Jean Venables Medal

The Jean Venables Medal is presented annually to the best Technician Professional Review (TPR) candidate.

The aim of this medal is to promote the awareness of the role of newly qualified Engineering Technicians. It is open to all applicants who have passed their TPR in the previous year to when the medal is awarded.

Who is Jean Venables?

The medal is named after Jean Venables who was the ICE President from 2009 to 2010. Jean contributed significantly in raising the profile of our Technician members and still continues to contribute significantly to this initiative.

Nomination process

Reviewers will nominate potential recipients(s) for the medal based on whether the candidate:

  • Exhibited a passion and enthusiasm for civil engineering
  • Demonstrated an ongoing participation in ICE activities
  • Enhanced the profession of civil engineering
  • Outstanding qualities in all attributes

Three candidates will be shortlisted annually and are each invited to present a project report to a judging panel at the final.


The winner receives £500 and is presented with the Jean Venables Medal at the ICE Annual Awards Ceremony.

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2014 winner and finalists

This year’s final took place on 14 January 2014 at the ICE headquarters in London. The three finalists who competed for the 2014 Jean Venables medal were:

Tom Moore EngTech TMICE

Tom graduated from the College of West Anglia in 2003 with a HND in Civil Engineering which was achieved through the BAM Nuttall training scheme.

Tom has been employed by BAM Nuttall from 2001 where he started as a trainee engineer and progressed to his current role as Site Agent on Crossrail Farringdon Eastern Ticket Hall (contract C435). As Site Agent Tom’s main responsibilities on delivering the upgrade include working in partnership with his site team, the client (Crossrail), designers and sub-contractors. He is also responsible for managing the health, safety, environment, quality, programme and commercial aspects of this section of the project.

In winning the 2014 Jean Venables Medal Tom says "It is an honour and has made me immensely proud. I would like to thank all those who have trained, guided and supported me through my 12½ year career in the Civil Engineering industry, specifically: BAM Nuttall Ltd, my past and current work colleagues, my site mentors and my family."

Rory Luton EngTech TMICE

Rory graduated from the University of Greenwich at Medway in 2011 with a HNC/1 in Civil Engineering.

Since graduating, Rory has been employed by Canterbury City Council as a Trainee Engineering Technician. His key responsibilities as a technician draftsman include creating construction drawings using BIM software and undertaking various engineering duties, These include checking quantities, site supervision and on-site technical administration.

On being selected for the final three candidates Rory says, “It is truly an honour. I’m absolutely delighted to have been recognised by my Reviewers, both for my role in this essential industry and for a job I love doing.”

Nathanael Porter EngTech TMICE

Nathanael graduated from Southern Regional College, Armagh in 2010 with a National Diploma in Construction at. He is currently completing a part-time BEng Hons Degree in Civil Engineering at University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

Since 2009 Nathanael has been employed as a Technician by Amey Consulting. His main responsibility is as a Structural Examiner inspecting road and rail structures and he is also responsible for health and safety during inspections, identification of structural defects and production of reports outlining defects to clients.

On being selected for the final Nathanael says, “I am truly honoured. It demonstrates the progress I have made and the invaluable knowledge I have gained. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to my Review success in becoming a Technician Member of the ICE.”

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Previous winners

Previous JVM winners are:

  • 2013 Richard Bamford

  • 2012 Conor Glover

  • 2011 Matthew Taylor

More information

For further information on the Jean Venables Medal please contact the Awards Coordinator on +44 (0)20 7665 2102 or at