Engineering Excellence Digital Series

Engineers Ireland’s Engineering Excellence Digital Series, held in association with ESB, shines a light on the creative ways Ireland’s engineers seek to support and transform society.

Help us celebrate the projects that you are most proud of

Join us as we celebrate inspiring engineering endeavour and the positive impact engineering has on society in our new five-part video series.

From engineering initiatives that showcase world class innovation and sustainability to leading infrastructure and building and structures projects, we are calling on our engineering community to showcase their engineering skills for their opportunity to feature in our 2022 Engineering Excellence Digital Series.

The projects which demonstrate great endeavour and inspiration will be invited to take part in our new video series. All projects which feature in the series will also be shortlisted for the Engineering Endeavour of 2022 Award and will be profiled by our Media Partners. 

As part of this year’s series, we are once again inviting nominations for the Engineer of the Year. This Chartered Engineer or Fellow will also take part in our new video series and will be profiled in the media. Find out more about Aisling Hahessy, Engineers Ireland’s Engineer of the Year 2021 here

Watch now

Categories

Showcase your achievements and download an application form today.

Engineering Sustainability

Climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse are the most serious issues of our time and transformational action is required in all engineering sectors and disciplines. This category includes (but is not limited to): the resilience of our built and natural environment in the face of extreme weather (climate adaptation), the need to reduce emissions (climate mitigation), biodiversity protection and enhancement, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This category will champion an engineering project or initiative, including those within the geoscience field, which has embraced the core pillars of climate action and/or biodiversity and delivered a sustainable solution which will benefit the environment and society.

Entry Criteria

We welcome both small and large project entries completed by engineering teams in Ireland or Irish based organisations who have delivered initiatives overseas. Collaboration among different organisations is common practice to many engineering projects, therefore we welcome joint entries to this category. 
  
Projects, initiatives, or products can be entered into this category. These initiatives must be completed between September 2021 – September 2022.

Judging Criteria

Our judges will judge each entry based on the following set of criteria. 

  • Visionary thinking and ambition – project concept and overview. 
  • Opportunity/challenge – the needs addressed, and solutions found. 
  • Design and delivery – the creative process, method of development, including sound engineering and scientific principles and practices; and cost. 
  • Impact – how your sustainable solution has made an impact on the environment and society.  

 
Enter now

Download our entry form now and submit your application by 12 noon on Monday, 12 September 2022.

Engineering Innovation

This category will recognise innovation developed and delivered by Ireland’s engineers. The engineering project selected to represent this category will have created the greatest impact on Irish society over the past 12 months,  whether that is through its ambition, purpose, complexity, or contribution to a community. For example, innovative initiatives entered may refer to digital innovation including industry 4.0, manufacturing and medtech developments and innovations related to sustainability and protecting society.

Your project entry should reference visionary thinking and ambition, from the needs addressed to the design and delivery of the initiative. Your entry should also demonstrate the contribution of your work to the economy and/or relevant communities.

Entry Criteria

We welcome both small and large project entries completed by engineering teams in Ireland or Irish based organisations who have delivered initiatives overseas. Collaboration among different organisations is common practice to many engineering projects, therefore we welcome joint entries to this category. 
  
Projects, initiatives, or products can be entered into this category. These initiatives must be completed between September 2021 – September 2022.

Judging Criteria

Our judges will judge each entry based on the following set of criteria. 

  • Visionary thinking and ambition – project concept and overview. 
  • Opportunity/challenge – the needs addressed, and solutions found. 
  • Design and delivery – the creative process, method of development inc. sound engineering and scientific principles and practices; and cost. 
  • Impact – the ingenuity of the innovation delivered, including the benefits and/or achievements of your project or product, and the significance of your project as a benchmark of Irish engineering. 

Enter now

Download our entry form now and submit your application by 12 noon on 12 September 2022.

Engineering Infrastructure

This category will champion infrastructure projects of regional and national significance, such as transport infrastructure for example roads, bridges, railways, public realms, cycles routes, airports or ports or utilities infrastructure for example water, gas, electricity or communications utilities.

