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Election of one graduate members to the ICE council 2017
Names are listed in alphabetical order. Instructions on registering your vote online are included in the covering email or on the ballot paper for those receiving a postal vote.
"…I cooperate frequently with other committees and also with other Institutions. To help engaging students and retaining young talent after graduate, I expect I can bring innovative and unique perspectives and voice from young talent to the Council…"
I obtained BEng in Civil Engineering from Swansea University of UK and I am studying Master degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). I am working in Mannings (Asia) Consultants Ltd as Graduate Engineer on drainage and wastewater treatment structure design.
During my undergraduate study, I was appointed as Student Representative of the Board Member of Faculty Engineering and Student Representative of College of Engineering of HKU from 2012 - 2015. I am the Young Committee Member of Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation in promoting the activities and interests of professionals engaged in highways engineering and transportation in Hong Kong, expanding communication and collaboration with other societies.
I have been serving the ICE HKA G&S Section after graduate to organise social and networking events to members and workshop for high school students. I cooperate frequently with other committees and also with other Institutions. To help engaging students and retaining young talent after graduate, I expect I can bring innovative and unique perspectives and voice from young talent to the Council and I look forward to participate in various events on membership drive and external liaison, exchange views among the council members from different regions.
Graduate Engineer, Mannings (Asia) Consultants Ltd
Proposed by Yu Sui King, Lau Kwok Ki, Ryan Casey, Wong Hin Chi, Leung Shui Wai
"…I am particularly interested in contributing to the council's development of policy, and my aim as a council member would be to enable graduate members to better contribute and respond to this process".
The ICE has had a huge influence on my professional development since I joined as a student in 2011. During my degree I spent a year working for Transport for London on the Victoria Station Upgrade and took full advantage of my proximity to One Great George Street and the resources the institution provides, including the Kenneth Watson Travel Award which enabled me to assist with the design and delivery of Sports Facilities in Zambia.
I am proud to be an engineer and have promoted the profession as an Engineering Ambassador for the London Transport Museum. I am passionate about increasing diversity in the industry, in particular encouraging students with less traditional entry A-Levels to consider a degree in Civil Engineering, highlighting the benefits of combining STEM subjects with the arts and humanities.
I am currently a PhD candidate in UCL's department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy researching the policy, behavioural and technical barriers to implementing Circular Economy models in the built environment. As such, I am particularly interested in contributing to the council's development of policy, and my aim as a council member would be to enable graduate members to better contribute and respond to this process.
Doctoral Candidate, University College London
Proposed by Ben Kelley, Thomas Hewlett, Simone Schmieder, Andrew Yacoub, Jonathan Knight
"I have a keen interest in exploring the barriers that young people face when entering the Industry. I firmly believe that through proactive implementation of strategies, the Institution and the Profession can reverse this trend".
Having graduated in 2016, I'm currently a Graduate Civil Engineer in the Transportation sector where I'm involved in the design and construction of major road infrastructure schemes. I joined the Institution as a university student and my transition to Graduate grade membership has given me an evolving insight into what it's like to be developing as a young Engineer.
I'm a STEMNET and Engineers Without Borders Ambassador which involves engaging and encouraging young people to consider STEM subjects and qualifications. This is close to my heart because I myself first became aware of the Profession when a group ICE graduates came to my school to run Careers Day activities. Sadly according to the Construction Industry Council only 7% of the Profession is aged under 25; with just 25% aged under 35. At this rate more people are due to retire from the Industry than are joining at a young age.
I have a keen interest in exploring the barriers that young people face when entering the Industry. I firmly believe that through proactive implementation of strategies, the Institution and the Profession can reverse this trend. If elected, I'm eager to support this as a member of the Council.
Graduate Civil Engineer, Transport Scotland
Proposed by Adam Gould, Emily Alfred, Alasdair Sim, Niamh Callaghan, Peter Renfrew
"As a member of the ICE council, I aim to:
Since joining Arup as a Graduate Civil Structural Engineer in 2015, I have developed technical experience as well as management and commercial skills by contributing to various infrastructure projects in the rail, highways and maritime sectors. My short term aim is to achieve the ICE Chartered Engineer status and to develop technical expertise in the maritime and energy sectors. I have a strong ongoing interest in the improvement of infrastructure in developing countries and in 2014, I had volunteered for an Engineers Without Borders sanitation development project in Kenya.
As a member of the ICE Bristol and Bath G&S committee and a liaison officer with the Bristol City Club since 2015, I have organised many networking and knowledge sharing events. I have also been actively involved in the organization and running of outreach events for young students to increase awareness and promote the civil engineering career.
As a member of the ICE council, I aim to:
Civil Structural Engineer, Ove Arup & Partners
Proposed by Salma Hussein, Sinead Lynch, Lucy Stephenson, Joanna Rothwell, Martin Findlay
"…I want to shine a light on engineering, promoting it as an exciting and fulfilling career. There are few more rewarding roles than becoming a key influence to attracting the world's finest talent to join our industry".
As a young professional, I am impressed by the ICE's commitment to providing a source of knowledge that governs construction and develops technology that drives 21st century engineering. I possess particular interest in development, which to me is the continuous pursuit of a better way within construction by expanding our people's competencies and experiences.
At university I acted as class representative, acquiring skills in people management and relationship development. I appreciate the importance of listening, to understand, to communicate a group's perspective. Presently I work for Mace Group and have gained recognition for delivering civil phases of London projects. Specifically for my work in substructure/superstructure coordination with contractors and consultants. I believe effective engagement is the most progressive method towards innovation and unlocking a team's potential. I've also created an ICE working group, and promote professional development for the ICE G&S committee.
I want to add value to the council by providing a reasoned voice on important issues that impact young professional's future. I want to shine a light on engineering, promoting it as an exciting and fulfilling career. There are few more rewarding roles than becoming a key influence to attracting the world's finest talent to join our industry.
Assistant Project Manager, Mace Group
Proposed by Divik Bavdopadhyaya, Robyn Mackenzie, Sophie Morris, Steffan Raw Rees, Ross Campbell
"As a Council member I will:…
- Work closely with GSNet to ensure a strong voice for all G&S members (UK and international) and ensure a diverse and inclusive representation of G&S members on ICE panels and committees".
I have been involved with the Institution since my final year of secondary school and upon starting university in 2011, I joined as a Student member and became involved with my local G&S committee where I promoted the career of Civil Engineering in schools and organised events such as E4L.
I was elected to the position of GSNet Representative for Scotland in 2013 where I represented Scotland Region at a national level and to Deputy Chair of the GSNet in 2014. In my term as GSNet Chair I worked with Council and other ICE panels to strengthen the voice of the GSNet in the ICE and further amended the Terms of Reference to include all members working towards professional qualification.
I am currently a Graduate Engineer at Network Rail where I am working to complete my IPD and gain professional qualification.
As a Council member I will:
Graduate Engineer (Civil), Network Rail
Proposed by Eve Walkden, Simone Bertram, Lawrence Cheung, Paul McGoldrick, Lyndsay Carmichael
"…I have an understanding of the chartership process… I would like to take part in discussions on skills and training, as I believe offering the right skills and training to graduate engineers will ensure they pursue chartership…".
I am a civil engineer at Price & Myers and have previously worked for a main contractor (Bouygues UK). On placements at university, I also worked for a local authority and Network Rail. Therefore, I believe I have an understanding of the chartership process in a range of organisations.
I am the sports and social secretary for the ICE London G&S Committee. As my role is small, I would be able to fully commit to the Council role, whilst being able to share information between these groups that have aligned objectives.
At university, I held the position of training co-ordinator on the Engineers without Borders Cardiff committee. I would like to take part in discussions on skills and training, as I believe offering the right skills and training to graduate engineers will ensure they pursue chartership. I am also interested in influencing the public image of the civil engineer and have volunteered in schools to influence this.
I hope that upon consideration of this, you will be convinced that I can represent graduate members of the ICE on the Council. I would undertake this position with enthusiasm and would be particularly committed to increasing equality and diversity within the profession.
Civil Engineer, Price & Myers
Proposed by Eleanor Earl, Edward Trollope, Matthew Scott, Ben Kelly, Anna Hinton