The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers that have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills. 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.

With your commitment to the engineering profession and the future of our economy, sponsoring these awards is the ideal way to give real expression to that support.

To register your interest in sponsorship or to become a supporter of the awards, please contact Anne Marie Clarke on 01 665 1307 or by email at aclarke@engineersireland.ie

2019 Sponsors


ESB: Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards Title Sponsor 

ESB is Ireland’s leading energy utility with operations spanning electricity generation, transmission and distribution and energy supply.  Since 1927, we have worked to enhance the lives of customers, support the economy and ensure a brighter future for all.  Today that means taking action and leadership in the transition to clean energy future, powered by electricity.  Through our portfolio of brands, ESB Networks, Electric Ireland, ESB International and NIE Networks, we are removing carbon from our generation fleet, creating a smart network to support a low carbon energy system and developing new products and services to help our customers manage their energy use more efficiently.

Engineering Education award, sponsored by Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting,
digital, technology and operations.

Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Visit us at www.accenture.com


Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by ARUP
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. We are truly global, with more than 14,000 people in 87 offices across 34 countries. With an enduring set of values, our unique trust ownership fosters a distinctive culture that encourages collaborative working. This allows us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that frequently surpass the expectations of our clients. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way and to deliver better solutions. We shape a better world. 


Best Presentation of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Beale & Co
As recognised leaders in the legal directories for our work in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sector, our specialist lawyers manage complex professional indemnity disputes and contracts and projects advisory matters for many of the leading engineers and consultants across Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and elsewhere.  As long-term supporters of Engineers Ireland and the Excellence Awards we are proud to continue our partnership and our commitment to supporting the on-going innovation and rapid technical advances the engineering industry enjoys today. 


Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsions
Colas Ireland manufactures a wide range of cationic and anionic bitumen emulsions and macadam binders for use in road surfacing and repair. In Ireland, we pioneered the use of bitumen emulsions, and have continued to lead the way by being the only company that provides a full surface-dressing solution to customers. Our manufacturing plants are accredited to the international Quality Management System ISO 9001 (2008), the international Environmental Management System ISO 14001 (2004) and the Health and Safety Management System ISO 18001:2007. All emulsions where relevant are CE marked. At Colas we are committed to road safety, affordability and the improvement of every facet of the roads, for every road user.
Core Solutions, Supporters of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2019
Core Solutions - part of the Core Group - provides intelligent electrical solutions that contribute to accelerated project delivery and outstanding building efficiency.
We use premium products and components from our world-class manufacturing partners to create and supply innovative systems integrating Modular Wiring, Lighting Controls, Building Automation/IoT, EV Charging, Underfloor to Desk Power and Cable Containment.
We design fully pluggable systems which come pre-fabricated, pre-assembled and pre-tested to meet all relevant standards. As a result, contractors get all the benefits of a simplified and accelerated installation process while clients and end-users receive a flexible/future-proofed and cost-effective installation.
From tender to handover, our professional engineering team works alongside all project stakeholders to deliver smart, sustainable buildings that help achieve best practices i.e. LEED/BREEAM.







The President's Award, sponsored by CRH
CRH  is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.  
For more information visit www.crh.com 

Enterprise Ireland

CPD Employer of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Our network of 31 international offices has expertise in, every major market in the world. We help clients develop competitive advantage through supports for research and innovation, skills development, thought leadership, networking and finance. www.enterprise-ireland.com
ESB International Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by ESB International
ESB International is a growing international energy company which is wholly owned by the Irish state electricity company ESB, a fully integrated power utility established in 1927 with annual turnover of €3.3 billion and annual sales exceeding 16,000 GWh.
Since 1975, ESB International has worked collaboratively with international clients to optimise the potential of their energy assets, and has completed projects in over 120 countries worldwide. We draw on this experience, providing strategic and engineering consultancy to a broad range of international clients. We are constantly innovating and evolving to help ensure a bright future for clients by drawing on the same pool of experts we use to service our own power portfolio. 
ESB International has developed, designed, project-managed, constructed and commissioned all of the generation plants in the ESB generation portfolio, and provides ongoing asset management and engineering services to support the development and enhancement of the Irish transmission and distribution networks.

