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About Us

The Special Interest Group for Engineering General Practitioners provides us with a mechanism to share and learn from each other, tackle challenges together and influence advocacy in the interest of general practice engineers.

What is an Engineering General Practitioner (EGP)?

EGPs deal holistically with a range of engineering situations and undertake a multidisciplinary approach when offering solutions. EGPs are skilled in understanding technical challenges, especially at an early stage of a project. EGPs understand their bounds of competence, and know when and where to refer clients if further investigation or specialist advice is required.

 

Vision

Our community connects general practice engineers to improve quality and professionalism.

Purpose

Our community of engineering general practitioners:

  • Improves quality and professionalism

  • Enhances recognition of general practice engineering

  • Promotes knowledge sharing

  • Connects engineers

 

What we do

  • Raise the quality bar

  • Are professionally recognised

  • Have a voice with industry and regulatory bodies

  • Are professionally current and informed

  • Are connected with each other

The committee prioritised what of the mission statements were most important to them. The above are in order of importance to the committee.

 

Our objectives are

  • To cast the net and encourage as many engineers, of all types, who may define themselves as Generalists rather than Specialists, to join the group and share experiences.

  • To work towards an Engineering General Practice quality mark with Engineering New Zealand.

  • To establish what Skills should be defined as Engineering General Practice and what should be defined as Specialist.

  • To promote learning of the wide range of EGP skills.

  • To promote discussion/ learning/coffee groups for Engineers who work in these Practice areas.

  • To promote volunteer “Colleague Reviews” (not called Peer Review but similar) between members.

  • To make organisations such as Engineering New Zealand, Councils, MBIE, etc aware of our objectives.

  • To raise the standard of work presented to Councils by Engineers.

  • To promote the removal of the requirement of each Council in NZ to carry out their own assessment of Engineers.

 

Member benefits

  • Promotion of General Practice engineering 

  • Professional development specific to our needs

  • Encourage the Engineering New Zealand assessment team to recognize ‘good general practice’. 

 

Membership

$50 + GST per year

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