10 October 2016

2017 Young Engineer of the Year Award


Nominations are open for the 2017 Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards. There are eight award categories including Young Engineer of the Year.

2016 winner, Martin Peat from Beca, said at the time of winning the award, “I’ve been amazed by the attention I've received and publicity the award has generated. It makes me realise you have to stick up for what you’ve done, not just for yourself and your company, but to raise the profile of the good work engineers are doing.” Martin, a graduate of Auckland University and senior transportation engineer was hand-picked for his job - crowd modelling for the 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil. He impressed Olympic organisers with his work previously, analysing pedestrian movement for the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

IPENZ Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene said Martin’s win came down to more than his technical expertise. “Martin was not only an internationally recognised technical expert, but a local ambassador, giving back to engineering by mentoring New Zealand students looking to enter the industry themselves.”

Nominations close at 5pm on 4 November. Email Awards@ipenz.org.nz for more information.

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