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An engineer who gets things done, inspires others and takes people with them to make an outstanding contribution to engineering in New Zealand.

To be envied

  • We encourage entries from leaders across the broad range of engineering fields.
  • Demonstrated excellence, either in the nominee’s own work or by leading others to success.
  • Visionary leadership and influence that has had a significant positive impact not only on the nominee’s team, organisation and fellow engineers but on engineering in New Zealand.


  • Entries are open to individuals
  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • A qualified engineer from any of the broad fields
  • Does not have to be an Engineering New Zealand member

Judging criteria

  • Vision – concept, opportunity and creative idea​
  • Design – creative and technical process
  • Delivery – technical achievement
  • Impact – value and how it's made a difference
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