Stephen is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IMechE, who first joined the institution in 2009 as an undergraduate student at Ulster University. He is also a member of the North West Process Industries Division committee, currently working on a programme of talks on the subject of innovation.
Stephen is a System Engineer, responsible for safety in nuclear waste storage facilities at Sellafield Ltd, which he joined as a graduate in 2013.
In 2019 Stephen graduated from his part-time MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Lancaster University, which helped him gain Chartered status in 2020.
Stephen volunteers as an on-call team member of Ulverston Inshore Rescue, his local independent Search and Rescue team, and during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, with the help of a local network of engineers, produced over 2000 home-made 3D printed face shields for frontline workers.
In his spare time, Stephen has a range of hands-on engineering interests, and is currently rebuilding a 1970s Swedish 4x4 to his own designs.
Here's are some of the comments from the judges about about Stephen:
My judgement is that Stephen McEvoy should get the award. His academic achievements are solid, He has achieved with distinction as an undergraduate with Schrader and as a graduate with Sellafield where he is now a subject matter expert! Regarding his achievements as an engineer in society, I think they are exceptional.
My main observations in addition to above judges comments:
- a) he has secured a MSc in 2019
- b) his project work outcome as a graduate resulted in being a regular feature for Nuclear Operator Training
- c) his current role is accountable for the overall safety of the plant that he is working on, and he is also working towards gaining Design Authority for it.