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RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

Previous award winner Award Winners
Award Title
RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year
Scope
Five awards of £3,000 each year to UK engineers in full time higher education, research or industrial employment.
Sponsor
Royal Academy of Engineering and WCE Charitable Trust
Eligibility
UK engineers in full time higher education, research or industrial employment.
Award
£3000
Success Criteria
Demonstration of excellence in the early stage of their career (defined as less than ten years since graduation from their first degree in engineering). There is no restriction on the discipline base of the individual nominated.
Winner
Dr Sithamparanathan Sabesan; Dr T Ben Britton; John Collins; Orla Murphy; Dr Paul Shearing.
Citation
Dr Sithamparanathan Sabesan, PervasID - for the PervasID system, which uses battery-free radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to enable accurate tracking of luggage and merchandise over large areas. Winner of the Sir George Macfarlane Medal.

Dr T Ben Britton, Imperial College London – for his work on the engineering and materials science of commercially important alloys vital to the aero-engine, nuclear and energy industries in the UK and overseas.

John Collins, Arup – for his work as one of the youngest top suspension bridge engineers in the country, having worked on projects including the Humber Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Orla Murphy, Jaguar Land Rover – for her work as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Audio Equalisation team and as an active advocate for STEM and women in engineering.

Dr Paul Shearing, University College London – for his work in the application of X-ray imaging to explore energy materials, which has helped understand aircraft battery failures.
Application
Application for 2017 should be made directly to the Royal Academy of Engineering, using the online submission facility. Further details of the award will be found on: Young Engineer of the Year

The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award supported by The Worshipful Company of Engineers

Blatchford
Award Title
The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award supported by The Worshipful Company of Engineers
Scope
The premier award for UK innovation in engineering to an organisation in recognition of an outstanding innovation in the field of engineering that has achieved commercial success and which is of benefit to the community.
Sponsor
The Royal Academy of Engineering and the WCE Charitable Trust.
Eligibility
Any organisation, whether in the private, public or charity sectors, may apply for the Award. Although the ultimate ownership of the organisation and the nationality of the nominated individuals are not relevant, the innovatory component of the submission should have a substantial UK content. The organisation must nominate no more than five individuals who were the major contributors to the innovatory component of the submission.
Award
£50,000 Prize + medals
Success Criteria
The submission will be judged on innovation, commercial success and benefit to the community.
Winner
The 2016 winner is Blatchford
Citation
Basingstoke-based Blatchford has developed the first ever prosthetic limb with integrated robotic control of the knee and foot; a system in which the parts work together like a human leg.

Where previously lower leg prosthetic wearers have had to plan their days meticulously according to the limitations of terrain they can tackle – a walk in the country may be more trouble than it’s worth – the smart robotics in the Linx Limb system constantly monitors and adapts to movements and automatically adjusts to the environment.

The Linx uses a network of sensors across both the knee and foot, which act like human nerves, continuously collecting data on the user, activity, environment and terrain. The central computer then acts like the brain, using this data to adapt the limb’s response using pioneering software called Mi² (Motion integrated intelligence). This means the wearer can walk confidently, knowing that the limb will be at the right speed and support level at all times.

Even simply standing still can be a challenge for lower limb prosthetic wearers, who use a lot of energy and concentration to hold the leg steady, which means that severe back pain is common. The Linx senses when the wearer comes to a standstill and automatically locks so that the wearer can relax, and when they want to move again the sensors immediately leap into action and unlock seamlessly.

When a patient is first fitted with the Linx, a clinician programmes its central computer by running through a calibration sequence so that the limb learns how its wearer naturally walks and adapts accordingly. This is done via a Bluetooth connection to a software app that shows in real time what the sensors are picking up as it detects the wearer’s natural speed and movements. A smart algorithm then calibrates the limb automatically in one simple step as the knee and the foot joints 'talk' to each other; previous prosthetics would require each joint to be calibrated in turn in a lengthy process that would often require repeat adjustments.

