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

    John Glass, Chair

    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
    John Glass Chair Translink
    Chris Caves Senior Vice Chair Arup
    Stephen Orr Vice Chair Atkins
    Brenda O’Loan Vice Chair AECOM
    Emer Murnaghan Vice Chair GRAHAM Construction
    Sam Phillips Immediate Past Chair Retired
    Mark McGuigan Honorary Treasurer & Chair - Commerce & Contracts Group Translink
    Ciara Lappin Honorary Secretary Doran Consulting
    Karol McCusker Assistant Honorary Secretary AECOM
    Brenda O’Loan Regional Council Representative AECOM
    Nigel Paine Year 3 Corporate Representative Farrans
    Kingsley Sunday Year 3 Corporate Representative KA Engineering Group
    Melanie Dawson Year 2 Corporate Representative Origin7
    Gavin Wilson Year 2 Corporate Representative Belfast Harbour
    Azaria Bleakley Year 1 Corporate Representative Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
    Amy Wright Year 1 Corporate Representative Design ID
    Peter Morrow EngTech Representative Amey
    Jill Given Chair - Health and Safety Group Atkins
    Daryl Marshall Chair - Graduates & Students Arup
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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
Mark McGuigan Chair Translink
Brenda O'Loan AECOM
Stephen McCaffrey Farrans
Kaine Lynch CPD
John Doherty Quigg Golden
Azaria Bleakley Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
Ciara Doherty

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 Employer
Jill Given Chair Atkins
Laura Gallagher Vice Chair Lagan Specialist Contracting Group
Wendy Moore Immediate Past Chair Fox Building & Engineering Ltd
Andrew Cooke Member GRAHAM
John McCullagh Member NI Water
Jimmy Fenton Member UU
Richard Meredith Member HSENI
Danny Dugdale Member NIHE
David Hester Member QUB
David Agnew Member AECOM
Jonny McIlwaine Member RPS
Rachel O'Kane G&S rep Arup

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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