Developing the Attributes – Seminar Series (Part 1b), Leeds

23 November, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:30

Venue address:

University of Leeds
Lecture Theatre A, School of Civil Engineering
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

About this event

Speakers will share their specialist knowledge and experience giving attendees a deeper understanding of the particular ICE attributes and how to achieve them.

The sessions will take place on two consecutive Wednesdays in November, and will involve a presentation delivered by the specialist speakers followed by a discussion, debate or interactive workshop.

Session a: Wednesday 16 November, 18.00- 20.30

Attribute 7 – Sustainable Development

Speaker: Peter Wilkie CEng MICE FCIWEM MIAM, Arup
Peter will draw on his experiences of working in the UK water sector and primarily from his current role on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, to discuss sustainability; the challenges, opportunities and implications for us as engineers.

Attribute 5 – Commercial Ability

Speaker: Peter Caldwell BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MCIArb FCIWEM, Arup
Peter will be speaking on preparing and controlling budgets, formation of a contract, standards of care and sharing his experiences on mechanisms for dispute resolution.

Session b: Wednesday 23 November, 18.00-20.30

Attribute 4 – Independent Judgement and responsibility

Speaker: Nic Smith CEng MICE, AECOM
Nic is the Water Engineering Team Leader for AECOM Leeds, responsible for a team of 18 engineers engaged in the delivery of a range of civil engineering assessment and design projects. His project work encompasses flood defences, dams, drainage, hydropower and flood risk assessment, from feasibility studies to detailed design and construction. In addition, he is responsible for the recruitment and mentoring and development of junior staff within the Water Group in the North of England, as they work towards their personal objectives.

Attribute 6 – Health, safety and Welfare

Speaker: James Birchall CEng MICE, AECOM
James is a Senior Engineer in the Water Engineering team at AECOM Leeds and has acted as a Delegated Engineer since passing his Professional Review in autumn 2015. He has extensive experience as a design consultant, working on a range of development and infrastructure projects, both nationally and internationally. James has also travelled to Uganda as a volunteer for the charity Engineers for Overseas Development.

The seminars will be relevant to graduates in all roles and sectors, including designers, contractors, consultants, local authorities and central government. In addition, student members will also benefit from the sessions gaining exposure to new ideas and networking opportunities with recent graduates from their industry.

The cost will be £10 excl VAT for each session, or £15 excl VAT to attend both sessions. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Organised by the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Graduates and Students' Committee.

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