Australian YM Profile: Ibrahim Shahin


Name: Ibrahim Shahin CEng MIMechE RPEQ

Role: Senior Concept Engineer - Brownfields

Company: Shell

Location: Brisbane

Institution Roles & Duration:

  • Australian YM Chair Mar 2017 - Present (
  • Queensland Young Members Rep. - Aug 2015 - Present
  1. How did you get involved with the Institution?

    In 2010, I joined BG Group as a Graduate Engineer, and enrolled in the IMechE eMPDS scheme working towards my Chartership, which I got in 2015. Upon receiving my chartership, I decided to become more involved with the community starting with becoming the Young Member Representative for Queensland.

  2. What keeps you busy outside your day job?

    I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and gardening. I also have a Lotus 7 type kit-car which I built from scratch which is road registered. I spend the remainder of my time tinkering and driving it around Brisbane.

  3. Most exciting project you have worked on?

    The installation and commissioning of West Delta Deep Marine Phase VIIIa which was eight new subsea wells being connected up in the Mediterranean Sea. This happened in record time with no injuries and took place in 2011 immediately after the Arab Spring Revolution. It was amazing using such technologies in deep water and being responsible for so much.

  4. What kind of project would you like to work on?

    Any project which delivers significant value to the community, the environment, and/or the company.

  5. What do you see as the engineering challenge for the future?

    I think one of the biggest challenges has to be energy and the transition to cleaner and less CO2 intensive solutions for the future.

  6. What does being part of the Institution mean to you?

    It represents an opportunity to give back to the community, allowing me to mentor new graduates, and organise and attend interesting talks from outstanding engineers working in a variety of diverse and interesting industries.

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