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Engineering Horizons Bursaries

Award Title
Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Scope
The Engineers Trust currently supports 5 Horizons Bursaries through the IET, aimed at students or apprentices who may face, or have faced, challenges or personal obstacles and are UK residents. An annual award of £1000 per year for the duration of the degree up to 4 years is awarded.
Eligibility
Students or apprentices who may face, or have faced, challenges or personal obstacles and are UK residents.
Award
£1000 per year for the duration of the degree up to 4 years.
Winner
Mr Daniel Swain - an apprentice in aero engineering at Rolls Royce Plc (Aerospace)

Mr Thomas Linaker - an apprentice in rail technology/electronic engineering at Siemens Rail Systems

Mr James Gibbons - an apprentice in civil engineering at Arup

Miss Emily Ellwood - studying electrical engineering and electronics at Queen Mary University, London

Mr Matthew Curtis - studying mechanical engineering at the University of Hertfordshire

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 Ruth Misener; Frank O’Leary; Anna Ploszajski; Chris Shaw; Dr Jenni Sidey.
Citation
Dr Ruth Misener - Lecturer in Computational Optimisation, Imperial College London – for her innovative research vision that integrates research software development, optimisation algorithms, biomedical engineering, and process systems engineering.

Frank O’Leary – Chartered Geotechnical Engineer, Arup – for working on numerous high profile projects in London City and is currently working on the design and construction of five-storey basement beneath a Grade-II hotel in Mayfair.

Anna Ploszajski - Engineering Doctorate Candidate, University College London – not only for her patented research into hydrogen storage for an industrial partner, but also for being a truly outstanding public communicator of engineering.

Chris Shaw - Lead Engineer, Sensible Object Ltd – for his work as a founding member and Lead Engineer of a company called Sensible Object, which set up to manufacture the game Beasts of Balance.

Dr Jenni Sidey - Lecturer in Combustion, University of Cambridge – for her work as a combustion scientist who studies a wide range of complex phenomena, ranging from fundamental turbulent flame physics to pollutant reduction in gas turbine engines.
Application
Applications 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

Previous award winner Raspberry Pi
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
Raspberry Pi.
Citation
The Raspberry Pi Foundation, through its easy to use, credit card-sized microcomputers, is redefining how people learn about and engage with computers. From initially setting out to help increase the number of computer science applicants to the University of Cambridge, the Raspberry Pi team has put the power of computing into the hands of people all over the world. By doing so, they are helping to ensure future generations are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.

As personal computers and games consoles became more complex, fewer young people felt able to access the ‘back room’ workings of computers, reducing the number of hobbyists. At the same time, computer programming was not widely taught in schools. Raspberry Pi is tackling these problems by firing kids’ imaginations about computing with an easy-to-use, powerful and robust programmable computer, at a price-point that makes it accessible to schools: just $35 for the flagship product, or an even smaller version, the Raspberry Pi Zero, at $5.

The bargain micro-PC can be used as the control centre of just about anything, from creating your own video games to robots, multi-room sound systems, pet feeders, or even scientific experiments.

Since the first Raspberry Pi was launched in 2012, the organisation has gone on to sell 14 million thanks to a dedicated community of makers, uptake within schools, and an increasing demand from industry. The unexpected industry demand stems from the reliability of the design; only five in every million Raspberry Pis experience failures (the typical industry rate is 1 in 1000) thanks to its partnership with Sony, which manufactures them in Wales more cost effectively and to higher standards than overseas.

Raspberry Pi is a not-for-profit organisation. The success achieved by the commercial arm – Raspberry Pi Trading – generates millions in profits that are then used by the charitable Raspberry Pi Foundation to help teach people about computing. Through initiatives such as Code Club, Raspberry Pi helps 85,000 UK children in 5,750 weekly Code Clubs learn the basics of coding. This reach is not limited to the UK; there are 4,500 Code Clubs outside of the country, teaching basic computing skills in 27 languages through 1,084 Raspberry Pi Certified Educators.

The unprecedented success of the Raspberry Pi, alongside a number of other government initiatives, is helping to boost applications to university computer science courses, with many citing Raspberry Pi as their inspiration.


Application
Entries 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

Amrit Chandan
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, Science and Technology (IMarEST), 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
Dr Amrit Chandan, University of Birmingham.
Citation
Dr Amrit Chandan is a graduate from the University of Birmingham. He is an experienced Chemical Engineer with a special interest in fuel cell and energy storage technology. In addition to his technical skill, Amrit is an entrepreneur and was named Business Quarterly Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. He and his team have developed the NuCycle process which is an innovative method for quickly assessing if perceived “end-of-life” Lithium batteries are suitable for reuse.

