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Engineering Horizons Bursaries

Award Title
Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Scope
In 2016 the Engineers Trust supported five Horizons Bursaries through the IET. A further four Horizon Bursaries were awarded in 2017.
Eligibility
Students or apprentices who may face, or have faced, challenges or personal obstacles and are UK residents.
Award
£1,000 per year for the duration of the degree or apprenticeship of up to 4 years.
Winner
Mr Daniel Breen – an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering at Heathrow Airports

Ms Marie Isaacs – a Body Engineer – CAD apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover and Warwickshire College

Mr Samuel Jarvis – studying electronic engineering at the University of York

Ms Dilani Selvanathan – a Software Engineering apprentice with the British
Broadcasting Corporation

RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

Previous award winner Award Winners
Award Title
RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year
Scope
The RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition, awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers, offers five prizes of £3,000 to early career engineers whose achievements are recognised as outstanding.
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 outstanding achievement and 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
Mr Simon Bowcock, Dr Christopher Donaghy-Spargo, Mr Khouloud El Hakim, Dr Robert Hoye, Mr Chetan Kotur.
Citation
Mr Simon Bowcock - Corrosion Engineer, BP

Dr Christopher Donaghy-Spargo – Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Durham University

Mr Khouloud El Hakim - Project Field Engineer, Bechtel Ltd (Khouloud is also the Sir George Macfarlane Medal winner)

Dr Robert Hoye - Thomas Nevile Junior Research Fellow University of Cambridge

Mr Chetan Kotur - Executive Assistant to CEO, Polestar
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

Owlstone Medical
Award Title
The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award supported by The Worshipful Company of Engineers
Scope
The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award is the premier prize for UK innovation in engineering. It seeks to demonstrate the importance of engineering and the role of engineers and scientists in contributing to national prosperity and international prestige. It is awarded annually for an outstanding example of innovation and benefit to the community, which has also achieved commercial success. The award honours the winning company with a gold medal and the team members with a prize of £50,000. The Engineers Trust is supporting the Award with £20,000 annually for 10 years.
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
Owlstone Medical
Citation
The Owlstone Medical team received the 2018 award for the unique Breath Biopsy® platform that has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives and $1.5 billion in healthcare costs globally. Owlstone Medical’s ReCIVA Breath Sampler has opened up the potential for earlier diagnosis and precision medicine across cancer, inflammatory disease and infectious disease.
Owlstone Medical has created the first platform capable of capturing breath samples and analysing them in a robust and reproducible way. These samples can be used to identify the unique chemical ‘biomarkers’ of a variety of diseases, also known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), in human breath. As VOC levels change at the very earliest stages of disease and provide information on the current activity of cells and tissue, the breath samples could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases such as cancer when treatments are more effective and more lives can be saved. Breath biomarkers also have the potential to revolutionise the way medicine is prescribed, as they could be used to monitor drug effectiveness and match patients to the correct treatment, and cut healthcare costs by lowering drug wastage.



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/macrobert

The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation

Robert Edwin Rouse
Award Title
The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation
Scope
The Hawley Award, established in 2006, is awarded annually for the most outstanding engineering innovation that delivers demonstrable benefit to the environment, by a resident of the UK who is at an early career stage, holds a graduate or post-graduate degree in engineering or science from a recognised UK university and is a graduate or more senior member of an engineering institution. The Trust is partnering with BRE Trust in promoting this award.
Sponsor
Allis cum Humanitate, John Laing plc,
AMEC plc, Keir Group,
AstraZeneca, National Grid,
BP, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority,
British Energy, Nuclear Industry Association,
BSI, Royal Academy of Engineering,
Carron Energy (Uskmouth power Co Ltd), Royal Society of Chemistry,
Costain plc, Rutland Fund Management Ltd.
Deloitte & Touche plc, RWE npower,
Dr Robert Hawley, Scottish Power,
EDF Energy, Shell,
Engineering & Technology Board, Society of Environmental Eng,
Engineering Council UK, Thames Water,
Engineers’ Company Liverymen, The Go-Ahead Group plc,
Fidelity, The Weir Group plc,
Hammonds, UKAEA,
HSBC, VT Group,
IAC, Water Conservators’ Company,
IET, World Nuclear Association,
IMarEST.

