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Graduate members on ICE Council

Election of one Graduate member to the ICE Council 2022

Candidate statements

Nada Elhariry MEng (Hons) GMICE

Engineer – National Highways

“I want to…better understand the challenges faced by the ICE Council and Community, create stronger links with the Graduate and Students Network (GS Net) Committee…and be a voice for fairness, inclusion and respect”.

I am a Structures Engineer at National Highways Operations planning and development team and graduated from University of Manchester in 2014. As a part of my role, I lead on the feasibility studies of highways structure renewal schemes and assist in the management of the regional budget and renewal programme.

I have strong passion for Civil Engineering and am actively engaged in ICE activities. I am currently the North-West regional Graduate and Students (GS) representative for the second year, and I have recently joined the National Fair, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) committee as a GS Net representative.

I used my leadership skills in creating a strong links and sharing feedback between my regional and the national committee in matters such as membership streamlining, graduate voting rights, GS Net name rebranding to a more inclusive name, and net-zero carbon debate.

I want to use my thirst for learning to better understand the challenges faced by the ICE Council and Community, create stronger links with the Graduate and Students Network (GS Net) Committee to represent their views, and be a voice for fairness, inclusion and respect.

Proposed by Rebecca Barkham, Simone Bertram, Bow Chan, Serena Gough, Kishore Ramdeen

Nada Elhariry

Oana Sala MEng GMICE

Design Engineer – Network Rail

“…I am standing for council to promote sustainability in engineering, and to help engineers find mentorship and support in their early careers. Young engineers are key to achieving net-zero”.

I am a civil engineer, a proud member of the ICE, and strong believer in the impact we can have in the world. I am standing for council to promote sustainability in engineering, and to help engineers find mentorship and support in their early careers. Young engineers are key to achieving net-zero.

Having served on the ICE Committee for over four years, I know our graduate members have great minds and are in the right place to tackle the net-zero challenge.

To drive this change, engineers must be both knowledgeable and inspired – something we can only achieve with the right mentorship in place. Engineers need to be given the chance to find their right path to be able to thrive in their roles.

Last year I launched a Sustainability course that reached and inspired over 250 engineers worldwide. In all the positions I held from general member to Vice-Chair Knowledge, I have sought to promote critical thinking and learning.

I truly believe that we have the duty to act and set the right standards. I am excited to be part of the journey and I am looking forward to supporting these causes at national level if I am elected.

Proposed by Rebecca Barkham, Tim Hou, Michaela Chan, Ruth Marsden, Ash Amiri

Oana Sala

King Thapa MEng (Hons) GMICE

Graduate Civil Engineer – Arcadis

“I am a huge believer of raising awareness of engineering and its importance in our society to the younger audience who are on the verge of choosing a career path…”.

I’m a graduate civil engineer at Arcadis and a proud GMICE. I successfully completed my academic degree from Coventry University with an MEng in Civil Engineering. Currently working in the water sector, alongside contractors to deliver design and build projects for water companies as part of the capital investment programme to improve resilience, sustainability, and affordability to customers.

I am a huge believer of raising awareness of engineering and its importance in our society to the younger audience who are on the verge of choosing a career path – particularly now that our society faces increasing pressure due to climate change, ageing infrastructure, digitalisation, and skills shortage.

I believe young people are the future and ensuring we build a strong foundation for future engineers is key, and if I’m elected as an ICE council member, I will:

  • Advocate for further apprenticeship roles as it acts as a gateway into the industry, and encourage young people to become involved in civil engineering;
  • Actively raise awareness and provide engineering solutions on climate change and its impact onto future generations.
  • Act as a voice for GMICE members.

Proposed by Michaela Chan, Hirra Chohan, George Herring, Sandi Suleman, Fiza Ali

King Thapa