Bam Nuttall chief executive Stephen Fox was among the senior engineering figures to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours.
Fox was awarded a CBE for services to civil engineering and construction, as was Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie.
Paul Sheffield, who left his role as chief executive of Kier last summer, received a CBE for services to civil engineering, construction and charitable fundraising.
Jane Wernick, who founded structural engineering consultancy Jane Wernick Associates, was awarded a CBE for services to structural and civil engineering.
BSW Consulting director Sarah Buck received an OBE for engineering and education work.
WSP design package manager Claire Gott and Environment Agency flood risk management specialist Barry Russell were given MBEs.