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
Robert Edwin Rouse, University of Cambridge.
Citation
Robert Edwin Rouse is a scientist, engineer and designer. He is currently reading for a PhD at the University of Cambridge having already completed an MSc at Imperial College London and an MA at the Royal College of Art. His first degree was in Mechanical Engineering at Exeter where he gained a first. His passion for engineering combined with his love of the marine environment has brought about a design of a device for assisting in cleaning up the oceans. His invention extracts marine and fluvial plastic pollution through integrated, commensal technologies and is both timely and important with the world currently looking at single use plastics and the damage they cause to the environment. One unit with a processing area of 6m2 can remove up to 120 tonnes per year.
Application
Applications should be emailed, FAO Vicky Brown, to hawley@bretrust.org.uk Further details can also be viewed on BRE Trust Website
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Stephenson Award

Steve Smith
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. In 1997, members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers made donations to fund a Worshipful Company of Engineers Loving Cup to mark the Institution’s 150th Anniversary. Donations in excess of those needed for the Loving Cup were used to establish the Stephenson Award and further donations were received from members in later years, supplemented by a substantial grant from Rolls-Royce plc. The Engineers’ Company acknowledges the assistance of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) with 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
Steve Smith
Citation
Steve Smith has been a leading light in promoting STEM throughout South East England. He represents the Regional Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and advises and promotes engineering in schools and colleges throughout the area.

He is promoting a program devised by an engineer in the western region where primary school pupils design, build, test and improve fan boat models whilst applying their understanding of electricity, forces and materials. He is successfully working with the Hub for South East of England to bring this program to over 20 schools. In addition, he has helped raise funds to train and equip local engineers and has also arranged training for STEM ambassadors. Steve is involved with Medway Education Business Partnership on the steering group for an annual competition called Young Eco Engineers. This involves over 20 different schools in the Kent area and is a competition where mixed groups of boys and girls build electric go-karts (called Goblins) purchased from Greenpower. The students work as a team to design and build the bodywork from recycled materials and then race their karts over 2 racing days. A teacher and a STEM ambassador, who is usually an IMechE member, assist each group. Steve has been a leading light in this project for more than 5 years and the competition continues to grow in popularity.

Steve is also an active Project BLOODHOUND ambassador. He has given many presentations and facilitated activities with local students to introduce engineering and to inspire the next generation of engineers. Examples of his initiatives included a rocket car project, other design and make projects and explaining the wide range of opportunities available in the world of engineering.

As a senior manager working for Delphi Technologies, Steve has promoted STEM activities within the company to the mutual benefit of local schools and the company. The initiative has allowed graduate engineers to learn leadership skills and, by working with young engineers they can relate to, has helped local students explore careers in engineering.

Steve has made, and continues to make, a major contribution to the promotion and understanding of STEM in schools to students across a wide age-range within the South Eastern region. His passion for excellence and engineering is an inspiration to professional engineers of all levels.