Blatchford is a family-owned business established in 1890, which has grown to become a global supplier in the provision of prosthetic and orthotic products, and in providing specialist treatment and rehabilitation. The company currently employs 800 people worldwide and in the last year alone (2015-2016) Blatchford achieved a 25% increase in global sales. The company invests 10% of its revenue back into further research and development, which means that it is already working on future advances.




Application
Application for 2017 should be made directly to the Royal Academy of Engineering, using the online submission facility. Further details of the award may be found on: www.raeng.org.uk/prizes/macrobert6

The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation

Solveiga Pakštaitė
Award Title
The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation
Scope
The Hawley Award is awarded annually for the most outstanding Engineering Innovation that delivers demonstrable benefit to the environment.
Sponsor
Aliis cum Humanitate, AMEC PLC, AstraZeneca, BP, British Energy, BSI, Carron Energy (Uskmouth Power Co Ltd), Costain, Deloitte & Touche PLC, Dr Robert Hawley, EDF Energy, Engineering & Technology Board, Engineering Council UK, Engineers’ Company Liverymen, Fidelity, Hammonds, HSBC, IAC, IET, Institute of Marine Engineering, John Laing PLC, Keir Group, National Grid, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Nuclear Industry Association, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry, Rutland Fund Management Ltd, RWE npower, Scottish Power, Shell, Society of Environmental Engineers, Thames Water, The Go-Ahead Group PLC, The Weir Group PLC, UKAEA, VT Group, Water Conservators’ Company, World Nuclear Association
Eligibility
A resident of the UK who is a graduate or more senior member of a recognised Engineering Institution.
An early career stage engineer or scientist, in academia or industry, typically within 10 years of starting a professional career.
An individual candidate who has personally produced an engineering innovation. Exceptionally, a small team may be considered where the innovation has a highly multi-disciplinary nature.
Award
A cash prize of up to £5,000 (for use in furthering a career),
an engraved medal and a certificate
Success Criteria
The Innovation will:
Have demonstrable benefits for the Environment
Arise from work undertaken after the award of a graduate or post-graduate degree from a recognised UK university or during study for a post-graduate degree. Work undertaken for a BSc or MEng will not be eligible.
Have at least reached a stage where a prototype has been developed or proof of concept demonstrated, and there is an expectation that the technology will be developed commercially. The results of laboratory based research will not of themselves be sufficient to qualify for the Award.
Winner
The 2016 winner is Solveiga Pakštaitė, Brunel University.
Citation
Solveiga Pakštaitė, an Industrial Design & Technology graduate, founded her own company: Design by Sol Ltd. As a designer, she believes that ‘user-centred’ and ‘sustainable’ approaches should not be independent mind sets when approaching a problem but that both should be central philosophies when tackling any brief. More often than not, the two approaches go hand in hand to produce more elegant, intuitive and beautiful products that will improve the quality of our everyday lives. She is the inventor of Bump Mark, a patent-pending food expiry labelling innovation, spun out of Brunel University, being developed by Central Research Laboratory. It is a bio-reactive solution calibrated to experience decay at the same rate as the food it is labelling to provide accurate, real-time indications of the product’s freshness and will enable radical reductions in premature disposal of food by providing more accurate indication of its “safe-to-use-by” date. Solveiga’s business model is to licence the product and the manufacturing process. Although originally designed for visually-impaired consumers, the benefits of Bump Mark to all consumers have been demonstrated in supermarket trials. Considerable reductions in premature disposal of food can be achieved, and wider opportunities for other perishable goods are possible.
Application

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Applications for the 2016 Award should be emailed to hawley@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Stephenson Award

