21 Aug 2019
Engineering New Zealand's expanding scope means a small increase in fees.
Over the past four years, Engineering New Zealand has transformed to create a more vibrant and relevant organisation for our members and for the profession as a whole. We've radically expanded the scope of what we offer to members, without any fee increases beyond an inflation adjustment.
We've launched an array of new programmes and initiatives to bring engineering to life and enhance the perception and reputation of the profession, like the Wonder Project, Diversity Agenda and Engineering a Better New Zealand thought leadership.
At the same time, we've strengthened what we do to support and develop you: streamlining our membership classes, reforming our complaints and disciplinary processes, and better supporting our technical groups.
To keep delivering all of this – and to do more – we need to increase our fees. We're also exploring other sources of revenue and controlling costs because we don't want to erode our reserves. We've looked at other professions and found our fees are lower than many other professional bodies.
This means that after many years of inflation-only adjustments, this year we'll be increasing our membership fees by up to 10%, which amounts to an extra $10 to $55, depending on your member class. You’ll get a personalised email next week setting out your new fees, which apply from 1 October. We’ll be issuing invoices for next year on 10 October.
We're also combining membership and registrations (like CPEng) into one invoice to make it easier for you and your employer to see everything in one place.
Being an Engineering New Zealand member demonstrates your credibility and professionalism. It shows you're part of a broader professional community that advances technical knowledge, maintains standards and raises the bar.
Engineering New Zealand is dedicated to bringing engineering to life, with all our work based on 4 strategic pillars:
- Engineering New Zealand advocates on your behalf to Government, influencing decision makers. We've mobilised the profession to submit on how engineers should be regulated and we engage on issues that matter to engineers, like the Building Code, water regulation and dam safety standards.
- Engineering New Zealand protects your credibility, by holding engineers accountable when appropriate and working on wider system issues. We've made our complaints process fairer and more rigourous. Pending an appeal decision we've reopened complaints against Alan Reay, and we're running an inquiry into issues concerning a number of buildings in Masterton.
- Engineering New Zealand generates recognition for engineers both within the industry and by the public. We support and promote engineers' media profile and we recognise outstanding engineers as Fellows or in our new ENVI awards.
- Engineering New Zealand connects our members and generates a sense of community. Whether it's networking and learning on a regional basis in branches, or building your expertise via technical groups, being part of our community pays dividends. Engineering New Zealand also makes it easy for you to work overseas with internationally benchmarked accreditation of courses and mutual recognition.