Excellence Awards

Our annual Excellence Awards ceremony recognises the best engineering professionals and organisations, with some of the country's most innovative projects being shortlisted each year. 

This year for 2021 and replacing our black-tie Excellence Awards event, given Covid-19 restrictions, we are pleased to invite our engineering community to participate in our 2021 Engineering Excellence Digital Series, held in association with ESB, and Community Awards programme.

Engineering Excellence Digital Series

Our Engineering Excellence Digital Series, held in association with ESB, will highlight through short videos, the hero stories of six engineering companies and teams of engineers who have shown excellence in engineering through their work in 2021.

We look forward to announcing the six new categories for entry on Wednesday, 30 June.

Community Awards

We are also pleased to announce that a number of Community Awards will be presented to Engineers Ireland's members in 2021. They include the Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup, the Best Presentation Award, sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour, CPD Employer of the Year Award, the MEETA Awards and the Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award. 

Sponsors

The Engineering Excellence Digital Series is held in association with ESB and supported by Accenture and Geoscience Ireland. 

We would like to thank our Title Sponsor, ESB, for their ongoing support in recognising Ireland's engineering profession and Accenture and Geoscience Ireland for their commitment and support of this initiative. 


Previous winners of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

The Engineers Ireland Excellence 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.

See below to view our previous winners

2019

Winners of the Engineering Project of the Year Award 2019, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland: East Tip Haulbowline Island Remediation Project by Cork County Council, RPS, PJ Hegarty & Sons and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Sustainability Award, sponsored by Irish Water: Fernhill Park & Gardens by Arup and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland: GFG Alliance, Overburden Beneficiation Plant SIMEC Mining by CDE Meta

Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsion Joint winners: Mary Elmes Bridge by Cork City Council, Keating and ArupEast Tip Haulbowline Island Remediation Project by Cork County Council, RPS, PJ Hegarty & Sons and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the OPW: Swords Castle – East Tower Consolidation by Fingal County Council, David Kelly Partnership and CORA Consulting Engineers

Engineering Education Award, sponsored by Accenture: EDGE Programme by CONNECT Centre at Trinity College Dublin

Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup: Dr Cristina Paduano, Chartered Engineer, B-Fluid

Best Presentation of the Year Award, sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour Presentation: Lean Management Systems applied to Hyper-scale Data Center Construction Breakfast Briefing by: Fiachra O Muíneacháin, Kevin McHugh, Stephen Walls and Pat Egan of MACE Technology (Ireland) Ltd. Nominated by: Project Management society

ESB International Engineer of the Year Award: Connor McGrath, Chartered Engineer, Project Engineer at Arup

ESB Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award: Martin Naughton, Chartered Engineer, Chairman of the Shareholder Supervisory Board of the Glen Dimplex Group

Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Siemens: Nick and Jack Cotter for their project, The Cotter Crate.

CPD Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland: H&MV Engineering

President's Award, sponsored by CRH: Tom Costello, Chartered Engineer, Head of Construction at IPUT

2018

President’s Award, sponsored by CRH - David Porter, Chartered Engineer, Divisional Roads Manager with the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure

Best Presentation Award, sponsored by Beale and Company and Griffiths and Armour -  Structures Asset Management on Auckland's Motorways Presented by: Liam Coleman, Chartered Engineer, Principal Bridge Engineer at OPUS International Consultancy Nominated by: The Structures and Construction division

Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland - Northern Spire Bridge by Roughan & O’Donovan; Buro Happold; Farrans Construction; Victor Buyck Joint Venture; Quinn Piling; and Fugro-Loadtest

Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the OPW -  Aran Sweater Market – Galway by TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Architectural Conservation Professionals

Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsions -      Lough Rinn International Rowing and Canoe Course Project by Leitrim County Council and Jennings O'Donovan & Partners Limited --  River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme by Wicklow County Council

ESB Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award, sponsored by ESB - Eoghan Lynch, Chartered Engineer, Chairman of Arup Ireland

ESB International Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by ESB International - Siobhan Kennedy, Chartered Engineer, Recovery Advisor, Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform, Nepal

Technical Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by NSAI - Design-Driven Innovation: Combined Sewer Interceptor Physical Model Test-Bed Project by Ward and Burke Construction Ltd and the National University of Ireland, Galway

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and supported by the Department of Education and Skills - Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon

Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup - Aoife Murphy, Chartered Engineer Project title: Earthquake: The Silver Lining - An Opportunity in a Time of Disaster

Engineering Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland - Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O'Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua

2017

Engineering Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland - Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence, by Malachy Walsh and Partners

Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award, sponsored by ESB - Professor John Kelly, Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at UCD

International Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by ESB International - Aidan Madden, Chartered Engineer, ARUP

Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup - Captain Eoghan Carton, Engineer Officer, Irish Defence Forces

Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland - UMASW by APEX Geoservices Ltd and School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin 

Best Presentation Award, sponsored by Beale & Company and Griffiths & Armour - Prof. William Gerard Hurley, Professor of Electrical Engineering at NUI Galway and Director of the Power Electronics Research Centre

Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd (Joint Winners) - South Campshire Flood Protection Project, by Dublin City Council and the Office of Public Works & Limerick Smarter Travel Route 2 Shared Walking and Cycling Facility, by Limerick City and County Council, WSP/Punch Consulting (JV) and John Cradock Ltd

Technical Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by NSAI - Development of SolarWhite, a new coating for high performance satellite thermal control, by ENBIO Ltd and University College Dublin School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the Office of Public Works - National Gallery of Ireland Historical Wings Restoration and Refurbishment Project by PUNCH Consulting Engineers

President’s Award, sponsored by CRH - Murt Coleman, Fellow of Engineers Ireland

Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Siemens - Aron Purcer, IT Carlow

Engineering Education Award - Best in Class 2017 - Creating Holistic Engineers to solve the Grand Challenges of the Future Organisation by the College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology

2016

President’s Award, sponsored by CRH - William Egenton, Managing Director, Dromone Engineering

Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Siemens - Colm Morley, Shane Timoney, Caolan Treanor and Conor Walsh of Sligo IT with their project, ‘Automatically fed post driver’

Best Presentation Award, sponsored by Beale & Company and Griffiths & Armour - Design and Construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge – by Tony Dempsey and Joe Kelly (Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers) and  Philip Brown (GRAHAM)

Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the Office of Public Works - Culfadda Bridge Conservation Repairs by Sligo County Council

Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award, sponsored by ESB - Michael Philips, FIEI, FIAE, FICE
 
International Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by ESB International - Anthony O’Neill

Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup - Marcello Corsi, Project Title: Innovative Track Design for Urban Railways – the State of the Art on Luas

Technical Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by NSAI - Network Innovation Competition (NIC) Robotics Project by RPS Group Ltd, Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) and ULC Robotics

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 - PM Group

Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland - Irish Rail Cutting & Embankment Decision Support Tool by Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd & Irish Rail Iarnród Éireann

Engineering Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland - The Corrib Project - Onshore Gas Pipeline by Shell E&P (Ireland) Ltd, RPS Group Ltd, Roadbridge Ltd, BAM / W&F JV

Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd -  Returning Vacant Properties to Productive Use - 2014 to 2016 by Cork City Council -  The City Quays, Limerick by Limerick City and County Council, O’Shea Consulting  Civil & Structural Engineers, Nicholas de Jong Associates, Urban Design, Lawlor Burns & Associates