Confident performance sees Communication Competition success

Three young engineers from AECOM put their skills to the test and came out victorious at ICE North West’s Communications Competition regional heat.

AECOM’s Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley and  Jack Lee put in a winning performance.
AECOM’s Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley and Jack Lee put in a winning performance.

Three teams were shortlisted to take place in the regional heat of ICE's Communications Competition 2017 representing AECOM, Curtins, and Kier.

Competitors had to use a combination of engineering and inter-personal skills to win over the judges and audience with a well-honed public presentation, based on a civil engineering scenario.

The winning AECOM team did just that. Team members Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley, and Jack Lee impressed the judges with their confident approach and well-conceived plans for the fictional closure of a level crossing with a replacement over-bridge.

Natalie Allen, Chair of ICE North West Graduates and Students group, who ran the event, said, "All of the short-listed teams got right into the spirit of the competition and delivered convincing presentations backed-up by detailed information.

"The AECOM team – or SRP Engineering for the purposes of the scenario – were particularly thorough in their proposals and handled the questions confidently and convincingly. The judges all agreed they were worthy winners."

The AECOM team took home a prize of £250 and now goes on to compete in the semi-final stage of the competition.

Those that reach the national final, which will be held at ICE's headquarters in London, will be competing for a range of prizes - £500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third.