Graduate and student annual conference, Belfast

13 May, 2016 | 08:30 - 16:30

Join the annual highlight for ICE NI’s G&S members
Join the annual highlight for ICE NI’s G&S members

About this event

The all-day conference will feature presentations and guest speakers about a range of subjects, including professional review preparation and management and leadership.


08:30 – 09:00: Registration, Tea & Coffee
09:00 – 09:10: Welcome (Kaine Lynch, TransportNI)
09:10 – 09:40: Overview of Professional Review Process (Jenny Green, ICE)
09:40 – 10:10: A82 Pulpit Road Project (McLaughlin & Harvey)
10:10 – 10:30: Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00: Briman Strategic Reservoirs Project, Jeddah (Simon White, Atkins)
11:00 – 11:30: Basement Construction, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Ken Carter, Arup)
11:30 – 12:30: Future Proofing Cities (Martyn Harvie, Atkins)
12:30 – 13:30: Lunch
13:30 – 15:15: Presentation skills (Billy Dixon)
15:15 – 15:30: Comfort Break
15:30 – 16:30: Leadership and Management (Parity Professionals)
16:30: Conference close

Event prices:

£115 + VAT standard rate
£20 + VAT for students


For more information on the event or student rates, please contact:

Jude Faloon

This event is sponsored by:

Parity Professionals


Jenny Green

Jenny Green, Membership Development Officer, ICE NI
Presentation: ICE Professional Review Process
Jenny is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, with more than 10 years’ experience in structural engineering design consultancy. As MDO for ICE NI, Jenny is the point of contact for any queries relating to membership or professional qualification.

The presentation will give an overview of the application processes and standards required to achieve professional qualification and membership of ICE, for aspiring Technician Members (EngTech MICE), Incorporated Engineers (IEng MICE) and Chartered Engineers (CEng MICE).

Simon White

Simon White, Technical Director, Atkins
Presentation: Briman Strategic Reservoir Project – “The World’s largest drinking water facility”
Simon is a Technical Director with Atkins. He leads a national team of 280 Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineers across the UK. Over the past three years Simon has developed D&B relationships in the Middle East and has split his time between the UK and Saudi Arabia in his role as project Manager for the Briman Strategic reservoirs project and the Al Khumra Lifting station project in Jeddah.

Ken Carter

Ken Carter, Geotechnical Engineer, Arup
Presentation: Victoria & Albert Museum – Basement Design & Construction
Ken’s presentation will discuss the design and construction of the new gallery at the V&A Museum in London. The project includes the creation of a 17m deep basement excavation in close proximity to the museum’s existing listed buildings. An innovative solution using ‘heave reducing’ tension piles was adopted to optimise the design for long term uplift. Ken was the Resident Engineer for the piling works, which involved a number of interesting challenges, including significant ground movements during installation of the secant piled wall.

Billy Dixon

Billy Dixon, Billy Dixon Ltd
Presentation: Stripping It Back – Professional Projection Billy’s practical and highly interactive workshop dispenses with much of the psychobabble that surrounds the subject of confidence, resilience and influencing.

Taking everything back to many of our basic human instincts and based upon validated research, it aims to give the participants an insight into personal projection, managing professional relationships and developing resilient confidence.

It will be delivered in a relaxed informal style and will encourage individuals to participate.

Shane Mackie

Shane Mackle, Principal Associate, Parity Professionals
Presentation: Leadership and Management in Construction
Shane has provided leadership and management development services to a wide range of construction businesses from middle manager to director level. His presentation covers the leadership and management challenges facing the sector today and the vital role that construction leaders play in sustaining and growing the sector.

Martyn Harvie

Martyn Harvie, Principal Civil Engineer, Atkins
Presentation: Future Proofing Cities
Martyn is a Principal Civil Engineer with over 15 years' experience in the water industry working mainly on feasibility studies, drainage area planning and hydraulic modelling addressing flooding and environmental drivers. He leads the wastewater and drainage team in Atkins Belfast office and has worked on projects for NI Water, Irish Water and Rivers Agency including Belfast Sewers Project and is currently the Project Manager for the Dublin City Centre Sewerage Scheme.

Gareth Brennan
Jonathan McKee

Gareth Brennan & Jonathan McKee, Senior Contract Manager & Senior Engineer, McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd
Presentation: Technical Overview of the Design and Construction of the A82 Pulpit Rock Improvement Scheme

The A82 Pulpit Rock Improvement Scheme involved widening 400m of the A82 adjacent to Loch Lomond where a road slippage had constrained the road to a single lane under traffic light control for 30 years. The scheme removed a 'bottleneck' for traffic around a tight headland on the main trunk road from Glasgow to the West of Scotland and The Scottish Highlands. This project included a six span, 175m long 's' shaped viaduct bridge structure, 200m of 30m high slope/rock cut & stabilisation and 0.5km of road realignment.