CW Awards: Jaber named Engineer of the Year
Award is second in as many months after Qatar accolade
Mohammed Jaber of KEO International Consultants was named Engineer of the Year, at last night's Construction Week Awards.
One judge said ‘the quality of the winner's engineering design remains outstanding’. He was also praised by the judges for using knowledge and experience to make calculated decisions and deliver quality work.
This is the second award this year for Jaber, who secured the same accolade at the Qatar edition of the event in September, with what was described as an exceptional submission.
The award was accepted on his behalf by Darryl Strobe, managing director of MEP Engineering.
He said: "He (Jaber) is very professional at what he does, he has been in the area for a long time and has built up a lot of knowledge. He brings a dynamism and cutting edge to what he does, and has a commitment to sustainability, which is unusual for an electrical engineer, but that’s great to see. All round, he’s a great professional."
Highly commended in the category was Dr Sarah Prichard of Buro Happold, who the judges said demonstrated the drive and determination it takes to be a top engineer in the region.
"She has successfully and consistently delivered projects to the highest of international standards," said one.
Dr Prichard, who is an associate director of the company, admitted the honour was a big surprise.
“I genuinely was not expecting this,” she said. “I really just enjoy my job out here (in the GCC). I have loved engineering for all the 15 years I have been doing it."
Ahmed Syed, industry head for engineering, construction and operations, SAP MENA, a platinum sponsor of the event, made the award presentation.
Linden Stephens of Hyder Consulting, Phil Stokes of Brookfield Multiplex and Ranjith Kumar of ALEC made the final shortlist in the category.
The Construction Week Awards are an annual series of events that recognise and reward the best the GCC construction industry has to offer. This year's event was supported by presenting sponsor DU, and platinum sponsors SAP and FAMCO.
The next edition takes place in March, in Oman, and is open for entries now.