Entry Criteria 

We welcome both small and large project entries completed by engineering teams in Ireland or Irish teams who have worked on projects overseas. Collaboration among different organisations is common practice on infrastructure projects, therefore we welcome joint entries to this category. 
  
Engineering infrastructure initiatives entered must be completed between September 2021 and September 2022.

Judging Criteria

Our judges will judge each entry based on the following set of criteria. 

  • Visionary thinking and ambition – the project concept and overview. 
  • Opportunity/challenge – the needs addressed, and solutions found. 
  • Design and delivery – the creative process, method of development inc. sound engineering and scientific principles and practices; and cost. 
  • Impact – demonstrate the impact and contribution of your work to the economy and/or relevant communities, and the significance of your project as a benchmark of Irish engineering. 

 
Enter now

Download our entry form now and submit your application by 12 noon on 12 September 2022.

Buildings and Structures

This category will recognise the role of Ireland’s engineering community in the development and protection of buildings and structures of national and regional significance. This category will be open to both new buildings and structures which have been developed and also preservation or restoration projects on buildings or locations of historic importance.

Entry Criteria

We welcome both small and large project entries completed by engineering teams in Ireland or Irish teams who have worked on building and structures projects overseas. Collaboration among different organisations is common practice on projects of this nature, therefore we welcome joint entries to this category. 
  
Projects entered must be completed between September 2021 and September 2022.

Judging Criteria

Our judges will judge each entry based on the following set of criteria. 

  • Visionary thinking and ambition – the project concept and overview 
  • Opportunity/challenge – the needs addressed, and solutions found. 
  • Design and delivery – the creative process, inc. sound engineering and scientific principles and practices; and cost. 
  • Impact – demonstrate the impact and contribution of your work to the economy and/or relevant communities, and the significance of your project as a benchmark of Irish engineering. 

  
Enter now

Download our entry form now and submit your application by 12 noon on 12 September 2022.

Engineer of the Year

This category will recognise an engineer from the broad range of engineering fields who has demonstrated excellence, visionary leadership and influence that has had a significant positive impact and contribution to the nominee’s team, organisation, fellow engineers, or the wider community.

Criteria

This category is open to all Chartered Engineers or Fellows of the profession who are based in Ireland or Irish Chartered Engineers of Fellows of the profession who are based overseas. Engineers Ireland will accept applications submitted directly from the individual or on behalf of a nominee – e.g., an organisation may wish to submit an application on behalf of a member of staff. 

Judging Criteria

This category will be reviewed by Engineers Ireland’s Officers. They will judge each entry based on the following set of criteria: 

  • Visionary thinking and ambition – how the engineer has led others, developed new processes or initiatives for the benefit of their organisation, community or wider society. 
  • Influence and impact – the longstanding impact of the engineer’s work on their organisation, community, or wider society. 
  • Demonstrated excellence – excellence in a significant engineering project or body of work. This should include detail regarding specific projects undertaken, leadership qualities and achievements. Applicants should focus on achievements delivered in the previous two years (2020 – 2022) and provide a short background context to achievements outside of this time period. 

Enter now

Download our entry form now and submit your application by 12 noon on 12 September 2022.

Terms and Conditions

Read our Terms and Conditions to find out more about the rules and general conditions for entry into the 2022 Engineering Excellence Digital Series, held in association with ESB. Click here to read

Enter today
Promote your organisation, your people and the great work you do. Get noticed by your peers, those who operate within the engineering sector and decision-makers and submit your entry before 12pm on Monday, 12 Sept 2022.

Sponsors

The Engineering Excellence Digital Series is held in association with ESB. 

As Title Sponsor of the Excellence Awards since 2010 and now our new Digital Excellence Series, we would like to thank ESB for their ongoing support in recognising Ireland's engineering profession.

ESB_brandmark_strapline_rgb 650x366