Scotland - committees

Tay rail bridge, Dundee

ICE's work in Scotland is carried out by volunteer members on various committees and groups. They organise events and activities that bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in the region.

Find out about the committees and groups that make up ICE Scotland, and who you can contact to get involved.

  • ICE Scotland Committee

    Gary Pender, Chair

    The ICE Scotland Committee oversees the implementation of the Business Plan and takes the lead on external facing activities to inform opinion and raise public awareness of civil engineering. It is made up of representatives of Branches, corporate members and co-opted Members from across Scotland.

    ICE Scotland's knowledge programme ensures the continuous professional development (CPD) of our members and is delivered by 5 Branches across Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness). Specialist Interest Groups also organise technical events relating to specific engineering topics.

    ICE Scotland Branches also take the lead in coordinating education and inspiration volunteer activities in local schools to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

    Each Branch has a Graduates and Students (G&S) sub-committee which support members who are working towards becoming professionally qualified. Their activities include knowledge events, seminars and competitions and peer group learning about specific aspects of the Professional Review including the written exercise.

    Name Position Employer
    Professor Gareth Pender Chairman Heriot-Watt University
    Ronnie Hunter Past Chairman and Regional Member on Council Retired
    Mac West Vice Chairman Clackmannanshire Council
    David Cole Edinburgh Area Branch Representative Goodsons Associates
    Frances Ratcliffe Dundee Area Branch Representative Fife Council
    Jim Young Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers CHAP Construction
    Lawrence Shackman Glasgow West of Scotland Branch Representative Transport Scotland
    Alan Frew Glasgow West of Scotland Branch Representative Aecom
    Dan Mulhare ICE Scotland Graduates and Students Network Rail
    Olivia Bennett Honorary Secretary Blyth & Blyth
    Shaun Nesbitt Honorary Treasurer Retired
    Sara Thiam Regional Director ICE
    Vacant Vice Chairman 2    
    Vacant Corporate Member x 2    

    The committee's AGM takes place in October of each year.

    Each Branch has a Graduates and Students (G&S) sub-committee which support members who are working towards becoming professionally qualified. Their activities include knowledge events, seminars and competitions and peer group learning about specific aspects of the Professional Review including the written exercise.

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair, Gareth Pender:

    e: g.pender@hw.ac.uk

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  • Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch (GWoS)

    Lawrence Shackman, Chair

    This is the largest ICE branch in Scotland with just under 4,000 members. It was the first association formed outside London, in 1884.

    GWoS Branch runs an extensive programme of technical lectures, social events and competitions. The Branch Annual Dinner is the flagship social event in Scotland. It is held in Glasgow in November and is regularly attended by over 700 guests.

    Name Position Employer
    Lawrence Shackman Chair Transport Scotland
    Alan Frew Senior Vice Chair Aecom
    Graham Edmond Junior Vice Chair Transport Scotland
    Barclay Chalmers ICE Scotland representative Barr
    Nicola Bell Honorary Secretary South Lanarkshire Council
    Maria Lucey Assistant Honorary Secretary Scottish Water
    David Riach Minute Secretary Aecom
    Stephen Batchen Honorary Treasurer CH2M Hill
    Greg Cook Chair Graduates & Students (G&S) Subcommittee South Lanarkshire Council
    John Campbell Chair Syllabus Subcommittee Arup
    Emma Dickson Chair Education & Training (E&T) Subcommittee Carillion PLC
    Mike Hackney Chair Exhibitions and Archives (EXAR) Subcommittee Aecom
    Bill Bannister Dinner Secretary Goodsons Associates
    Gemma Montrose Syllabus/ E&T / EXAR Subcommittees Transport Scotland
    Robbie Clark Syllabus /EXAR Subcommittees Barr
    Joe Mathieson G&S Representative Syllabus Subcommittee Ramboll
    Sophie Battye G&S Representative Syllabus Subcommittee Mott Macdonald
    Tim Barber Dinner Subcommittee Jacobs
    Sandra Purves Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) Representative (PHEW) Retired
    Steve Marshall Publications & Communications (P&C) and EXAR Subcommittees CH2M
    Caleigh Bradbury G&S Representative E&T Subcommittee  
    Tom Phillips G&S Representative E&T Subcommittee Network Rail
    Graham McFarland P&C and EXAR Subcommittees Aecom
    Roger Minto Golf secretary Fairhurst
    Heather Leggate G&S Honorary Secretary Aecom
    Niamh Callaghan G&S Honorary Treasurer Transport Scotland
    Nigel Button Argyll Section Argyll & Bute Council
    Kevan Aitken Ayrshire Section Ayrshire Roads Alliance
    Ross Gibson Dumfries & Galloway Section Dumfries & Galloway Council
    Ken Aitken Association of Municipal Engineers Transport Scotland
    Willie Cannon Scottish Geotechnical Group (SGG) Donaldson Associates
    Syinyi Phoon Scottish Hydrological Group (SHG) CH2M
    Kenny MacDougall Scottish Hydraulic Study Group (SHSG) Envirocentre
    Ronnie Hunter ICE Council Member Retired
    Jim McAlindin Saltire Awards Representative CH2M
    John Wooton Saltire Awards Representative Retired

