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

Artemis Intelligent Power
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 2015 winner is Artemis Intelligent Power
Citation
Edinburgh-based Artemis has pioneered a new Digital Displacement® power system, with digitally controlled hydraulics, that that has the potential to transform the viability of offshore wind power and low carbon transportation. As well as dramatically improving power capacity, the smart, modular system has been designed to overcome the significant reliability issues associated with existing turbines. Artemis is already delivering world-leading systems, significantly improving turbine efficiency and, with it, the prospects for future exploitation of wind power.

Artemis was established in 1994 as a privately owned spin-out from Edinburgh University, and acquired by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2010.

Artemis is also applying the same technology to reduce the fuel consumption of commuter trains and buses. A regenerative braking energy storage system based on Digital Displacement® can be retrofitted to existing diesel commuter trains, and recent trials with Ricardo and Bombardier have shown that it can reduce fuel consumption by some 10%. The system also generates less noise and cuts exhaust emissions within stations.

Hybrid buses are also becoming more viable thanks to Digital Displacement®. Together with Lothian Buses and Alexander Dennis, Artemis has successfully demonstrated fuel savings of up to 27% on urban buses. Crucially, the new system provides bus operators with a 2-3 year payback without subsidies, making it globally affordable. Mainstream electric hybrid technology requires many expensive materials and processes, which can add 50% to the initial cost and means higher maintenance costs. This means that, despite saving fuel, hybrid buses have previously not made business sense without government subsidies. The Artemis system is made of common materials using regular processes, which significantly reduces the cost and means the systems can be maintained by existing staff.


Application
Application for 2016 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

Alister Smith
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 2015 winner is Alister Smith, Loughborough University.
Citation
Alister is a PhD researcher in Geotechnical Engineering at Loughborough University. His work, on acoustic emission monitoring for landslide early warning, has produced a means of early warning of landslides through detecting accelerations of slope movement, continuously and in real-time, by quantifying slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring. Field trials in the UK, Italy and Canada have demonstrated proof of concept and discussions have started to commercialise the approach.
Application

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

Rachael Hoyle
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
Rachael Hoyle
Citation
Rachael served an Advanced Apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering at BAE Systems and is still employed by them. She graduated with first class honours in Mechanical Engineering through part time study supported by BAE Systems and a Whitworth scholarship. Since completing her apprenticeship in 2007, Rachael has been active in promoting engineering careers to young people. She is an Ambassador for skills and apprenticeships, promoting STEM and apprenticeships via schools’ interactive workshops and the media, the latter involving live broadcasting on a BBC breakfast programme. She has also spoken at many high profile engineering events, on one occasion alongside the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise. Employment with BAE Systems has given Rachael the opportunity to promote engineering to universities and schools in the Middle East, notably Qatar and Abu Dhabi. She also designed and ran a number of engineering workshops across the region engaging young people, both boys and girls, in the mechanics and physics associated with the theory of flight. Rachael was elected a Whitworth Scholar in 2013.
Application
Applications should be emailed to stephenson@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Tom Moore
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.
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 year preceding calendar year.
Winner
Tom Moore
Citation
Tom Moore has worked for BAM Nuttall since 2001 on a wide range of construction projects, rising from a junior technical role to senior site agent responsible for construction works. After successful leadership of his section of works on the Crossrail Western Tunnels project he is now responsible for the construction of the Eastern Ticket Hall at Farringdon Station upgrade for Crossrail. He developed a change to the construction sequence including the planning and implementation of the largest single structural concrete pour on the Crossrail project to date. He has also developed initiatives on health and safety and led negotiations on commercial issues.
After achieving EngTech, he used his experience to encourage and support others and is currently an ambassador within his company for the EngTechNow campaign. He progressed to IEng in 2014. Tom has also worked to develop, facilitate and actively encourage training including apprenticeships to enable the workforce to progress from “the tools” up to foreman & supervisory level, providing opportunities that were not previously available.
The judges were impressed by his level of responsibility in terms of leadership, innovation, commercial management, management of health & safety issues, and the development of staff, which are considered to be exceptional and far above that normally seen for a newly Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
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
British Engineering Post graduate wishing to study in Australia or Australian Post graduate engineer wishing to study in UK
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 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

David Lines
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
David Lines & Zaibaa Patel (Highly Commended)
Citation
David is a final year student studying for an MEng degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently working in the Surrey Space Centre where he has been developing the propulsion module for the autonomous assembly of a reconfigurable Space Telescope. He is a natural leader and in addition to his studies, acts as a STEM ambassador and maths mentor. He is also the lead guitarist in a jazz-rock band “Airship Orange”

The standard of entries for the Award was so high that the judges also commended highly a second candidate, Zaibaa Patel from City University:

Zaibaa is a full time final year student on the 4 year MEng (Hons) course in Biomedical Engineering programme. She has developed a new “front end” interface for the da Vinci surgical robot and as part of this work has provided in-theatre support to surgical teams. She has also worked on circuitry to allow the use of the bio-potential electrical signals from muscles to control a robotic arm. She has, leading a group of friends, raised funds for Water Aid including organising a pop-up singing competition.
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

Rebecca East
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
Rebecca East
Citation
Rebecca graduated with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2012 where she was active in a number of sports, representing both College and University, and took a lead in organising and fund raising. She now studies part time for an MSc in Clinical Science (Engineering) at King’s College London and is a trainee Clinical Engineer in King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, being one of only 12 selected from some 2000 candidates for this position. Making excellent progress, having passed core and specialist examinations with high distinction, she now specialises in Rehabilitation Engineering. Her paper described the potential for a low cost gaming tool to be used as a motion capture system for monitoring the physical manifestations of neurological impairments. Rebecca has wide experience from a variety of placements and extra-curricular activities and is passionate about her chosen career.
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

