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ICE UAE Emerging Engineers Award 2024 final

Event organised by ICE

Date
04 June 2024
Time
18:00 - 20:00 GST
Location
Amity University
International Academic City
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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Overview

Emerging Engineers Award finalists from across the United Arab Emirates will present their civil engineering-related papers. Attendees can look forward to engaging presentations and Q&A sessions with the finalists, gaining valuable insights from the Judging Panel. Everyone is welcome to attend in person!

Our expert judges, respected professionals in their fields, have meticulously reviewed numerous paper submissions from our talented members. After careful consideration, three outstanding candidates have been shortlisted for the UAE Regional Final. These individuals have demonstrated exceptional performance and are eager to present their work to a wider audience.

The regional winners will gain recognition for themselves and their academic institutions or employers, with exciting prospects for further opportunities. Winners will have the chance for publication and prize awards, and the 1st prize winner could qualify for the 2024 Emerging Engineers Award Global Final at ICE's Headquarters in London. This global final offers additional cash prizes and the prestigious Institution Medal to the worldwide champion.

Join us at 6pm (UAE time), with light snacks and refreshments provided, and witness the future of engineering in action.

This event is supported by our local sponsors Aecom, Atkins Réalis, Cares, Maccaferri, and Ramboll. 

Sponsors

Aecom

Aecom

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges.

AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

CARES

CARES

CARES is the leading independent international certification body for reinforcing steel products.

Maccaferri

Maccaferri

Founded in 1879, Officine Maccaferri is known as the global leader in the manufacture and supply of gabions and related steel wire mesh products, Maccaferri is also a leader in construction geosynthetics.

Ramboll

Ramboll

Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945 with over 16,000 experts that create sustainable solutions.

Judges

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett

BSc (Hons), CEng, FICE

civil engineer

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Richard Barrett

Richard has over 40 years of experience in the civil engineering industry with the last 14 years being spent working across the Middle East Region. He was employed by Atkins (now AtkinsRéalis) for 30 years and during this time his roles included managing director for the European Business and CEO for Atkins Middle East and India.

In 2013, Richard left Atkins to take up a new role as the CEO for Pell Frischmann Ltd for three years before leaving to Co-Found LNB Properties Ltd. He currently is the co-president of LNB Properties Ltd which is a property development company which designs and constructs sustainable homes in the US State of Colorado. 

Rocío Escudero Muñoz

Rocío Escudero Muñoz

Jacobs

Project and Design Manager - NEOM

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Rocío Escudero Muñoz

Rocio is a master’s degree-qualified civil engineer, supervisor and Chartered Civil Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). During her career, she has continuously demonstrated a commitment to growing professionally and supporting the career development of emerging talent, expanding her knowledge and responsibilities not only concerning technical delivery but also project management and corporate strategy, with a strong and solid commitment to promoting inclusive and diverse values and culture.

As someone with the drive and focus to effectively prioritise and manage demanding and concurrent workloads and with the persistence and enthusiasm to see assignments through efficient and timely completion, she has been successful in delivering complex multi-disciplinary projects and improving the value of services and solutions to our clients. Embracing global connectivity and innovation to implement and promote new techniques and solutions that bring delivery excellence to the next level.    

Rocio is passionate about civil engineering and firmly believes it is a vital industry that shapes the built environment and enhances the quality of life for millions of people. As such, she values the role this profession plays in making a positive impact on society, economic, environment and climate change. As an active and professional civil engineer, she is committed to being a role model in challenging today to positively influence decisions that can make our world a better place for future generations.

Tarig Hamza

Tarig Hamza

ADFD

Civil Engineer

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Tarig Hamza

Tarig is a Chartered Civil Engineer, holding B.Sc.(Hon) & M.Sc.(Eng.) in civil and structural engineering and two Master Certificates in business finance and business management. He is also a Chartered Civil Engineer CEng, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers FICE, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation FCIHT, Charted Manager CMgr Fellow of the Charted Management Institution FCMI, Project Management Professional PMP, associate member of the Institution of Chartered Arbitrators ACIArb. ICE accredited professional Reviewer & SCE (supervising civil engineer and mentor), certified Excellence Assessor, a member of the ICE UAE Committee.

Projects manager and senior advisor with over 35 years of professional experience in the engineering, construction, and management environment with ability to handle diverse business issues of varying degree of complexity and skilled in generating effective solutions. 

Providing functional leadership in leading and directing teams for development, finance, and delivery of major multi-million dollars infrastructure projects such as airports, highways, dams, waterworks, hospitals, housing schemes, power generation etc. in close coordination with beneficiaries, delivering sustainable development that truly enhance lives of those in needs in developing countries around the world. 

On Volunteering basis, administering Learned Events being delivered on monthly basis benefiting all professionals in the construction and Built environment in the gulf area.  

Steven Yule

Steven Yule

Jacobs

ICE UAE representative / Director of Intelligent Transformation

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Steven Yule

Steven Yule is the director of Intelligent Transformation for Jacobs in the UAE and an active Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, supporting the UAE Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, a member of the Institute of Asset Management, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. Steven's career in civil engineering has seen him make impactful contributions globally, starting in the UK with Amey in Birmingham, focusing on structure design and asset management.

Steven's career took him to Qatar, where he supported the delivery of O&M and Asset Management Transformation services for Ashghal and became the country business development manager for Amey. Returning to the UK, he influenced technology integration in civil engineering projects, notably in the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) project, where he developed a Digital Twin Strategy and collaborated with the University of Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

In 2022, Steven returned to the Middle East as Jacobs' director of Intelligent Transformation in Dubai. He remains active in professional committees, organizing knowledge-sharing sessions and promoting professional development as an ICE SCE. As the ICE country representative for the UAE, he continues to advocate for civil engineering, demonstrating his commitment to the field and his colleagues.