James Harvey is completing his fifth year of a MEng programme in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Surrey. 

James Harvey received his Cadzow Smith Medal and £2,500 from Warren East, CBE with Master Engineer Raymond Joyce. [image courtesy of Mark Witter Photography]

Professor Bob Nichol, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, described James as an excellent student representative and student ambassador.   These are roles that he has carried out in a very mature and professional manner.  James has supported STEM activities where he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for engineering as well as using the opportunity to hone his project and time management skills.  He proactively secured (whilst on placement with Lockheed Martin UK) an individual final year research project supported by AWE.

James extended his year out as a Systems Engineering Placement Student with Lockheed Martin UK to 14 months.  Specialising in development, testing and integration of the acoustic sub system of Merlin Mk2 helicopters, James used the experience to grow professionally by facing and overcoming many engineering challenges. He also took the opportunity during his extension to represent the company at the Invictus Games 2022.

As Vice President of MechSoc, founder of PetSoc an animal therapy society, senior student ambassador, outreach participation. Awarded Placement Representative of the Year 2022 and Global Graduate Award in Sustainability, James has embraced and excelled in all areas of Student life.

On graduation James will be returning to a graduate role with Lockheed Martin UK to continue the work he began on placement, with the hope to be selected for their Engineering Leadership Programme.

Established in 1996, the Cadzow Smith Engineering Awards were endowed by Eastern Group plc in recognition of the outstanding services to engineering of its former Chairman, the late Dr James C Smith CBE FREng FRSE, a Past Master Engineer.  The Award is for excellence on an accredited undergraduate engineering course conducted at one of eleven universities within London and the Home Counties. Besides academic excellence, the recipients of the Awards must have demonstrated self-confidence, professional awareness, leadership and sound common sense.

The Worshipful Company of Engineers Charitable Trust (the Engineers Trust) acknowledges excellence in engineering, supports engineering education and research, gives grants and assists in the relief of poverty.