geotechnical engineers to develop recommendations for change in the building control system.

  • We are managing the review of a verification method for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of buildings, which will help support MBIE’s Climate Change programme.

Our work with Waka Kotahi

We worked closely with Heavy Vehicle Engineers Group (HVE Group) and Waka Kotahi to design solutions for a future operating model for heavy vehicle specialist certifiers.






New Fellows
New Distinguished Fellows
ENVI Award winners
Rocket Challenge participating schools

Recognising the best

The best engineers and engineering feats in New Zealand were celebrated with the inaugural ENVI Awards at Shed 10 in Auckland. Judges looked for individuals, teams and organisations that had been involved in significant or outstanding engineering projects that encouraged innovation, creativity, diversity and overall excellence in engineering and in ways that benefit society and the environment. Taking out the Supreme Award was NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail & NCTIR Alliance for the Kaikōura Earthquake Recovery.



New Chief Executive

Starting November 2020
Richard Templer FEngNZ, will take up the Chief Executive role in November. He will bring a wealth of knowledge from his Chief Executive position at Manawatū District Council. President Colin Crampton said Richard stood out as a collegial leader who knows how to get things done through others. We welcome Richard to the Engineering New Zealand family and look forward to working closely with him to bring engineering to life.  

CPEng review

March 2021

Feedback received from members on the proposed changes to CPEng will be collated and analysed, and next steps will be provided to members in March 2021.  

Diversity Agenda

May 2021

The first Diversity Agenda Accord Summit will be held in May, hosted at Parliament by Minister Jan Tinetti. Chief executives and business owners that are signatories to the Accord will share their progress from year one. 

Wonder Project

May 2021

The Rocket Challenge is set to lift off in Term 2 with more schools than ever before and will include te reo resources for kura kaupapa schools and Māori immersion classes. The Power Challenge, in partnership with Transpower, will be piloted in Term 3. 

ENVI Awards

July 2021

The 2021 ENVI Awards are going virtual. The TV-style show will be streamed live across Aotearoa, meaning a more inclusive event for all. 

Digital member platform


The foundation for the new digital member platform has been laid for a much more sophisticated member experience. New functionality will continue to be developed to improve this experience.  

Where does your money go?

Supporting our membership throughout their careers


Supporting our groups and branches


Advocacy, thought leadership, and industry wide initiatives


Connecting and communicating with our members


Upholding standards and raising the bar


Providing CPD, events and awards


Supporting employers, educators and academics


Meet our Board.

Our Board is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Engineering New Zealand. It’s made up of four senior office holders and six members, and operates according to our Rules and Board Charter.

Thanks for supporting us.

Our amazing volunteers

Our volunteers are essential to the success of Engineering New Zealand – we’re grateful for the countless hours contributed to Engineering New Zealand and the profession.

  • Accreditation Panel members

  • Assessors

  • Audit and Risk Committee

  • Award committees

  • Branch chairs and committee members

  • Collaborating Technical Society volunteers

  • Competence Assessment Board

  • Contributors to our GCCRS services

  • Diversity Agenda member organisations

  • Election scrutineers

  • Engineering New Zealand Foundation

  • Engineering New Zealand Governing Board

  • Engineering Practice Advisory Committee

  • Event speakers and presenters

  • Fellowship and Distinguished Fellowship panels

  • Heritage Board and Chapters

  • IEA review panels

  • Investigating and Disciplinary Committee chairs and members

  • Performance and Remuneration Committee

  • Practice note authors and reviewers

  • Professional Development Advisory Committee

  • Programme Challenge Group (made up of senior committee members of the Structural Engineering Society, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society)

  • Standards and Accreditation Board

  • Standards Committee

  • Student Engineer Representatives

  • Technical and special interest group Chairs and committee members

  • Wellbeing Initiative Advisory Group

  • Wonder Project Ambassadors

  • Young Engineer Representatives