Memorial medal to celebrate civil engineering mentors

A memorial medal has been launched to recognise those who dedicate their time to supporting new civil engineers.

The Phil Tindall Memorial Medal is an award for mentoring, comprising a specially designed medal of Rochester Bridge and £1,000 cash prize, intended to reward the efforts of civil engineers who share knowledge and support newcomers to the career. It is being launched by the Rochester Bridge Trust in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Engineers.

The medal is presented in memory of Phil Tindall, a civil engineer who inspired many people during his 40-year career. He died in 2019, having been an engineering consultant to the Trust prior to his retirement.

Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk [Chief Executive] of the Trust, explained: “Phil Tindall was a dedicated civil engineer who mentored many people during his career, including several who went on to work on Rochester Bridge. This medal is the Trust’s way of recognising his legacy and that of others who promote and raise awareness of the importance of mentoring in the development of early career civil engineers.”

Entry for the award, which will be presented every two years, is free of charge via a nomination form and can be made by anyone – including mentors and mentees. The deadline for entries is 28 March 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at the end of April, with the winners announced and presented with their prize at the Worshipful Company of Engineers’ annual awards dinner on 11 July, 2023.

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