North East

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

ICE North East supports over 2,000 members, living and working in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Tees Valley.

It shares knowledge, influences public infrastructure policy, and encourages innovation and excellence in the civil engineering profession. ICE North East also aims to raise the profile of civil engineering by working with the media, schools and universities.

Find out more about ICE’s work in the North East, including local events, competitions and awards, the latest civil engineering news, and how you can get more involved.


ICE North East is celebrating 125 years since the foundation of its regional branch

Past Chairs of ICE North East with Director General Nick Baveystock and current Chair Graham Yates.
Past Chairs of ICE North East with Director General Nick Baveystock and current Chair Graham Yates.

The ICE was first constituted in the North East in 1891, having been founded in London 73 years earlier, however civil engineering was already long established in the region. John Smeaton, regarded as the father of civil engineering built a smelt mill in Langley-on-Tyne in 1768, and a bridge in Hexham between 1777 and 1790.

ICE North East Regional Director Penny Marshall said: "This is a very special year for the ICE in the North East. Our organisation in the region is stronger than ever. We work to develop our members, so they can improve the region's infrastructure, and at the same time we work with schools, colleges and universities to find the next generation of civil engineers, who will build the infrastructure of the future."

Discover upcoming events in your local region.

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Get the latest news from your region

Visit our News section for all the latest from your region and beyond. You can also explore our blog, The Civil Engineer, for regular civil engineering updates.

Looking for help and advice on becoming qualified?

Our professional qualification training is here to help you, from advice surgeries to courses in passing your professional review.

  • Professional review preparation

    Written exercise discussion group launch, Newcastle

    • 22 November, 2016

    Written Exercise Discussion group start up session.

  • Membership surgery

    Membership surgery, Newcastle

    • 06 December, 2016

    The North East region are holding ongoing membership surgeries as your opportunity to discuss anything related to ICE membership, professional development or routes to membership with a Membership Development Officer.

  • Routes to membership

    Technical Report Route, Webinar

    • 07 December, 2016

    The Technical Report Route allows you to utilise your work experience and practical knowledge to achieve professional qualification. In this webinar Membership Development Officer Roger Chantrelle explains how the route works and what the requirements are.

  • Routes to membership

    Routes to Technician Membership, Webinar

    • 15 December, 2016

    This webinar is an introduction to Technician Membership, providing guidance on the requirements and how to approach your application for this level of ICE membership.

  • Career appraisal

    Career Apprasial, Webinar

    • 26 January, 2017

    This webinar is an overview of the process and will provide you with the necessary guidance to start or develop your Career Appraisal application

Looking for more professional qualification training in North East?

Interested in getting more involved?

Help inspire the next generation

There are many ways that you can get involved with ICE, including:

  • adding your expert knowledge to one of our panels or committees
  • writing for one our publications
  • visiting schools to help encourage the next generation of civil engineers

Getting involved with us is also a great way to help your professional development and further your experiences.

If you think you've got what it takes, then we want to hear from you!

Find out all the ways you can get involved and register your interest

How can we help you?

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We're here to help every aspect of your membership, from becoming professionally qualified, to advice and marketing support in running an event. If you've got a question, or want some help, you can call, email or drop us a line on social media.

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