Every two years, Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau celebrates engineering vision with the ENVI Awards – and this year’s finalists have just been announced.

Chief Executive Dr Richard Templer says, “Engineering helps address some of the world’s most confronting challenges. I’m proud Engineering New Zealand celebrates this with our ENVI Awards, which encourage kiwis to innovate – to look for creative solutions to problems and bring them to life through technical brilliance.”

As a profession, engineering employs about 3 percent of New Zealand’s workforce and is worth up to $18 billion to its economy. The ENVI Awards are open to any individual or team who has made a meaningful contribution to the engineering profession in ways that have a significant impact on Aotearoa.

The awards, brought to you by Fletcher Construction, are spread across nine categories. The winner of each category will be announced at a ceremony on Friday 28 July and will also be in the running for the Supreme Award, sponsored by Tonkin + Taylor, announced at the end of the night.

“I congratulate all the finalists – just getting to this point is a huge achievement and a testament to your hard work and skill,” Templer says.

Categories and finalists

Student Engineer Award

  • Eric Song, University of Canterbury
  • Ashley Gutteridge, University of Canterbury
  • Taine Whare, University of Waikato

Young Engineer Award (sponsored by MAS)

  • Kishan Seger, Beca
  • Michelle Meaclem, Tonkin + Taylor
  • William Silcock, Fulton Hogan

Engineering Leadership Award (sponsored by Cadpro)

  • Phillipa O’Shea, Downer
  • Jamie Roverts, AECOM
  • Matthew Loach, Fulton Hogan.

Engineering Innovation Award Product (sponsored by Fonterra)

  • Konos, Dotterel Technologies
  • BTune, Beca

Engineering Innovation Award Project

  • 48-day SH6 Remediation Project, Fulton Hogan
  • Willoughby Tower Deconstruction, Kordia

Engineering Diversity Award

  • StandOut LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Workplace, Downer
  • Height Project Management, Height
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, AECOM

Engineering Impact Award

  • Height Project Management, Height
  • Climate Resilience Programme – Broader Outcomes, Greater Wellington
  • Hamilton Southern Links – Little Things Matter: Homes for Bats, Hamilton City Council

Engineering Education Award

  • ENG ME!, University of Canterbury
  • Graduate Programme Pathway Evolution, Downer
  • Kerry Lee, University of Auckland
  • Smart Seeds, GHD

Engineering Partnership Award

  • SH2 Waihī to Ōmokoroa (W20), Beca
  • Te Tupu Ngātahi Programme of Work, Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth) Alliance: Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport, AECOM, Beca, Bell Gully and Buddle Findlay

Notes to reporters

Engineering New Zealand is New Zealand's professional body for engineers, with some 22,000 members. We represent – and regulate – our members. We also act as the Registration Authority for Chartered Professional Engineers.

You can learn more about the ENVIs and keep up to date with further announcements on the ENVIs website.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Lachlan McKenzie on 021 479 885.