Application
Applications should be emailed to stephenson@engineerstrust.org.uk
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Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Matthew Foyle
Award Title
Baroness Platt of Writtle Award
Scope
Originally established to recognise engineering excellence amongst those pursuing final year studies leading to academic qualifications for entry to the Engineering Council's Incorporated Engineer grade, this Award was refocused in 2013 to those who achieved registration as Incorporated Engineer in the preceding calendar year. Named for 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, the Award was first made in 2002. The Engineers’ Company acknowledges the assistance of the Engineering Council and its partner Professional Engineering Institutions in selecting the winner.
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
Matthew Foyle
Citation
Matthew Foyle is an excellent role model for career progression from apprentice technician to Incorporated Engineer. Whilst working full time, he has not only completed an ONC, HNC and HND, but has also obtained a 1st Class Honours degree from Aston University in Professional Engineering and is currently studying for a Masters. In the work environment he is responsible for mechanical and electrical design for Wessex Water, showing detailed understanding of the control and safety systems assuring water quality, as well as a good awareness of the environmental and microbiological factors that the process must control. An enthusiastic advocate for innovative technology, Matthew is proactive in introducing new technology to his organisation, as evidenced by his championing of the development of 3D CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM). The model covers demolition and reconstruction of buildings, the mechanical and electrical installations and the inventory management for the new equipment all within a tight space or which requires careful planning and phasing of tasks to ensure a safe working environment for all trades. He has co-ordinated cross-disciplinary teams in development of the 3D model, which is expected to support longer term maintenance planning and asset management. Matthew’s career shows rapid progress, recently being appointed Project Manager responsible for multiple projects of up to £16M. He is proactive in encouraging school and college leavers to enter the profession, helped developed his employer’s M&E apprenticeship recruitment programme and actively drives closer links between Wessex Water and the IET.

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

Ian Pope
Award Title
Sir Peter Gadsden Britain Australia Award
Scope
To encourage an exchange between Britain and Australia of engineers undertaking post graduate studies
Eligibility
Post Graduate students of engineering in UK and Australia
Award
Grant
Success Criteria
A suitable case for support.
Winner
Jay Patel, Universities of Bath and Wollongong;
Ian Pope, Universities of Queensland and Edinburgh.
Citation
Jay Patel is a Post Graduate at Bath University researching High Temperature Superconductors. Jay is working on a new type of superconducting motor, which could potentially reduce the size of large machines by a factor of 10. It is a technology that could lead to wind turbines exceeding their current 7MW ceiling by a factor of 2. His particular interest is in ‘High’ temperature superconductors ie those that are superconducting at the temperature of liquid nitrogen (77K). Traditional superconductors require expensive and potentially dangerous liquid helium. The new superconducting material they are using is a Magnesium Diboride (MgB2) wire that has similar mechanical characteristics to Copper wire. Whilst Bath are specialising in the application of the technology, with support of the Gadsden, Jay will spend time at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales in order to build coils for his motor. Wollongong are specialists in the mechanical properties of MgB2 and have developed techniques for its use. The materials aspects of superconductors are significantly different from conventional ‘room temperature’ materials. The work will be reported in an academic paper.


Ian Pope received the Gadsden award during the second year of his doctoral studies in fire safety engineering at the University of Queensland’s School of Civil Engineering, supporting him to undertake an exchange at the University of Edinburgh. Ian’s primary area of research is the fire performance of engineered bamboo buildings, and this award gave him the opportunity to work with specialists at the Building Research Establishment Centre for Fire Safety Engineering in Edinburgh. The collaboration helped him to develop models for evaluating and quantifying common sources of error in fire testing. During his exchange, he has presented his work to researchers at the University of Bath and Imperial College London, building links for future collaborations.
Application
Applications should be emailed to gadsden@engineerstrust.org.uk

The Leete Premium Award

James Macdonald
Award Title
The Leete Premium Award
Scope
Established in 2012 under the Will of Liveryman Dr David Leete for the purpose of making awards in what Dr Leete called Production Engineering Research but defined sufficiently broadly to encompass the whole field of what is now known as Manufacturing Research, an agreement was made with the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, to provide a “premium” above normal Departmental Training Awards to be awarded to their best new PhD research student in 2013 and in each of the following two years. Eligibility is restricted to UK Nationals whose prospective projects do not benefit from CASE awards and the £18,000 total award is staged over 3 years of PhD study subject to sustainment of satisfactory performance.
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
James Macdonald
Citation
The Leete Premium Award, endowed by the late Liveryman David Leete’s half million-pound legacy to the Trust, has now provided 3-year awards of £6000 per annum to 4 production engineering doctoral research students at Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing.

