Aisling Hahessy wins Engineer of the Year Award

Clare O'Loughlin Clare O'Loughlin Europe Press Office, Ireland
26 November 2021

Arup senior structural engineer Aisling Hahessy has been selected as Engineers Ireland’s Engineer of the Year 2021.

With solid technical experience and a strong track record on international projects, Aisling has worked on a number of complex building and infrastructure projects in Ireland, Canada, the UK, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Peru, as well as development projects in Rwanda, Uganda and Bangladesh.

Aisling is currently based in Arup’s Cork office, where she is working on the expansion of County Cork’s Mallow General Hospital.

The Engineer of the Year award celebrates and promotes the demonstrated excellence, visionary leadership and positive influence and impact of engineers on their organisation, community or wider society.

I am honoured and extremely grateful to have received this award. Engineering is a collaborative and compassionate career. Together with my amazing colleagues, I hope to continue to have a positive impact on people and communities around the world. ”

Aisling Hahessy Aisling Hahessy Senior Structural Engineer

The award is part of the Engineers Ireland ‘Engineering Excellence Digital Series’ held in association with utility company ESB. Through short videos, the awards highlight the stories of leading engineering practitioners and firms embodying excellence in engineering.

Recently, Aisling completed a three-year assignment in Arup’s Toronto office, where she worked on large transportation projects including stations, deep underground shafts and maintenance facilities. An advocate for promoting engineering to underrepresented groups, Aisling was a panellist at the first I Wish STEM showcase in 2015 and organised a Mentoring Programme for secondary school students with Business in the Community Ireland.

Aisling Hahessy has been awarded the prestigious title of Engineer of the Year by Engineers Ireland, the professional membership body for engineers in Ireland.
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