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Registrants recognised in Engineer of the Year Award shortlist

Published: 12/12/2022

Text reads "CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2023" on a purple backgroundThe Engineering Council would like to congratulate the all-registrant shortlist for the ‘Engineer of the Year’ category in the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2023.

This is a new category, introduced for 2023 by licensed professional engineering institution the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Complimenting the #CIBSE125Challenges, launched by CIBSE President Kevin Mitchell, ‘Engineer of the Year’ invites nominations for practicing engineers who are committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable built environment.

By becoming professionally registered, all Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (EngTech) have demonstrated their competence and commitment against an internationally recognised standard. This includes a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

Shortlisted entrants for ‘Engineer of the Year’ are:

  • Michelle Agha-Hossein CEng MCIBSE, Senior Sustainability Consultant - Buro Happold
  • Graeme Brady BEng CEng MIET, Engineering Manager - NG Bailey
  • Mary-Ann Clarke CEng MCIBSE, Regional Director - AECOM
  • Philip Draper CEng MCIBSE, Managing Director - Twenty One Engineering
  • Stephen Hill CEng MIMeche MCIBSE, Associate Director in the Buildings Sustainability Team - Arup

The judges commented, “The nominees shortlisted delivered outstanding interviews, and the overall quality of entries was very high”.

The judges also noted that each nomination demonstrated a commitment to supporting the developments of fellow engineers, particularly those at the early stages of their careers. This supports CIBSE’s aims as an institution, but also CIBSE President Kevin Mitchell’s aims for his Presidential year.

All shortlisted candidates showed a dedication to tackling and mitigating the effects of climate change, by championing building performance and seeking innovative, dynamic, and collaborative ways to work.

Read the full shortlist for all CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2023. The Awards will be presented at an event on 1 March 2023.

For press enquiries:

Kate Webster, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0567

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: