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ICE's work in Scotland is carried out by volunteer members on various committees and groups. They organise events and activities that bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in the region.

Find out about the committees and groups that make up ICE Scotland, and who you can contact to get involved.

  • ICE Scotland Committee

    Graham Edmond, Chair

    The ICE Scotland Committee oversees the implementation of the Business Plan and takes the lead on external facing activities to inform opinion and raise public awareness of civil engineering. It is made up of representatives of Branches, corporate members and co-opted Members from across Scotland.

    ICE Scotland's knowledge programme ensures the continuous professional development (CPD) of our members and is delivered by five Branches across Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Highlands and Islands). Specialist Interest Groups also organise technical events relating to specific engineering topics.

    ICE Scotland Branches also coordinate support for education and inspiration volunteer activities in local schools to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

    Name Position Employer

    Graham Edmond

    Chair

    Transport Scotland

    Emma Dickson

    Senior Vice Chair

    Arcadis

    David Cole

    Junior Vice Chair

    Goodson Associates

    Jim Young

    Immediate Past Chair and Chair Scottish Public Voice Committee

    CHAP Construction Ltd

    Aisling Doyle

    Hon Secretary

    Transport Scotland

    Shaun Nesbitt

    Hon Treasurer

    Retired

    Hannah Smith

    Regional Director

    ICE Scotland

    Elaine Campbell

    Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers President

    Atkins

    Ellen Halkon

    Edinburgh Area Branch Chair

    Fairhurst

    Alasdair Couttie

    Highlands and Islands Branch Chair

    SSE plc

    Kevin Smith

    Tayside and Fife Branch Chair

    Angus Council

    Robbie Clark

    Glasgow and West of Scotland Chair

    McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd

    Graham McFarland

    Glasgow and West of Scotland Senior Vice Chair

    AECOM

    Ryan Doolan

    Graduates and Students Chair

    WSP

    Euan Edelsten

    Graduates and Students Network - Scotland Representative

    Amey

    Graeme Malcolm

    Municipal Group Scotland Chair

    West Lothian Council

    Sandra Purves

    Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) Chair

    Retired

    Steven Robertson

    Regional Council Member

    Mott MacDonald

    Mac West

    Annual Civil Engineering Awards Representative

    Retired

     

    The committee's AGM takes place in October of each year.

    Each Branch has a Graduates and Students (G&S) sub-committee which support members who are working towards becoming professionally qualified. Their activities include knowledge events, seminars and competitions and peer group learning about specific aspects of the Professional Review including the written exercise.

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair, Graham Edmond:

    E: Graham Edmond

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  • Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch (GWoS)

    This is the largest ICE branch in Scotland with just under 4,000 members. It was the first association formed outside London, in 1884.

    Glasgow West of Scotland (GWoS) Branch runs an extensive programme of technical lectures, social events and competitions. The Branch Annual Dinner is the flagship social event in Scotland. It is held in Glasgow in November and is regularly attended by over 600 guests.

    Name Position Employer
    Robbie Clark Chair McLaughlin & Harvey
    Graham McFarland Senior Vice Chair AECOM
    Junior Vice Chair
    John Campbell Immediate Past Chair Arup
    Nicola Bell Honorary Secretary South Lanarkshire Council
    Alan Fry Honorary Treasurer AECOM
    Ryan Doolan Chair Graduates & Students (G&S) Chair
    Maria Lucey Chair of Education & Inspiration (E&I) Subcommittee Stirling Council
    Heather Smith Dinner Secretary Rudd Consulting
    Donald Bell Chair of Life-long Learning Sub-Committee Jacobs
    Tako Hove Chair of Thought Leadership Sub-Committee AECOM
    Sandra Purves Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) Rep Retired
    Gerard Hamill Golf Events Organiser SSE
    Alex Currie Member Ramboll UK
    Martin Hinton Member Jacobs
    Caroline Griffin Member Morgan Sindall
    Ian Midgley Member R J McLeod
    Kirsty Jamieson Member Tony Gee and Partners
    Andrew Linton Member I&H Brown
    Magda Allan Member Mott MacDonald
    Gail McEwen Member I&H Brown
    Vacancy Graduate & Student (G&S) Secretary
    Ryan Sanders Graduate & Student (G&S) Treasurer AECOM
    Jamie Salmon Argyll & Bute Section Argyll & Bute Council
    Kirsty Smith Ayrshire Section Ayrshire Roads Alliance
    Ross Gibson Dumfries & Galloway Section Asher Associates
    Ken Aitken Municipal Group Scotland (MGS) Rep Transport Scotland
    Thomas Shire Scottish Ground Engineering Group (SGEG) Rep University of Glasgow
    Vacancy Scottish Hydrological Group (SHG) Rep -------
    Susan Briggs Civil Engineering Awards Representative Fairhurst c/o Transport Scotland
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: John Campbell

