The Phil Tindall Memorial Medal is an award for mentoring, designed to recognise the efforts of civil engineers who share knowledge and support newcomers to the career.
The medal, which comes with a £1,000 prize, is awarded to those who have been particularly successful in mentoring civil engineers during the first ten years of their careers, helping them to develop skills, expertise and confidence.
The award is presented in alternate (odd-numbered) years annually by the Worshipful Company of Engineers on behalf of the Rochester Bridge Trust, in memory of Phil Tindall, a civil engineer who inspired many young engineers during his 40-year career.
The Rochester Bridge Trust is a medieval charity responsible for providing crossings of the River Medway in Kent. In addition, it facilitates and provides engineering education for people of all ages, to support the bridge builders of the future.
Phil Tindall died in 2019, having been an engineering consultant to the Trust prior to his retirement. During that time he mentored many young engineers, including several who went on to work on Rochester Bridge.
This award honours the work of Phil and aims to promote, encourage and recognise an ongoing legacy of mentoring in the civil engineering sector.
Chartered and incorporated engineers with three years’ experience as a mentor in all sectors of the civil engineering industry and profession can enter this award, with self-nomination encouraged.