Geoffrey Engert Award for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

These Annual awards are to recognise excellence by an Engineering Technician member who is employed in the field of heating, ventilation air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR), or an aligned Building Services sector activity.

The Awards consist of:

  • First Prize - up to £1,000
  • Second Prize - up to £750
  • Third Prize - up to £500

This Award has been made possible through a donation by Mrs J Field, daughter of Geoffrey Engert and sister of engineers, Michael, and Neil Engert. Geoffrey Engert being involved within the Building services and HVACR sector and particularly pumps. The decision as to whether to, who to and the value of the award is the full and final decision of the Construction Building Services Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


Open to UK Members and Non-Members of the Institution


Closing date for nominations is 30 September 2023.

  • Nominations are invited from other Engineering Institutions supporting HVACR technicians, Trade Associations such as HEVAC: building services companies, manufacturers, and appropriate educational establishments.
  • Self nominations for the prize award can be accepted, but require the written endorsement of a suitable Engineering manager from their employing organisation.
  • Those being nominated are to be made aware of the nomination prior to submission and are required to be willing to accept the award, if chosen and to fulfil the award conditions.
  • Nominations are not restricted to members of the Institution, but do require to meet the membership objectives of the IMEchE Eng Tech membership.

A circa 800-word application is to accompany the supporting nomination to include:

  • A brief personal outline of the candidate(s) and aspirations.
  • A summary of the candidate’s personal achievements in the field of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) and / or Building Services and the contribution that they have made.
  • Demonstrate academic and practical merit and initiative with identified skills in Construction and Building Services.

Examples include:

a. Installation, commissioning, fault diagnosis / repair and maintenance of HVACR systems including controls.

b. Proposals for design or upgrade of existing HVACR plant or systems.

c. Development of HVACR alternative technologies, such as Ground and Air source heat pumps.

d. Development of Building services projects and or products that demonstrate Building Services continuing professional development.

e. As per a-f in a technical related Mechanical (as opposed to Electrical) field.

f. A statement how, if awarded the prize would be spent to assist their career. The statement should be accompanied by supporting validation.

Award Conditions

  • It is intended that the award will assist those Awarded with their communication, presentation and media skills.
  • Those presented with the award are to act as an EngTech ambassador, promoting the EngTech ‘brand’ through the IMechE publicity associated with the award of the prize and their subsequent use of it.

Historically the Prize has been presented at one of the Division’s autumn technical events to maximise the participation in, and the promotion of the Prize to members. The forward going intent where an ‘in person’ event is not practical is to record the Prize winner(s) speech and presentation in November and for it to be ‘aired’ as a part of a Webinar presentation. The presentation to focus on their Engineering experience and progression in their industry sector and potentially for this presentation to be reported in “Professional Engineer” and other publications, including photograph.

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