Engineering a better future for Australasia
Responsible businesses are not just better for our community, but they’re also better connected, more in touch with industry shifts, innovative, and prepared to go above and beyond to improve our communities.
This is the heart of why we set our team on a path to engage with our communities. By sharing our knowledge and partnering with like-minded community groups to deliver sustainable outcomes for Australiasia’s towns and cities, we can shape a future that balances profit with the needs of individuals and groups.
The most exciting thing: we’ve only just begun.
Our 2021 commitment
Middleton Group has committed to providing a substantial amount of our collective time towards undertaking pro-bono work that has direct community benefit, and is aligned with our vision and mission.
Read on to find out how our team has engaged with community groups throughout 2020.
In 2020, we hosted 16 masterclasses, sharing our experience with the engineering community and helping young engineers develop knowledge across all power disciplines including: transport, renewables, industrial, safety, transmission & distribution.
We plan to deliver many more in 2021.
Check out examples of our masterclasses below.
Conferences and events
Throughout the year, we participate in events and conferences to contribute to the knowledge and expertise of the engineering sector as well as broader industries who take a special interest in the future of our country. Our experts are well-versed in facilitating and leading conversations in sustainability, transport and the future of industrial technologies.
Examples of our industry participation include:
- National Electric Energy Conference
- World Engineers Convention
- Permanent Way Institution
- Electric Energy Society of Australia event
- Women in Engineering
- Railway Technical Society of Australasia
Coming up in 2021, we plan to continue sponsoring and attending engineering conferences and events.
Our impactful work
Middleton Group works with community groups and Non For Profit organisations on a pro bono basis for projects that have a positive impact on communities – especially focusing on sustainable usage of power.
Some of our past and in progress community-based works include:
- REFCL is a new technology introduced by the Victorian government to mitigate bushfires caused by fallen powerlines. Hepburn Wind is the owner and operator of Australia’s first community-owned wind farm and required assistance with preparing their site for REFCL installation. We have supported Hepburn Wind in the detailed design for REFCL which has enabled their site to be compliant with state government requirements.
- Bendigo Tramways – in progress – pro-bono job. Bendigo Tramways are looking to update their current system to ensure that they can operate their new trams for their museum. Middleton Group is assisting in the evaluation of current power systems and upgrade proposed for Tramway museum.
If you have an up-and-coming project that aims to improve community sustainability through renewable energy sources or better power usage, please share your brief with us here.
"I like that we get to make stuff better."Mark Hancock, Principal Power Engineer
"It’s a blessing to have strong core values across our team as it makes it easy for me to learn new things and develop myself every day."Jingwen Ding, Graduate Power Engineer
"I love our commitment to knowledge sharing, it’s fantastic to see young engineers eager to master engineering. It rekindles my days as a graduate 30 years ago."Rajendra Vaidya, Principal Engineer
"It's exciting to be part of an ambitious team that is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the world in which we live."Cameron Bekendam, Power Engineer
Contact our community engagement team
David Van Bergen
Director of Professional Development, Culture & Wellbeing | Senior Power Engineer | Business Growth Manager - NSW
Undergraduate Electrical Engineer