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Event Organiser: The British Geotechnical Association

BGA Early Career Group Event – Preparing for ICE Professional Review: Avoiding ‘geotechnical failures’ 2020, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 18 February 2020
  • 18:00 - 21:00
BGA Early Career Group Event – Preparing for ICE Professional Review: Avoiding ‘geotechnical failures’ 2020, London

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The BGA Early Career Group are pleased to invite you to February’s event. The talk will provide practical guidance for geotechnical engineers on how to approach the Professional Review and interpret the ICE guidelines into the geotechnical field. If you are considering sitting your Professional Review in the near future, this event will be a unique opportunity to get insight from two very experienced and well-accomplished geotechnical engineers, who are currently ICE Reviewers. Yvonne Ainsworth will talk about how to achieve different attributes and demonstrate competence at the Professional Review Anurag Kushwaha will present some tips and advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls at the Professional Review.

The presentations will be followed by a short mock review including a presentation and an interview with a recent successful geotechnical engineer. This will be followed by a Q & A session with Yvonne, Anurag and a number of recent successful candidates.

After the event, please join us in the ICE Café Bar for drinks, kindly sponsored by Atkins.

Advanced booking is not required for this event. A recording will be made available on the ICE Events page.


Yvonne Ainsworth

yvonne ainsworth

Yvonne is a Geotechnics, deep foundation and basement construction specialist with extensive experience and an eye for detail. During her career she was involved in a great variety of projects and positions. Her career has switched numerous times between consulting and contracting. She was heavily involved in concept, tender and detailed designs, as well as the estimating and construction of projects. Her particular strength is to solve technical challenges and develop effective and practical solutions, focusing on Client’s needs, programme, price and buildability. She has 19 years of experience, is a Fellow of the Institution Civil Engineers and ROGEP Advisor. She has recently returned to design after 15 years in construction and now works as a Director for Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions.

Anurag Kushwaha

anurag kushwaha

Anurag has been with Atkins since 2006 and is a Chartered Civil engineer with over 22 years of experience. His experiences ranges from geotechnical investigation, analyses, and design to instrumentation & monitoring, and construction support. He has been involved with numerous mass transit projects located in India, Denmark, Middle East and the UK. He has also been instrumental in developing and growing the geotechnical and tunnelling team in Atkins’ Global Design Centre, India. Anurag has extensive experience in leading large design teams for major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects such as Crossrail, London Gateway rail link, Olympic Park Infrastructure, Reading Viaduct, Farringdon Station Redevelopment and Acton Dive-under. More recently, Anurag has been leading the geotechnical team for the East West Rail Phase 2 project. He is currently an ICE reviewer and acting as SCE for many young graduates both in tunnelling and ground engineering practices within Atkins.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: [email protected]