Adrian Moore
Award Title
Water Engineering Award
Scope
The Water Engineering award is made jointly with the International Water Association (IWA) for postgraduate research in Water Engineering
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
Adrian Moore
Citation
Adrian Moore is a Marine Scientist at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) working in the Marine Ecology unit, responsible for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) ecological monitoring of Scotland’s coast. He was made responsible for leading a trial and test of the Multibeam Echo Sonar system which had been installed on the SEPA survey vessel, the Sir John Murray, in early 2013. Adrian won the prize for the best paper presented at the IWA UK Young Water Professionals conference, describing the use of the WASSP Multibeam Echo sonar system in conjunction with an underwater camera to understand the reasons for Loch Linnhe being designated with ‘failing’ status for an aspect of the WFD. His presentation was full of enthusiasm, innovative ideas and infectious passion explaining the use of this equipment to create a broad sediment map which showed that the majority of monitoring sites were in areas of ultra-fine mud, which led to misleading WFD outcomes. A change in monitoring sites meant that SEPA could monitor the loch for real trends, thus avoiding false WFD downgrades.
Application
Submission of paper to the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference

Services Engineering Undergraduate Award

Officer Cadet Mike Franklin (no photo provided)
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 Mike Franklin
Citation
Mike is a Royal Engineers sponsored bursar in the DTUS who graduated from the University of Birmingham in July 2014 with a First class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. His degree classification is an accurate reflection of his academic ability, the hard work that he put into all 3 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 DTUS, 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

Lieutenant Peter Whiteley RN (no photo provided)
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
Lieutenant Peter Whiteley RN
Citation
Building on a first class degree in mechanical engineering at Cambridge University, prior to joining the Royal Navy, Peter excelled in initial officer training at Dartmouth winning the “Queen’s Sword” for best officer cadet in 2012/13, before joining the submarine service as a marine engineer. Subsequently, as the exemplary student of his Nuclear Reactor course, achieving top marks in all exams and attaining the highest aggregate score (90.8%) ever recorded, he earned his Cranfield University accredited postgraduate diploma. He displayed an enthusiastic appetite for all subject areas and was very well respected by his peers, whom he also mentored. In the project phase he investigated zinc retention onto resins to identify key input parameters for a holistic primary chemistry model under development by Rolls Royce. Able to generate quality experimental data, fully supported by theoretical analysis, he was awarded the “Silver Jubilee Trophy” for best overall performance in the project phase with a paper being compiled for submission to a technical journal for publication.
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

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
No nominations in 2015
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

Major Nick Francis 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
Major Nick Francis RE
Citation
Nick led a Specialist Team Royal Engineers as a key part of the UK Government’s response to fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. Responsible for the design and construction of a series of Ebola Treatment Units across Eastern Sierra Leone, he led his team with outstanding drive and commitment. Against a punishing schedule he and his team delivered exceptional results in challenging conditions under every growing time pressure and world attention. His leadership, drive and astute engineering skills shone through in extremely challenging conditions.
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 James Healy R 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 James Healy R Signals
Citation
30 Signal Regiment is one of the Army’s highest readiness units, delivering communications and information systems in support of some 20 global operational deployments in the last two years alone whilst concurrently replacing or upgrading the majority of its core equipment. James is the Regiment’s senior engineer; he has relished this turbulent time, seeing opportunity at every turn and reinvigorating a spirit of engineering excellence. Instinctively understanding that the technical ability of his soldiers and the preparedness of equipment are critical to maintaining and improving capability, he has been unwavering in his desire to improve both. In doing so, he has delivered unprecedented levels of equipment serviceability and training currency at the same time as leading a wider programme of professionalization which has resulted in many of his subordinates pursuing Engineering Council accreditation through the IET. Captain Healy is an outstanding 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 Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Operational Engineering Award

Captain Rob Ashton 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
Captain Rob Ashton REME
Citation
As the principal engineer for the Lead Armoured Battle Group, Rob Ashton has maintained operational tempo through measured and informed technical acumen combined with swift action during an unrelenting period. Deploying in direct support of the Lead Armoured Battle Group on exercise to Canada and subsequently on a very short notice deployment to Poland, with high stakes in both scenarios, due to his engineering prowess exceptional levels of equipment availability were maintained throughout, never wavering below 90%. The UK and Polish Forces alike benefitted from the professionalism, expertise and dynamism shown by Captain Ashton. He is truly a professional operational engineer and well respected as such within the King’s Royal Hussars; he holds gravitas with the command team and his engineering opinion is sacrosanct.
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

Squadron Leader Alexandra Hyatt 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 Alexandra Hyatt RAF
Citation
Facing the immense challenge of a Hercules aircraft fleet which was struggling to meet the huge operational demands placed on it, Alex RAF led the transformation of all aspects of in-Service support. She consolidated all planning activity, seamlessly integrated Service and Industry engineers into a “Whole Force” team, drove closer integration with the Flying Squadrons, then established and led a technical support team able to rapidly resolve emerging airworthiness issues. Driven by her outstanding vision, energy, leadership and professional judgement, Hercules Fleet availability has increased by 50% across both deployed and Main Base operations, significantly enhancing Operational delivery.
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

Stephen Westwood
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
Stephen Westwood
Citation
Stephen led his engineering team to deliver electronic countermeasures, directly leading to saving the lives of those deployed in Afghanistan from the lethal effects of improvised explosive devices. Utilising his skills as an outstanding engineer and leader he has driven the design and overcome a myriad of complex engineering challenges to ensure successful installation of electronic countermeasures into over 1200 deployed vehicles and nearly 50 unique vehicle platform types. His engineering decision making in balancing design issues against the operational imperative was exemplary and ensured a lifesaving system was in place to exceptionally demanding timescales.
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.