    Graduates and Students

    Glasgow's Graduates & Students Group runs a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Glasgow as well as an annual lunch in November, which is attended by the ICE President.

    Name Position Employer
    Ryan Doolan Chair AECOM
    Asif Huq Depute Honorary Secretary Transport Scotland
    Ryan Sanders Honorary Treasurer AECOM
    Eleanor Lockhart Depute Treasurer WSP
    Stirling Conference
    Martin Lee Annual Lunch Jacobs
    Alison Bradley Education & Inspiration Committee ARUP
    Emerging Engineers Competition
    Ryan Sanders Written Exercise Discussion Group AECOM
    Skye Dick Interview & CV Workshop Mott MacDonald
    Allan Kakuba Student Model Making Competition Glasgow Caledonian University
    Adam Sloan 5-a-side football Ramboll
    Lauren Park G&S Pub Quiz University of Strathclyde
    Fraser Proctor Student Representative, Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow Caledonian University
    Allan Kakuba Student Representative, University of Glasgow University of Glasgow
    Claire Stevenson Student Representative, University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde
    Student Representative, University of West of Scotland
     

    If you'd like to know more, please contact the chair:

    e: Ryan Doolan

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  • Edinburgh Area Branch (EAB)

    Ellen Halkon, Chair

    EAB covers the Edinburgh area from the Firth of Forth to the Borders. We are keen to serve all of our members throughout the area and are currently looking at arranging occasional events in the Borders or in the Falkirk/Stirling area. New members are always welcome.

    The work of the branch is handled by the Committee who have a wide range of professional experience on a range of projects and specialisms.

    Name Position Employer
    Ellen Halkon Chair Fairhurst
    David Cole Immediate Past Chair and Regional Representative Goodson Associates
    Vacant Vice Chairperson
    Gordon Boyd Honorary Secretary Amey
    Johnathon Laing Honorary Treasurer Arup
    Craig Milne Education and Inspiration Will Rudd Davidson
    Derek Elder External Communications Independent Consultant
    Brian McCall Knowledge Transfer MQM
    Calum Weigratz Social Sub-Committee Edinburgh Napier University
    Andrew Boxall Technician Representative Civil and Energy Infrastructure Consultant
    David Mckay Graduates and Students Chair AED
    Andrew Carrie Committee Member Andrew Carrie Traffic & Transportation Ltd
    Bob McLeod Committee Member Retired
    Gary Moyes Committee Member David Narro Associates
    Michael Spencer Committee Member WSP
    Michael Woods Committee Member Turner & Townsend
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:

    E: Ellen Halkon

    Graduates and Students

    The Edinburgh Graduates & Students Group run a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Edinburgh.

    Name Position Employer
    David Mckay
    Chair
    AED (Applied Engineering Design)
    Bobi Archer Vice Chair Barhale
    Calum Wiegratz Honorary Secretary Edinburgh Napier University
    Gavin Smith Honorary Treasurer Amey
    Eilidh Wilson Communications Officer WSP
    Pieter Jacobs Communications Officer David Narro Associates
    Emma Davies Pre-19 Co-ordinator Atkins
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  • Tayside and Fife Area Branch (TAF)

    Kevin Smith, chair

    This branch covers the Tayside and Fife area. It offers a programme of popular technical meetings and social events for all ICE members as well as providing educational activities for local schools and attending careers fairs.

