The aim of The Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award (CEMYA) is to highlight and recognise the best of civil engineering management and to set an example for younger civil engineers to develop their management skills.
Applicants are required to be professionally qualified civil engineers who have achieved excellence in management, irrespective of the size or type of activity, field of practice, project or employing organisation.
CEMYA is organised by the ICE. Entrants are required to submit 500 words demonstrating the tangible outcome from their management performance; shortlisted candidates then produce a 1,500 word submission; and finalists are required to make a presentation to the judges.
The Award is sponsored by Laing O'Rourke and backed by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and New Civil Engineer. Judges for this year's event were ICE vice president Quentin Leiper, Highways Agency director of safety, standards and research Ginny Clarke, Alfred McAlpine chief executive Ian Grice, NCE editor Antony Oliver, Laing O'Rourke civil engineering business leader Mike Robins and Kier Construction managing director and past CEMYA winner Paul Sheffield.
The winner receives a £5,000 ($8,800) cash prize, a year's membership of the Chartered Management Institute, a free passport through to chartered manager status and an ICE Medal. The three runners up each receive £1,000 ($1,760).