James Macdonald is in the first year of his PhD study with the Fluids In Advanced Manufacturing research group under the supervision of Dr Ronan Daly.

The focus of James' research is the fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces through direct laser texturing. This process imparts superhydrophobicity through inherent modification of the surface texture and chemistry to overcome the durability challenges associated with coating approaches. The laser texturing process has proven capable of producing some of the most strongly nonwetting surfaces ever created with key benefits of low cost, scalability and HSE neutrality. Further work will investigate hybrid techniques of laser processing with digitally enabled additive coatings to produce patternable control of surface functionality. Targeted surface functionalities will involve self-cleaning, integrated sensors and electronics.


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

Cadzow Smith Award

Kelly Hughes
Award Title
Cadzow Smith Award
Scope
Established in 1996, the Cadzow Smith Engineering Awards are for excellence on an accredited undergraduate engineering course conducted at one of eleven universities within London and the Home Counties. Besides academic excellence, the recipients of the Awards must have demonstrated self-confidence, professional awareness, leadership and sound common sense.
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
Kelly Hughes
Citation
Kelly Hughes is in the final year of the BEng Honours Civil Engineering Sandwich programme at The University of Greenwich and is expected to graduate with first-class honours.

During her year in industry she worked with Mott MacDonald and with Osborne, a small construction firm in Surrey. There she took the role of Site Manager at The Royal Academy of Music in Marylebone. She describes the prospect of working alongside a strong team of predominantly male colleagues as daunting, but she clearly rose to the challenge and has a strong sense of the commercial and business aspects of civil engineering and her sponsor describes her as having proved herself to be a strong leader both in workplace and at university. She has a strong social awareness and following the Grenfell Tower fire chose to do her final year dissertation into the implications of the disaster, working with a local structural engineering consultancy specialising in fire safety. In this, she was determined to make an immediate impact and her work centred on improving the standard of fire risk assessment. The Managing Director of the consultancy was so impressed with her work that she has been offered a graduate position with the company. She has ambitions to become a chartered fire safety engineer.

Whilst working at Mott MacDonald she was part of a scheme called Inspiring Engineers, going into schools and leading design and build projects. This was driven by a recognition that she herself had had little exposure to the opportunities of engineering whilst she was at school. She has worked as a volunteer at a homeless charity and partly finances her university course by working in the mental health-care sector.

The panel sees her as someone who, overwhelmingly, has the skills and ambition to succeed in her career. They also feel that the Cadzow Smith Award will contribute significantly to enable her to achieve her ambitions.

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

Dawn Gillies
Award Title
Mercia Award
Scope
The Mercia Award is made annually to a student under 30 for a postgraduate paper describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment and provides a medal and bursary towards the cost of a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies in Medical Engineering.
Eligibility
A taught or research postgraduate student.
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
Dawn Gillies
Citation
Dawn Gillies graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2012 with an MEng in Electronics and Music. This was followed by a PgDip in 2015 from the University of Edinburgh in Signal Processing and Communications, continuing on at Edinburgh as a PhD student in the EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging where she is now in her 3rd year of PhD studies. Her paper entitled ‘How Squishy is a Cancer Cell’ presents complex work on investigating the stiffness of biological cells, with application to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, in a very clear, concise and interesting manner. Her passion for communicating Science and Engineering is clear. Dawn is excelling at this very interdisciplinary project and has presented her work at several conferences and recently published her first paper - excellent progress for a 3rd year research student.

Alongside her academic work Dawn is an ambassador for the University engaging in a variety of outreach activities, targeted at a broad range of audiences. She is an excellent role model for students who aspire to study a STEM subject and an active advocate for widening participation.

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

Katie Smith
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
Dr Katie Smith
Citation
Dr Katie Smith graduated from Durham University with a BSc in Natural Sciences in 2010, followed by an MSc by Research in 2012. She then continued her studies with a PhD from Nottingham University, and was appointed as a Drought Analyst and Hydrological Modeller at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford in 2014.