Caroline Alliston
Award Title
Stephenson Award
Scope
The Award is for those who have been particularly successful in encouraging young people to study engineering with an emphasis, but not exclusively, on mechanical engineering. Note that IMechE and The Engineering Development Trust also make nominations for this award.
Sponsor
Liverymen of the Company who are IMechE Members, Rolls Royce PLC
Eligibility
Typically educationalists, industrialists and leaders of young engineer project competitions.
Award
Medal & £1000 Prize
Success Criteria
A demonstrable success in encouraging young people to study engineering
Winner
Caroline Alliston
Citation
Caroline Alliston is a professional engineer and technical author with a degree from Cambridge University and twenty four years’ experience in industry. Whilst on a career break to spend more time with her two boys, she started a club at their school to enthuse children about science and engineering. She now spends her time running hugely popular workshops for schools, teachers, home-educated children, holiday clubs, scrapstores, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers. She has also written the “Technology for Fun” series of books incorporating her favourite and most successful projects. To give even more children than she can meet directly the opportunity to have fun making things that really work, she provides training and resources to others including teachers and STEM Ambassadors that empowers and equips them to deliver the projects themselves.
Application
Applications should be emailed to stephenson@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Gemma Lonsdale
Award Title
Baroness Platt of Writtle Award
Scope
This Award recognises engineering excellence leading to entry to the Engineering Council's Incorporated Engineer grade. The Award is named after the late Honorary Liveryman and Court Assistant Emeritus The Baroness Platt of Writtle CBE FREng in recognition of her work in support of the Engineering profession in general and Incorporated Engineers in particular.
Sponsor
WCE Charitable Trust, the Dulverton Trust and the Engineering Council.
Eligibility
British citizen or 5 years UK resident achieving registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer and whose principal residence is in the UK.
Award
Medal & £1000 Prize
Success Criteria
A demonstration of excellence in gaining registration as an Incorporated Engineer in the preceding calendar year.
Winner
Gemma Lonsdale
Citation
Gemma Lonsdale is an engineer officer in the Royal Air Force whose Service has seen her employed at home and in operational theatres.

She is currently employed as the Senior Engineer Officer on a RAF Typhoon Squadron, responsible for the availability, capability and airworthiness the aircraft. She leads a team of skilled technical personnel while also managing significant material and budgetary resources.

In previous roles she has reorganised manning structures and rationalised processes to achieve a 55% reduction in time for scheduled maintenance of Tornado aircraft, has been the engineering lead for an inquiry into an aircraft that overshot the runway during an emergency landing and demonstrated awareness of commercial sensitivities, achieving substantial financial savings. As a trials officer, her astute engineering judgement enabled her to design a unique transportation system for a damaged aircraft as well as tie down schemes for operational weapon containers. Furthermore, she made a significant contribution to the flight safety of one of the RAFs aircraft fleet.

She holds qualifications in airworthiness, error management and quality control and her leadership of both Service of civilian manpower has underpinned many successes.

Enthusiastic, she shows commitment to the engineering profession as a STEM ambassador, promoting engineering within the RAF to the Air Cadet Organisation and encouraging junior officers to engage with professional institutions.

The judges were particularly impressed by her presentation, application of engineering knowledge, leadership ability, management and commercial skills.
Application
Applications should be emailed to platt@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Sir Peter Gadsden Britain Australia Award

Dhiren Mistry
Award Title
Sir Peter Gadsden Britain Australia Award
Scope
To encourage an exchange between Britain and Australia of engineers undertaking post graduate studies
Eligibility
This award is currently under review and not open to applications for 2017.
Award
Grant
Success Criteria
A suitable case for support.
Winner
Dhiren Mistry, University of Cambridge
Citation
Dhiren is a third-year doctoral student in the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering and was supported through a contribution to his joint research with the University of Melbourne. Dhiren was investigating ‘Entrainment Processes in a Turbulent Jet’ and undertook a research exchange to the Walter Bassett Aerodynamics laboratory at the University of Melbourne, supported by the David Crichton Fellowship and the Sir Peter Gadsden Fund. He was able to interact with other researchers in the turbulent wall-bounded flow area and attend two important fluid mechanics conferences. As a result of his presentation to the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society he was also awarded the David Wilkinson Prize for an outstanding research paper.
Application
Applications after 2017 should be emailed to gadsden@engineerstrust.org.uk