    Copies of the History of Glasgow & West of Scotland and the Chairman's Address are available from scotland@ice.org.uk

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: Lawrence Shackman

    Graduates and Students

    Glasgow's Graduates & Students Group runs a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Glasgow as well as an annual lunch in November, which is attended by the ICE President.

    If you'd like to know more, please contact the chair:

    e: Greg Cook

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  • Edinburgh Area Branch

    michael woods, chair

    This branch covers the area from the Firth of Forth to the Borders. It organises a comprehensive programme of technical meetings and social events for all ICE member. The branch also works with local schools and universities to promote the profession and inspire the next generation of engineers.

    The Branch Annual Dinner will be held on 24 April 2015 in the Balmoral Hotel.

    Name Position Employer
    Michael Woods Chairman Turner and Townsend
    Andrew Carrie Honorary Secretary Amey
    Mark Wilson Honorary Treasurer  
    Alastair Templeton Senior Vice Chair Jacobs
    Andrew Carrie Committee Member  
    Bob McLeod Dinner Secretary Retired
    Craig Milne Education and Inspiration Will Rudd Davidson
    David Cole ICE Scotland Branch Representative Goodsons
    Derek Elder Communications  
    Euan Kerr Member  
    Juan Vazquez    
    Lorin Bosoc    
    Poorav Chheda Committee member Arup
    Ross Elliot Committee Member  
    Sean Lineham Committee Member  
    Sean Muhsin Chair Graduates and Students sub-committee  
    Stephen Farrar Committee member JB Consulting
    Sue Slater    

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: Michael Woods

    Graduates and Students

    The Edinburgh Graduates & Students Group run a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Edinburgh.

    If you're interested in getting involved, or you have a question for the G&S committee, please contact:

    e: Sean Muhsin

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  • Dundee Area Branch

    Alan Hutchison, chair

    This branch covers the Dundee area. It offers a programme of popular technical meetings and social events for all ICE members.

    Name Position Employer
    Alan Hutchison Chair Tay Road Bridge
    Frances Ratcliffe Immediate Past Chairman Fife Council
    Peter Morton Honorary Secretary Angus Council
    Steven Traynor Vice Chairman Sir Robert McAlpine
    David Blackwood Vice Chairman University of Abertay
    Richard Meeson Assistant Secretary Angus Council
    Roger Preston Honorary Treasurer Retired
    Martin Lorimer Saltire Awards Representative Dundee City Council
    Kevin Smith Education and Inspiration Chairman Fife Council
    Rod Jones University Representative University of Dundee
    Andrew Minto G&S Chairman University of Dundee
    Scott Robinson Co-opted member University of Dundee
    John Dempster Dundee & Angus College Rep (Joint) Dundee & Angus College
    Morven Scott Dundee & Angus College Rep (Joint) Dundee & Angus College
    David Kingsmill General member (co-opted) Dundee City Council

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: Frances Ratcliffe

    Graduates and Students

    The Graduates & Students Group run a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Dundee.