This is vital for enabling batteries to enter the circular economy, extracting all possible value from battery cells before they need to be recycled for material recovery.
They have developed an innovative, quick and non-destructive process to test the reuse potential for perceived end-of-life lithium batteries. The algorithms for testing and the key parameters they use are key to their competitive advantage as they are able to conduct their process 3x faster than their competitors.
The direct environmental impact is in the extension of the use-phase of Lithium batteries. Currently, the batteries are sent for recycling before they are truly at end-of-life. If the use-phase of the batteries is increased, more carbon emissions can be offset from those used to produce and to eventually recycle the batteries. Indirectly, the repurposed batteries also reduce emissions when they are used in conjunction with renewable energy, for example as domestic energy storage for solar power.

Furthermore, they have calculated that such a battery pack should cost about 50% of the cost of a brand-new Li-ion pack which means they are viable for use in developing regions like Central America. This is important in mitigating emissions as renewable energy uptake has seen large uptake but lack of access to low cost battery energy storage means that polluting diesel generators/gas engines are used when the grid is down. By providing these regions with low cost battery energy storage, it is possible to further mitigate harmful emissions.
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Stephenson Award

Jessica Rogers
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
Jessica Rogers
Citation
Jessica has almost 15 years of experience in promoting STEM to young girls and boys. She is a passionate engineer, diversity consultant and STEM Ambassador who has promoted her profession both across Europe and in the United States.

At her university as a member of the Society of Women Engineers collegiate section, Jessica started an event called WOW! That's Engineering! for over 100 8-12 years’ old girls with the Charlotte, NC Hornet's Nest Council for the girls to learn about STEM careers through fun experiments and activities. Jessica devised many of the activities herself including the Lifesaver Wind-powered Car and the Recycled Paper Design Challenge. The girls received their science badge and a special Society of Women Engineers patch for participating in the event.

In 2009, Jessica moved overseas to Germany where she developed a relationship with the Girl Scout Troop on the US military base in Weisbaden. Just like the program at her university, Jessica ran a WOW! That's Engineering! event for 27 girls allowing them to get their science badge and Society of Women Engineers patch. This event too is still running today with the help of the local Society of Women Engineers group.
Jessica moved to the UK in 2014 and joined Atkins where she started the year long Young Engineers & Scientists (YES) Programme in the Epsom office. The students enrol and come to Atkins after school, once a month for eight months of the academic year. Sixty year 8 and 9 students sign up from six local schools around Epsom to learn about different types of STEM careers through interactive activities and experiments.

Jessica spends the summer engaging with local schools to enrol students with the goal of achieving equal numbers of girls and boys across the programme which covers a range of STEM disciplines and sets two new disciplines every year to keep the activities exciting. She coordinates over 80 members of staff and volunteers for the eight sessions.

Kris Harrison (working in the South East of England), Farah Kahn (working in London), and
Graeme Rough (working in Central Scotland) were runners-up for the 2017 Award.
Application
Applications should be emailed to stephenson@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Sam Williams
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
Sam WIlliams
Citation
Sam Williams worked for engineering consultancies for several years before joining EDF Energy at Sizewell B power station as a project engineer.

For a radioactive waste processing project for long term storage of spent ion exchange resins, he made technical judgements and set design requirements for a dedicated radioactive waste processing cell. He reviewed the contractor’s design for constructability and adherence to the specified requirements. He devised functional tests and oversaw the commissioning of the waste processing cell including setting to work the multidisciplinary commissioning team. The novel technology used to process the radioactive intermediate level waste resins had not been used before anywhere in the UK.

He has demonstrated strong leadership qualities when initiating and supervising work during reactor refuelling outages. He is well aware of relevant health and safety legislation and is committed to promoting safety in the workplace through coaching and field supervision.

Sam has a recognised ability to deliver projects in the Nuclear Industry through effective stakeholder management and a proven ability to lead and motivate his project team. He is currently managing fixed price contracts of up to the value of £14 million for the replacement Turbine Governor and Supervisory systems on both 600 MW turbine generators at Sizewell B.

He also mentors younger engineers and actively promotes professional membership. The judges were particularly impressed by his clear, confident and well-illustrated presentation.