Katie won the prize for the best paper presented at the International Water Association’s UK Young Water Professionals conference 2018, where she described her work as part of the NERC UK Droughts and Water Scarcity Programme, reconstructing flow data from the past 125 years to inform future drought predictions. Both judges and delegates, at the conference, described it as a ‘great presentation’ and a clear winner.

Katie has regularly presented at conferences, and published widely on hydrological modelling over the last 3 years. This, her studies and career to-date clearly demonstrate her passion for her subject and her concerns for our environment.

Application
Submission of paper to the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference

Services Engineering Undergraduate Award

Midshipman Henry Trutch RN
Award Title
Services Engineering Undergraduate Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer graduating from the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) who has achieved outstanding academic performance and demonstrated clear leadership and commitment to a professional engineering career in the Armed Forces.
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, made on the recommendation of the Operations Director of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, Wiltshire
Winner
Midshipman Henry Trutch RN
Citation
Midshipman Henry Trutch RN. Henry Trutch was an exemplary scholar and bursar throughout his 5 year Defence Sixth Form College and Defence Technical University Squadron career. He went to the University of Southampton and through hard work and commitment gained a 2:1 BEng in Electronic Engineering. A natural leader and keen sportsman he won consistent praise for his commitment and inspirational example. He qualified as an Endurance Training Leader and was selected as ‘Squadron Cadet’, a distinction awarded to the bursar who displays the best leadership qualities in the unit.

He achieved an excellent balance between his University studies, to DTUS Thunderer Squadron and to future career networking. Above all he maintained constant enthusiasm for his professional engineering career and, having made a very positive mark at the University, at Britannia Royal Naval College and within the RN Engineering community, he has a very bright future in the Armed Forces.

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 Previous winner Captain Damian Warren
Award Title
Services Engineering Postgraduate Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer completing a postgraduate technical degree who has achieved overall academic excellence and contributed most to the advancement of technical knowledge or its application through a research project.
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, made on the recommendation of the Operations Director of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, Wiltshire.
Winner
Sub Lieutenant Daniel Jinks RN
Citation
Sub Lieutenant Daniel Jinks RN. The Nuclear Reactor Course is a postgraduate diploma course and forms part of the Marine Engineer (Submarines) training pipeline. The course is a key stage in the process of training Royal Naval personnel to supervise nuclear reactors, and is academically rigorous, as appropriate for students who will discharge such an onerous responsibility. Highly motivated, S/Lt Jinks produced strong results throughout the NRC, achieving distinctions in all the taught elements of the course. Consistently strong throughout, Jinks helped other students to understand some of the more challenging areas of the course subjects. Jinks gained a highly commendable combined academic and research score of 79%.

S/Lt Jinks was tasked with a computational research project to investigate the use of machine learning for prediction of critical heat flux (CHF), one of the key thermal constraints on the Naval PWR. During the course of the project, he taught himself how to program effectively, and then apply various machine learning libraries to a difficult task. Despite no programming experience prior to the project, he wrote all of his own code to prepare his input data, to interface with various state of the art machine-learning libraries and to plot and analyse results. He conducted an extensive literature survey to track down the required training data that the algorithms operate on. His work, which made use of tools that have never been tried in this domain, resulted in an impressive advance in performance. Using his methodology, more accurate CHF predictions are obtained more quickly than previously. The quality of his written report and oral presentation were particularly praiseworthy, resulting in an overall mark of 70%.

As well as finding time for his studies and Naval Duties S/Lt Jinks maintains an active lifestyle. A keen and regular footballer he also enjoys attempting to surf when time permits. During this very demanding course, he made time on his annual visit to Polzeath to help a charity providing a surfing weekend to injured Royal Marines.

Based on the way that he has applied himself to his studies and on his enthusiastic commitment to his work, he will be a valuable asset to the nuclear reactor programme and to the wider engineering community.