The Leete Premium Award

Jonathan Waite
Award Title
The Leete Premium Award
Scope
Support of a PhD research student undertaking a project at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Sponsor
The legacy of Dr David Leete to the WCE Charitable Trust Fund
Eligibility
The applicant must be a UK national who has been accepted on a course of PhD study at the Institute for Manufacturing, and who is not in receipt of a CASE award.
Award
£18,000 total award staged over 3 years of PhD study
Success Criteria
Applicants will be judged by their potential to introduce significant change in manufacturing through research rather than applications engineering. They will have been assessed to be the best students of their year group.
Winner
Jonathan Waite
Citation
Jonny proved an exceptionally keen and hardworking student during his 3D printing project as part of his MEng course at the University of Cambridge, gaining Merit after achieving a First in his BEng. He assembled a 3D printer for his project during the Christmas vacation and then built another for himself, ingeniously from basic components, in his college room. On his application to study for a PhD, researching advanced 3D printing, he was identified as best student and selected for the Leete award, gaining a place to undertake his research at the Inkjet Research Centre within the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, supervised by Prof Ian Hutchings FREng.

From an initial proposal to research improvement to Additive Manufacturing of components made from metal powders by using an inkjet printed binder, his project has developed and is now titled Robocasting with Active Sintering: 3D printing in multiple material classes. He describes it like this: Additive manufacture has made large advances in recent years and is now able to use a huge range of materials. Ceramics form a minor portion of this, despite having useful properties such as very high working temperatures and unbeatable hardness. There is also very limited ability to combine truly different materials, such as a metal and a polymer, into one printed object. This would enable printed circuitry and composite structures that achieve unprecedented durability in the same way as mammalian teeth support an enamel shell with protein. We are developing a process that is novel in two ways. First, it is capable of handling different material classes through the use of gel slurries, allowing any powder to be handled in the same manner. Second, it is able to place materials that require very different heat treatments next to each other by using laser sintering on the deposited material after each layer of printing. This can provide the energy to fuse metal or ceramic powder into a solid without destroying an adjacent area of polymer. So far we have produced an aluminium oxide slurry, 3D printed objects with it and laser sintered it.
Application
Application should be made direct to the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Cadzow Smith Award

Braiden Zhawi
Award Title
Cadzow Smith Award
Scope
To encourage business enterprise in young engineers
Sponsor
The Eastern Group plc in recognition of the outstanding services to engineering of its former Chairman, Dr James C Smith CBE FREng FRSE now a Past Master Engineer.
Eligibility
Awarded to a British Citizen with the Right to Residence in the UK who is a student on the final year of an accredited engineering course in Greater London
Award
Medal and £2500 Prize (Medal & £500 Prize for Highly Commended)
Success Criteria
A demonstration of a combination of academic ability, personality and initiative that will provide most promise of future leadership in engineering
Winner
Braiden Zhawi
Citation
Braiden Zhawi is mature in his approach to his work and his career, and has exemplary communication and interpersonal skills. He impressed the panel by the fact that following completion of his academic studies he has successfully participated in the graduate scheme at Carillion working on contracts for the Ministry of Defence whilst also pursuing his ambition to obtain a commission in the Army Reserve (Royal Engineers). His particular academic achievement has been his final year dissertation which was an assessment of the effectiveness of the Building Information System (BIS) which is now a requirement of contracts placed by MoD. The panel saw him as someone who, overwhelmingly, has the skills and ambition to succeed in his career.
Application
The nomination must be submitted through the Dean of the Faculty or Head of School. Requests for nominations are circulated to the relevant institutions (Colleges or Universities within London) in November each year. Nominations must be received by the end of the following January and short-listed candidates are invited for interview at the Engineers’ Company office in London in early March. Only one nomination is allowed per institution. cadzowsmith@engineerstrust.org

