An electrical engineer with engineering and project delivery group Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has won the prestigious AW Roberts Award, which was presented by the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH), in a ceremony held in Sydney, Australia in November 2013. Jacob Power won the ASBSH AW Roberts Award, named after industry leader Alan Roberts, “which recognises the achievements and notable contribution of a young person in bulk materials handling in the areas of research, design and/or practice.” Power was recognised for his particular expertise in the design of materials handling projects and IPCC for major projects undertaken by SKM in Queensland and Brazil.SKM’s General Manager for Mining and Metals, Phil Lory, noted that “Jacob’s contributions to SKM’s work for clients’ coal and iron ore projects in Queensland and Brazil have been outstanding, and demonstrate the high level of skills of young engineers in the profession. Jacob continues to make a significant contribution on all projects with which he is involved at SKM.” Chief Electrical Engineer at SKM, Greg Brown said: “Jacob is an invaluable member of the SKM Electrical Engineering team, contributing a significant level of expertise to the research, design and practices of the group.” Power joined SKM in 2007 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and a Bachelor of Mathematics and is currently undertaking an integral role as the Electrical Asset Manager as part of a Brisbane-based SKM team to deliver the truckless component of Vale’s S11D project in Brazil.In 2011, Mr Power was nominated to take part in SKM’s Future Leaders Program. The program is specially created to harness and develop the leadership skills of SKM staff with five to ten years’ professional experience. He is currently participating in a mentoring program for high potential staff at SKM.