Application
Applications should be emailed to platt@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Sir Peter Gadsden Britain Australia Award

Dhiren Mistry 2016
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, 2016
Citation
Dhiren won this award in 2016 as 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

Christopher Valentine
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
Christopher Valentine
Citation
The Leete Premium Award has now provided 3-year awards of £6000 per annum to three production engineering doctoral research students at Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing. Christopher Valentine is just beginning his research.

The aim of Chris’ research is to develop sensor platforms to improve the sensing of toxic gases and chemicals. Air pollution and related illnesses kill 40,000 people every year within the UK and there is an increasing demand to provide devices with a greater level of sensitivity to better monitor pollution and toxicity.

Chris’ work will involve developing 3D Carbon Nanotube electrode structures for use within the sensors. Carbon nanotubes can provide a high aspect ratio structure to act as a scaffold onto which chemically active species can be attached. The manufacturing processes involved will allow for the facile development of a variety of functionalised electrodes enabling a wide number of chemicals and gases to be detected.
In addition to this, Chris is working on a paper-based sensor for the detection of blood glucose. Paper is a useful substrate to manufacture sensors on as it has the innate properties of being flexible, porous, readily available and low cost. The porosity of the paper allows a 3D Carbon nanotube conductive network to form, providing an electrode with a high surface area to interact with the sample and increase sensitivity.


Application
Application should be made direct to the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Cadzow Smith Award

Kirsty Greener
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
Kirsty Greener
Citation
Kirsty is a well-rounded candidate with exceptional communication skills. As well as demonstrating an impressive technical ability, the panel were impressed by her awareness of the commercial and financial implications of her work.

Kirsty came to engineering having done economics A Level (as well as physics and maths) and coming to an understanding of the importance of engineering for economic development.

She described her work in the Palace of Westminster, during her placement year, and, in particular, the refurbishment of the “bomb door” staircase after a safety hazard had been identified when a Peeress fell down them.

She also makes a large contribution outside her academic studies. She has organised events for the University Civil Engineering Society. Through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Graduates and Students section she has initiated a competition for school students called Brunel Young Civil Engineer which attracted approximately 60 participants. She also brings her experience of the Crown Estate to work on the Civil Engineers headquarters a One Great George Street through her membership of the ICE’s Building Committee.

The panel sees her as someone who, overwhelmingly, has the skills and ambition to succeed in her 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

Aisling Barry
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
Aisling Barry
Citation
Aisling Barry graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, where she showed a strong interest in Engineering in Medicine. This led onto her being selected, as one of eleven from some 2000 candidates, to join the new NHS- related MSc Programme in Clinical Sciences (Clinical Engineering) at King’s College, London both as a part-time student and a trainee at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. She specialised in Rehabilitation Engineering and Medical Equipment Design and graduated with a 1st class Master’s degree in 2016, having completed a project about the development of a specific medical engineering approach to help the resuscitation of babies in low income countries, the subject of her excellent Mercia award winning paper.

Aisling, as well as being an excellent student, has participated in a wide variety of voluntary work including teaching engineering and supporting neighbourhood projects. She is continuing her studies for a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Warwick and is very interested in the use of innovative technology in healthcare, specifically in increasing early adoption of new medical devices into routine practice.
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

Julia Terlet
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
Julia Terlet
Citation
Julia Terlet graduated from the University of Nantes, France with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science followed by a double Master of Law Degree, including the study of Environmental and Climate Change Law, from Nantes and Cardiff Universities. She is now studying for a PhD in Water Conservation at Cardiff University School of Engineering conducted in the context of the European framework 7 project WISDOM. Her PhD project is entitled ‘Water behaviour modelling for efficient ICT-based water management in urban environments’.

Julia's research aims to reduce water consumption in the UK using Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) such as smart meters, in-home displays and web and mobile applications.

Julia is clearly passionate about her subject and is also actively engaged with the Cardiff Water Research Institute managing and coordinating early-career members and with communications and marketing.
Application
Submission of paper to the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference

Services Engineering Undergraduate Award

Officer Cadet Hannah Williams RAF
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 Hannah Williams RAF
Citation
Currently on Initial Office Training, Officer Cadet Hannah Williams is an exceptionally gifted future Royal Air Force engineer officer and a very competitive sportsperson. Very highly regarded by the Academic staff, including the Vice Chancellor, at Loughborough University she consistently demonstrated astonishing commitment toward her personal and academic development for future Service in the Royal Air Force.