Mercia Award

Reham Badawy
Award Title
Mercia Award
Scope
The Award is made for a postgraduate paper describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment.
Eligibility
A taught or research postgraduate student under 30
Award
Medal and £500 Bursary towards the cost of a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies in Medical Engineering
Success Criteria
A demonstration of high academic ability and a vision, enthusiasm, and commitment to the application of engineering within medicine or public health.
Winner
Reham Badawy
Citation
Reham Badawy graduated with a first class honours BSc in Smart Systems & Neuroscience from Keele University in 2014. She is now carrying out interdisciplinary research in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Aston University, employing advanced machine learning techniques for medical applications and studying for a PhD in Applied Mathematics. More specifically, she is looking into using non-invasive, cheap and easily accessible smartphones to detect Parkinson’s disease long before physicians themselves can confidently detect it. This novel approach was summarised in her paper presented for the Mercia Award. Reham has dedicated her developing research career to improving the quality of life for those with a brain disease using a variety of engineering techniques. Her interests in this research commenced early in her undergraduate studies, her work being recognised even then as ‘making an outstanding contribution to the Computer Science department’, on graduation, and now continues in her current role as a research associate. She is clearly passionate about her work and also about engaging with the non-scientific community having recently been invited to the House of Commons to present her research.
Application
A candidate must be nominated by the University responsible for the programme, and not more than one candidate may be nominated by any Department in any one year. There is no formal application form; candidates are required to submit a CV together with a paper of not more than 1500 words, describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment, either within their own postgraduate project/research work or more generally. Submissions should consist of a single paper copy and an electronic copy via e mail, and should be accompanied by a formal letter of nomination from the candidate's supervisor or Head of Department. Selection will be carried out by a panel established by the Worshipful Company of Engineers. Heads of Department will be asked to provide a supporting statement for shortlisted candidates and the final selection may include formal interview if deemed necessary. mercia@engineerstrust.org.uk

Water Engineering Award

Jon Chouler
Award Title
Water Engineering Award
Scope
The Water Engineering award is made jointly with the International Water Association (IWA) for the best presentation and paper at the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference.
Eligibility
A paper presented at the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Judged jointly by the Worshipful Company of Engineers and the International Water Association to be the best presentation and paper
Winner
Jon Chouler
Citation
Jon Chouler graduated from the University of Bath in 2013 with a first class Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. During his degree he completed a research project in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch and had a year placement as leader for rapid changeover processes at Proctor and Gamble. He is currently studying for a PhD at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath where his research is focusing on the use of microbial fuel cells for water quality monitoring and energy production from waste water and urine. Jon’s presentation and paper described his research, looking to develop miniature Microbial Fuel Cells for water quality monitoring. This technology has promising application for determining the Biodegradable Organic Demand of waste water in real time and for the rapid detection of pollutants such as pesticides, organics and heavy metals in water. The device is cost effective, costing less than £1 to make and can be easily transported, each microbial fuel cell being 2 cm by 2 cm in size. Jon is also actively engaged in promoting science and engineering with the general public, often performing on the theme of his research in schools, festivals and pubs, and in 2015 he won the Vice Chancellor’s prize for public engagement at the University of Bath.
Application
Submission of paper to the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference

Services Engineering Undergraduate Award

Officer Cadet Joseph Solway
Award Title
Services Engineering Undergraduate Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer graduating from the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)
Eligibility
Graduate from the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Achievement of outstanding academic performance and demonstration of clear leadership and commitment to a professional engineering career in the Armed Forces
Winner
Officer Cadet Joseph Solway
Citation
Officer Cadet Joseph Solway, a Royal Engineers sponsored bursar in the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme, graduated from the University of Birmingham in July 2015 with a First class Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with industrial experience. His degree classification is an accurate reflection on his academic ability, the hard work that he put into all 4 years of his university education and his determination to do the best that he possibly could throughout the course. Furthermore, he took a similar approach to all aspects of his life within the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme, proving himself to be a genuinely outstanding potential officer.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Services Engineering Postgraduate Award

