​Nominations are now closed for the Sir George Macfarlane Medal.

This award is made in memory of Sir George Macfarlane FREng, one of the founding Fellows of the Academy, and is presented to the overall winner of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year award. It recognises the potential of engineers working in the UK who have demonstrated excellence in the early stage of their career (less than ten years since graduation from a first degree in engineering).

2019 winner announced

Rosie Goldrick joined MASS Design Group’s Kigali office in September 2016 as a structural engineer from Engineers Without Borders. She now leads a diverse team of international and multidisciplinary engineers in the design and implementation of innovative projects throughout East Africa. 

Before joining MASS, Rosie worked for Atkins for five years designing infrastructure, including working in India for eight months as a design coordinator on the Doha Metro.

Rosie Goldrick was announced as the winner of the 2019 Sir George Macfarlade Medal, along with the other winners of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year Award, in July 2019. 

Press release: Academy success for five brilliant female engineers



Rosie Goldrick

Engineering Director, MASS Design Group

As a Structural Engineer and a Construction Project Manager for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture project, Rosie helped to lead the team through design and construction using earth and wood, which involves interpreting local and international building codes to design structures that would be seismically appropriate for the region. She is now contributing to research which will inform standards for adobe block (mud brick) construction, commonly used in rural areas. She also sits on the Rwanda Standards Board Technical Committee for Civil Engineering and Building Materials.


Khouloud El Hakim

Project Manager, High Speed 1 Route Renewal Study

Bechtel engineer Khouloud El Hakim is currently Project Manager leading the development of a 40-year renewal plan for High Speed 1, a strategy that involves the complex balance of carrying out renewals on an operational rail system without disrupting local and international train services.Prior to this, Khouloud was the Project Engineer on Crossrail’s Farringdon Station, managing design and construction assurance for the station’s redevelopment in preparation for the Elizabeth Line’s launch later this year.