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Event Organiser: ICE

Why civil engineering? Designing and building the future, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 22 October 2020
  • 11:00 - 12:00
Why civil engineering? Designing and building the future, webinar

About this event

The ICE Inspiration Series provides a complete online careers programme for students and educational establishments who want to explore the rewarding and diverse world of civil engineering careers.

Each event will feature real life civil engineers telling their inspiring stories as well as providing practical advice for study and career development.

Watch them all or register for the ones you’re most interested in – your choice! You will also get to ask the speakers your questions either during or in advance of the event.

Why civil engineering? Designing and building the future will answer questions including:

  • What is a civil engineer’s role in designing and building? Discover the different between consultants and contractors.
  • What a design engineer does – discover Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • What kind of structures do civil engineers work on?
  • Civil engineering vs architecture – what the difference?

Got a question already for our event panel? Email us at [email protected]

To join the webinar, please use the link that will be included in your booking confirmation email.

Other events in the ICE Inspiration Series:


Rhiannon Evans

Transportation Technician, AECOM

Rhiannon Evans

After a modern languages degree and working full-time as a sales analyst for a franchise company, Rhiannon decided to re-train as a civil engineer in 2017. She chose to take the apprentice route as it offered a good balance between work and study, allowing her to gain academic and practical skills whilst earning a wage. She began working in development engineering, helping to turn brownfield and greenfield sites into suitable places for housing developments.

In January,she joined the Streets team at AECOM, where she has been working on sustainable transport projects including the Sprint (Bus Rapid Transit) project in Birmingham. She was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2020 by the Women’s Engineering Society.

Brogan MacDonald

Graduate Structural Engineer, Ramboll

Brogan MacDonald

Brogan is a Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has a passion for sustainability, diversity and collaborative design. She was recently awarded WES Top 50 Women in Engineering – Sustainability 2020 and Engineering Graduate of the Year. Brogan specialises in building refurbishments and has also designed sculptures for London Design Festival.

Selina Rai

Structural Engineer, Arup

Selina Rai

Selina has worked in a wide range of sectors to design apartments, offices, a train station, a leisure centre and more. She has recently won the international ICE Emerging Engineer Award 2020 for her research in reinforced concrete shear walls with staggered openings and their seismic performance.

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Suzanne Moroney

e: [email protected]