This Award is designed to recognise, reward and inspire management talent in the engineering disciplines of the UK bus industry. The award is promoted with the assistance of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.
Who can be nominated?
This Award is open to all people employed at or above the supervisory grade in the engineering function of bus operating, maintenance or manufacturing companies or organisations for a continuous period of not less than 12 months at 31 May in the year of the contest.
… and by whom?
We welcome nominations from all eligible organisations, both of their own employees and of outstanding engineers with whom they work in partnership or as stakeholders. Self-nomination is NOT appropriate for this category. In all cases, the person nominated MUST confirm their agreement to their name being put forward.
Criteria and Entry Requirements
The judges will reach their decision on a short-list of finalists on the quality of the submissions made by the nominating organisation. Short-listed entrants will be required to make a presentation to the judges and be interviewed by them.
Nominating organisations must be able to demonstrate that the nominees have shown excellence in management and leadership and that this has been recognised by them.
Nominees must be able to demonstrate:
- An ability to manage complex tasks, people, processes and the environment in which their organisation operates
- Effective communication skills with both staff and colleagues
- A commitment to mentoring or other leadership activities
- Demonstrable ability to perform to a budget and to deliver measurable outputs and other outputs, which could include:
- Specified vehicle availability targets
- Specified PSV test targets
- Avoidance of roadside prohibitions or defect notices.
Entries should address each of the above criteria to assist with the judging process, because non-transferable marks will be allocated for each of these criteria.
Short-listed finalists will be invited for a discussion with the judges. Here, they will be asked to speak for about ten minutes on a topic of their choosing relevant to their work and for which they will be able to use PowerPoint, or not, as they wish.