Northern Ireland - committees

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ICE Northern Ireland's various committees and groups bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice, and raise the profile and standard of civil engineering.

Find out about the committees and groups that make up ICE Northern Ireland, including what they do, who are members and how you can get involved.

  • Northern Ireland Committee

    Sam Phillips, Chairman

    The Regional Committee is responsible for the work ICE does in Northern Ireland and meets six times a year.

    It has appointed a Regional Executive Board (REB) to work with the regional director to plan its aims, activities, and budget.

    Name Position Employer
    Sam Phillips Chairman Retired
    Philip Brown Immediate Past Chairman GRAHAM Construction
    John Glass Senior Vice Chair Translink
    Chris Caves Middle Vice Chair Arup
    Stephen Orr Junior Vice Chair Atkins
    Emer Murnaghan Vice Chair GRAHAM Construction
    Mark McGuigan Honorary Treasurer Translink
    Martyn Harvie Honorary Secretary Atkins
    Ciara Lappin Assistant Honorary Secretary Doran Consulting
    David Porter Regional Council Representative Department of Infrastructure
    Ciara Lappin Year 3 Corporate Representative Doran Consulting
    Kaine Lynch Year 3 Corporate Representative Department of Finance
    Peter Smyth Year 2 Corporate Representative Jacobs
    Niall Smith Year 2 Corporate Representative Donaghmore Construction
    Nigel Paine Year 1 Corporate Representative Farrans
    Kingsley Sunday Year 1 Corporate Representative Retired
    Peter Morrow EngTech Representative Amey
    Wendy Armstrong Chair - Health and Safety Group Dixons Contractors
    Brenda O'Loan Chair - Commerce & Contracts Group AECOM
    Kerri Dorman Chair - Graduates & Students AECOM
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Special interest groups

Special interest groups (SIGs) are a link between industry and ICE, helping us to provide information, training and best practice to our members. Members of SIGs are volunteers from a range of backgrounds within the profession. If you would like to get involved with any of the SIGs in Northern Ireland, please contact the relevant chair.

Commerce and Contracts

The ICE Northern Ireland Commerce and Contracts group aims to promote a better understanding of contract conditions, the legal framework within which they operate and the management procedures needed to deliver projects successfully. This group also provides training for members in the region who are preparing for ICE Law and Contracts exams.

Name Position Employer
Brenda O'Loan Chair AECOM
James Golden   Quigg Golden
Sean Bradley   Farrans
David McCune   AECOM

Education and Inspiration

The ICE Northern Ireland Education and Inspiration Group is responsible for supporting ICE's activities with schools, careers fairs and any events aimed at school pupils.

Emer Murnaghan (Chair)
Ciara Lappin
Grace Curran
William Brown
Ciara Doherty
Jack Gault

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety group shares knowledge and best practice with ICE members, industry and wider society, to ensure the highest standards of health and safety awareness. The group runs seminars and training courses on a number of health and safety-related topics.

Name Position
Wendy Armstrong Chair
Charlie Hutchison  
David Bramall  
Andrew Cooke  
Nancy Henry  
Laura Gallagher  
David Agnew  
John McCullagh  
Ron Coates  
Chris Toal  

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

The NI PHEW committee is responsible for identifying, recording and promoting historical works across the region. Committee members prepare and update record forms for historical sites in Northern Ireland, so they can be added to the central UK database of historical engineering works.

The committee encourages excellence in the conservation of significant works.

Name Position
Frank Robinson Chair
Dr Phil Donald  
Dr Michael Gould  
John McRobert  
Prof Adrian Long  
Ivor Pollock  

Civil Engineers' Club

The aim of the Civil Engineers’ Club is to promote social activities amongst Civil Engineers whether working or retired, and to provide an opportunity to meet up with colleagues outside their working environment.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Workman
N I Representative for The Civil Engineers’ Club

E: [email protected]

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