Engineer of the Year Awards

Celebrate the Innovators, thank the Problem Solvers.

The Engineer of the Year Awards recognises outstanding engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work.

Awards Categories
  • Professional Engineer of the Year
  • Engineering Technologist of the Year
  • Engineering Associate of the Year
  • Young Professional Engineer of the Year
  • Young Engineering Technologist of the Year
  • Young Engineering Associate of the Year

2022 Nominations Open 1 March 2022

Close 8 May 2022

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About the awards

The Engineer of the Year (People) awards recognise outstanding engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work. The awards recognise inspiring engineering professionals who demonstrate contribution to the well-being of people, communities, and sustainable engineering practices, promotion of the engineering profession, and the formulation of resourceful, innovative, and aesthetically appealing engineering solutions.

The award categories correspond with the membership categories of Engineers Australia.

The Engineer of the Year Awards is a nominator-driven program. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards: people and projects 2022. Please get in touch:

Amanda Rogers
National Manager, Corporate Engagement
Phone: 03 9321 1716
Email: [email protected]

Meg Purdy
Manager, Corporate Engagement
Phone: 07 3226 3008
Email: [email protected]

Engineer of the Year is awarded to individuals who represent
  • Outstanding examples of innovation and resourcefulness within the engineering profession
  • The highest technical, professional and community service standards in engineering
  • The broad nature and impacts of the profession through their significant contributions

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Nomination Criteria
Submission Guidelines
Terms and Conditions

Nomination Criteria

The following criteria will be used by judges in assessing nominations:

Contribution to the well-being of people and communities
Describe the way in which the nominee’s engineering work has delivered benefit for individuals, groups, communities or the environment in which they reside, work, learn or enjoy recreation.

Contribution to and promotion of the engineering profession
Give details of the nominee’s activities outside his/her work which are voluntary engineering-related pursuits or which have furthered the engineering profession.

Pioneering in the use of materials and/or methods
Describe the way in which the nominee has utilised materials or employed practices or methods which are novel, inventive and creative.

Contribution to sustainable engineering practices
Give details of how the nominee has included consideration of sustainability (social, environmental and economic) in undertaking their engineering work.

Formulation of resourceful, innovative and aesthetically appealing engineering solutions
Describe the way in which the nominee has been resourceful, innovative or entrepreneurial to solve engineering problems, develop elegant design solutions, and/or pursue ground-breaking research.

Additional notable achievements during career
Opportunity to add any notable achievements during career to the submission (optional).

NOTE: Nominees do not need to meet every area of the above criteria, however these are provided as a guide for nominators, who will be asked to address the sub-set areas where relevant to the nominee and their career.

Learn more about the nomination process for Engineer of the Year from the Submission Guidelines and Terms & Conditions featured below.

Submission Guidelines

View and download the Submission Guidelines.

If you have any further questions about the submission process, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

 

Terms and Conditions

Once the Nominator has submitted the initial nomination for the Engineer of the Year awards the Nominee will be invited to complete the submission process as per the Engineers of the Year Submission Guidelines.

A nominee must be a current member in the relevant category of membership at the time of nomination and must remain a financial member up to and including the day that the Awards are announced. Find out more information about the Engineers Australia membership categories.

Both financial members and non-members* can nominate an Engineers Australia member for an award.

*Note a non-member of Engineers Australia (e.g. manager, HR representative) can prepare a nomination on behalf of a nominee and nominate, however, such nomination must be supported by a referee who is a current member of Engineers Australia. Referee’s contact details and membership number must be provided in the nomination form.

Download the Terms and Conditions for:

Professional Engineer of the Year

Engineering Technologist, Engineering Associate

Young Professional Engineer, Young Engineering Technologist and Young Engineering Associate of the Year must be practicing engineers and not over the age of 35 (up to and including the day that the Awards are announced.

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