LONDON: A 27-year-old Pakistani youth has been honoured with ‘Engineer of the Year’ award in the United Kingdom for his contributions to the energy sector.
Awarded by Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum (YEP), Hamza Haroon was shortlisted with two other candidates in the nominations for ‘Engineer of the Year’. According to YEP, this award is given to an individual who has developed and successfully applied engineering expertise to deliver solutions.
The engineer’s parents came from Lahore to attend the award ceremony in UK.
Hamza joined EDF Energy as a placement student in 2010, then the graduate scheme in 2012, says the YEP. In 2013, he joined the Control & Instrumentation (C&I) Systems branch as a C&I Engineer. He is currently the Lead C&I Engineer for the Heysham/Hartlepool gas turbine control systems replacement project; also supporting Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) activities.
The YEP website says Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum is a network of over 1,450 people, with representation spanning 271 different companies. It is run by young professionals within Energy UK and by a committee of young professionals in companies across the industry.
The Forum offers a host of events throughout the year including site visits to some of the UK’s major energy centres, panel events on topical issues, and tonight’s annual YEP Awards ceremony which recognises the next generation of energy industry professionals’ successes across varied disciplines.