ECI Awards


The prestigious ECI Project of the Year Award acknowledges leading Engineering and Construction projects/project teams, which have achieved significant success through effective management and delivery approaches.

Awards are considered for projects demonstrating excellence, regardless of size. Winners are announced during the Gala Dinner at the ECI Annual Conference.

ECI Project of the Year winners will be provided with an optional presentation slot at the conference, should you wish to utilise this opportunity for the project team to outline the success of the project, and the successful approaches taken by your organisation.

  • Nominations are open to all current ECI member companies.
  • Nominations are open to projects in which ECI members have had a significant involvement.
  • Eligible projects include those of any stage in development, under construction or those completed in the last two years.
  • Projects will be assessed on the application of project delivery excellence, in-line with the ECI ACTIVE principles, and the subsequent contribution to project performance.

Download example of a winning Project of the Year Submission
Download case study examples of previous Project of the Year Winners

ECI Young Professional of the Year Award

Each year young professionals from ECI member organisations are recognised for excellent performance through the ECI Young Professional of the Year Award.

Awards are made on the basis of the young professional’s contribution to their profession, their organisation or to ECI activities.

ECI Young Professional of the Year winners are also provided with an optional slot at the ECI Annual Conference. This has proved to be very popular/successful in providing an opportunity for the winners to outline how they have come to be successful, and how their employing organisation has supported this success. The winners are announced during the Gala Dinner at the ECI Annual Conference.

Criteria requirements for Young Professional of the Year nominations:

  • Must be under the age of 35 years.
  • Must be from an ECI member organisation.

Nominations are judged by a panel of impartial senior industrial representatives and the ECI management team. The judging panel will be particularly interested in one or more of the following areas for the nominees:

  • Rapid development of their professional skills / career / become key part of a team
  • Involvement in the wider-engineering and construction community
  • Maturity in the application of skills / shown potential at an early stage in their career
  • Cross-sector / multi-disciplinary application of skills
  • Delivery of work / projects to an exceptional standard
  • Creation of exposure for engineering / undertaken ambassadorial work

Additional documents that you might like to submit in support of your application would be welcome, although this is not essential.

Download Young Professional nomination form for 2017

Active Cup

The ACTIVE Cup is an annual competition facilitated by Cranfield University School of Management in partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

It represents a rewarding ‘competition-based learning event’ in project management, which is run on the basis of the ACTIVE principles.

The competition is focused on small teams who, in a simulated project environment, manage a fixed price construction project from inception to completion, financed by negotiated loan capital on behalf of an external client.

The competition is aimed at project management practitioners, team members, and support / service staff.

The teams are able to engage in the negotiation of claims for client-driven scope changes and in the resolution of disputes. The exercise is highly time-pressured, enjoyable and rewarding.

The event involves a series of short project management tutorials, followed by the teams finalising their execution plans and profit estimates, prior to the simulation commencing.