Young Professional Award

Enter the CIHT Young Professional of the Year award and have the chance to be recognised as a leader and rising star in highways and transportation.

This award is no closed.


The CIHT Young Professional of the Year award recognises and celebrates a young professional who is making a difference in our industry.  Open to all CIHT members with up to 10 years’ work experience in any aspect of transport infrastructure.  This is a great opportunity to fast track your career and raise your profile with industry leaders.

Don’t just take our word for it

“I was delighted to receive the Young Professionals’ Award in 2017.
The award has raised my profile immensely in the highways and transportation sector. It has also provided an opportunity to serve as both a Member of Council and a Trustee of the Institution, working alongside senior professionals from our industry.
I would highly recommend applying for the award. If you’ve been unsuccessful with an application in previous years, then I recommend applying again (I was unsuccessful in 2016).”

2017 Winner, Kaine Lynch - Head of Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Branch, Department of Finance NI

Next steps

CIHT Young Professional Award entry form


Need to know

Your entry should take the form of a 750 to 1000 word statement of how you have met the above criteria. The supporting statement by your line manager or CIHT region should not exceed 300 words. Please note that entries exceeding the word limit will not be considered by the judges.

Nominations should be made on the form and submitted to For any queries please contact e:

Deadline for entries: 23:59 on Friday 26 July 2019


What the winner will receive

  • Introduction at the Young Professional Conference with opportunities to network with thought leaders
  • Invitation to participate in the CIHT Council with industry leaders

Entry criteria

If you are a CIHT member with up to 10 years’ work experience in any aspect of transport infrastructure you can nominate yourself for the Young Professional Award. Your nomination must be supported by your line manager or CIHT region.

The judges are looking for young professionals who have made a difference to the organisation they work in and the wider industry. This will be measured according to the following criteria:

  • Made a significant personal contribution to a project, or projects, that have had a demonstrable benefit to their organisation, the industry and/or transport users
  • Engaged with CIHT either regionally or nationally to develop themselves or others
  • Acted as a positive role model for the industry

The award winner will be the nominee who, taking all three criteria into account, is judged to have made the most positive impact during their early career as a Highways & Transportation professional.

Don’t forget

If you have not done so already register your interest in the Young Professionals Conference 2019 taking place on Thursday 14 November at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.

Are you looking for inspiration? Do you want to discover and shape the future of highways and transportation together? Then the Young Professionals Conference is the place to be.

Register your interest today to be the first to know about speakers, updates and much more!

Got a question? 020 7336 1571