Nominations for the 2017 Award are now open.
About this Award
The Young Environmental Engineer of the Year award is presented by the Environmental College of Engineers Australia to acknowledge and reward young environmental engineers who have:
- Engineering competence
- Demonstrated leadership skills including leadership of teams
- Positive/notable outcomes from their engineering work
- Community service to industry, the profession and/or society
The Environmental College is currently undertaking a project to define the graduate outcomes for environmental engineering for the next 10 years and is looking for input from young environmental engineers. Winners of this award may be approached by the College Board to provide assistance where necessary to complete this project.
Nominations must include:
- CV (maximum 2 pages); and
- A supporting statement (maximum 1500 words) which is to address how your current role in environmental engineering contributes towards the criteria for this award. In your statement please demonstrate your leadership skills, how your role has made a positive impact to your engineering work and any notable outcomes or innovations as a result. Please demonstrate areas of community service to the industry, the profession and/or society.
Terms and Conditions
- be a current financial member of Engineers Australia;
- be a practising engineer that graduated less than 5 years ago; and
- currently reside in Australia.
Presentation of Award
The Award consists of a framed certificate and is presented at an appropriate Conference. The recipient will also receive complimentary registration, flights and accommodation to attend the conference
James McCarthy-Price MIEAust
James McCarthy-Price is an avid environmentalist passionate about making the most of our oceans. He is a national-level windsurfer, environmental engineer and social entrepreneur. James grew up in Esperance, a coastal town in rural Western Australia, and since then has been near-inseparable from the ocean.
James is a recent graduate of the Masters of Professional Engineering at The University of Western Australia, and has also studied at Stanford University and the Universita di Bologna.
James is currently working with the innovative Perth-based Bombora Wave Power team to produce the world’s first commercial wave energy converter. In 2016 James was relocated to Lisbon, Portugal to establish Bombora’s European office. James is currently leading the environmental permitting campaign for Bombora’s flagship 1.5MW project in Peniche.
In 2017 he will also support with the business development of Bombora’s European project pipeline. James is excited to discover how Bombora’s mWave converters can be optimally positioned to both maximise energy extraction and improve local surfing conditions.
Clare Stephens is a surface water engineer at Jacobs with four years’ experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling. She has contributed to a range of projects including the innovative Flinders Highway Flood Study, which defined a new method for assessing flood performance of linear infrastructure. She has also worked on large infrastructure projects including the Gateway Motorway and Pacific Highway upgrades. Clare has contributed to community flood studies and flood risk management in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley and regional NSW.
Clare was the Queensland President of Engineers Without Borders Australia in 2014 after holding other executive roles since 2012. She has also contributed to community outreach at Jacobs, including through her current role as liaison between Jacobs and Beacon, an organisation that works with disadvantaged students to prepare them for meaningful work. During university, Clare was a Dean’s Excellence Scholar at the University of Queensland and a Queensland Resource Council Student Ambassador.
For more information, including how to submit your application, please visit the Engineers Australia Environmental College Board website.