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Civil Engineering Awards

ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2024 in association with Kier BAM.

The awards are held annually to showcase the achievements of civil engineers and civil engineering in the region. Projects are recognised across a wide-range of criteria, including technical excellence, community impact and commitment to sustainability. The rising stars of the regional industry are also honoured.

Chair of judges

The chair of judges oversees a rigorous judging process to ensure projects of the highest quality are recognised. Supported by a judging panel of influential industry experts, the chair of judges leads site visits to all shortlisted schemes before the winners are decided.

Liz Baldwin

Liz Baldwin

Southern Renewals Enterprise (Octavius)

southern integrated delivery alliance director

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Liz Baldwin

A Fellow of the ICE and project management professional, Liz has over 25 years’ experience in engineering and construction. Liz has built on her skills as an army officer in the Corps of Royal Engineers to deliver projects across a variety of sectors, including transport and highways schemes, leading a local authority project delivery team, and leading major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects in the rail sector as both a contractor and consultant.

Prior to joining the Southern Integrated Delivery Alliance, Liz was the alliance manager on Wessex Capacity Alliance, a £450m rail infrastructure project, where she developed her passion for collaboration. She moved to Mott MacDonald as a project director working on HS2 and Crossrail 2 and was the principal account leader for the 140-strong foundations and geotechnics section within the metros and civil division. Most recently, she was the managing director for the highways and intelligent transport systems division. 

Liz is also a supervising civil engineer, Women in Rail mentor and led Mott MacDonald’s Armed Forces initiative. She was shortlisted for Mentor of the Year 2022 at the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards and for outstanding contribution at the Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2024.

How to enter

The awards are now open for entries.

Complete your application in five simple steps:

  1. Let us know you’re interested!

    Confirm your intention to submit an entry by emailing brief details to [email protected] by Thursday 28 March 2024.
  2. Select your category

    Project Awards

    • Project over £10 million new build
    • Project under £10 million new build
    • Project over £10 million re-engineered
    • Project under £10 million re-engineered

    All project award entries are eligible for the following awards:

    • Resilience Award
    • Community Award
    • Collaboration Award
    • Judges’ Special Award
    • South West People’s Choice Award
    • Showcase Award

    People Awards

    • Apprentice of the Year
    • Graduate of the Year
  3. Gather your information

    Please read the information pack for eligibility and criteria, then complete the relevant entry form:
  4. Pay for your entry by the closing date of 17:00, Tuesday 30 April 2024

    All project entries cost £250 excl. VAT

    Pay now

    The awards are free to enter for local authorities and companies with less than 40 employees. There is no fee for entering individual awards.

  5. Submit your entry via WeTransfer and email the link to [email protected] by Tuesday 30 April 2024.

If you have any questions or require assistance with your entry, please email us at [email protected].

Good luck!

Key dates

  • Intention to submit - Thursday 28 March 2024
  • Final entry deadline - 17:00, Tuesday 30 April 2024
  • Shortlist announcement - Tuesday 25 June 2024
  • Gala awards evening in Bristol - Thursday 24 October 2024

Explore our 2023 award winners

See who won an ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards last year.

Colonnade to Coastguards Sea Wall, Dawlish — BAM Nuttall

Showcase Award & Over £8m Re-engineered Award

Colonnade to Coastguards Sea Wall, Dawlish

As well as improving flood protection and climate resilience for the region’s main railway and the town of Dawlish, the second phase of the sea wall has also created a new public space for the benefit of the local community.

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Prior Park Landscape Garden, Dam & Pond Restoration Works, Bath — Binnies UK

People’s Choice Award & Under £8m Re-engineered Award

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Dam and Pond Restoration Works

This sensitive historical site in Bath, home to a rare Palladian Bridge and 18th century dams and ponds, has undergone a crucial and exciting restoration to preserve it for future generations while improving accessibility for visitors.

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Weymouth Station Gateway — Dorset Council

Community Award, Judges’ Special Award & Judges’ Special Award

Weymouth Station Gateway

The reimagined forecourt at Weymouth’s main train station has not only created new options for sustainable travel but also provided a more welcoming and user-friendly space for locals and tourists alike.

