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Atkins Engineer Commended at Consultant of the Year Awards

27 March 2013

Atkins engineer Matt Browell-Hook has been commended at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and New Civil Engineer (NCE) Consultancy of the Year Awards held on Friday 22 March in London.

Matt, aged 30, is Principal Project Manager within the Structural Integrity Management team of the firm’s Oil & Gas division and was one of just four to be recognised in the category of Young Consultant of the Year.

Matt graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2004 and became a fully Chartered Mechanical Engineer in 2011. Since joining Atkins he has worked on a wide range of projects for both oil and gas and renewables clients in a variety of locations around the globe.

Further to his technical role with Atkins Matt manages an operational team of 30 and is also a voluntary STEM ambassador advising school leavers on career directions and possibilities within the engineering industry.

Matt said: "It really is a great honour to be recognised at these awards, especially considering the calibre of entrants. I’ve been extremely fortunate throughout my career and wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the support and many opportunities offered to me at Atkins."

NCE editor Antony Oliver described all four finalists for the Young Consultant of the Year Award as exceptional, saying they were inspirational to young people coming into the industry.

As part of the award criteria, entrants were asked to offer their thoughts on the future of engineering. Matt said: "I believe the future of engineering lies in the adaptation of skill sets in multi-discipline projects where engineers are not afraid to push forward innovation with the backing of first principle knowledge.

"Engineers are increasingly facing more complex problems often within tight commercial pressures and therefore using cross industry experience and expertise is key to learning and developing those ideas which have not yet been tried.”