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Wednesday careers talk

Event organised by ICE

29 May 2024
17:00 - 17:30 BST (GMT+1)

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This event is for students to learn about professional life from recent graduates.

Our series of Wednesday webinars take place with Elena Rinaldi, ICE Academic Partnership Manager, joined by graduates from across the industry.

The events provides students with:

  • A deeper understanding of the field, its current trends, challenges, and opportunities by listening to individuals who, only few years ago, were in their exact same position, at university.
  • Networking opportunities to interact with professionals, ask questions, and make valuable connections that students can build on, in the future.
  • Guidance on different career paths within civil engineering: students can learn about various specialisations, such as structural engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and more, helping them make informed decisions about their own career goals.
  • Insights into the skills and qualities sought after in the industry. This knowledge can help students tailor their education and personal development to meet the demands of the job market.

Wednesday career talks are also, in turn, a good training opportunity for ICE graduates who, by explaining their work to students reinforce their understanding of the concepts and projects they've worked on. It challenges them to articulate complex ideas in a simplified manner, deepening their expertise, thus improving their communication and presentation skills, which they will need as part of their initial professional development.

Details of upcomings sessions of this series are below.

Click the 'book now' button to select the events you wish to attend.

A Teams registration link will be shared with you shortly before the first session you have booked.

Watch our recordings from the 2022 - 2023 sessions.

ICE launches Guide to Careers in Civil Engineering

ICE launches Guide to Careers in Civil Engineering

The definitive guide to help undergraduates, graduates and apprentices planning a career in civil engineering. Download the app or view online for free.

Past recorded events

29 May 2024: 12:00 - 12:30

  • Lee Kah Seng
    graduate of Imperial College London
    Opus Consultants

24 April 2024: 17:00 - 17:30

  • Derrick Chan
    graduate of the University of Aberdeen
    Network Rail

27 March 2024: 12:00 - 12:30

28 February 2024: 17:00 - 17:30

24 January 2024: 12:00 - 12:30

  • Phoon Chee Hoe
    graduate of the University Putra Malaysia
    Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

29 November 2023: 17:00 - 17:30

25 October 2023: 17:00 - 17:30

  • Enis Eryilmaz
    graduate of Kocaeli University and the University of Portsmouth
    Balfour Beatty Vinci

27 September 2023

  • Ethan Jones
    graduate of the University of Dundee


Ethan Jones

Ethan Jones


civil engineer

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Ethan Jones

Ethan has a background in geotechnical engineering, with broad experience in geotechnical design and construction. He has previously worked with Cementation Skanska on the A1 Birtley to Coalhouse project on Old Coal Workings. He has also worked with pile-reuse and deep foundation design. Ethan has had a focus on renewables, having previously supported BEIS develop Nuclear Fusion Policy and Regulation. At Gravitricity, Ethan looks after the civil and geotechnical aspects of our shaft sinking work which is crucial to the development of our gravity storage and geo-hydrogen storage. 

Enis Eryilmaz

Enis Eryilmaz

Balfour Beatty Vinci JV

Planning and Project Controls Specialist Railway systems and infrastructure

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Enis Eryilmaz

Enis is an experienced Planning and Project Controls Specialist with a civil engineering background. With over 13 years of experience in major railway, road, infrastructure, and energy projects worldwide, Enis brings a wealth of knowledge to the field. From serving as a Planning Manager for the prestigious HS2 project to utilizing advanced skills in planning and engineering, Enis has consistently delivered exceptional results. Join Enis at the Wednesday Career talk to gain insights into the dynamic world of civil engineering and planning.

Lee Kah Seng

Lee Kah Seng

OPUS Consultants

Design Engineer

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Lee Kah Seng

Kah Seng graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Class of 2019). Upon returning to Malaysia, he worked as a Design Engineer for Opus Consultants, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Malaysia) on mega highway infrastructure projects.

For more information please contact:

Charlotte Chevalier or Ashleigh McKenzie