Geoscience Ireland

Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland 
Geoscience Ireland (GI) is a network of 39 companies, delivering integrated expertise in water, minerals, environmental and infrastructure development to clients in over 75 countries. GI is supported by the Geological Survey of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. The GI network provides design, consultancy and contracting services to multilateral agencies, governments and the private sector. www.geoscience.ie 



Glennon Insurance

Glennon Insurance, Supporters of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2019

Glennon Insurance are privileged to have offered exclusive car and home insurance schemes to Engineers Ireland members and their spouses or partners in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom for over 25 years. Glennon Insurance provide members with a combination of competitive rates, broad cover and a dedicated claims team, who can arrange policies with simplicity and ease. Glennon also provide an office insurance facility for qualified engineers. For further information please visit engineersireland.glennons.ie
Frank Glennon Ltd, trading as “Glennon” and “Glennon Insurances”, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Griffiths & Armour

Best Presentation of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Griffiths & Armour

Griffiths & Armour is widely acknowledged as having specialist skills in the field of Professional Indemnity insurance: innovative solutions are designed and delivered to over 3,500 clients, with the underlying objective of providing certainty of protection and peace of mind. We are a long-term strategic partner of Engineers Ireland and proud to support the 2019 Excellence Awards. 

IDA Ireland

 CPD Employer of the Year Award, co sponsored by IDA Ireland

Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland. For more information, contact IDA Ireland: 



Sustainability Award, sponsored by Irish Water 

Irish Water is part of the Ervia group. We are safeguarding Ireland’s national water and wastewater assets. We are responsible for providing clean and safe water for millions of people across Ireland. We operate and maintain water and wastewater infrastructure including thousands of treatment plants and assets, as well as tens of thousands of kilometres of pipe network.
We provide our customers with a safe and reliable supply of drinking water and collect their wastewater safely, returning it to the environment. In delivering these vital services, which underpin social and economic growth for present and future generations, we are leveraging capabilities across Ervia to transform Ireland’s ageing and broken water network, under a single modern and efficient national utility.
KBC Bank Ireland, supporters of the Excellence Awards

KBC Bank Ireland has been providing banking services in Ireland for over 40 years and is part of the KBC Group, one of Europe’s most recognisable financial institutions since 1978. With over 1,400 employees in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Kildare and Wicklow, we are dedicated to creating a bank where the customer comes first –‘The Bank of You’. KBC recently launched business banking for professionals, such as engineers. Our recent launch is the first new full-service business banking offering in the Irish market by a retail bank in many years. Time-poor professionals want efficiency when it comes to banking, so that they can get on with growing their business. Through our research with customers we’ve pinpointed three major areas for improvement in the current market: the need for a dedicated relationship manager; a better online offering; and, specialists in the professional sectors. We have put these elements front and centre in our business banking offering



Hertitage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the OPW

The OPW has responsibility for the ownership and stewardship of the State property portfolio. This includes the management of 780 heritage sites, made up of national monuments, historical parks, gardens and buildings.  It is the Government’s principal engineering agency that co-ordinates the policy and service delivery for flood risk management and the delivery of flood risk capital projects.  In addition, it incorporates the role of the State Architect delivering on Government Policy on Architecture.

 See www.opw.ie for further information.


Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Siemens

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.

Siemens employs more than 600 people in Ireland and has facilities in Glasnevin, Shannon, Swords and Letterkenny.



Engineering Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland

•  Providing an integrated approach for the development, maintenance and operation of national road and Luas light rail infrastructure;

•  Promoting excellence in the management and delivery of infrastructure investments in the context of national roads, Luas light rail and other infrastructure initiatives; and

•  Ensure value for money by virtue of organisational expertise in strategic planning, commercial operations, financial management and technical engineering competencies.