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Jack Pirie Inspiring Excellence Award - Young Engineer of the Year


 And the finalists are...

The winners will be announced 15 June 2017 at the CIBSE ANZ 30th Anniversary Cocktail Function.

Nominations for the 2018 competition will re-open in November 2017.

First Prize:
 $1,000 + 2 x tickets to the CIBSE ANZ 30th Anniversary Cocktail Function, including overnight accommodation and flights from anywhere in Australia or NZ to attend.

Runner-Up Prize: 2 x tickets to the CIBSE ANZ 30th Anniversary Cocktail Function, including overnight accommodation and flights from anywhere in Australia or NZ to attend.

Closing Date For Entries: Entry deadline extended to Thursday, 18 May 2017

Awards Presentation: CIBSE ANZ 30th Anniversary Cocktail Function - June 15th, 6:30pm, Melbourne Aquarium


The applicant must be:

  • An engineer/consultant who has started their career in the building services (aged up to 35 years old).

  • Currently employed as a building services engineer in the ANZ region

  • A CIBSE YEN (Young Engineers Network) member (membership is free – application forms available by contacting or a Graduate/Affiliate member of CIBSE (

The applicant can be self-nominated, but a statement from senior management will be required to support the application.


Nominees must complete and submit to CIBSE the questions outlined in this form, addressing the Assessment Criteria for the award.


Nominees will be assessed in accordance with their ability to
demonstrate the following:

  • Contribution to building services

  • Significance of the contribution

  • Innovation in reference to best practice standards

For more information please email: YEN@CIBSE.ORG.AU

The Jack Pirie Inspiring Excellence Award

Jack Pirie had a long and successful career in the Building Services Industry and was a CIBSE member for more than fifty years. Jack was very actively involved with the ANZ Region serving on the committee for six years and being the Chair from 2001 to 2003.

Even after retirement he was always prepared to provide assistance and wise counsel when asked to do so.

Jack had the outstanding qualities of being a thoughtful, pragmatic and generous person but if there was only one quality that he could hope to install in a young engineer, we believe that it would be the quality of never being too afraid to take a chance.

Jack was extremely passionate about building services engineering and an inspiration to his many colleagues and friends, so it is fitting that this award is named in his honour.