A person with great promise in the engineering profession, she naturally displays tremendous selflessness, takes genuine responsibility for the development of others and possesses the very clear potential to develop into a truly talented leader.
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

Previous award winner Captain Damian Warren
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
Captain Damian Warren
Citation
Captain Damian Warren graduated from the Royal Engineers’ Professional Engineer Training (Civils) course in July 2016 gaining not only the top student award but also being considered the best student for a generation.

Captain Warren has delivered a consistently outstanding performance. He achieved unprecedented results during the academic phase of his course while providing essential mentoring to the other students. His MSc technical report submissions throughout the course were of an intellectual depth never seen before, including a thesis of the very highest calibre.

On a 9-month attachment as a Senior Engineer on a £120M high-risk tower construction in Central London, he was quickly given additional responsibility and dealt with a constant stream of complex problems to keep the project on track. Working on the £4bn Thames Tideway project in Arup’s London office, he was able to hold his own with world-leading geotechnical experts. Alongside all this, he found time to champion engineering to schoolchildren as a STEM ambassador.

For his unprecedented technical ability, phenomenal capacity for work and utter dedication to engineering and for being an inspirational ambassador for the Corps of Royal Engineers, Captain Warren 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.

Royal Navy Operational Engineering Award

Lt Cdr Victoria Shirvill
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 Shirvill
Citation
Lieutenant Commander Victoria Shirvill Royal Navy has delivered an exceptional level of operational and exercise success throughout her tenure on 814 Naval Air Squadron and has delivered the highest effectiveness on no fewer than 6 separate operations, 4 multinational exercises and protracted split operations, including OP LITTEN, COUGAR, ALVIN, COPPERFIST and Maritime Security Operations in Oman. It is due solely to her impressive personal intellect, ability to deftly balance a hugely diverse administrative workload and determination to maintain an unparalleled standard of aviation safety that she has delivered the most efficient Fleet Air Arm Squadron this year; producing the most hours per aircraft. This has been an inspiring performance from a remarkable individual.
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

SSgt Aaron Hickman 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
Staff Sergeant Aaron Hickman RE
Citation
In 2016, it became clear that the Corps of Royal Engineers was failing to provide sufficient work-based learning opportunities for its artisan soldiers to complete their Government apprenticeships. Staff Sergeant Aaron Hickman, the Military Plant Foreman of 22 Engineer Regiment, had the vision to identify a completely new and innovative approach to solving this problem, as well as the fortitude to see it introduced and implemented against considerable bureaucratic resistance.

SSgt Aaron Hickman recognised that, to complete their apprenticeships soldiers, instead of deploying abroad for several weeks, would be better attached to a civilian contractor for the minimum period of time required to achieve the work-based learning outcome. This had never been done before and needed an entirely new approach to be developed, agreed and introduced.

This was easier said than done and required Hickman to clear several bureaucratic hurdles. The first was buy-in from local construction companies which he achieved with help from the firm working on local barracks construction. The next was acquiring a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card for all participants, something completely new for the military but which he quickly identified and achieved. Finally, he needed an indemnity policy. Hickman tracked down a MoD Placement Policy Guide from which he created a draft indemnity contract which he got agreed by the Army Legal Services and contractor.

Maintaining artisan skills through industrial placements offers not only a solution to completing apprenticeship but also a new way of conducting continued professional development for artisan tradesmen and women. This not something the Corps has always done well in the past and poor trade training has been a constant source of frustration to artisan soldiers, contributing to some deciding to leave the Army.

The process that Hickman has negotiated has not been easy. There were significant bureaucratic hurdles in his path and he was acting almost entirely on his own. Hickman’s foresight, perseverance and sheer bloody mindedness have together given the Corps and Army a novel, effective and efficient way of training that should not only enhance the quality of our soldiers’ but also provide a recruiting and retention incentive as well.
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

Major Graeme Endean
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
Major Graeme Endean
Citation
Major Graeme Endean deployed as Officer Commanding Kabul Communications Unit and the communications lead for the multinational Kabul Security Force from June to November 2016.
With great effect, Major Endean delivered and evolved a plethora of operational and tactical communication and information systems in a complex and dangerous environment supporting UK and multinational forces. Through detailed engineering knowledge, dedication, and strong leadership, Major Endean identified new requirements and processes, investigated and resolved engineering problems and educated commanders on the complexity of communications engineering. Through personal endeavour, the operational and tactical information and communication services he delivered were a vital force multiplier.

