Engineering Project

Engineering Project of the Year

Sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland 

The Engineering Project of the Year Award recognises the highest level of achievement in the engineering field and provides peer recognition of outstanding engineering work, be it a large or small project. This award is open to all disciplines of engineering and industry sectors. Entries should highlight the particular influence or benefit that the project has for society.
The 2017 Engineering Project of the Year title went to Malachy Walsh and Partners for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence. 
Pictured: Frank Murphy, Secretary of Cork County GAA Board, Caroline Spillane Director General of Engineers Ireland and Seamus Kelly from Malachy Walsh and Partners. 

Key criteria

Please detail how your project fits the six key criteria below (each criterion 500 words maximum).
1. The use of sound engineering principles and practices
The entry should clearly demonstrate that the design, use of materials, construction or manufacture is based on sound engineering principles and practices that take into consideration environmental and sustainability issues.
2. Originality and ingenuity of the solution
Your entry should clearly demonstrate that it contains significant original engineering application or demonstrates ingenuity, innovation and creativity in achieving the best solution for the required specifications.
3. Adherence to the budget, quality and programme
Your entry should clearly demonstrate that it has met the budget parameters, quality requirements and time-lines relevant to the scope of the work in the specification.
4. Actual or potential contribution of the work to the economy
Your entry should clearly demonstrate the contribution to the local, regional or national economy.
5. Impact of the work on the quality of life of the relevant communities
Your entry should clearly demonstrate that there is evidence that the entry positively contributes to the community that uses it. This may relate directly to cost, time, environment or general amenity of the community.
6. Significance of the work as a benchmark of Irish engineering
Your entry should clearly demonstrate how new benchmarks have been set or current high standards continued, thereby raising the status and excellence of Irish engineering.
Please also include an executive summary of 200 words maximum which provides a succinct description of the entry and the principal elements.


The engineering project must have been completed within a two year period prior to the closing date for entries: Monday 10 September 2018. Engineering projects will only be considered that have been partially or completely carried out by an organisation which has a presence on the island of Ireland and the project should clearly be seen to benefit Irish society directly or indirectly.

How to Enter 

  • Please complete your submission online by 2pm on Monday 10 September 2018, detailing how your entry fits the six key criteria outlined earlier in this document. 
  • Your submission may include drawings, pictures, photographs and other methods of illustration. Please include this information within your application and/or an appendix and submit via WeTransfer. We require a maximum of six different colour photographs of professional presentation quality with each entry.
  • All entry material and supporting material should be carefully marked with the category, entry title and name of the organisation.
  • Once submitted, please proceed to the payment page to submit your entry fee of €250.  The application fee applies per project entered. We can only accept entries that are received with payment. Entry fees are non-refundable. 

Terms and Conditions of entry



For additional information or queries, please contact:
Phone: +353 1 665 1307

 Engineering Project of the Year Award 

Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions of entry above before proceeding. 

Your Details

Company name
Official project title
Contact first name
Contact surname
How did you hear about the Excellence Awards?
Please specify if Other

Contact person during awards if different from previous


If a joint entry please list all additional entrants and their role in the project

Project role e.g. consultant
Project role e.g. consultant
Project role e.g. consultant

Please outline how the project fulfils the six key criteria above and include the 200 word executive summary:

  • We require all application material such as entry criteria and images etc. to process your entry, as per the terms and conditions
  • As these files can be quite large, we recommend they are sent using a free file sharing service such as using as the recipient address.

Confirmation (Please check box)