    Name Position Employer
    Name Position Employer Kevin Smith Chair and ICE Scotland Representative Angus Council
    Claire Summers Senior Vice Chair and Hon Secretary Dundee City Council
    Andrew Minto Junior Vice Chair WSP
    Andrew Louden Junior Vice Chair and Civil Engineering Awards Representative ESD
    Alan Hutchison Past Chair Tay Road Bridge
    David Blackwood Honorary Treasurer University of Abertay
    Elsje Fraser Education & Inspiration Chair/G&S Mentor Mott MacDonald
    Andrew Turner G&S Chair University of Dundee
    Patricia Lopes da VeigaMaud Callery G&S E&I lead University of AbertayUniversity of Dundee
    Scott McEwan Member Millard Consulting
    Frances Ratcliffe Member Fife Council
    Kleo Tsironis Member Fife Council
    Liam Wood Member Turnberry UK
    Chris Chalmers Member Perth Council
    Susan Francombe Member No Red Tape Ltd
    Margi Vilnay University/College Liaison Abertay University
    Rod Jones University/College Liaison University of Dundee
    Morven Scott University/College Liaison Dundee & Angus College
    Marc Fleming University/College Liaison Fife College
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: Kevin Smith

    Graduates and Students

    The Graduates & Students Group run a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Dundee.

    Name Position Employer
    Daniel Colaci Joint Chair University of Dundee
    David Lawton Secretary
    Liam Mullaney Committee Member Dundee College
    Sarah McDonald Committee Member University of Dundee
    Adam Hindmarch Committee Member University of Dundee
    Sarah Bruce Committee Member University of Dundee
    Stephen Brindle Committee Member University of Abertay
     

    If you'd like to know more or you're interested in getting involved, please contact the chair:

    e: Daniel Colaci

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  • Highlands and Islands Branch

    This branch covers the Scottish Highlands with events generally held at Inverness College. It works closely with the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation CIHT in the area to run a number of popular technical lectures.

    Name Position Employer
    Alasdair Couttie Chairman SSE
    Steven Robertson Honorary Secretary Mott Macdonald
    Liam Matheson Honorary Treasurer Forestry Commission
    John Williams G&S Representative Scottish Water
    Ryan Derrick G&S Representative Fairhurst
    Carrie Higgins Committee member University of the Highlands and Islands
    Tom Murray Committee member RJ Mcleod
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: [email protected]

    Graduates and Students

    The Graduates & Students Group is keen to recruit new members in the Highlands area. If you'd like to get involved, please contact the chair or honorary secretary for more information:

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  • Graduate and Student Committee

    Ryan Doolan, Chair

    The ICE Scotland Graduate & Student Committee oversees the activities of all G&S groups in Scotland. It also organises the all-Scotland final of the Emerging Engineers competition.

    Name Position Employer
    Ryan Doolan Chair WSP
    Asif Huq Deputy Honorary Secretary Transport Scotland
    Ryan Sanders Honorary Treasurer AECOM
    Eleanor Lockhart Depute Treasurer WSP
    Stirling Conference
    Martin Lee Annual Lunch
    Alison Bradley Education & Inspiration Committee ARUP
    Emerging Engineers Competition
    Ryan Sanders Written Exercise Discussion Group AECOM
    Skye Dick Interview & CV Workshop Mott MacDonald
    Allan Kakuba Student Model Making Competition Glasgow Caledonian University
    Adam Sloan 5-a-side football Ramboll
    Lauren Park G&S Pub Quiz University of Strathclyde
    Student Representative, Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow Caledonian University
    Allan Kakuba Student Representative, University of Glasgow University of Glasgow
    Claire Stevenson Student Representative, University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde
    Student Representative, University of West of Scotland University of West of Scotland
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact chair Niamh Callaghan

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Special interest groups

ICE Scotland has a number of special interest groups. They have a variety of responsibilities and meet at least once a year.

Municipal Group Scotland (MGS)

The Municipal Group Scotland (MGS) comprises engineers working in the public sector often for local authorities or client bodies such as Transport Scotland.

