Excellence Awards

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2018

Engineers Ireland is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The awards, held in association with ESB,  are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. 

The black-tie Excellence Awards ceremony will take place at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin 4 on Friday, 9 November and will commence with a drinks reception at 7:00pm.
RTÉ Broadcaster, Sean O'Rourke, will MC this celebratory evening and assist in the presentation of 12 category awards.
Tickets for the event are priced at €125 per guest and can be purchased here.

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards Shortlist

Engineering Project of the Year, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland

  • Kevin Street Garda Headquarters by Atkins
  • M17/M18 Gort to Tuam Motorway PPP by Barry Transportation and Arup
  • Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O'Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua 
  • Northern Spire Bridge by Roughan & O'Donovan, Buro Happold, Farrans and Victor Buyck
  • Shannon Airport Rehabilitation of Runway 06-24 by RPS 
  • BXD 400 - Luas Cross City by Sisk Steconfer JV
Engineers Ireland is calling on the Irish public to vote online for what they consider to be the Engineering Project of the Year before the deadline of midnight, on Friday, 2 November. 


Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland      

  • TAGS by Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
  • Ballygaddy Bridge - Bespoke Treatment of Karst Feature by Barry Transportation
  • The National CFRAM Programme by The Office of Public Works, with support from Jacobs Engineering Ireland, JBA Consulting, Mott MacDonald and RPS
  • Northern Spire Bridge by Roughan and O’Donovan; Farrans Victor Buyck Joint Venture; Quinn Piling; and Fugro-Loadtest
  • Post Impact Assessment of KS Endeavour Rig Blowout by Verde Environmental Group

Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsion 

  • Monkstown Village Improvement Scheme by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Atkins
  • Lough Rinn International Rowing and Canoe Course Project by Leitrim County Council and Jennings O'Donovan & Partners Limited
  • Returning Vacant Homes to use for Social Tenants by Louth County Council
  • Greystones South Beach Playground by Wicklow County Council and All Play
  • River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme by Wicklow County Council

Technical Innovation of the Year Award

  • Development of Stevie: A Socially Assistive Robot developed to provide support for older adults by Dr. Conor McGinn and the Robotics and Innovation Lab (RAIL) at Trinity College Dublin
  • Design-Driven Innovation: Combined Sewer Interceptor Physical Model Test-Bed Project by Ward and Burke Construction Ltd and the National University of Ireland, Galway

Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the OPW

  • Refurbishment and Extension of Adare Manor, Co. Limerick by PUNCH Consulting Engineers 
  • Refurbishment and Remodelling of Clones Market House by Monaghan County Council 
  • Aran Sweater Market – Galway by TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP)
  • National Famine Commemoration Sod Cabin by University College Cork

Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup

  • Julie Clarke, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
  • Hugh Cunningham, ESB International
  • Katie Higgins, RPS
  • Aoife Murphy, David Kelly Partnership
  • Capt John Murphy, Defence Forces
  • Mahnaz Rashedi, Finning Ltd
A number of additoinal category awards will be presented at the Excellence Awards ceremony on Friday, 9 November. These include: