Entura expertise and contributions recognised

August 6, 2021

Entura’s leading specialist dams engineer Paul Southcott won Professional Engineer of the Year, at the Tasmanian awards ceremony held in Hobart on Thursday 5 August 2021.  Paul will now represent Tasmania at the national Australian Engineering Excellence Awards later in the year.

Andrew (Drew) Shaw, Entura’s Senior Technical Officer Civil, will also be attending the national awards as a finalist in the Engineering Technologist category. 

Civil engineer Edward Snowball was a finalist for Young Professional Engineer of the Year.

The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the practice of engineering and service to the profession, promoting industry excellence across engineering projects and professionals, and highlighting the significant contribution engineering makes to communities.

“Paul, Edward and Drew have all made substantial contributions to the development of renewable energy and water projects in Tasmania, mainland Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific,” said Tammy Chu, Entura’s Managing Director. “We’re incredibly proud to have them all as part of our Entura team, and it is a pleasure to see them apply their varied skills to create safe and sustainable power and water solutions that make positive, lasting contributions to communities.”

Paul Southcott said, of winning the award, “I am very honoured to be recognised for my contribution to the engineering industry through over 30 years of project work, industry development, teaching and mentoring.”

“I’m proud to have played a role in creating and maintaining safe dam infrastructure that not only meets our clients’ immediate needs, but also builds a healthier, safer and more sustainable future in Australia and around the world.”

Drew Shaw said, “I am always excited and motivated by sharing knowledge and improving systems and practices. I relish the opportunity at Entura to apply leading digital engineering technologies to deliver value and achieve results for our clients.”

Entura has been well represented at the awards in previous years, with a number of individuals and projects reaching the finals or winning awards, including winning the Professional Engineer of the Year (Seth Langford 2020, Donald Vaughan 2018) and Young Professional Engineer of the Year (Lyndon Johnson, 2018).