Major Brendan McGourty RE
Award Title
Services Engineering Postgraduate Award
Scope
Awarded to the officer completing a post graduate technical degree.
Eligibility
Students at CMT Shrivenham or through CMT at another approved institution (including but not limited to students at the Royal School of Military Engineering, and attending the Royal Signals Communications Information Systems Management (CISM) MSc )
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Achievement of overall academic excellence and contributed most to the advancement of technical knowledge or its application through his/her research project.
Winner
Major Brendan McGourty RE
Citation
Major Brendan McGourty RE graduated from the Royal Engineers’ Professional Engineer Training (Electrical and Mechanical) course in July 2015 achieving the top student award. He achieved exceptional examination results during the academic phase of his course and produced an MSc thesis of the very highest calibre. Whilst on his 16 month attachment to BP within their Projects and Modifications team based in Aberdeen, Major McGourty successfully delivered a number of extremely complex projects that were at high risk of failure. In doing so he saved the company from the potential loss of many tens of millions of dollars and in recognition of this achievement, he was singled out for a special award by the senior management within BP North Sea Global Operations. For his dedication, consistently high achievement, contribution to professional engineering, and for being an outstanding ambassador for the Corps of Royal Engineers through the delivery of successful engineering outcomes that are far above that expected for his rank and experience, Major McGourty receives this Award.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.
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Royal Navy Operational Engineering Award

Lt Cdr Victoria Percival
Award Title
Royal Navy Operational Engineering Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer in the maintenance or enhancement of operational capability or effectiveness in any theatre of operations, including the UK.
Eligibility
Engineer officers from the Fleet operational environment: the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Fleet Auxiliary engineer officer of any specialisation serving in the Fleet, including its headquarters organisation, Royal Marines units, Royal Naval Air Stations and Joint and Combined force units.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Lt Cdr Victoria Percival
Citation
Lt Cdr Victoria Percival’s performance as Marine Engineer Officer of HMS DEFENDER (Type 45 Destroyer) has been a fundamental enabler to the ship’s success over an extended period culminating in unprecedented levels of systems availability on the current high profile operations in the Middle East. Lt Cdr Percival’s leadership has delivered unparalleled sustained power and propulsion performance and ensured DEFENDER has successfully achieved her strategically critical mission. She also worked tirelessly to establish strong relationships with support organisations working in a fiscal and resource challenged support environment delivering ground-breaking, complex diagnostics and repairs at sea. Lt Cdr Percival is a capable, stand-out Engineer.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Royal Engineers Operational Engineering Award

Lieutenant Sebastian Cannons RE
Award Title
Royal Engineers Operational Engineering Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer in the maintenance or enhancement of operational capability or effectiveness in any theatre of operations, including the UK.
Eligibility
Officer from the Corps of Royal Engineers serving in a Corps related appointment or Land Command unit, including headquarters staff and Joint and Combined force units. Includes members of permanent RSME staff who have been on operations and members of the Territorial Army on active service.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Lieutenant Sebastian Cannons RE
Citation
Constructing a portal frame building on a remote hill top site 8000 miles away on West Falkland in harsh climatic conditions is a demanding engineering challenge by any measure. Underlying this were two further challenges: the long-term operational significance of the buildings (new radar sites) to Falklands’ defence and exceptionally difficult construction logistics along frail cross-islands’ lines of communication. For Lieutenant Sebastian Cannons RE, a relatively junior officer, to succeed in leading the site at Byron Heights was a remarkable feat of engineering. In particular, in delivering its foundations amidst testing geology and appalling weather, in step with other sites, far exceeding all expectations, he displayed engineering judgement of the highest order and is most worthy of this Award.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Royal Signals Operational Engineering Award

Captain Tim Holmes-Mitra (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals)
Award Title
Royal Signals Operational Engineering Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer in the maintenance or enhancement of operational capability or effectiveness in any theatre of operations, including the UK
Eligibility
Officer of the Corps of Royal Signals serving in any Corps related appointment or Land Command unit, including headquarters staff and Joint and Combined force units in any area of operations. Includes members of Territorial Army on active service.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Captain Tim Holmes-Mitra (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals)
Citation
Captain Tim Holmes-Mitra (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) receives this Award for his development of the Army Cyber Framework, his leadership of his Regiment’s Cyber Laboratory and his acceleration of operational cyber capabilities. He used exceptional engineering skill and judgment, re-conceiving cyberspace from first principles, creating a more holistic and accurate model, and establishing a foundation for tactical capabilities in the land environment. His model, bringing Electronic Warfare concepts up to date and with varying levels of technical abstraction allowing engineers and laymen to understand the concepts and opportunities, has accelerated the development of Army tactical cyber capabilities and is proving influential across the Allied military cyber community. Directly responsible for these rapid achievements, the combination of his intelligence, academic background, indefatigable enthusiasm and determined engineering innovation has catapulted Army tactical cyber capabilities years into the future.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Operational Engineering Award