They run a events and seminars, hosting high-profile speakers from the field tackling issues of relevance to municipal engineering.

The MGS half and full-day conferences are usually held in Stirling.

Name Position Employer
Graeme Malcolm Chair West Lothian Council
Stewart Craigie Immediate past Chair Sweco
Kenny Aitken ICE Municipal Expert Panel Member Transport Scotland
Jim Young ICE Scotland Chair Transport Scotland
Thomas O'Connor Minute Secretary Aberdeenshire Council
William Mahoney Honorary Treasurer Retired
John Thomson President IFME & ICE Municipal Expert Panel Member Retired
David Arran Committee member Retired
Gavin Penman Committee member Aberdeenshire Council
Ross Speirs Committee member Fife Council
Elspeth King Committee member Retired
Ludmila Johnston Committee member
Richard Williams Committee member
Myles McGregor Co-opted committee member Curtins
Doug Farnan Co-opted committee member Dundee City Council
Co-opted committee member
Vacant Ex-officio member ICE Scotland
James McLeod Corresponding member Dumfries & Galloway Council
Sandy Ross Corresponding member Sweco

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the group, or you're interested in getting involved in their work, then please contact:

E: [email protected]

Scottish Hydrological Group (SHG)

This group offers specialist technical meetings for all members interested in hydrological engineering. Meetings are held across Scotland.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the group, or you're interested in getting involved, then please contact:

Name Position Employer
Michael Stewart Chair Kaya Consulting
Jonathan Dick Honorary Secretary University of Aberdeen

Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG)

The objective of the SIG Special Interest Group is to increase the Scottish Civil Engineering sector’s appreciation of, and support for, the benefits of embedding sustainability within their daily work in order to impact infrastructure projects in the UK and beyond. This will be done by:

  • Providing professional leadership for the development and application of knowledge relating to sustainability within the civil engineering sector.
  • Creating a space for those within the Civil Engineering sector to accelerate joint learning and share best practice.
  • Addressing the knowledge gaps evident around the Civil Engineer’s responsibility to ensure developments are delivered sustainably.
Name Position Employer
Chris Landsburgh Chair Wills Bros
Shailla Kauser Secretary Transport Scotland
Drew Hill Treasurer Transport Scotland
Lewis Barlow Committee Member SWECO
Graham Edmond Committee Member Transport Scotland

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

This group is made up of historical experts and those who are passionate about recognising and preserving Scotland's rich engineering heritage. It hosts a series of events through the year, including an annual Summer Visit.

The 2015 Summer Visit will take place on July 3-5thand will visit landmarks in Dumfries and Galloway. Contact Sandra for details and booking.

ICE Scotland also has a collection of civil engineering artefacts which is currently hosted by Heriot-Watt University. Information on the collection is available on their website.

Got a question?

If you've got a question, or you'd like to get involved with the group, then please contact:

e: Sandra Purves Honorary Secretary, retired

Scottish Ground Engineering Group (SGEG)

The SGEG is a special interest group of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a regional group of the British Geotechnical Association.

The objective of the SGEG is to promote the Geotechnical Engineering Profession mainly by arranging learned meetings and bringing high profile national and international lectures to Scotland. This is coupled with encouraging young people into the discipline and promoting young engineers.

The SGEG arranges meetings, seminars and competitions in order to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience concerning the latest developments in the continually developing field of geotechnical engineering.

Name Position Employer
Ross Turnbull Chair Jacobs
Christopher Currie Vice Chair Jacobs
Scott Robinson Honorary Treasurer/Venue Arrangement University of Dundee
Tom Shire Honorary Secretary/ICE GWoS Liaison University of Glasgow
Payal Debroy Communications Secretary Cowi
Matteo Ciantia Student/University Liaison University of Dundee
Sophie Battye Poster Competition/CSRG Liaison Atkins
Lorin Bosoc Poster Competition and Social Media Tony Gee & Partners
Tanja Waaser Committee member WSP
David Bradley Committee member BAM Ritches

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