    If you'd like to know more or you're interested in getting involved, please contact the chair:

    e: Andrew Minto

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  • Highlands and Islands Branch

    Derek Donaldson, chair

    This branch covers the Scottish Highlands with events generally held at Inverness College. It works closely with the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation CIHT in the area to run a number of popular technical lectures.

    Name Position Employer
    Derek Donald Chair Retired
    Steven Robertson Vice Chairman Mott Macdonald
    Alasdair Couttie Honorary Secretary  
    Liam Matheson Honorary Treasurer Forestry Commission
    Kelly Andrew Chair Graduates and Students (G&S) Fairhurst
    Barry Richardson G&S Representative Fairhurst
    Lloyd Roberts Committee member University of the Highlands and Islands
    Kenna Warren Committee member Moray Council
    Tom Murray Committee member RJ Mcleod

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:

    e: Derek Donald

    Graduates and Students

    The Graduates & Students Group is keen to recruit new members in the Highlands area. If you'd like to get involved, please contact the chair or honorary secretary for more information:

    e: Kelly Andrew
    e: Barry Richardson

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  • Graduate and Student Committee

    Dan Mulhare, Chair

    The ICE Scotland Graduate & Student Committee oversees the activities of all G&S groups in Scotland. It also organises the all-Scotland final of the Emerging Engineers competition.

    Name Position Employer
    Dan Mulhare Chair Network Rail
    Sean Muhsin Chair Edinburgh Area Branch G&S Heriot-Watt University
    Tom Phillips Chair Glasgow West of Scotland Branch G&S Network Rail
    Andrew Minto Chair Dundee Area Branch G&S University of Dundee
    Kelly Andrew Chair Highland and Islands Branch G&S Fairhurst
    Catherine Gourlay Chair Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers G&S Subsea 7
    Euan Kerr GSNet Representative Atkins

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee please feel free to contact the chair:e: Dan Mulhare

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Special interest groups

ICE Scotland has a number of special interest groups. They have a variety of responsibilities and meet at least once a year.

Municipal Group Scotland (MGS)

The Municipal Group Scotland (MGS) comprises engineers working in the public sector often for local authorities or client bodies such as Transport Scotland.

They run a events and seminars, hosting high-profile speakers from the field tackling issues of relevance to municipal engineering.

The group's half and full day conferences are usually held in Stirling and attract a wide variety of people interested in public sector works.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the group, or you're interested in getting involved in their work, then please contact:

e: Ken Aitken Chair, Transport Scotland
e: Gavin Penman, Honorary Secretary

 

Scottish Hydrological Group (SHG)

This group offers specialist technical meetings for all members interested in hydrological engineering. Meetings are held across Scotland.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the group, or you're interested in getting involved, then please contact:

e: Michael Stewart, Chair, Kaya Consulting
e: Dr Syinyi Phoon, Honorary Secretary, CH2MHill

Scottish Geotechnical Group (SGG)

This group specialises in sharing knowledge in the field of geotechnical engineering.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the group, or you'd like to get involved, then please contact:

e: Ian Lockie, Chair, BAM Ritchies
e: Ross Turnbull, Honorary Secretary, CH2MHill

Scottish Hydraulics Study Group (SHSG)

This group shares knowledge on hydraulic engineering among members in Scotland.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the group, or you'd like to get involved, then please contact:

e: Dr Kenny MacDougall, Chair, Envirocentre

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

This group is made up of historical experts and those who are passionate about recognising and preserving Scotland's rich engineering heritage. It hosts a series of events through the year, including an annual Summer Visit.

The 2015 Summer Visit will take place on July 3-5thand will visit landmarks in Dumfries and Galloway. Contact Sandra for details and booking.

ICE Scotland also has a collection of civil engineering artefacts which is currently hosted by Heriot-Watt University. Information on the collection is available on their website.

Got a question?

If you've got a question, or you'd like to get involved with the group, then please contact:

e: Professor Roland Paxton, Chair, University of Heriot-Watt
e: Sandra Purves Honorary Secretary, retired

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