Lieutenant Ciaron Milne REME
Award Title
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Operational Engineering Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer in the maintenance or enhancement of operational capability or effectiveness in any theatre of operations, including the UK.
Eligibility
Officer of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps serving in a Corps related appointment or Land Command unit, including headquarters staff and Joint and Combined force units in any area of operations. Includes members of the Territorial Army on active service.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Lieutenant Ciaron Milne REME
Citation
Lieutenant Ciaron Milne REME immediately deployed to the British Army Training Unit in Canada, having only recently completed his initial training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He quickly became the engineering lynch pin between the supporting base Workshop in Canada and the Company deployed to rehabilitate a fleet of over 1000 armoured vehicles. Subsequently selected to lead a prestigious Forward Platoon, he performed superbly. Through a combination of sheer hard work, engineering brilliance and innovation his team excelled – completing almost twice as many repair tasks as any of the other Platoons. As an engineering officer and leader, his achievements far outweighed that expected of someone so early in their career. Lieutenant Milne has shown that he is one of the finest engineering officers of his generation and a huge talent.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Royal Air Force Operational Engineering Award

Previous award winner Squadron Leader Suzanne Hobbs RAF
Award Title
Royal Air Force Operational Engineering Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer in the maintenance or enhancement of operational capability or effectiveness in any theatre of operations, including the UK.
Eligibility
Royal Air Force engineer officers of all ranks serving in Air Command or Joint Helicopter Command, including its headquarters organisation and Joint and Combined force units. Includes members of the Reserve Air Forces.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Squadron Leader Suzanne Hobbs RAF
Citation
Squadron Leader Suzanne Hobbs RAF is the Senior Engineering Officer IX(B) Squadron at Royal Air Force Marham. While deployed in support of Operations, Squadron Leader Hobbs displayed outstanding engineering acumen, tenacity and powers of analysis to identify and resolve a significant discrepancy between the actual release parameters of a key air to surface weapon and the parameters being used to test the weapon prior to loading. Left undetected, the performance of the weapon would have been significantly compromised. Her conclusions and recommendations were subsequently endorsed by the weapon Design Organisation and the necessary change to weapon test parameters embodied, resulting in significantly enhanced weapon performance and improved air safety.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Defence Engineering Equipment and Support Award

David Rush, team leader of the Capability, Safety and Design Authority Team in support of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)
Award Title
The Defence Engineering Equipment and Support Award
Scope
The application of professional engineering judgement including the use of leadership, management and technical acumen, in the acquisition of new capability or to meet material availability targets for any of the Armed Forces.
Eligibility
Officer, Warrant Officer or Senior Rating / Non Commissioned Officer of the regular or reserve Armed Forces, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, or MOD civil servant serving in Defence Equipment and Support. Teams may also be considered.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement and significant contribution
Winner
The Capability, Safety and Design Authority Team in support of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)
Citation
The Capability, Safety and Design Authority Team in support of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), have managed an exceptional 8 year delivery programme of enhanced Military Capability upgrades across a diverse range of specialist support, stores, munitions carrying, fuel tanker, landing vessels and medical support shipping. The team has used engineering judgement and technical acumen to deliver ships that can remain compliant with Statute legislation, also remain in Class with Lloyds Register of Shipping, but also carry Military Capability to perform their endorsed roles. The projects delivered by the team have not only allowed the RFA to support the Royal Navy in an extended operational theatre but for some of the ships have allowed the Royal Fleet Auxiliary to operate as standalone assets in lieu of the Royal Navy in order to meet UK national and International interests and commitments. They are represented by their team leader Mr David Rush.
Application
Nomination for the Defence Engineering and Support Award is made through the relevant MOD Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to a calling notices issued by The Clerk.