Finalists announced 16 September


A young engineer who has a passion for community, thrives on leading others and their work makes New Zealanders’ lives better. The Young Engineer of the Year Award is longstanding and recognises superstar engineers early in their career.


To Be Envi.Ed

  • Demonstrated excellence in the nominee’s career to date, including notable achievements, and involvement in any significant projects.

  • Dedication to the development of the nominee’s career as an engineer, including leadership potential, goal-setting, and positive contribution to their professional community.

  • Finalists will be interviewed by the judging panel as part of the judging process and must show great communication skills.


  • Entries are open to individuals

  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • A qualified engineer from any of the broad fields

  • Aged 31 or younger on 2 August 2019

  • Have not been awarded this previously under the Engineering New Zealand or IPENZ awards

  • Finalists must be available for an interview with the judging panel

  • Does not have to be an Engineering New Zealand member

  • Can enter multiple award categories

Read the full awards criteria