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 Christopher Bowmer RN
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
Lieutenant Commander Christopher Bowmer RN
Citation
Lieutenant Commander Christopher Bowmer RN. LCdr Bowmer is the Deputy Marine Engineering Officer (DMEO) on one of the UK’s attack submarines. During routine maintenance an issue was identified in the submarine’s electrical generation system that would necessitate unexpected replacement of part of the generator equipment. Lt Cdr Bowmer had only recently joined the submarine and there was no plan to rectify the fault. However, by successfully managing a repair never before attempted on an In-Service submarine during Fleet Time, Lt Cdr Bowmer led the most challenging maintenance period ever attempted in HMNB Clyde. The work required major systems (including Main Steam) to be cut. There was no standard procedure for this task but his risk analysis enabled the Design Authority to make informed, timely decisions minimising the impact. The addition of a number of other packages added yet more complexity to the maintenance period. This included a first of class Reactor Control and Instrumentation (RC&I) upgrade. The lessons from this will de-risk future upgrades providing a wider benefit to UK submarine availability.

Through all of this Lt Cdr Bowmer has shown exemplary leadership to the ME Department and has been instrumental in maintaining high morale across the submarine in general. The submarine will return to the Fleet in 2018 as the UK’s most capable SSN. This success will be testament to the hard work and dedication of Lt Cdr Bowmer.
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 Matthew French 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 Matthew French RE
Citation
SSgt French has been nothing short of excellent during his last 16 months delivering construction supervision to 35 Engineer Regiment as it built towards a Joint Force Enabling Exercise in Cyprus and subsequent deployment on operations. His impressive supervisory and mentoring achievements are amplified by his relative inexperience, unusually having been assigned direct to Regimental duty from his Clerk of Works course, rather than with the benefit of a formative tour in a Chilwell STRE first. There has been neither the slightest hint of any lack of knowledge nor technical inexperience in his performance throughout force preparation and now deployed in Iraq, he has continued to be exemplary.

He has been instrumental in the organisation of a yearlong artisan and construction-training programme. Its coherence and measured progression has been deeply impressive. It started with low complexity, section and ½ section tasks in the local Paderborn area. Thereafter followed a 3-week exercise at the Defence School of Transport (Leconfield), delivering troop level training through the medium of new and refurbished infrastructure tasks for the School and DIO followed. The year culminated in ambitious construction tasks in Cyprus (Exercise PINESTICK 17/2), which delivered high quality projects, both on time and within resources. As the only Regimental Clerk of Works involved throughout, SSgt French’s stewardship of the whole programme of preparation and delivery in Cyprus was a masterful exposition of both leadership and technical acumen. Despite being junior in his role, he exuded the knowledge and expertise of a highly competent Clerk of Works. He was vital to the quality control programme and his attention to detail, extreme diligence and proactivity ensured successful completion and handovers of all projects - attracting rave reviews from the clients in all cases.

Throughout, he has been a driving force behind delivering structured and suitable opportunities for young soldiers to gain experience in their trades and to gather evidence for competencies towards their vocational qualifications. Designs completed internally to the Regiment were carefully considered to maximise these opportunities. This has added significant value to the development of others. Several soldiers within the Regiment are considering Clerk of Works applications due to the fine example he has set. He takes considerable time to develop and aid individuals in their quest for excellence.