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 Hannah Winterbourne
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 Hannah Winterbourne REME
Citation
Captain Hannah Winterbourne has been employed as the Officer Commanding of the Light Aid Detachment of the King’s Royal Hussars, and commanded one of the largest detachments in the Army, where at its peak she has been responsible for over 100 platforms including 42 Challenger 2 tanks and many other armoured vehicles. During her tenure, she led the unit through 2 regimental firing packages, multiple training exercises and delivered equipment support to over 30 discrete tasks, including a divisional level exercise. Her ability to manage such a challenging workload whilst consistently meeting readiness targets is testament to her commitment, flexibility and innovation.

However, Capt Winterbourne is not afraid to show her engineering intelligence away from her leadership role, and over the last year has been key in articulating and presenting solutions to equipment issues. This has included thermal imaging and fixed fire extinguisher maintenance, commander’s control handle failures as well as briefing on Challenger 2 equipment support to a wide range of stakeholders across the 3rd UK Division.

Having taken over at a unit that had previously been graded as unsatisfactory for its equipment care, Capt Winterbourne has been key in changing the mind-set of the King’s Royal Hussars, and where Engineering Standards have previously been considered as common sense, she has driven them to become common practice. This shift has resulted in demonstrably high levels of equipment availability and has been integral to maintaining the operational readiness of the British Army.

Having proven her engineering knowledge, skills and experience, Capt Winterbourne has been highly sought after and she volunteered on several occasions to contribute to various external projects. This has seen her consult on new policy such as maintenance standards, fleet management and information systems as well as briefing the senior leadership team at DE&S on engineering at a unit level. In each case, Capt Winterbourne has shown herself to be knowledgeable and articulate, earning her the highest praise from all that have worked with her.
In command at one of the Army’s most busy and technically demanding units, Capt Winterbourne has excelled at delivering engineering effect and should be commended for her dedication, her sharp application of engineering principles and her leadership. Capt Winterbourne is the epitome of what it means to be a REME officer, is a true ambassador for the Corps and is wholly deserving of the WCE operational engineering 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 Air Force Operational Engineering Award

Flight Lieutenant Dale Hornsby 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
Flight Lieutenant Dale Hornsby RAF
Citation
From Jun 16, Flight Lieutenant Dale Hornsby set out to improve both the articulation and assurance of Tornado CAw management activities in order to develop a continually improving model of assurance. Hornsby quickly assimilated the complex regulatory frameworks and related them to the existing Tornado engineering management practices. He incorporated the regulations as part of a root and branch review and created detailed process maps which could then support thorough audit and assurance. He identified which organisation undertakes what CAw activity, and created revised agreements with the heads of each. Prior to Flt Lt Hornsby’s rejuvenation of CAw assurance, the Tornado Mil CAM was unable to make any realistic assessment of the effectiveness of the CAw management, nor provide any evidential assurance to the Duty Holder chain. The changes Hornsby has made have had a significant and far-reaching impact on the quality of CAw assurance activities across the Tornado fleet.

When improved monitoring identified a concerning degradation in reliability of the Tornado Environmental Conditioning System (ECS) in Op SHADER, Flt Lt Hornsby facilitated the rapid deployment of a contractor On-Call Support (OCS) team to carry out an in-depth diagnostic procedure. This procedure was not authorised for use on RAF aircraft; Flt Lt Hornsby orchestrated discussions between the CAE, DO and TAA representatives and helped expedite a pragmatic and legal method of allowing the work to be undertaken.

He also established arrangements for future aircraft preparing to deploy to have the ECS comprehensively reviewed by the OCS. The ability to identify a trend and react accordingly is as a result of the improved mechanisms that Flt Lt Hornsby has developed to monitor engineering Quality Assurance and Airworthiness. His eye for detail, evangelistic approach and pragmatism have advanced a revolution in attitude across the whole force. His achievements are testament to a deep understanding of CAw regulation and assurance as well as determination to involve multiple and disparate organisations. He has driven substantial improvements to CAw Management, which has the consequence of improving operational availability and the airworthiness of the Tornado overall.
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

Warrant Officer Paul Sykes RN
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
Warrant Officer Paul Sykes RN
Citation
This award recognises the role of Warrant Officer Paul Sykes Royal Navy in recovering a Spey gas turbine on HMS Kent in September 2016 that had been put out of action following an attempted combustion can change. He identified a serious engine misalignment issue that the OEM advised could not be rectified in situ. Using his service experience and engineering acumen he diagnosed that the root cause of the fault related to incorrect engine installation years before. He then developed a repair plan and directed the team that successfully put the engine back into service over a three-day period. The operational and financial impacts of his work were recognised across the Service and allowed HMS Kent to continue with her tasking.
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.