Recognising and Rewarding Excellence in Engineering

Excellence Awards

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers that have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills.

Now in its eighth year, our awards project aligns with our organisational strategy 2017–2020 and our first goal, which is to ‘Build the profile and enhance the status and reputation of the engineering profession. Continue to advance Engineers Ireland as its leading expert voice.’

As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society.



Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017 – full category list:

Engineering Project of the Year, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland 
  • Connswater Community Greenway by Belfast City Council, Arup and Farran’s Construction
  • Children’s Cardiac Catheterisation Unit & Orthopaedic Theatre at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin by Clancy, RPS, Casey O’Rourke Associates and MOLA Architecture 
  • Global Engineering At Depth - Aran Islands Subsea Cable Repair by ESB International 
  • Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence, Cork by Malachy Walsh and Partners
  • Detailed Design of Luas Cross City Infrastructure Project by O’Connor Sutton Cronin
  • National Gallery of Ireland Historical Wings Restoration and Refurbishment by PUNCH Consulting Engineers and BDP M&E Engineering
  • Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena by TOBIN Consulting Engineers
View a synopsis of each project here.
The winner was chosen to reflect both the public vote and the scoring by our judging panel. View the 2017 Winners here.
Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Cold Chon
  • The Engineers role in realising Clare’s Rural Potential by Clare County Council 
  • Fabric Upgrade Program Phase One by Cork City Council 
  • South Campshire Flood Protection Project by Dublin City Council and the Office of Public Works
  • Limerick Smarter Travel Route 2 Shared Walking & Cycling Facility by Limerick City and County Council
Technical Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by NSAI
  • Power Off & Save by EirGrid
  • The Coolx600 by Excelsys Technologies Limited
  • Design, validation and commercialisation of a variable speed draught beer cooler control system by Kilkenny Cooling Systems
  • Development of SolarWhite, a new coating for high performance satellite thermal control – Joint application between University College Dublin School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and ENBIO Ltd.
Engineering Education Award – Best in Class 2017 
  • Innovative and New Product Multidisciplinary Laboratories Development by the Department of Mechanical, Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering and Department of Management and Enterprise Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology 
  • Creating Holistic Engineers to solve the Grand Challenges of the Future Organisation by the College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology 
  • Innovation in Engineering Education and Outreach by UCD School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin
  • CIVIL @ UL: Learning Actively, Engaging Creatively by the Civil Engineering Programme, University of Limerick
Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by OPW
  • Henrietta Street – The Tenement Museum Dublin by ARUP and Shaffrey Architects
  • GPO: Witness History Exhibition Centre, O’Connell Street, Dublin by Hendrick Ryan + Associates
  • St. Mary’s Hall, Kilkenny by O’Connor Sutton Cronin
  • National Gallery of Ireland Historical Wings Restoration and Refurbishment Project by PUNCH Consulting Engineers
Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland
  • Duke's Road CSOmaterial re-use strategy by Cleantech Group
  • UMASW by APEX Geoservices Ltd and School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Employer of the Year Award, supported by the Department of Education and Skills and sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland
  • Abbott Ireland
  • Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
  • Johnson & Johnson Campus Ireland
Recipients of the: International Engineer of the Year Award sponsored by ESB International; The Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award sponsored by ESB; Best Presentation of the Year Award sponsored by Griffiths & Armour and Beale & Company; Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Siemens; President's Award; and Chartered Engineer of the Year Award were announced at the ceremony on 10 November. View the 2017 Winners.
Key dates for your diary in 2017:
Wednesday 21 June: Awards open for entries
Monday 11 September at 12 noon: Closing date for entries
Monday 9 October: Shortlist announced
Friday 10 November: Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards Ceremony in Dublin

For more information email: excellenceawards@engineersireland.ie