SSgt French is now deployed on operations as part of the Military Construction Force and his professionalism has continued to be pervasive. He is a ferocious driving force behind the delivery of operational infrastructure, which is widely noticed across the Coalition for its high quality and comprehensive technical finish. Where previously systems were failing, he has found fixes. Where Coalition relationships were fraught, they are now succeeding. Quite simply he is an excellent ambassador for the British Army and the Corps of Royal Engineers through his work and professionalism.
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 B Brown 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 B Brown R SIGNALS.
Citation
Capt Brown is the Subject Matter Expert for operational support of Electronic Counter Measures for Force Protection (ECM(FP)). This provides mitigation against insurgent improvised explosive devices targeting UK service personnel. The capability was introduced as an Urgent Operational Requirement for operations in Afghanistan in 2012 and has now been funded to deliver a capability to current operations. Hence, the challenge has been to use the capability in many different dynamic electromagnetic environments with a more technologically aware and determined adversary. This has meant that the equipment needs to be constantly improved to achieve far more than it was designed to do.
Captain Brown has been closely involved in the evolution of the capability and in finding innovative ways to improve the levels of protection. This has required him to understand the intricate design details of both the hardware and software and exploit them to maximum effect. Of particular note are the advances made in antenna technology to improve protection close to the platform and the improvements to the system to ensure that the ECM measures do not affect our own communications.
His dedication to this capability has been outstanding. Through his energy, dedication and technical innovation, underpinned by a calm, methodical approach, he has effectively maintained a life-saving capability notwithstanding the constantly evolving threat both at home and abroad.
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

Major Paul Round-Turner 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
Major Paul Round-Turner REME.
Citation
Maj Round-Turner’s engineering excellence, eye for detail and determined approach throughout the inspection phase on Ex PRAIRIE PHOENIX became the catalyst for mission success and higher equipment availability in BATUS during 2017, up by 16% from 2016. This, combined with maintaining a Unit Fleet in Tidworth – when all his deployable manpower was in BATUS – was a considerable challenge. Maj Round-Turner’s contribution towards the unit-level estimate was profound: centralising the fleet; placing equipment out of use; advising what risks to take; and refining a specialist trade group centralisation plan all required his analytical mind.

Maj Round-Turner is the Worshipful Company of Engineer’s Royal Charter personified: proactive in the evolution of engineering technology and provocative in encouraging debate. His exploits are far-reaching and future-focused. Beyond all this his outstanding engineering competence gives him ambassadorial status within REME. He is a most deserving winner of the Worshipful Company of Engineers 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

Sqn Ldr Stuart Rhymer 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 Stuart Rhymer RAF.
Citation
Sqn Ldr Rhymer’s enhancement of engineering, compliance and safety processes for a globally dispersed array of communications systems has underwritten enduring support to multiple Operational Theatres during a period of unremittingly high tempo. He identified significant vulnerabilities in system availability and integrity, and through his tenacity and technical expertise he has secured sustainable engineering support to safeguard the capability of MOD, partner and Allied assets worldwide where previously little was guaranteed.

The span and complexity of engineering responsibilities, including on-going projects and international capability development programmes with a value in excess of $100M, has placed a huge demand on Sqn Ldr Rhymer. Notwithstanding, by dint of unremitting effort, excellent leadership, technical acumen and commitment to quality and safe working practices he has also been instrumental in minimizing risk to life for personnel working in austere and dangerous 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.

The Defence Engineering Equipment and Support Award

Sqn Ldr David Hirst RAF
Award Title
The Defence Engineering Equipment and Support Award
Scope
Awarded to the person who has contributed most, through application of professional engineering judgement including the use of leadership, management and technical acumen, in the acquisition of new capability or to meet materiel availability targets for any of the Armed Forces. The recipient can be an individual of any rank or a team from the regular or reserve Armed Forces, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, or the MOD civil service serving in the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation with a recommendation by Chief of Defence Materiel.
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
Squadron Leader David Hirst RAF.
Citation
Sqn Ldr Hirst has been pivotal in his role in the integration of new weapons on the Typhoon aircraft, thereby helping to ensure the continuity of critical UK combat air capability following the planned retirement of Tornado GR4 and the assumption of all roles by the Typhoon Force in March 19. Sqn Ldr Hirst played a central role in the timely completion of Brimstone missile test firings, using his engineering judgement to generate the associated safety assessments while carefully balancing operational, regulatory and technical assurance requirements. Through his leadership, enhanced Typhoon weapons capability will now be available some 4 months ahead of schedule.
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.