People and projects at the forefront of engineering excellence in Australia

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
30 July 2020

Four Arup engineers and seven projects have been shortlisted for the 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards, recognising innovation and outstanding achievement.

Daniel Lambert, Arup’s Australasia Water Leader, is a finalist for Professional Engineer of the Year, with Zoe Eather, Xavier Nuttall and Verity Williams finalists for the Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award.

Arup Australasia Chair Peter Chamley congratulated the individual finalists and project teams, describing them as outstanding.

Our people bring excellent professional skills to their work and a passion for delivering projects with enduring social legacy. Engineers truly can - and do - shape a better world. ”

Peter Chamley Peter Chamley Former Chair, Australasia Region

The Arup-engineered projects are:

The ‘Professionalising Fire Safety Engineering’ project with The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Victorian Building Authority, University of Queensland and Fire & Rescue NSW is also a finalist.


The Awards allow us to celebrate outstanding achievements in engineering and showcase the winning projects’ innovations and use of ground-breaking technology and techniques. ”

Bronwyn Evans CEO Engineers Australia Bronwyn Evans CEO Engineers Australia

Ms Evans said the 2020 AEEA finalists represent the invaluable contribution engineering makes to the economy, community and the environment.

Arup has collaborated on several other projects which have been named as finalists, including Canberra Light Rail, Sixty Martin Place and Wynyard Place.

The National Engineer of the Year Awards will be celebrated in November. 

The project Awards are presented bi-annually. In 2018, Arup projects selected as national finalists were Green Square Library and Plaza, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building and RMIT New Academic Street.