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Awards and Recognition Opportunities

FES Annual Awards

*For ACEC-FL Awards, please click here*

FES offers the opportunity for professional recognition through its various awards programs. Each year, nominations are solicited from the Society's 19 chapters for:

  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Outstanding Service to the Profession
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • Fellow Memberships

Selection is made by the FES Awards Committee and recipients are recognized at the Annual Summer Conference & Exposition and through the Society's publications. To complete and submit entry forms for annual awards, please read the Award Criteria and Procedures for each award and review the nomination forms carefully before beginning entries. Click here to view a list of Past Winners.


Professional Development Awards

The Professional Development Awards recognize employers of engineering personnel that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through employment policies and practices. These Professional Development Awards are presented to the nominated employer of engineering personnel who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through its employment policies and practices in accord with established professional practices as outlined in Guidelines to Professional Employment for Engineers and Scientists. Factors considered include indoctrination, conditions of employment, recruiting practices, utilization of personnel, encouragement of registration, compensation, professional development and internal communications.

These awards are presented to employers in three different areas; the consulting (PEPP/ACEC-FL), government, (FPEG), and construction (FECON) practices. Applications coming soon!

  • FECON Professional Development Award
  • FPEG Professional Development Award
  • ACEC-FL Professional Development Award

Engineer of the Year Awards

Engineer of the Year awards recognize the nominated engineer who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of engineers in either industry (FPEI) or government (FPEG). Applications coming soon!

  • FPEI Industry Engineer of the Year Award
  • FPEG Govt Engineer of the Year Award

FPEI New Product Award

New and improved products stimulate the life and growth of Florida. These benefits result from research and development to which engineers make a unique contribution. This competition recognizes the results of those efforts and the foresight of the companies whose support bring new products to the marketplace. The purpose of the FPEI New Product Award is to recognize the full spectrum of benefits that come from the research and engineering of new products in our state.


ACEC-FL Outstanding Project Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL) annually recognizes outstanding achievement by its member firms in accomplishing Florida transportation projects. Firms are nominated for awards in seven project award categories: Outstanding Major Project, Outstanding Design-Build or CM at Risk Project, Outstanding Roadway Project, Outstanding Bridge Project, Outstanding PD&E / Planning Project, Outstanding Environmental Project and Outstanding Special Project. Nominations for each award category may be submitted annually by each of the seven FDOT Districts, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and by the Central Office. The ACEC-FL Outstanding Projects Awards Committee is comprised of FDOT and representatives and selects the winner in each of the seven project categories. For full details, visit 2018 ACEC-FL Outstanding Project Awards Program.


Award for Chapter Excellence (ACE Award)

The ACE Award competition emphasizes individual chapter activities. The ACE Award is presented to the winning chapters at the FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference in July. The emphasis on individual activities should allow for even competition between all chapters — small, medium or large.