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Hinkley Marine Works – Placement of the HPC Heads in the Bristol Channel — Balfour Beatty

Collaboration Award

Hinkley Marine Works – The placement of the Hinkley Point C Heads in the Bristol Channel

As part of the ongoing construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, this milestone project saw six cooling water heads placed on the bottom of the Bristol Channel using some of the world’s biggest heavy lift vessels.

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Severn Estuary Resilience – Project Phase 1, Gloucestershire — Network Rail

Resilience Award

Severn Estuary Resilience – Project Phase 1

A challenging project located high up on cliffs alongside the Severn Estuary in Gloucestershire, where teams on ropes worked around the clock for seven weeks to stabilise the cliff face, prevent future landslips, and safeguard a vital rail link.

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Durley Chine Environmental Hub, Bournemouth — WSP

Under £8m New Build Award

Durley Chine Environmental Hub

An exemplar of sustainable construction using locally repurposed materials, this beachside education and exhibition space is dedicated to reducing environmental waste, eliminating plastic, and building coastline guardianship among local residents, schools and visitors.

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Forder Valley Link Road, Plymouth — Plymouth City Council

Over £8m New Build Award

Forder Valley Link Road

The scheme includes one of the UK’s largest integral bridges over a steep valley with a 10% gradient to overcome, delivering a new strategic route for Plymouth to link communities, alleviate congestion and support economic growth.

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Recognising individual achievement 

We're committed to recognising the achievements of early career engineers and nurturing the industry's rising stars and future leaders.

This award is sponsored by Tony Gee and Partners and acknowledges the commitment and achievements of talented apprentices working in infrastructure and the built environment.

The Apprentice of the Year 2023 winner:

Meg Ginsberg, apprentice project manager - Infrastructure Team, South West Water

Meg, who lives in Exeter, has a young family and is forging a promising career in civil engineering while adapting to life using a wheelchair following two major operations.

She impressed the judges with her passion and commitment to an industry she hadn’t originally planned to join. Meg has gone on to excel in her chosen apprenticeship and become an advocate for women and people with disabilities in engineering.

2023 winner
Meg Ginsberg
Meg Ginsberg

This award is sponsored by WSP and recognises the emerging talent within the graduate membership and their overall contribution to civil engineering and the work of ICE South West.

The Graduate of the Year 2023 winner:

Maddie Eaves, civil engineer, Jubb Consulting

The judges were impressed by Maddie's career achievements, her leadership potential and desire to give back to society. 

As well as volunteering as an ICE STEM Ambassador, Maddie is supporting future engineers by being a mentor for the ICE CityZen competition.

Phoebe Clayson-Lavelle, a water engineer at WSP, was also named as highly commended.  

2023 winner
Maddie Eaves
Maddie Eaves

Awards sponsors

We are grateful to our main partner Kier BAM and all our supporting sponsors for helping us to celebrate civil engineering achievement and excellence in the region.

Kier BAM

Kier BAM

Kier and BAM Nuttall, with their specialist geotechnical division BAM Ritchies, are in a fully integrated joint venture to deliver the OH2001 Earthworks, site preparation and infrastructure for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C (HPC).

Aecom

Aecom

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges.

Arup

Arup

Arup is a world class firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists.

AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

A leading international infrastructure group, driving the transformation of our industry to meet the challenges of the future.

Cormac

Cormac

Formed in 2012 as a highways, engineering and construction specialist, Cormac is an arm's length management organisation (almo), part of the Corserv group of companies that is wholly-owned by Cornwall Council.

Girling Jones

Girling Jones

Girling Jones are a specialist recruitment consultancy based in the South West for jobs in construction, construction consultancy and building maintenance.

Griffiths

Griffiths

We are a leading regional civil engineering and construction contractor with a track record stretching back fifty years.

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

Stantec

Stantec

Stantec designs with community in mind—whether that's in engineering, architecture, energy, water, or project management.

Tony Gee

Tony Gee

Consulting Engineers, Tony Gee is renowned for delivering complex, competitive permanent and temporary infrastructure design solutions.

WSP

WSP

Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer.