South East England - awards

Adur Ferry bridge at sunset

ICE South East England works to promote and celebrate the outstanding work of members. It organises awards to recognise exceptional projects, teamwork and individual excellence.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

ICE South East England Engineering Awards

ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards

The ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards recognises the brilliance and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice and construction projects as well as promotes excellence in the engineering profession within the South East England region.

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Recognising individual achievement

ICE South East ofEngland gives a number of awards to recognise the individual expertise and excellence of ICE members in the region.

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Communications competition

Communications competition

The competition enables young civil engineers and students to develop their communications skills in a role-play presentation at a mock public meeting. The competition provides good CPD and also contributes to Development Objectives D1 and E4 and to Attribute 9.

The competition is open to teams of current ICE Graduate and Student members with up to 7 years' industry experience (including those working towards Technician membership).

The South East England competition can accommodate a maximum of five teams, with the winning team from this regional round receiving £250.

Teams must be made up of four people, except where a team has only a single ICE Student member when a team of five will be allowed. Student teams are very welcome, made up of Student members from one or more Universities/Colleges.

Teams will choose from a selection of pre-prepared engineering scenarios and will then:

  • prepare a short consultation strategy paper
  • produce a public information leaflet
  • make a 20 minute presentation to an audience (which will include the judges) and then deal with questions at a role-play ‘public consultation’
  • Guidelines, senarios and further details can be found on the Communcations Competition page .

The 2015 regional heats are now closed to new entries. Details on the 2016 competition will be posted later in the year.


Meet a former winner

ICE London team meet former president Geoff French
2014 winners meet then ICE president Geoff French

A team from Transport for London, representing ICE London, won the 2014 Communications Competition with their presentation on the East End tube extension scheme. Chair of the judging panel, Past President, Geoff French, said: "The TfL team particularly impressed me with their ability to communicate the scheme and its impact in a way that would be understood by the public."

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award (formally the Graduate and Student Papers Competition) promotes and rewards excellence in the originality and communication of civil engineering ideas and research. Branch heats have now taken place for the 2015 Awards. The National Final will take place later in the year.

National competition

The Emerging Engineers Award culminates in a national competition. 3 winners from across the UK are selected to take part in the final, held at our headquarters in London.

The selected finalists each present their papers, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize and the prestigious Institution Medal.

Find out more about the final

Young Professional and ICE Volunteer of the Year Awards

Young Professional of the Year and ICE Volunteer of the Year Awards

New to ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Award 2016, these two awards recognise and celebrate young professionals and volunteers who have demonstrated their professionalism and dedication.

Young Professional of the Year Award

This award recognises and rewards the most accomplished and promising young professional. The award is open to technician, incorporated or chartered engineers working or living in ICE's South East England region.

2016 Winner

Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson

Name: Katherine Jackson
Nominee's job title: Senior Transport Management Consultant
Nominee's organisation: Mott MacDonald

ICE Volunteer of the Year Award

Recognition and rewarding ICE member who has made an outstanding contribution to ICE through volunteering activities is the heart of this award.

The award is open to any ICE member living or working in ICE's South East England region in any area of civil engineering and from any grade of membership. The young professional award is limited to those with less than 15 years' experience within the industry.

Below are this year's shortlisted candidates.


Elizabeth Orchard

Elizabeth Orchard

Name: Elizabeth Orchard
Nominee's job title: Senior Project Manager
Nominee's organisation: Crest Strategic Projects (Crest Nicholson)

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