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 Irish engineering work. Entries should highlight the particular influence or benefit that the project has for society.
We welcome project entries, be it a large or small project, completed by Irish teams at home or overseas. This award is open to all disciplines of engineering and industry sectors. 

Pictured: Winners of the  Engineering Project of the Year Award 2018: Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O'Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua.

Key criteria

Please detail how your project fits the six key criteria below. Each criterion should be no more than 500 words and should include relevant supporting materials such as photos, drawings and/or video links (max 4 per criterion).
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 include an executive summary of 200 words maximum which provides a succinct description of the entry and the principal elements of its claim for engineering excellence. This material is a key element in the judging process and will also be used for promotional purposes should you be shortlisted. 


The engineering project must have been completed within a two year period prior to the closing date for entries: Wednesday, 18 September 2019.
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.