Whether you’re just starting out at university, or a recent engineering graduate looking to expand your network, we’ve got groups designed to support you at every stage of your career.

Student Engineers

Engineering students are the future of the profession. That’s why we want to help you get connected right from the word go with free student membership. Becoming an Engineering New Zealand Student Member automatically gives you access to events run throughout the country at various university institutions. If you want to be the leading voice at your tertiary institution, you can become a Student Engineers New Zealand Representative.

Student engineers New Zealand rep

Our Student Engineers Reps organise presentations, workshops and networking events for the wider engineering student body. They also:

  • attend local Branch meetings
  • represent students at events
  • liaise with National Office for funding for events, and other engineering issues 
As well as this, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the wider engineering profession and develop your confidence and self-esteem.

We currently have reps at the following tertiary institutions:






Massey Palmerston North




Otago Polytechnic

Toi Ohomai


University of Auckland

University of Canterbury

University of Waikato

VIC Wellington




To find out more about how you can volunteer your time, contact us.

Young Engineers

Networking is a great way to progress your career. Our Young Engineers Groups give you the opportunity to meet with peers to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and build lifelong friendships. Run by volunteers, the group promote engineering and organise events in their local area. If you're an Engineering New Zealand member under the age of 35, you're automatically part of our Young Engineers network.

Young Engineers Committee

The Young Engineers Group is represented and organised by a voluntary committee of representatives come from across New Zealand, and is headed by a National Chair. There are so many reasons why you should volunteer your time. As a Committee member you'll:

  • gain new skills, knowledge and networks
  • open yourself to new career prospects and opportunities
  • create a community of friends and peers
  • gain a greater understanding of the engineering profession
The Young Engineers Committee is made up of Regional Chairs, and headed by a National Chair. Regional Chairs organise site visits, networking events and workshops, among other social activities. They also:

  • attend regional Branch meetings
  • recruit new committee members
  • provide leadership to the Young Engineers Branches
Our National Chair represents Young Engineers at both a regional and national level. Their role is mainly to:

  • provide advice and support to the Young Engineers Committees 
  • assist with budgets and funding requests for events
  •  represent Young Engineers at Engineering New Zealand events

Current Young Engineer Regional Chairs

Dipal Raniga – National Chair

Jerry Liu – Auckland

Jordan Kelly – Canterbury

Simon McLoughlin – Hawkes Bay

Waqas Liaqat – Manawatu

Andrew Chalmers – Nelson/Marlborough

Darren Jurgens – Northland

Jonathon Kemp – Otago

Albie Ford – Southland

Akanksha Biradar – Taranaki

Nikhil Vishwanath – Tauranga

Melissa Kleyburg – Waikato/BOP

Ravi Sundar – Whanganui

Lauren Croft – Wellington

We’re always on the lookout for talented engineering graduates to become part of our regional committees. If you would like to be involved, contact us

To keep up to date with all the events happening out in the regions, check out the Young Engineers New Zealand Facebook page.