Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards deadline fast approaching

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards deadline fast approaching

22 August 2017 at 10:38

With just three weeks left until the 11 September entry deadline, Engineers Ireland is calling on engineers and engineering organisations nationwide to submit their entries to the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.

Now in its 8th year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society and applaud the innovation and quality of work produced by engineers both at home and abroad.

Categories open for entry include the flagship Engineering Project of the Year, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland; the Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland; the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award;  the Technical Innovation Award and special awards in the fields of Heritage and Conservation and Engineering Education.

Each Regional branch, Engineering division and Society committee of Engineers Ireland are also encouraged to nominate their best presentation for the 2016 – 2017 season in the Best Presentation Award category, co-sponsored by Griffiths and Armour and Beale and Company. The Best Presentation Award recognises individuals who have contributed to the engineering profession by delivering outstanding technical presentations to our members during the 2016 – 2017 lecture season.

Members of the public are also encouraged to nominate an Irish engineer that you know who has worked or is working on a project outside of Ireland that clearly contributes to society for the International Engineer of the Year Award. Sponsored by ESB International, this award aims to acknowledge the contribution of the Irish engineering diaspora by recognising the excellent work of Irish engineers around the world.

Encouraging organisations from all disciplines of engineering to enter, Caroline Spillane, Director General, Engineers Ireland, said: “The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards honour the pioneering work that is carried out by Irish engineers both at home and abroad. I would encourage engineers and engineering organisations to celebrate their achievements and submit an entry to the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards prior to the awards deadline”.

The deadline for entry to the 2017 awards is 12 noon on Monday 11 September. A black-tie ceremony to showcase, celebrate and announce the winners will take place in Dublin on Friday, 10 November 2017.

For further information on the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and details on how to enter see: www.engineersireland.ie/awards/excellence-awards.aspx.