Tim Dunlop

FIEAust

Founder and CEO

RMG

Tim Dunlop is the Founder and CEO of RMG, providing project and engineering services throughout regional Australia to the Transport, Property and Buildings and Water Sectors. A Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), Tim has led multidisciplinary teams, providing integral leadership in the realisation high-level infrastructure projects throughout Australia.

Tim’s achievements resulted in him being awarded the 2015 Victorian Young Engineer of the Year and 2015 Australian Young Engineer of the Year.

How long have you been volunteering with Engineers Australia?
I have been involved with Engineers Australia, in a volunteer capacity since 2011. This included roles as Chair of Engineers Australia, Bendigo and a Sitting Member of the Engineers Australia National Committee for Regional Australia. In addition to this, I am a sitting member of the Latrobe University Engineering Course Advisory Committee.

Why did you become a volunteer?
There is a clear link between our engineering capability and our national prosperity, hence I thought it was important to become a volunteer so I could assist with strengthening the engineering profession. It is important that the voice of engineering is sitting at the table contributing to the decision-making process.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?
Being part of the continual evolvement and adaption of the engineering profession, as we work to meet the requirements of the constantly changing environment in which we practice.

What has been your greatest achievement in your time volunteering with Engineers Australia?
Working with other volunteers to improve participation in the Chartered pathway, along with seeing the strengthening of the Latrobe University Engineering Course.

How has your career informed your work as a volunteer?
Working with people to create successful teams has been a requirement of my career and this experience has informed my volunteer work.

How do you balance work and volunteering?
I’m a great believer in giving back. I allocate some time to focus on volunteering, amongst other time constraints, which enables periods of focus.

What would you tell other members who are considering becoming a volunteer?
Becoming a volunteer with Engineers Australia has provided me with exposure to professionals from other engineering disciplines and has strengthened my professional networks. There is a general sense of achievement when working with others to strengthen the engineering profession.

Image: courtesy of Tim Dunlop